About Our Winery
Is to produce award winning wine from our grapes and to share our good fortune and beautiful location with as many as possible.
The international award winning winery atop Mt. Gilead is in a rustic barn overlooking Loudoun Valley, and is Loudoun’s original winery. Enjoy spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the picnic area. Gourmet snacks are available to compliment all of the wines. Don’t miss our “Wines of the World” tastings held throughout the year.
Lew Parker purchased Willowcroft and moved his family there in 1979. After discovering that the technology of grape growing had changed to permit high quality European varieties to be grown in Virginia, he planted the first acre in 1981. The historic red barn which pre-dates Civil War times, provided a wonderful location for a winery and Tasting Room. The first wines produced in 1984 won medals, a trend which has continued. The winery has now won hundreds of medals in national and international competitions, including Virginia’s Jefferson Cup, Best of Fair in the Virginia State Fair competition, double Golds with International Eastern, and many medals in California competitions.