We invite you to Pippin Hill this Sunday, June 9th for a book signing with Richard Leahy, author of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, from 1-3 PM in the Tasting Room!  Take advantage of this rare opportunity and purchase your signed copy this upcoming Sunday.

Richard G. Leahy has written on Virginia wine since 1986. Now, with his forthcoming title Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, (Sterling Epicure/May 1, 2012) Leahy, regional editor for the Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America, has written the essential book on Virginia wine, covering its history, interviews with the state’s top wine industry members and members of state government, with updates on the latest industry developments.


“While Pippin Hill is more elegant, it is just as relaxed and unpretentious.” 

Richard Leahy’s new book delves into the history of Jefferson’s quest to develop the American wine industry and simultaneously explores the current landscape of Virginia vineyards and wineries. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards features prominently in the beginning of the book where Richard offers a rich and descriptive overview of the vision of its owners, as well as the “worthwhile on-site experiences” offered.   He states that for owners Dean & Lynn Andrews, creating memories at their Vineyard is a top priority.  In the closing notes of the chapter, Richard quotes Dean stating, “It’s about creating memories.  We want to be part of their fond memories of wineries in Virginia.”


Richard Leahy and Beyond Jefferson’s Vines in the News:

Click here to view Richard Leahy in a TV interview with The Bookman’s Corner.

“Leahy has an encyclopedic knowledge of winemaking along the East Coast, and he uses it to add perspective… it is an engaging discussion of a wine community that is beginning to achieve its potential, by an ardent and knowledgeable champion.”  –Dave McIntyre, The Washington Post, 12/5/12

”There hasn’t been such an informative, in-depth, and interesting discussion of Virginian wine since Thomas Jefferson first planted vines at his beloved Monticello. A great read and practical guide for oenophiles looking to learn more about some of the wonderful wines made on America’s East Coast.” — Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, The World Wine Guys, Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors,Wine Enthusiast magazine

“Richard Leahy masterfully captures the past, present and future of a wine region that has grown dramatically in recent years. Pour yourself a glass of a favorite Virginia wine and follow Leahy as he tastes his way through Virginia wine country. Wine aficionados at all levels who want to know more about this emerging wine region will find Beyond Jefferson’s Vines to be indispensable.” – Warren Richard,www.VirginiaWineTime.com

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