West-Whitehill Winery, founded in 1981, has established a tradition of producing fine wines from grapes grown in the cool, dry, sunny climates of the South Branch Valley and Potomac Highlands of eastern West Virginia.
In the South Branch Valley and Potomac Highlands of eastern West Virginia, West-Whitehill Winery grows grapes and makes unique blends of wines. Owner Steve West produces wine from French-American hybrid varietals selected to withstand the colder climate of the eastern Alleghanies. Located in Hardy County in the eastern panhandle, the South Branch Valley lies in a unique 'rain shadow', which receives less rain than anywhere else in the state, making it more ideal for growing grapes than surrounding areas. Since 1981, Steve has grown French-American hybrid varietals such as Chambourcin, Seyval, Aurore and Vidal.
We offer our wines through stores in the region, by mail or at our winery. We also participate in many festivals across the state.
West-Whitehill's wines are unique. We are known for our dessert specialty wines which are blended with fruit, berry and spice flavors.
Our semi-dry whites have a fresh, new wine flavor similar to Reisling and Rhine wines. And our aged reds reflect the fruitiness of the Chambourcin grape which grows so well in this area.
West Whitehill Winery is located in Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia. Owner Steve West started the business from a few acres of grapes in 1981 and homemade machines to producing thousands of cases of more than eight varieties. He is assisted by winemaker and winery manager Tyler Wilkins whom you meet when you stop by the winery. His daughter, Amanda West, has now joined him in management of the vineyard and business.