Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is unique among the growing number of fine wineries along Virginia’s Monticello Wine Trail. We not only create distinguished boutique wines, our Tasting Room pairs them with exquisite fare from the garden: local, fresh, seasonal, from vineyard-and farm-to-table, and always with Pippin Hill’s welcoming sense of relaxed elegance. It’s a collaborative effort between the certified Horticulturist and the executive chef. For inspiration, the culinary team looks to the garden right outside the kitchen door. The vineyard’s location allows them to grow the region’s best grapes, just as the open-air dining venue is designed to look over the gentle hills of the vineyards.
The Tasting Room and wine pairing menu is central to the Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards experience. Guests are welcome to enjoy estate wines while savoring Virginia’s most exciting shared bites and small plates (and view). The culinary team highlights the freshest ingredients from their own Kitchen Garden and their partnerships with local farmers that reflect some of the best terroir in the region. Matching nosh-worthy light fare with ideal wines is a favorite weekend pastime on the idyllic grounds of Pippin Hill.
Pippin Hill's vineyard and surrounding gardens are part of Bundoran Farms, a sustainable agricultural community that honors our rural countryside. The vineyard, situated on our southern-facing hillside, is blessed with ideal soils and a climate suited to our varietals. In addition to varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Petit Verdot grown on-site, Pippin Hill's 16-acre off-site vineyard plot, Clovergreen, is home to Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Viognier and Petit Manseng varietals.
Pippin Hill is committed to protecting and preserving the rural agrarian health and beauty of its vineyard. They proactively embrace and follow environmentally sound viticulture practices, minimizing chemical repellents and optimizing natural sprays to keep our vines protected and healthy. Each year Pippin Hill Farm produces about 6,000 cases of wine. In an ideal year, they harvest upwards of 64 tons of grapes between their two vineyard sites. Their wines are exclusively sold in our on-site Tasting Room and through the collection of Easton Porter Group properties.
Private Wine Tasting
Pippin Hill's trained Tasting Room staff can arrange a boutique wine experience for small groups by appointment, with planned tastings of flights of white and red varietals.
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Each Sunday, Pippin Hill features live music from local artists. Join us this Sunday to sip on a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful views while listening to the local musician Matt Johnson. more
The waters of the Chesapeake Bay are the nation's largest and most biologically diverse estuary. In this class for sea-foodies, Chef Ian will share his favorite recipes and techniques for freshly-caught fish and shellfish from the Bay. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style, seafood dinner hosted by Chef Ian... more
Celebrate the start of summer with fresh berries and bubbles! Just in time for the peak of strawberry season, you will learn how to incorporate sweet berries into a savory recipe using the strawberries from Pippin Hill’s on-site kitchen garden. During the hands-on demonstration, Chef Ian will discuss the best method to preserve fresh berries. Pair... more
As part of our agritourism initiative at Pippin Hill, we’re hosting our second annual Cut Flower Workshop. In anticipation of this workshop, Certified Horticulturist Diane Burns is expanding the flower beds and planting new varieties of flowers specifically for this event. Diane will show you how she plants and grows the flowers in a guided tour of... more
harvesting produce from our onsite Kitchen Garden for the evening’s menu. For the main course, Chef Ian will fire up the smoker for a gourmet grill-out. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style dinner hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki. And, stay for the sunset at exactly 8:36 pm that night. Trust us, it’s not... more