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We love being party HQ’s for special celebrations, but we do not permit celebratory bachelorette, birthday or anniversary décor. This includes sashes, tiaras, inflatables, etc.

 

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Private Events

We host cocktail receptions and dinners for parties of 25 or more. Events take place in the Reserve Room or The Granary. Please inquire about availability and pricing. Private Event Director: 434-202-8063 or events@pippinhillfarm.com


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Upcoming Events at Pippin Hill
May 15

Chesapeake Bay Goes Gourmet Cooking Class

Wednesday, May 15th, 6-9 PM

The waters of the Chesapeake Bay are the nation’s largest and most biologically diverse estuary. In this class for sea-foodies, Chef Ian will share his favorite recipes and techniques for freshly-caught fish and shellfish from the Bay. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style, seafood dinner hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki. We are “pairing” each class with a featured wine. You will have your choice of 2 glasses of red or white wine that evening. Let us recommend the Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

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May 17

Featured Farmer Fridays with Elysium Honey Company

Friday, May 17th, 11-3pm

Each Friday, we host a mini farmers’ market on our Tasting Room Veranda with local farmers to showcase and sell their products. Here at Pippin Hill we believe sustainably grown food and wine not only taste better, but is better for you! Join us this Friday in welcoming Beekeeper Diego DeCorte from The Elysium Honey Company located in Batesville.

May 19

Live Music On The Hill: Tom Harbeck

Sunday, May 19th, 1-4 PM

Each Sunday, Pippin Hill features live music from local artists. Join us this Sunday to sip on a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful views while listening to local guitarist Tom Harbeck.

May 26

Live Music On The Hill: Paulien

Sunday, May 26th, 1-4 PM

Each Sunday, Pippin Hill features live music from local artists. Join us this Sunday to sip on a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful views while listening to jazz performed by Paulien, a Dutch native who lives in the US and sings the American Songbook in French.

May 31

Featured Farmer Friday with The Farm at Red Hill

Friday, May 31st, 11-3pm

Each Friday, we host a mini farmers’ market on our Tasting Room Veranda with local farmers to showcase and sell their products. Here at Pippin Hill we believe sustainably grown food and wine not only taste better, but is better for you! Join us every Friday to celebrate our local food and farmers. Join us this Friday in featuring Richard & Wendy of The Farm at Red Hill selling salsas, dips and spreads all made from locally sourced produce in the area.

Jun 07

Featured Farmer Friday with The French German

Friday, June 7th, 11-3pm

Each Friday, we host a mini farmers’ market on our Tasting Room Veranda with local farmers to showcase and sell their products. Here at Pippin Hill we believe sustainably grown food and wine not only taste better, but is better for you! Join us every Friday to celebrate our local food and farmers. Join us this Friday in featuring The French German selling fresh baked pies, jams and spreads all made from locally sourced produce in the area.

Jun 09

Live Music On The Hill: Ellie Jeanes

Sunday, June 9th, 1-4 PM

Each Sunday, Pippin Hill features live music from local artists. Join us this Sunday to sip on a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful views while listening to the local musician Ellie Jeanes on acoustic guitar, ukulele, and vocals.

Jun 12

Berries & Bubbles Cooking Class

Wednesday, June 12th, 6-9 PM

Celebrate the start of summer with fresh berries and bubbles! Just in time for the peak of strawberry season, you will learn how to incorporate sweet berries into a savory recipe using the strawberries from Pippin Hill’s on-site kitchen garden. During the hands-on demonstration, Chef Ian will discuss the best method to preserve fresh berries. Pair with a glass of bubbly and these recipes will be sure to keep you cool all summer long! We are “pairing” each class with a featured wine. You will have your choice of 2 glasses of red or white wine that evening. Let us recommend our Blanc de Blanc and Rosé. The cooking class is approximately 1-hour of hands-on cooking with focused instruction followed by a seated family-style dinner with Chef Ian Rynecki. Each attendee receives 2 drink tickets redeemable for your choice of select red or white Pippin Hill wine. Upon arrival, please check-in with the event manager who will give you your 2 drink tickets, the recipes to follow along, and an apron for the evening. Wines by the bottle are available for sale for you to take home. Wine club members receive $10 off their ticket price.

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Jun 14

Featured Farmer Friday with Blue Ridge Comb

Friday, June 14th, 11-3pm

Each Friday, we host a mini farmers’ market on our Tasting Room Veranda with local farmers to showcase and sell their products. Here at Pippin Hill we believe sustainably grown food and wine not only taste better, but is better for you! Join us every Friday to celebrate our local food and farmers. Join us this Friday in welcoming Fashaya from Blue Ridge Comb selling honey-based products!

Jun 14

Strawberry Wine Dinner

Friday, June 14th, 6:30-9:30 PM

Pippin Hill certified horticulturalist, Diane Burns, has proof that good things come in small packages. Consider her potent, petite Mara des Bois strawberries—ripe morsels of candy-like flavor. Burns first planted the woodland variety 2 years ago, growing them from bare root, and discovered Pippin Hill’s climate and soil make for a veritable berry bonanza. Besides their visual appeal and mouthwatering sweetness, the Mara des Bois produces fruit from early June (June’s Strawberry Full Moon is named for signaling traditional strawberry picking time) until the first frost, which means berries star on Chef Ian’s tasting menu all summer long.

