We are nestled among rolling hills in a traditional farming community. The Winery now consists of 103 acres with 22 acres planted to different varietals. Nestled among rolling hills in a traditional farming community, the goal of new owners, David and Susan Drillock, is to create quality wines that express their varietal character. The varietals include Albarino, Cabernet Franc, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Vidal Blanc and Viognier. Future plantings will include Chamborcin and Vignoles.
The story of Lake Anna Winery began on a business trip to France in 1981. While traveling through the French countryside, Bill Heidig noticed that the climate and soil conditions of certain grape-growing regions were similar to those on his Spotsylvania farm, and an idea began to take root. Upon his return, he presented the notion of planting grapes to his wife, Ann. After a great deal of thought, the two decided to plant a vineyard and launch a family business. They hired a consultant and started taking seminars on grape growing and winemaking.