Arterra Wines & Hawkmoth Arts
A small niche winery nestled on a beautifully wooded estate, Arterra wines promises a distinctive wine experience. Ancient techniques integrate with modern capacity to produce a progressive clean wine, intended to be a truly authentic ‘Virginia Style’ wine.
Nestled on a beautifully wooded estate, Arterra wines promises a distinctive wine experience. Ancient techniques integrate with modern capacity to produce a progressive clean wine, intended to be a truly authentic ‘Virginia Style’ wine. This is done with native yeast fermentations, neutral oak, and no additives. We grow the highest quality fruit, and express vivid flavors, rich texture, and robust character.
Our wines are offered to you as a seated tasting experience, served by knowledgeable staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Quality craftsmanship is reflected in every aspect of Arterra, from wine style and techniques to a traditionally built timber frame tasting room, and the hand-made original artworks of Sandy Gray-Murray. In addition to our tasting experience, you can enjoy Arterra through a variety of seasonal events from wine-pairings, harvest dinners, candlelight evenings, cellar immersions, extended hours with live music, vineyard tours, art experiences and more!
At Arterra, guests can taste first hand, Winemaker Jason Murray’s passion for his craft, and it all starts with his primary passion, the growing of exceptional fruit. His care and dedication to producing high quality fruit is evident in his wine style. He produces wines that are intended to showcase the quality of the fruit we grow, with minimal cellar interventions, neutral oak and Native Yeast Fermentations. Our grapes, fermented with yeast that is naturally occurring on their skins, indigenous malolactic, no additives or finings; produce a fruit forward, complex, and broad flavor profile. Producing clean wine requires fruit conscientiously grown to be harvested free from residue of powerful pesticides. We exclusively use screw-caps as the tightest closure, allowing us to use what would otherwise be perilously low levels of sulfite, which match or fall below the organic standard. The taste and finish are notably clean. And there is no worry about headaches or digestive concerns associated with chemical additives & preservatives, commercial yeast’s toxic exudates, or excessive sulfites.
We love to share what we do with our guests and appreciate the community of wine lovers who visit us again and again.
Gallery and studio of Sandy Gray-Murray, Arterra co-owner with husband & winemaker Jason Murray.
Terracotta Amphora red wines crafted in the ancient tradition.
Good to Know
Outside picnic area only
Reservations Required for 6+
(Call ahead for assistance)
Outside Food Okay
With Close Supervision