- Address: 41255 Annas Lane, Lovettsville, VA 20180
- Office Phone: 540-822-3825
In 2002, Tedd Durden began dreaming of creating a legacy for his three children. After moving to a beautiful property overlooking the Catoctin Creek in Historic Taylorstown, Virginia, he purchased neighboring land which is now home to Creek’s Edge Winery.
The vineyard on site includes 4.5 acres under vine, planted on a 17% grade. Initial varietals included Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. While the grapes were intended to be sold to other vineyards, Tedd saw a new vision for a winery come together as the vines matured.
With a background in construction, Tedd got to work designing the building which now houses our gorgeous tasting room and winemaking cellar. It became a labor of love, with Tedd’s children and other young men in the community building out the space. Tedd mentored these young community members from high school through their college years, instilling in them skills and mentorship that set up the foundation for successful futures. The same young men come back every summer to work in the winery. Water’s Edge White is even named after the kids who helped – along with personalized labels. For Tedd, it was less a means of building four walls; rather, it was a chance to build a spirit of community as well as a business for his children to grow and enjoy for years to come. With that legacy in mind, every effort was made to partner with the land, rather than change it, to reduce the impact on the surrounding environment and wildlife.
The Winery, which hosts a tasting room of rustic elegance, a bridal loft and barrel room, is an Amish structure, crafted with the best hardwoods. Based on the tradition of raised barns, the structure has a vibe from years long passed. Natural materials were used throughout the building, including local stone, black walnut from the property, and handcrafted metalwork. A fieldstone fireplace provides a warm and cozy atmosphere on chilly nights or quiet winter days.
Attached to the Winery is an iconic silo that mimics the inside of a wine barrel complete with metal strapped oak. The picturesque interior of the silo serves to connect the main level with the private upstairs dining loft and the winemaking and aging room below. The exteriors pay homage to the surrounding farmlands and heritage of the property, connecting modern technology with the land’s deep, historical roots. In 2016, Tedd received the Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Award in the category of ‘Details’ for this exquisite and singly unique stairwell.
Patrons are welcomed to lounge under the high timber-framed roof of the outdoor wedding pavilion, where one can certainly appreciate the craftsmanship under the covered area. The expansive property and open style allow one to take in the beauty of the vineyard and the sweeping lawn that leads to the creek. Below are a port room and groom’s quarters, featuring a hearty stone exterior and lovely wooden doors. In warmer months, Adirondack chairs line the creek’s edge for a relaxing escape. On the open lawn, you’ll find picnic tables, corn hole boards, horseshoes, and plenty of space for flying kites!
The future vision for the property includes renovating the historic Taylorstown Store, a frame shop, a bar that greets patrons as they enter this exquisite property, and much more!
We invite you to experience first-hand the handcrafted charm and cozy atmosphere while enjoying a glass of your favorite wine!