Dida’s Distillery

A story that begins with family … and wine.

In 1906, owner and distiller Allan Delmare’s 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 Delmare’s family today. In 1996, after learning of a budding wine scene in Virginia, the California winery was sold and Rappahannock Cellars was built. In 2015, the next generation of products was created through the art of distilling: 100% grape-based spirits. Aged and clear spirits alike, each product is a concentrated expression of Dida’s ultra-premium craft wines: the highest quality grapes are pressed and fermented into intense wines, then small-batch distilled in a custom 100 gallon pot/column hybrid copper still – something Delmare knows would make Dida proud.


  • Tasting Room
  • Group Tours
  • Bottle Shop
  • Private Events


  • brandy
  • gin
  • vodka

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Out of caution for COVID-19 concerns, this location is temporarily closed to visitors.
Mon: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tues: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed: Closed
Thurs: Closed
Fri: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
14437 Hume Rd,
Huntly, VA 22640

Located inside the entrance to the main Rappahannock Cellars tasting room building, make a right when you enter to explore Dida’s ultra-premium spirits made from grape: luxurious brandy, groundbreaking vodka, and refreshing gin. Stop in or make an appointment to enjoy a unique taste or two in their distillery store and tasting room.

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