Red Pump 2014

Red Pump Pippin Hill Wine 2014Don’t for a minute think warmer temperatures make us shy away from reds. At least not our Red Pump 2014—a frisky, fruit-driven blend that’s pure fun. It’s light enough to take a chill, and complex enough to stand up to spicy, peppery dishes. Smooth on the finish with hints of strawberry and rhubarb, it’s like the month of July in a bottle.

Red Pump 2014

Fruity! We’re introducing this wine for our customers who prefer soft, fruit driven wines to our structured, “dry” reds. While our Petit Verdot, Meritage, and Cabernets are commendable in their complexity and ageability, we know that sometimes you just want the fun. This is all about the fun of juicy, ripe fruit, with just enough sweetness to make it as soft and easy as can be. As with our lighter reds, it will happily take a chill on a summer day. For those looking to pair red wine with spicy/pepper-hot dishes, this is your wine.


Tasting Notes

On the Nose:
milk chocolate, berry notes

On the Palate:
strawberry, rhubarb

On the Finish:
smooth, clean finish

Pairs well:
Meaty fish – salmon, tuna, mushrooms, black olives, grilled and spicy foods, fruity, berry desserts, like our Strawberry Panna Cotta

 

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
5022 Plank Road
North Garden, VA 22959

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Chardonnay 2013

Pippin Hill ChardonnayWe’re also delighted to introduce you to our 2014 Chardonnay—she’s exactly the kind of visitor you want dropping by. Charming, friendly, a perfect balance between serious and light-hearted. She’s got strong structure, with a delicate acidity that balances out whatever rich, delicious creaminess you want to pair her with—pasta, poultry, white-fleshed fish.

Chardonnay 2013

We have a special place in our hearts for this barrel fermented Chardonnay. It walks a fine line between deliciousness and seriousness, and that means you can take it anywhere. The apple/pear/melon fruit is about as charming and friendly as you can expect from the flavors in a wine, but the definition, structure, and length elevate its pedigree and aging ability. It is more fruit driven than our Reserve Chardonnay, and takes its place as a bridge from our Sauvignon Blanc to our Chardonnay Reserve. This Chardonnay has the acidity and cut to pair with oysters and fresh cheeses, but also the weight and texture to meet the richness of cream or butter based dishes.

Tasting Notes

On the Nose:
apple, pear, fresh cut grass

On the Palate:
hints of oak, melon

On the Finish:
mild acidity

Pairs well:
sweet shellfish, white-fleshed fish, poultry, pork, veal risotto, pasta, legumes, corn, nuts, cream and butter sauces, and our Roasted Summer Corn Salad

 

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
5022 Plank Road
North Garden, VA 22959

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Summer Cooking Schedule at Pippin Hill

Bill Scatena Cooking School

Summer Cooking School Class Schedule 2015
with Executive Chef Bill Scatena

Fresh Pasta
Wednesday, June 24, 6 -9 pm
Chef Bill will be teaching how to cook up new and fresh pasta dishes for the summer. The purchase of the ticket includes two glasses of wine, a two course meal and a cooking demo. Additional wine will be available for purchase. $65 wine club members* / $75 non members

Summer Grilling
Wednesday, July 22, 6 – 9 pm
Chef Bill will be giving tips on how to spice up your grilling for the summer. The purchase of the ticket includes two glasses of wine, a two course meal and a cooking demo. Additional wine will be available for purchase. $65 wine club members* / $75 non members

Sangria & Ceviche
Wednesday, August 19, 6 – 9 pm
Add a taste of Spain to your summer with Chef Bill as he gives a lesson in sangria and ceviche. The purchase of the ticket includes two glasses of wine, a two course meal and a cooking demo. Additional wine will be available for purchase. $65 wine club members* / $75 non members

Clam Bake
Wednesday, September 16, 6 – 9 pm
Prepare for the cooler fall weather with a fiery clam bake lesson from Chef Bill. The purchase of the ticket includes two glasses of wine, a cooking demo and the taste of your creation.  Additional wine will be available for purchase. $65 wine club members* / $75 non members

Private Cooking Classes
Did you know that we also offer cooking classes for private parties? Contact Hannah (hannah@pippinhillfarm.com) to learn more about hosting a private cooking class for 8-16 guests with Executive Chef Bill Scatena.

*Want to join our Wine Club? Click here to sign up. Already a member? Check your latest Wine Club e-newsletter for the discount code.

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Photography Credit: Rachel Zahumensky

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Vineyard-to-Table Dinner at Pippin Hill

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AS OF 5/27/2015
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The first annual Jefferson’s Virginia Summer Festival officially kicks off today, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for our Vineyard-to-Table dinner next Thursday, May 28 in celebration of the Jefferson Heritage Trail and our culinary heritage.

We are excited to announce that Virginia Distillery will be joining us for a cocktail demo featuring a beautiful malt whisky from the Highlands of Scotland finished in Virginia port-stye wine casks. VA Distillery is the newest member of the Jefferson Heritage Trail, and the distillery will be open to the public later this summer. Keeping with the local theme, they’ll be mixing up cocktails using fresh mint and herbs cut straight from our gardens.

Our evening will begin with three outdoor activities on the Veranda, Lawn and Chef’s Garden. Caroline Rust, our new Director of Operations, will lead a tour of our Chef’s Garden. Caroline has a strong passion for the culinary arts (she graduated from Johnson & Wales University), the slow food movement, and sustainability (she comes to us from James Madison University where she directed their sustainability program)! Our Executive Chef Bill Scatena will lead a cooking demo (and tasting, too!) featuring freshly picked herbs from our Chef’s Garden. Dan Fitzhenry, the VA Distillery Director of Operations, will shake things up with a cocktail demo on the Veranda.

Following the tour and demos, we will all join together in the Tasting Room for our three-course dinner prepared by Chef Scatena. Our Winemaker Ben Jordan will provide tasting notes for the Pippin Hill wines.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the evening’s schedule!

6 – 6:30 pm: Welcome cocktails + canapés on the Veranda
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Garden Tour, Cocktail Demo, and Cooking Demo
7:30 – 9 pm: Dinner in the Tasting Room

We have just a few more tickets available. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please visit our ticketing page. It’s going to be such a fabulous evening!

Please note that this is a ticketed event. All attendees must purchase ticket in advance. Onsite ticket sales will not be available.

Photo Credit: Emily Sacco

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