' The Desert Rose Ranch & Winery - FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What is a desert rose? (ans) The desert rose is both a beautiful flower and a crystalline rock formation.  The flower is best known as “adenium obesum” and is native to the Sahel regions of the Sahara plus tropical areas of Africa and Arabia.  The crystalline substance is a rosette formation of gypsum or barite usually found in arid sandy areas and left over from the evaporation of a shallow salt basin.
  2. Do you allow children to visit the winery?  (ans)  We are a family oriented facility and children are always welcome when accompanied by an adult.  We have a special area set aside in the tasting room called the “Kiddie Korner” that has some items that the younger set might find fun.
  3. Do you allow pets at the winery?  (ans)  We are a ranch environment where animals are a large part of our lives so pets are always welcome at our facility (inside as well).  We ask that you keep them under control and clean up after them should they leave a “calling card”.
  4. Do you allow buses and limousines to visit?  We have limited parking but we are able to accommodate bus size vehicles. On busy weekends, the parking can be a little tight. We also welcome guests arriving via limousine service but ask that you call ahead and alert us if six or more people will be arriving so that we can ensure that adequate staff is on site.
  5. Will you be hosting events?  (ans)  We are a boutique winery that is committed to producing the best wines that we can which is our focus and therefore expect to have limited extraneous events.  We humbly believe that we offer a beautiful rural setting that some may find enticing so we will certainly consider any event that customers may wish to request.  We will always, however, be mindful of one of our main credo’s which is to be good stewards of the neighborhood.  Any event that we do host will then have to first and foremost meet that criteria.
  6. The hours/days of operation of the tasting room are rather limited – would you consider opening up at other times for special group visits? (ans)  We would certainly consider opening the tasting room for groups of eight (8) or larger outside of our normal operating hours if staffing permits.  Give us a call with your requirements.
  7. Some Virginia wineries do not have handicap access, does yours? (ans) Yes – we have provided a separate ramp and parking facility at the rear of the building for those who may require handicap access.  In addition, we have reserved some parking spots closer to the building for those who desire less walking distance into the facility.

Contact Info


Phone: (540) 635-3200

13726 Hume Rd.
Hume, VA 22639


Open every day of the week, Noon - 6pm
Open all Monday Federal Holidays!

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