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Sunset Hills
United States - Virginia

Working long hours in high rise buildings in Reston Virginia, Mike and Dana Carrey would look out the window from their offices down to the scenic landscape of the original Sunset Hills Farm and dream of the day when they could have a farm just as beautiful. In 1999 they realized that dream and planted their first vineyard on their own Sunset Hills Farm, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, along with Virginia native winemaker Corry Craighill, Sunset Hills produces 9,000 cases of award winning 100% Virginia wines. Corry has world-wide wine industry and harvest experience and finds the experimental nature of Virginia wines most exciting. Sunset Hills’ Vineyards total 78 acres (32 hectares): Sunset Hills -18 acres, 50 West-7 acres, Shenandoah Springs-23 acres, Sherman Ridge-13 acres, and Catesby-17 acres. They grow Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Vidal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Albarino, Petit Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, Tannat, Muscat, Sangiovese, Chambourcin and Traminette using green technology and sustainable farming methods wherever possible. Sunset Hills is also notable for being the largest producer of solar power in Loudoun County: with its 245 solar panels Sunset Hills is quite literally “turning sunshine into wine”.

Producer Details
Founded
1999
Location
United States
Wine Production Area
United States - Virginia -
Owners
Mike & Diana Canney
Winemaker
Corry Craighill
Acreage
78 acres (32 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Vidal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Albarino, Petit Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, Tannat, Muscat, Sangiovese, Chambourcin, Traminette
Age of Vines
up to 20 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Annual Production
9,000 (9-liter cases)