Easter Sunday Spring Celebration – This Sunday, April 20th


Chévre Tortellini ~ Winemaker’s Select White Blend ~ Live Music

This Sunday, you can have all the colored eggs in the world, lamb chops stacked high,  an abundance of jellybeans… or, you can stray from the standard holiday traditions and form new rituals that are all your own. Why not start with tasting a tortellini that is the essence of spring? Chef’s select tortellini – our featured dish this Easter Sunday at Pippin.

Executive Chef Amalia Scatena has a knack for letting simple flavors shine. Grilled ramps, spring peas and thumbelina carrots abound with our house made pasta shells and locally-sourced Chevre, all making for a showstopper of an afternoon lunch—the kind that leaves friends and family clamoring to know the secret and wanting more. This is a plate to be enjoyed in good company over a glass of Pippin Hill’s Winemaker’s Select White Blend, in celebration  with friends and family.

This year, create a new Easter experience with your friends on The Hill. Look out over a sun speckled Shenandoah valley, sip on a glass of our many varietals, and listen to a live musical performance by Gina Sobel.  Isn’t it good to be in Charlottesville in the springtime?! We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Until then, Happy Easter!


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Wedding Wednesday – A Breath of Spring


Spring is here and that means, wedding season is upon us!

We are kicking off the month of April with a look back at this blissful Spring wedding.

Imagine paradise…only this paradise is at your fingertips.
Have a seat, and lose yourself in the unreal views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Lounge in the courtyard on plush cushions with a berried bliss mojito in one hand, and blue crab and roasted corn salad in the other.
Step into the granary and dance the night away among twinkling lights and live music.

It doesn’t get much better than a stunning backdrop, unforgettable five star cuisine, and your friends and family together at Pippin Hill.

We are ready for the season, and for more evenings in paradise.


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Spring Green at Pippin Hill


When we say green, what comes to mind?

For us at Pippin Hill our thoughts go directly to the vast rolling hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
But, it’s more than just a spectacular view.

Green is crunchy, bright ingredients from our kitchen garden transferred onto your afternoon lunch plate. It is Rosemary, Thyme, Sage. Green is blossoming flowers and freshly cut grass. Green is the carefree innocence of children frolicing in the afternoon sunshine. Green is a ripe, sweet grape ready to be clipped from the vines and made into your favorite Pippin Hill wine.

Green signifies health, vibrance and energy.

Celebrate green in your day, and see our green collection at Pippin Hill!

Aaron-Watson-Pippin-Hill-green-spring-wedding-celebration-vineyardChef's-Garden-Eric-Kelley-pippin-hill-garden-lettuce-kitchenreception-space-greenJen-Fariello-weddinggreen-food-Andrea-Hubbell-photographyvinesandrea-hubbellfresh-airfirst photo by Elisa Bricker
second photo by Aaron Watson Photography
third photo by Eric Kelley Photography
fourth photo by Katie Stoops, florals by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design
fifth photo by Elisa Bricker, florals by Beehive Events
sixth photo by Jen Fariello 
seventh and ninth photo by Andrea Hubbell
tenth photo by Elisa Bricker, florals by Beehive Events

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A Spring Weekend on the Veranda – April 4-6

April 4th-6th Pizza Special:

Every Friday, our lead line cook, Allie, arrives bright and early to chop wood to fire up the wood burning oven for your weekend pizza special. She’s phenomenal, and so is your first bite into that homemade slice of goodness. Come see us today — meet Allie, and treat yourself to something so good, you’ll be back tomorrow.

This weekend’s special is a homemade pie smeared with a pesto base and covered with shredded mozzarella. It is topped with Montenebro goat cheese, roasted fresno chiles, pickled jalapenos, and surryano ham. Each slice is garnished with micro-greens, balsamic and parmesan cheese.


Weekend Wine Feature: Pippin Hill’s Winemaker’s Select White

Just this week we released our 2013 Winemaker’s Select White, and let us just say, this wine is fun. We could go into specific descriptions of the floral aromatics, fruity, energetic flavors, and clean finish, but really that makes it sound so serious. The aromas are spring and summer, rolled into one, and once you sip it, you know this is the perfect wine to take to the beach, garden parties, or your back porch. You know, the fun places. Our visitors buy this wine by the case, and we think we know why.


Live Music on The Hill with Jacob Allen
Sunday, April 6th 2-5:00 PM 

For all of our guests with a strong sense of Southern Roots, we have the perfect musician for your listening pleasure. Jacob Allen will be joining us this Sunday and playing folk bluegrass along with a number of other intriguing genres.

Check out some of his music here:


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