Bill Tonkins, Vineyard Manager

Vineyard Manager

Bill moved to Afton in 2007 with his wife Diane, and since that time has been managing over 100 acres of Veritas’ Vineyards. Bill is Patricia’s older brother and has been enjoying his role in the vineyard after a long and successful career in the British Army. Bill is a past president of the VVA (Virginia Vineyard Association) and a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Wine Board. In addition to the vineyards he manages for Veritas, Bill has his own vineyard of Petit Verdot which he lovingly calls Aftonshire.

Bill’s favorite Veritas wine is:

Petit Verdot paired with some fine chocolate.