Bluestone Vineyard is located on the ground that once was part of Rocby Holsteins, a well known dairy farm owned and operated by the Gardner family. Parts of the hill were too steep for traditional farming but work well for grapes. The hill not only provides water drainage to keep the vines dry, but also allows the cold air to descend onto the river bottom land below, giving us a bit of protection from the damaging spring frosts. The soil is rocky, full of traditional Shenandoah Valley limestone (thus the name "Bluestone Vineyard") and large pieces of quartz, providing excellent growing conditions for our grapes, especially the cabernets.
In the Spring of 2015 we purchased surrounding land to begin our vineyard expansion, planting vines that will produce wines for the 2018 season, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Chambourcin, and Cabernet Sauvignion.