Lake Anna Winery
5621 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22551
The winery is housed in an old barn located on the Heidig farm. Built for dairy cows in the 1940s, adapting this structure for a winery proved to be a real challenge.
In 2000, a major undertaking started with the concurrent building of a new, open, multi-use tasting room, a climate-controlled case-goods warehouse and a new tank room/crush pad that would more than double the previous production area capacity. After a year of construction, work was finished, and the new tasting room opened in the spring of 2001.
About the same time, the well-respected winemaking consultant, Brad McCarthy, had been hired to oversee cellar operations and in the spring of 2001. In May of 2001, Graham Bell was brought on board and in late 2002, the winery business was sold to the two brothers. Bill continues to manage the vineyard, with Jeff and Eric owning and operating the winery business.
The goal for future expansion is to further expand production to 8-10,000 cases per year in order to be able to have Jeff involved full-time. In 2002, production grew to 4,000 cases, and 2003 production reached 5,500 cases.