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Pippin Hill Laura Matheny

What’s your role at Pippin Hill?
I am the Senior Server at Pippin Hill.  I have had the pleasure of leading our talented tasting room staff since I joined the team in 2012. I have a variety of daily jobs around Pippin to ensure the tasting room runs smoothly for our guests and staff. Serving items from our unique menu, allowing guests to experience our variety of wines through tastings and setting an example of impeccable customer service are key to fulfilling my job as Senior Server.

Laura Matheny Pippin Hill

How did you make your way into the hospitality industry?
Being that both of my parents are incredible chef’s that trained at The Culinary Institute of America, the food and hospitality industry came naturally to me from a young age. One of my fondest memories as a child was waking up on the weekends to make fresh homemade popovers with my dad. My mom and I also love making homemade hollandaise sauce to top the best Eggs Benedict in town! They are always educating and challenging me which really cultured me as a young adult and into my career at Pippin today.

Laura Matheny Server Pippin Hill

What is your favorite food and wine pairing at Pippin Hill?
My favorite pairing that we have ever had at Pippin Hill is the Soft Shell Crab BLT with a glass of the Viognier. My favorite on our current menu is the savory Grilled Snapper paired with with our crisp Chardonnay. The Grilled Carolina Snapper is served with charred broccoli, Spanish almonds, marinated cucumbers, and crème fraîche. The combination of all these ingredients make for a seriously mouth-watering dish. I love to pair it with the slightly-oaked Chardonnay since the dryness allows for a mild wine pairing. This is definitely the combination to try!

What’s your favorite part about working at Pippin Hill?
I have been at Pippin Hill for just over 2 years now. My husband and I have built a home right down the road from Pippin. Bu,t not only do I live down the road, I have found a job that suits me. As do most of our guests, I visited for a tasting and ended up staying the entire day. I knew from there that I loved everything about Pippin Hill, from the relaxed environment to the helpful and attentive staff.

laura matheny pippin hill

What do you enjoy during in your free time?
When I’m not at Pippin you can find me at home with my husband and two sweet pups, Sadie and Allie. I am also a Co-Owner and Makeup Artist at First Look Artistry, a unique beauty company providing hair and makeup services for a variety of clientele. I am grateful for all the opportunities I have been presented within these two industries.

Join us for Food & Wine Pairings at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
www.pippinhillfarm.com | 434.202.8063

Tasting Room Photography by Andrea Hubbell
Family photography provided by Laura Matheny.

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