Dida’s Distillery

100% Grape-Based Spirits: Pressed Not Mashed

Thursday - Monday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Tuesday/Wednesday: By appointment / request (subject to staff availability)

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​Serving samples of distilled spirits & specialty craft cocktails. All spirits made 100% from grape!

Our ultra-premium spirits are made from grape: luxurious brandy, groundbreaking vodka, and refreshing gin. Our family’s winery-based distillery brings new, unique, and innovative life to your favorite cocktail or beverage. We are now serving tastings in our distillery store/tasting room (located at Rappahannock Cellars).

In 1906, our Great-Grandfather Paul Mariani (“Dida”, pronounced “did-uh”, and Croatian for “Grandfather”) immigrated to California from Croatia and began farming. His passion and hard work became a multi-generational legacy, eventually leading to the creation of the Mariani Fruit Packing Company; an enterprise still owned and operated by my uncle, Mark Mariani and his family today. In 1996, after learning of a budding wine scene in Virginia, my parents sold our California winery and headed east to build Rappahannock Cellars. In 2015, we set out to create the next generation of products from our wines through the art of distilling: 100% grape-based spirits. For nearly two decades here at Rappahannock Cellars, we’ve continued to celebrate one of Dida’s most dearly held passions: wine. With the extension of Dida’s Distillery to make spirits from those wines, we remain dedicated to our family’s passion for agriculture and crafting outstanding grape products – something that we know would make Dida proud. ​


Allan Delmare




144327 Hume Rd
Huntly, VA 22640

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