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The Winery At Bull Run

15950 Lee Highway
703-815-2233

Open: Year-round

The Winery at Bull Run's Property

The original Estate that was located on The Winery at Bull Run's property was named Hillwood (click image to see plat).

Recently, the Prince William County historical society was researching the previous owners and actually found the Entwisles, who owned the farm back in 1946.  (Read the story about the ruins restoration...)

The farm on which the winery now stands was once part of a huge tract of land owned by the Lee, Thornton and Lewis families. Over the years the land passed into the Entwisle family and is known today as the Entwisle tract. Parts of the original farm are now portions of Manassas National Battlefield Park, the quarry and this last remaining plot on which the winery now stands.

The stone foundation which is now The Stone Mansion Ruins patio is all that remains of the original Hillwood Mansion that was standing during the First Battle of Manassas or Bull Run. (When you visit The Winery at Bull Run be sure to look for markers on the property that show the land as it appeared on Civil War era maps.)

The land on which Hillwood was built was once part of the Middle Bull Run Tract; one of six vast land holdings of Robert "King" Carter.  It passed from generation to generation within the Carter family.  Oddly, Mary Adelaide Carter, a direct descendant of King Carter, inherited Hillwood. At some point prior to the acquisition of the property by Thomas A. Lee, the land was known as the Thornton-Lewis Tract.  Many sources, including park documents and bibliographic references contain errors and contradictions.  Additionally, coincidences sometimes confuse fact and fiction.  In the northern area of nearby Lower Bull Tract, George Carter, great-grandson of King Carter, sold 762 acres in 1811 to brother-in-law Spencer Ball, who had married Elizabeth Carter, the grandmother of Mary Adelaide Carter.  This land was eventually inherited by Ball's grandson Francis W. Lewis.  In the same year, 172 acres were sold to Matthew Lee; the brother of Thomas A. Lee's great-grandfather. The exact age of Hillwood is unknown. The home is depicted in a field map by Jedediah Hotchkiss, a famous Civil War cartographer, of the First Battle of Bull Run, which occurred July 21, 1861.



Reviews

Jeena Guerra

Rating:
Thursday, June 7, 2018
I absolutely loved this winery. The staff was super friendly! We happened to go when it was raining but we were met at the end of the walkway with an umbrella escort. Inside it is an open floor plan with lots of seating and space. Jennifer was awesome and helped us capture some beautiful pictures for my bridal shower. There was live music and a food truck. My experience was great. My only suggestion would be a more detailed wine tasting and possibly a samplers platter to go along with the tastings.

Michael Black

Rating:
Saturday, June 23, 2018
A really delightful setting close in to Washington DC. They have some good wines but it's the ambiance. Live music. Nice outdoor seating. Can get crowded but they seem to control the crowds. Children are welcome so be aware of that but they don't run wild. You can sign up for a historical tour since it is adjoined to Bull Run national park. We took it but found it only so so. There are wine tastings with that too. So it's a something for everyone winery and, at least for me, it works.

Josh Miller

Rating:
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Great venue with decent wine. Their wines were a little sweeter than I prefer. ~$30 a bottle. You can bring your own food and enjoy a picnic out by the grape vines. Makes for a perfect afternoon to catch up with friends, enjoy the outdoors and get a little drink on.

Tracy Jackson

Rating:
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Recently happened upon this winery while in the DC area. So glad we did! We loved the scenery, the atmosphere and the wine! There is so much history and the owners did a fabulous job. We were able to take the wine tasting tour and throughly enjoy each wine but loved the history lesson. Very creative. I already want to go back!

Nancy Means

Rating:
Monday, June 11, 2018
We had a phenomenal visit here. It was a busy night but we were attended to so well by Eric. It was truly a treat to learn about the wines from him, and he is a treasure that shines bright in your staff, don't let him leave! Best wine tasting we had ever experienced and we have been to wineries all across the country.

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