You’re Invited: Plan your Holiday Celebration at Pippin Hill Farm


You are Cordially Invited:
Plan your Holiday Celebration at 
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards  

The holiday season lies twinkling ahead and now is the perfect time to begin orchestrating your own holiday event! With its old fashioned elegance of a bygone Virginian era, Pippin Hill offers a comprehensive holiday package for your social or corporate celebration.

Email Meg Forch, to book your holiday party today!

Festive Accommodations:

pippin-hill-holiday-partyOur Tasting Room comes to life in the winter months playing host to intimate dinners and cocktail receptions. Its lofty beams provide excellent opportunities for festive decoration, and its many windows give guests a glimpse of stunning mountain panoramas. Rich wooden accents and a rustic wood-burning oven give the Tasting Room an air of refined casualty.

Or perhaps you’re searching for larger accommodations, in which case we recommend peeking into our expansive Granary, which seats up to 250 guests. Ideal for large reunions and industry events, there’s no better season to experience the splendor of this quintessential example of Virginian sophistication. One could almost picture Bing Crosby himself waltzing in through our double doors!

Heartwarming Winter Cuisine:

pippin-hill-dinnerExecutive Chef Bill Scatena offers an array of quintessential holiday menus celebrating Winter’s bounty with fresh ingredients from winter squashes, figs, and smooth cheeses. Comforting dishes like aromatic soups and chowders, roasted lamb, and maple-glazed vegetables dispel any thought of chilly winter winds.

Choose from a two-three course plated dinner, or a station dinner that enables guests to try a variety of options, such as our Carving Station (with Slow Roasted Pork) and Dessert Station (with assorted holiday-themed cookies, brandied cherries, and even Sea Salt Caramel Corn).

Signature Cocktails:

private-events-cocktailsPippin Hill offers a complete bar package to include your selection of beer, wine and liquor and also all of your bartending/service needs.

Have a speciality cocktail in mind?

‘Tis the season for bourbon and Bailey’s, eggnog and cider, cinnamon sticks and candied cherries. Now is the time to embrace your favorite holiday beverages to warm your guests’s soul.

“Exclusively Yours” Artisan Package:


Our comprehensive package is your one stop shop to cover your holiday planning needs. In addition to the exclusive use of our venue, the cuisine and beverage consultation and service, we also offer all of the tables and chivari chairs, as well as tabletop essentials to include cream crinkled linens, china tableware, cutlery and all glassware.

Your guests will be ready for the holidays with festive music, twinkling candles and wreaths adorning our venue.

Though the wind might be howling through the mountains outside, winter’s cold will be the last thing on the minds of you and your guests as you celebrate the holiday season in the warmth of Pippin Hill’s event spaces.

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and holiday magic. Our elegant spaces, delectable food, and sublime hospitality perfectly fit a traditional holiday extravaganza.

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Pippin Hill Pizza Returns: Indulge in a Little Slice of Heaven

DSC_0674THIS Halloween Weekend, Pippin Hill’s famous pizza pies return! Friday through Sunday from 11-3:00 PM our pizza masters will be firing up the wood-burning oven for your pizza dining pleasure. Every week we will feature a new pizza special with all the fixin’s to answer all of your autumnal cravings.

Here at Pippin Hill we are just as fanatical about the temperature of our wood-burning oven, as we are about the freshness and quality of our ingredients. In just seconds, watch our culinary team create a stellar wood-fired pie with charred crusts and superfresh ingredients directly from our farm partners.

As we bid farewell to fresh summer produce, we eagerly welcome robust, nourishing ingredients iconic of fall and the cooler, crisper afternoons. From warming butternut squash to caramelized onions to fig & proscuitto – the fall toppings are endless.

There’s no better way to celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite dish than finding the perfect Pippin Hill wines to pair it with. We suggest pairing our gourmet pizzas with a glass of one of our favorite reds, the Cabernet Franc.

Photo by Shannon Gillen

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Wedding Wednesday – Pippin Hill Farm Wedding Featured in The Knot

Police_Day_Jen_Fariello_Photography_0828Pure happiness and lots of smiles best describes this joyous day in March when Christie and Steven tied the knot.

Today, our giddiness returns as we scroll through the gallery of these 6th grade sweethearts as featured in The Knot.

