Our estate wine is made in small batches to assure the highest quality and produce the most outstanding wine. We are dedicated to making wine in an uncharacteristic way - largely by hand in a manual fashion the old-fashioned way.
Aspen Dale was carved out of the Ball Family land holdings. Lord Fairfax's Leeds Manor was just developing. Two Maryland merchants, John Adams and Zephaniah Turner, with Barbados trade connections, first leased, then purchased large chunks of land where Aspen Dale began its life.
Thomas Adams was given the land where the winery stands. Members of the Adams family and the family of John Marshall - the first constitutionalist Supreme Court Judge - married and cared for this land and surrounding lands for decades.
The great care and love required for horses is excellent training for becoming a wine farmer.
Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn is home to three Miniatures, two thoroughbreds and one quarterhorse. You just might catch Executive Branch taking in the sun.
.photo courtesy of Alan Meagher
Need to take a deep breath and regroup? A slow afternoon, a bottle of wine, a dear friend. All these elements come together at Aspen Dale, where we welcome you to linger and remember what is important.