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  • Do you have a wine club?
    Yes we do! Please CLICK HERE for more information on joining.
  • Do you have lodging?
    We sure do! Our property includes a small charming one-bedroom cottage that overlooks the vineyard. Please click HERE to learn more about this Airbnb option.
  • Are children allowed?
    We love children. We have 4 wonderful grown children of our own, but there are no elements of our tasting room and surrounding space that are suited to entertain children while parents and other guests enjoy the Virginia wine experience. For the enjoyment of all and so you can relax and enjoy a carefree experience, please make other arrangements for your children. We are a working farm, so for the safety of children and all of our guests, we must restrict access to our vines and work areas. Children brought to the winery must remain with their parents/guardians at all times. Please keep balls, frisbees, scooters, skateboards and bikes at home as these have proven to be disruptive to guests enjoying friendship and wine.
  • Do you offer food? Can I bring in outside food?
    As a farm winery, we offer a light fare menu that is available for purchase. Our selections offer delicious compliments to our wines, but outside food is also welcome. We do, however, ask that you dispose of your larger food service items off premises.
  • Is there a smoking/vaping area?
    We are a 100% smoke/vape free property. We are fresh air friendly and smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere on Hardware Hills property. Thank you.
  • Are dogs allowed?
    We love four-legged family members! Well behaved, leashed dogs are allowed. Please note that you may briefly bring your dog into the tasting room while you place your order, but if you’re staying to visit, dogs must remain outside within their human companions. Please be responsible and respectful to others by ensuring that your dog is comfortable in a social setting and accustomed to being around other people and other dogs.
  • May I bring in other beverages?
    Non-alcoholic beverages may be brought in. Due to ABC law, no outside alcoholic beverages may be opened or consumed on this property. You may leave any outside beverages in your car. All wine must be purchased through Hardware Hills Vineyard and served only to guests of legal age (21+). Hardware Hills Vineyard does not provide ice for outside drinks, etc.
  • Do you take reservations?
    We offer table reservations for our wine club members for large events, special occasions, and regular hours. All other seating is on a first-come first-served basis. For more information about our wine club, click HERE.
  • Are you available for private events?
    We do offer our tasting room space during off-business hours for private rental. Private space rentals during normal business hours are limited but possible. Please speak with us about your plans so that we can help you make the best decision for your special event.
  • Do you allow large groups?
    We welcome large groups with prior notice. We have a limited number of staff members in our tasting room, so large unexpected groups can disrupt the customer experience for both the group and other patrons. Please call ahead to confirm we can accommodate your group.
  • When is last call?
    You may purchase glasses of wine, bottles for on-site consumption, and food up to 30 minutes before closing time. Bottles-to-go may be purchased up until closing time.
  • Do you offer tours of the winery/vineyard?
    We regularly offer winery and vineyard tours to our wine club members and cottage guests. If you would like to make arrangements for a tour, please contact us via email at to discuss options and make plans.
  • When do you have food trucks?
    We offer food trucks on occasion. Please check our Calendar page on this website or our Facebook page for our monthly schedule.
  • When do you have live music? Is it free to attend?
    Live music is typically scheduled for every Friday evening and on occasional special Saturday/Sunday events. For a full lineup list and upcoming schedule, CLICK HERE. All musical performances are free to Winery patrons only with purchase of Hardware Hills products.
  • Do you sell any other alcoholic drinks?
    Our license only allows us to sell our wine products as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Per Virginia ABC law, no alcoholic beverages from other producers are allowed on our site.
  • May I bring outside chairs for sitting?
    Yes, lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome to be used in the outside spaces of our tasting room.
  • Will you fill growlers from other businesses?
    We will honor Thistle Gate (previous winery name) and Hardware Hills growler refills only. Please do not bring growlers from other businesses to be filled. Please clean your growler before coming in for a refill. It is best to leave the lid OFF your growler during storage.
  • Do you offer gift cards or certificates?
    Yes. You can purchase gift cards in any dollar amount in our tasting room.
  • Do you require masks?
    We do not require masks to be worn anywhere on our property.
  • Do you have any job opportunities?
    We are always looking to add great people to our incredible staff! If you are interested in joining the Hardware Hills team, please email us at for information about our current hiring needs.
  • I am a musician. How can I get booked at Hardware Hills?
    Please send us an email at In your email please include a description of your music, your rates to play, and a link to where we can listen. We review all artists extensively prior to booking to ensure the quality and style of music fit with our ambiance. Booking is often done months in advance and is based on rates and availability.
  • Do you have a mailing list?
    Yes! Please sign up using the subscribe form at the bottom of this page to join. We send out regular emails with winery updates and events.
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