Valentine’s Day Weekend – Pippin Hill Farm Releases its 2014 Viognier

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We are kicking off Valentine’s Day early!
Join us on Friday, February 13th for the release of
Pippin Hill’s 2014 Viognier.

Our estate Viognier fruit provides the base of this wine, giving it depth, richness, and aromatics that have become the signature of the grape variety.

This is classic Virginia Viognier with aromas of nectarine, white blossoms, and just a suggestion of sugar snaps. On the palate this wine is piquant and alive with stone fruit, kumquat, and maybe we’re a little biased, but there’s some Albemarle Pippin in there as well. It boasts lively acids that keep the palate feeling lifted and zesty.

The long, beautiful finish is clean and mineral driven. It is a well rounded wine that pairs well with a host of foods from oysters, to mild cheeses, to many simple preparations of seafood, sushi included. It also pairs well with pastas, our favorite is a glass of this crisp white paired with Chef Scatena’s homemade tortellini.

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Valentine’s Day Lunch Special at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

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This Valentine’s Day
Celebrate your sweetie at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Join us for a very special
Valentine’s Day Lunch
THIS Saturday, February 14th from 11 AM – 3 PM

Treat your valentine and your taste buds to a $28 lunch special
Homemade Ricotta Tortellini + Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake + a glass of our newly released 2014 Viognier

Our seasonal tasting room menu will also be available. For parties of 8 or more, please make your reservation on Open Table. All other groups will be seated on a first come, first serve basis.

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Pippin Hill Cooking Class: Winter Soups & Stews

Cioppino-main_612Pippin Hill Cooking School
Winter Soups and Stews
Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 PM

On the Menu:

North Beach Cioppino

Celery Root Veloute

Black Pepper Grissini

Our all-inclusive package is $75 per person, with a special rate of $65 per person for our valued wine club members. The price includes two glasses of wine. Wine bottles also available for purchase. Classes begin at 6 PM and typically last 2.5 hours.
Can’t make the 18th?

Check out our complete schedule of cooking classes here.

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BLACK PEPPER GRISSINI:
Serves 4

½ cup warm water
1 tablespoon active-dry Yeast
1 ½ cup All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Semolina Flour
¼ cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons fresh cracked Black Pepper
Oven preheated to 400

Combine water and Yeast. Let grow slightly under warmth for 10 minutes. While waiting, combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl then make a well in the center. Add water/yeast mixture to the well then add extra virgin olive oil. Mix until dough forms and stops taking in the dry ingredients. You will have some dry left over. The dough should be smooth and supple not crumbly or stiff. Transfer dough to another mixing bowl then cover will warm damp towel and let rise for 15 min. It will soften slightly and become very easy to work with. Cut the dough in half and lightly flour a large smooth work surface. Roll the dough out with a pin until you get a layer about a ¼ of an inch thick. Then cut into long strips ½ in. wide, 8 in. long. Place onto a very lightly floured sheet pan making sure there is an inch gap in between all Grissini. Drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 400 for 6-8 minutes or until a nice golden brown colored is achieved. Let Cool and serve as a snack or garnish for your favorite soup!

first photo from Epicurean, second photo from Craftsy

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Wedding Wednesday – The Elegant Affair of Augusta & Brandon Featured on The Knot

For today’s Wedding Wednesday we are beyond excited to share the wedding celebration of our very own Augusta and Brandon.

This elegant affair is the ideal combination of lovely details, sweet blooms from Beehive Events and oh-so amazing planning by Lynn Easton herself.

Enjoy a sneak peak below, and click over to The Knot for the complete feature.

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“With a stunning custom gown, organic color palette and the help of Augusta’s boss, celeb wedding planner Lynn Easton, Augusta and Brandon’s romantic summer nuptials hit just the right note of relaxed elegance.” – The Knot

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Easton Events, Eric Kelley Photography, Beehive Events, Favorite Cakes

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