Kalero Vineyard is a beautiful 130-acre farm nestled on Short Hill Mountain in Western Loudoun County. The property was bought in 2015 with the ambitious intention of starting a vineyard, making wine and opening a tasting room for the public to enjoy.
The farm was home to an old barn that still had great bones, but had been neglected for ages. The former owners, the Potts Family, shared that a cornerstone on the barn has the year 1834 carved into it with the initials of their ancestors – AC (Andrew Copeland) and JP (John Price). This barn managed to survive the infamous burning raids of Loudoun County during the Civil War.
In 2016, the new owners embarked upon an extensive renovation project to save the barn and turn it into a tasting room that could also hold events. The mission was to preserve the barns integrity and keep as much of the original structure as possible. The magnificent stonework and large timber beams remain, as well as the antique hay fork. The new barn doors are hung with the original hardware.
The barn has a authentic copper roof, and wood reclaimed from the renovation has been lovingly repurposed throughout the structure. The renovation took over a year to complete, and on October 20, 2017 the barn had the honor of hosting its first wedding.
The barn has been fondly nicknamed Heartstone Barn in honor of a unique heart-shaped stone discovered on the property by the owner’s twin daughters.
We currently have 14 acres planted in six varietals. Most of our grapes are sold to local Virginia wineries, but we just produced a Viognier, Sauvignon blanc and Rose with our own label and it is now available for purchase. And we are bottling a Petite Verdot and Cab Franc this June that will be available in 2023. Wine can be purchased by appointment or for your event.
We have also just started doing monthly tastings open to public – check our event page for details.
The Tasting Room
We plan to open a public tasting room in the barn next year.
The Old Stone House
The old home has been stabilized and we hope to begin renovations starting in 2024.