Join us on June 14th for our Strawberry Moon Wine Dinner (featuring strawberries in every course) to taste for yourself why this little superstar berry garnered a feature in Southern Living. An evening of full moon and full flavor, not to be missed!

In addition to berries, Chef Ian Rynecki and his culinary team will be showcasing our produce from our Kitchen Garden, and winemaker Michael Shaps will pair these with his selections and present each wine.

Wine dinner is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be hosted indoors at Pippin Hill. Attire is smart casual.

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Jun 23

Live Music On The Hill: Randy Johnston & Jonah Kane-West

Sunday, June 23rd, 1-4 PM

Each Sunday, Pippin Hill features live music from local artists. Join us this Sunday to sip on a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful views while listening to Randy Johnson on guitar and vocals and Jonah Kane West on organ.

Jun 25

Cut Flower Workshop: Agritourism Series

Tuesday, June 25th, 11 AM - 2 PM

As part of our agritourism series, we are hosting our second annual Cut Flower Workshop at Pippin Hill. In anticipation of this workshop, Certified Horticulturist Diane Burns is expanding the flower beds and planting new varieties of flowers specifically for this event. Diane will show you how she plants and grows the flowers in a guided tour of the beds and the Kitchen Garden. Following the garden tour, we’ll gather on the Reserve Room for a hands-on workshop led by Jenny Hopkins from Big Arms Farm. She’ll teach participants tips on properly harvesting flowers, their post-harvesting handling and the basics of creating casual, farm-style arrangements using our local, sustainable flowers. You may recognize Jenny and her work – she is a regular on our Featured Farmer Fridays, where she offers “make your own bouquets” on the veranda in addition to her dried flower creations. Following the workshop, we’ll move our arrangements into the Reserve Room Veranda to star as our centerpieces for a farm-to-table luncheon featuring veggies from our Kitchen Garden prepared by Executive Chef Ian Rynecki. Our vineyard manager Brooks Hoover will pour the wine options and provide guests with an overview of the viticulture initiatives at Pippin Hill. Each guest will take home their cut floral arrangement. The event is rain or shine.

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Jun 28

Featured Farmer Fridays with Forrest Green Farms

Friday, June 28th, 11-3pm

Each Friday, we host a mini farmers’ market on our Tasting Room Veranda with local farmers to showcase and sell their products. Here at Pippin Hill we believe sustainably grown food and wine not only taste better, but is better for you! Join us every Friday to celebrate our local food and farmers. Join us this Friday in welcoming Forrest Green Farms selling all natural and locally grown herbal teas, dips, seasonings, and DIY kits. 

Jul 17

Shenandoah Summer Cooking Class

Wednesday, July 17th, 6-9 PM

This class is a celebration of the summer season. We’ll start the evening harvesting produce from our onsite Kitchen Garden for the evening’s menu. For the main course, Chef Ian will fire up the smoker for a gourmet grill-out. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style dinner hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki. And, stay for the sunset at exactly 8:36 pm that night. Trust us, it’s not officially a Shenandoah Summer without a Blue Ridge sunset! In the case of inclement weather, the class will be hosted indoors. We are “pairing” each class with a featured wine. You will have your choice of 2 glasses of red or white wine that evening. Let us recommend the Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier.

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Jul 21

Live Music On The Hill: Tom Harbeck

Sunday, July 21st, 1-4 PM

Each Sunday, Pippin Hill features live music from local artists. Join us this Sunday to sip on a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful views while listening to local guistarist Tom Harbeck.

Jul 23

Cut Flower Workshop: Agritourism Series

Tuesday, July 23rd, 11 AM - 2 PM

As part of our agritourism series, we are hosting our second annual Cut Flower Workshop at Pippin Hill. In anticipation of this workshop, Certified Horticulturist Diane Burns is expanding the flower beds and planting new varieties of flowers specifically for this event. Diane will show you how she plants and grows the flowers in a guided tour of the beds and the Kitchen Garden. Following the garden tour, we’ll gather on the Reserve Room for a hands-on workshop led by Jenny Hopkins from Big Arms Farm. She’ll teach participants tips on properly harvesting flowers, their post-harvesting handling and the basics of creating casual, farm-style arrangements using our local, sustainable flowers. You may recognize Jenny and her work – she is a regular on our Featured Farmer Fridays, where she offers “make your own bouquets” on the veranda in addition to her dried flower creations. Following the workshop, we’ll move our arrangements into the Reserve Room Veranda to star as our centerpieces for a farm-to-table luncheon featuring veggies from our Kitchen Garden prepared by Executive Chef Ian Rynecki. Our vineyard manager Brooks Hoover will pour the wine options and provide guests with an overview of the viticulture initiatives at Pippin Hill. Each guest will take home their cut floral arrangement. The event is rain or shine.

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Aug 14

Sangria & Ceviche Cooking Class

Wednesday, August 14th, 6-9 PM

Ceviche is a light and bright summer dish that won’t weigh you down in the heat. Chef Ian will teach you how to prepare this popular Latin American favorite. And, paired with sangria, it’s sure to be a festive and refreshing evening! You will learn how to make ceviche and two types of sangria – a citrus/white wine sangria and a stone-fruit/red wine sangria. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style dinner including a ceviche course and sangria toast hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki. We are “pairing” each class with a featured wine. For our Sangria, we’re featuring our Red Pump Red and Zero White.

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