Chris Murphy, Tasting Room Manager
Longtime friend and patron of Hartwood, Chris has been here since 1995; he has helped with all aspects of the winery, from harvesting the vineyard, giving wine tours and tastings, and everything else! - always with a smile.
Chris believes that there is a wine for any time!
Heather Brown, Tasting Room Assistant
Heather was born and raised in Ohio. She has lived in Colorado, and lived in Virginia for the past 6 years. Heather comes from a long line of wine lovers, but this is her first time working for a winery. She obtained her Masters in Counseling from Regent University. She is currently working with children as a Counselor when she is not helping out at the winery. Heather enjoys wine is excited to learn about the wine making process.
Tasha Carr, Tasting Room Assistant
Tasha is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia last year. She recently joined Hartwood this summer. Tasha earned her degree from Millersville University and studied Early Childhood and Special education. She also works for Stafford County public schools as a second grade teacher. Tasha has always had an interest in the wine business, and is excited about learning about the wine-making process!
Tasha's choice, Rappahannock White, fun and easy to drink.
Annie Blaine, Tasting Room Assistant
Annie joined the Hartwood team in the summer of 2013 and since then she has developed a mature palate for wine and is still learning! Annie recently completed her degree in Sociology and Psychology while playing softball and performing improv comedy at the University of Mary Washington. She shares her time between Hartwood and local High School as a Paraprofessional and Assistant Varsity softball coach.
Annie's favorite wine from Hartwood is a tie between the light and fruity Rappahannock Red, and the strong and bold Tannat! Ever indecisive, Annie switches between the two.
Blaine Nelson, Vineyard Assistant
A new addition to the team, Blaine is quickly learning the methods of maintaining a healthy vineyard, and has a great interest in horticulture and is willing to learn!
Hartwood Winery was established in the spring of 1989 in the rural community of Hartwood, located in Stafford, Virginia. Owner, Jim Livingston, started building the Winery while still an educator with Prince William County, Virginia. Jim has been involved with Virginia wine making since 1975. With the help of family and friends, Jim established the first Stafford County commercial vineyard in 1981 and farm winery in 1989. Jim's wife, Beverly, joins him in making the winery what it is today.
Hartwood is in an area long known for its heavy deer population. "Hart" is the old English word for deer, and according to local legend, is the basis of the area's name, and in turn Hartwood Winery's logo.
Brandy Bodolay, Vineyard Assistant
Brandy is a recent graduate of Germanna Community College She will enter Mary Washington University this fall to study Biology/Botany. Her love of plant life, vineyard, orchard and flower gardens and related interest in insect and wildlife interactions makes this lady a valued asset to Hartwood Vineyards.
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