Historic Preservation

c. 1790

After four years scouring the area for the perfect restoration-worthy home, Stinson eventually found and purchased it in 2009. The Piedmont House, located at the base of Sugar Hollow and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the tiny town of White Hall, was built in 1796 and expanded to the current size in the 1850s.  Local rumor has it that General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson stayed at the house during his Valley Campaign of 1862 while his 6,000 troops slept in a nearby field. When Stinson bought the house, he noticed a vineyard in the same fields where General Jackson’s army supposedly camped. He had no original plans of starting a vineyard, but after discovering it, thought “why not?” He enlisted the help of his daughter Rachel, and Stinson Vineyards was born shortly after.

The property now consists of 12 acres, of which the vineyard occupies seven. Stinson and wife Martha reside in the Piedmont House, which retains many of its original details and infrastructure – it’s been a restoration in progress. Stinson converted the garage into a tasting room and purchased the property next door, transforming it into a luxury B&B – The Inn at Stinson Vineyards.

Developer and Architect – S.R. Stinson