Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard

Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard might literally have the most picturesque view on earth.  The Blue Ridge mountains, rolling hills, wild flowers and herb and vegetable garden can be seen from the porch where there are tables and 4 tasting bars set up.  We arrived at 11am when they opened as my Charlottesville local friends told me they get extremely crowded on the weekends.  We were able to score a table on the porch where we could enjoy the view, delicious farm-to-table fare, and try their wines.

 

My best friends from college and I planned this day as an afternoon kid free getaway.  When we all get together with our (8 and a 9th on the way) kids, it’s rare to finish a thought or a conversation.  Being together just us to catch up on life, and enjoy all that Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard has to offer was truly a treat that we cherished.

 

Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard focuses on local, in season, sustainably grown food and wine.  Their garden is harvested daily and they have fall vegetables growing now. I loved this board inside the winery that shows what was currently being harvested and what veggies are still growing. 


To share, we snacked on a delectable cheese board with local cheeses, dried fruit and nuts and French bread. Hummus and pita was also a big hit. 

For lunch, I loved the heirloom tomato and goat’s milk burrata salad. The basil was grown in Pippin Hill’s garden. 


I truly appreciate places that make local and sustainable food a priority. The farm-to-table concept at Pippin Hill coupled with their amazing view creates an unparalleled experience. The service was also outstanding. 

My favorite wines were the Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rosé.  If you are planning to visit the Charlottesville area to go wine tasting on the Monticello Wine trail, definitely visit Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard! 

By the way, they were setting up for a wedding as we were leaving. Can you imagine having this backdrop in your wedding photos?? 


Have you enjoyed any good vineyards lately? Or just a nice place to get together with friends? Drop me a line in the comments so I can try out your favorite places too!