A Lunch Visit to Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards

Located in the heart of Albemarle County, Virginia, a short drive from Charlottesville, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is one of the top wedding venues and wineries in central Virginia.

Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, this gorgeous place is a popular destination in the region because of its great food and fantastic wines. Everything they serve is made with locally grown produce and locally made products, all in a sustainable way, and is as fresh as it gets. They grow their own vines, veggies and herbs—its kitchen, garden, vineyards and farm all contribute to what appears on its seasonally changing menu.

Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Virginia
Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Virginia

Wine Flights and Cheese Boards at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

The highlight of a visit to Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is the wine tasting room, which offers wine samples, flights and pairings. Well-known for its Blanc de Blancs and signature Sauvignon Blancs, the winery also serves a good Chardonnay.

Both a much-sought-after wedding venue and a restaurant/winery, Pippin Hall Farm & Vineyards deserves a visit whenever you’re in the Charlottesville area.

Wine at Pippin Hill Farm
Wine sample at Pippin Hill Farm

Pippin Hill is one of the 30-something wineries that make up the Monticello Wine Trail, a historic area dotted with vineyards that have all been inspired by Thomas Jefferson, often considered to be America’s viticulturist. This gorgeous historic region with its rolling hills and beautiful farmlands is perfect for a road trip to a few wineries. This region is the very birthplace of American wine. Even though other regions might have grown to become larger and more renowned, this is where it all started.

I recommend using Charlottesville as a base—there’s plenty to see and do there—and renting a car for a few days to explore the breathtaking surrounding countryside, take in some wineries, and definitely also go for a drive in nearby Shenandoah National Park.

Vineyard at Pippin Hill Farm, Virginia
Pippin Hill’s scenic vineyard

At Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, most visitors head straight for the tasting room, which is what you should do as well. There, you can try a wine flight and sample a selection of their exquisite wines. After you’ve found the type of wine you like best, you can order or glass or bottle and take a seat at the outside terrace to enjoy the magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while enjoying a meat or cheese board (or both).

Dining area at Pippin Hill Farm
Beautiful dining area with Blue Ridge Mountains views

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Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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