the bazaco family

a family-run winery built on courage, adventure and pursuit of the american dream

Doukénie Babayanie Bacos was at 14 years old when she boarded a boat and journeyed to America from her native Greece. Doukénie’s daughter, the aptly named Hope, married the elder George Bazaco and had three young children of her own. Always having had a love of agriculture, stemming from summers spent in Upstate New York, Hope's eldest son George chose academics over agriculture, studying medicine at Virginia Tech and becoming a notable pulmonologist, multiple times receiving the Washingtonian Magazine award for Washington's Top Doctor. 

In 1981, George and his wife Nicki purchased the first track of land in Loudoun County that is now Doukénie Winery. The land, at the foot of Short Hill Mountain, was being farmed for corn, hay and cattle. In 1986, the Bazaco’s decided to plant their first vineyard. The winery was constructed in 1995. In many ways, this activity takes the family full circle as the young Greek girl who was boarding the boat was leaving her farm where her father, a local sheriff, also was a winemaker.

 

Today, visitors to Doukénie often have the opportunity to meet Nicki in the tasting room and sample Hope’s homemade Baklava. If visitors are lucky, they may peer out over the vineyard and see a man on a tractor, smiling from ear to ear...that’s George Bazaco.

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(540) 668-6464

14727 Mountain Road

Hillsboro, VA 20132

 

Phase-Three Hours

Friday: 6pm-9pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm

RESERVATIONS Required

Email: reservations@doukeniewinery.com

Please include: Size of the party, that everyone is 21+, and date/time for the reservation. ​

Curbside Hours

Mon-Sun: 12pm-5pm

 

How to order curbside pick-up

Call: (540) 668-6464 ext. 201

Email: orders@doukeniewinery.com

 

We ship to the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, NY, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, VA, Washington, Wisconsin