Announcing the Release of Pippin Hill’s 2013 Winemaker’s Select White


Spring officially arrived last week, and we think it may be here to stay.  With forecasts of temperatures in the 60s and 70s, it is the perfect time to fire up your grill and crack open a crisp bottle of white wine.

With the dreary, cold days of winter behind us, and sunny, warm days on the horizon, we have the perfect bottle of white wine to share for your drinking pleasure.

porch-relaxing-cville-spring-daysTasting Notes:

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.

wine-barrels-pippin-hill-farm-vineyardsProduction Notes:

Alcohol: 12.4%
Residual Sugar: 8 g/L
Total Acid: 6.5 g/L
Blend: 35% Petit Mangseng, 27% Traminette, 13% Vidal, 13% Viognier, 2% Chardonnay
Harvest Dates: 9/8/2013 – 10/15/2013
Cooperage: 70% Stainless Steel, 30% Neutral Oak
Production: 336 Cases

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This Sunday – Live Music on The Hill with Gina Sobel

Live Music on The Hill with Gina Sobel
Sunday, March 30th 2-5:00 PM

This Sunday, Gina Sobel will return to our Music on The Hill series. Enjoy a live, dynamic performance from this singer-songwriter who will calm your senses with relaxing songs on the flute and saxophone.

Rain or shine ~ Pippin Hill is Ready to Host You
Live entertainment. A refreshing glass of our 2012 Rosé. Lunch from our new Spring Menu.
Sunday doesn’t get much better.

 Get a sneak peak of Gina’s music here.


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Wedding Wednesday – 2013 Spring Weddings to Remember at Pippin Hill


From fairytale forest to spring garden party, there is something for every bride this season.
Take inspiration from our 2013 spring brides who share their thoughts on their wedding experience here at Pippin Hill.

“Our wedding experience at Pippin Hill was a day that exceeded all of our hopes and dreams!  Lovely, elegant, efficiently run and joyous are some of the words that describe and set the tone for this amazing day.  The staff and vendors at this wonderful venue are extremely professional and capable and do everything possible to make each wedding more incredible than you could ever imagine.  The food will be a highlight of your event, as their chef is creative and talented.   Working with all of the people associated with Pippin Hill was a pleasure that we will always appreciate and never forget.”
-Stinson-Bogese Wedding, April 2013

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“I think the best thing a couple can say about their wedding day is that they wouldn’t have changed a thing… and that is what we can say about our day at Pippin Hill! Our friends and family still talk about the wedding – many saying it was the best they have ever attended – and I know that it was due in large part to the dedication and grace of the staff at Pippin Hill.  Every detail was extraordinary and beautiful – from the gorgeous setting for our guests to celebrate with us, to the beautifully appointed bridal suite, to the amazing food – we couldn’t have had a better setting for our day.  When the weather didn’t fully cooperate, they setup the ceremony on the veranda so we could still enjoy the view and then sent their staff out with umbrellas to help keep our guests dry when they visited the Carpe Donut truck later in the evening.  Obviously they have thought of everything and went above and beyond expectations!”
-Goldschmidt Wedding, May 2013

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Stinson photos by Jen Fariello
Goldschmidt photos by Elisa Bricker

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Crisp & Refreshing White Wines for your Spring Table

spring-white-wine-pippin-hillIt may not feel like spring just yet, but before we know it the bursts of sunshine will last, the beach patio will beckon, and everything around us will feel more redolent and alive. With spring approaching, it’s time to consider your white wine experience.

We suggest stocking your refrigerator with light, crisp & approachable white wines. Consider our first estate grown wine, the Sauvignon Blanc, with a fresh summer salad topped with grilled chicken. Or, try the Viognier for your sushi-themed date night.

Whatever you decide, these whites are a must-have at your Spring table.

Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc opens with tropical fruit, pear, and honeydew on the nose. On the palate, a subtle base of fruits with a hint of white flowers and a ghost of jalapeno, give way to a bright dry finish with nice minerality. The marvelous combination of fruit and acidity make this a very enjoyable wine, that pairs easily with food.

Viognier 2013

This is classic Virginia Viognier, fermented in Bordeaux style, with aromas of nectarine and white blossoms. On the palate, this wine is piquant and alive with stone fruits, kumquat, and maybe we’re a little biased, but there’s a hint of Albemarle Pippin apples in there as well. The finish is clean and mineral driven, with the acidity to pair well with a host of foods from oysters, to mild cheeses, to many simple preparations of seafood, sushi included.

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