Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery is named after the historic home Valerie Hill in Stephens City, Virginia, about an hour outside of Washington DC. The Federal style brick manor house was built in 1807 and remains the centerpiece of the property.
Valerie Hill is producing an exceptional dessert wine called Bellaria. Bellaria is an aromatic white dessert wine made from the Vidal Blanc grape which is a French-American hybrid.
The wine comes in the half format bottles and retails for under $20. Bellaria is the perfect ending to any meal.
Succulent aromas of candied lemon, juicy peaches, tropical notes of pineapple and mango and a hint of honey jump from the glass. This is a sweet wine with balanced acidity.
While this wine is perfect with fruit tarts, lemon meringue pie, peach cobbler and pineapple upside down cake, it’s also fantastic with an after dinner cheese plate of Stilton or Maytag Blue Cheese, quince paste, honey and candied walnuts.