See a sneak peak below, and get an insider’s experience from the bride herself;

From Christie, “As we think back on our wedding, there are certain details that still stand out, and one of those is the beauty of Pippin Hill. When planning our wedding, venue and food were two of our top priorities, and Pippin Hill certainly lived up to our highest hopes.

From the luxe bridal loft, to the majestic views from our ceremony, to the rustic-chic granary, to the twinkling sparkle of the porch late at night, not one area of the property was designed without beauty in mind, and it shows. The food was delicious, and we appreciated Chef Scatena’s attention to our tastes and willingness to create dishes that reflected them.

Additionally, the Pippin Hill staff was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process, and we were so pleased with the service we received the evening of our wedding. We had an outstanding experience and now very much enjoy visiting whenever we’re in the Charlottesville area.Police_Day_Jen_Fariello_Photography_0139 “Police_Day_Jen_Fariello_Photography_0355 Police_Day_Jen_Fariello_Photography_0472
Police_Day_Jen_Fariello_Photography_0988 Police_Day_Jen_Fariello_Photography_0999 Police_Day_Jen_Fariello_Photography_1479Event Planner: Julliane Guiliano; Florist: Couture Designs; Cake: Paradox Pastry; DJ: John Garland

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A Daytime Getaway: Autumn Around Charlottesville

Charlottesville’s rich cultural and natural history is celebrated by a selection of top-notch museums, galleries, musical venues, shops, restaurants, outdoor destinations and wineries.

Enjoy five of our favorite autumnal activities to complete your perfect fall getaway in Charlottesville!

 1) University of Virginia Grounds and Monticello

Rotunda Fall Jefferson's Monticello                                                                                                          For the historically inclined out there, you’re in luck! The Charlottesville area is brimming with exciting places that have each played a unique role in the history of our nation.

The original Grounds of the University, designed by Thomas Jefferson are still in use today! Grab a sandwich from Take it Away on UVA’s corner, pack a blanket and relax in Jefferson’s “Academical Village.” It’s one of our favorite places to see fall foliage at its finest!

While in C’ville, be sure to check out TJ’s mountaintop home, Monticello. Tour his home, and the surrounding gardens and plantations while learning about the rich history from expert guides.

2) Carter Mountain Orchard

carter-mountainNothing says fall like a mug of steaming apple cider.

Visit Carter Mountain Orchard and pick your own apples while overlooking panoramic mountain views.

Stop in the gift shop for the most divine apple cider donut you’ve ever had.



3) Blue Ridge Hiking

humpbackrocksTangles of scenic, winding mountain trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway await the outdoor enthusiasts of Charlottesville.

Perhaps the best representation of the natural beauty found so readily throughout the greater Charlottesville area is Humpback Rocks.

Emerge from the Humpback trail to sweeping views of Charlottesville and Piedmont; bring a picnic to enjoy with friends and you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. We recommend packing cider from your afternoon at Carter’s Mountain for a warming beverage on the mountaintop.

4) Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards

JFariello-July-0033For a relaxing afternoon tasting signature wine pairings with seasonal foods, look no further than our Tasting Room just minutes from Charlottesville.

Enjoy our locally crafted wine at our hand-carved bar or on the covered stone terrace overlooking the vineyard and extensive valley views.

Inside our bistro-style seating area, nosh on fall favorites from our ever-evolving seasonal menu including Roasted Kuri Squash Tortellini and Warm Honeycrisp Apple Crumble.

Oh, and get excited – Pizzas from our wood burning oven will return at the end of October! Stay tuned.

5) Dinner at Red Pump Tuscan Kitchen 

Shannon-GillenFor the gourmande’s of the world… We strongly urge you to stick around for a quality dining experience.

New to the downtown mall is Red Pump Tuscan Kitchen, a little piece of Italy right here in C’ville.

The restaurant offers an Italian and Mediterranean menu featuring a classic wood-burning oven. The food is exquisite, and some may argue, the ambiance even better. Chic, romantic and  hip, it’s the perfect space to cozy up with friends and family this fall.

Photo Credit:
Photo 1: The Univeristy of Virginia, Photo 2: Darden School, Univeristy of Virginia, Photo 3: UVA Magazine, Photo 4: Virginia,org, Photo 5: Jen Fariello, Photo 6: Shannon Gillen for Red Pump Tuscan Kitchen

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