Philip Carter Winery of Virginia Tours


4366 Stillhouse Rd
Hume, VA 22639

Philip Carter Winery of Virginia Website

About the Winery

As the Founding Family of American Wine, there are few places that can boast the depth of American wine history that Philip Carter Winery reflects. The family carries an historic legacy as producers of the first internationally recognized fine wines in America on October 20, 1762.

Located in Hume, Virginia, Philip Carter Winery is seated on 27 acres of rolling hills in the heart of America’s Wine Country.  The Carter family has made their way of life for the past three centuries proudly serving as stewards of the Virginia Piedmont and invites you to share with them the pastoral meadows, forests, and gentle slopes they have called home.  At Philip Carter, their history is wine and their future is to promote the gracious way of life through wine, art and culture.

In 1762, Charles Carter sent a dozen bottles of his wine to the London society.  The samples were so pleasing that the society awarded Carter a gold medal, and he became the first person to make internationally recognized wines of America.  In 2008, the Carter family returned to wine production in Virginia with the founding of Philip Carter Winery.

At the Philip Carter Organization, they are motivated by a love of what they do and a pride in the hospitality they provide and the wine they are making.  From a romantic walk through the vineyards to an elegant winemaker’s dinner, they offer the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Fauquier County.