Toll Gate Farm has witnessed its share of history. General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate troops withdrew from Gettysburg along Richmond Road. And Toll Gate Farm was a popular stop as a speakeasy during prohibition when corn was more profitable as moonshine than as cattle or human food.
Finally, it became part of Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry in 2000 when Bill Freitag and Patty Hardee acquired the farm and planted their first grapes. We now have a total of six acres in vines. We grow four varieties of vinifera grapes: Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Grigio. We supply high quality wine grapes to many of the wineries in northern Virginia.