Craft Winemaking at Pippin Hill Vineyard

Crafting the finest Virginia estate wines is our passion and our purpose. Pippin Hill is delighted to partner with Michael Shaps of Virginia Wineworks to oversee our boutique-scale production. After harvesting at their prime, our grapes go through “Custom Crush” processing—the initial crush, quality evaluation, stainless and French Oak barrel fermentation, blending, filtering and bottling.

Winetasting at Pippin Hill

What better way to appreciate wines and winemaking than to enjoy a glass here, where the grapes are grown. We offer reservations so that you can enjoy, learn about, and sip on our award-winning wines along with our food pairings menu. Enjoy our signature Sauvignon Blancs, crisp Blanc de Blancs, barrel fermented Chardonnays, Cabernet Francs and other varietals in our breathtaking setting.

Wine Tasting Experiences

Guided Wine Tasting & Tour

We offer an elevated and immersive guided wine tasting and tour experience. Upon arrival, one of our knowledgeable wine-enthusiasts will greet guests with a glass of bubbly and guide the group through the vines and gardens while sharing our viticulture story. Following this, groups will regroup at a tasting bar to continue the story by tasting everything from what’s aging in our barrels to our latest vintages. Your experience concludes with a selection of light snacks, picnic style, along with a blanket to use for seating on our lawn. Available Fridays-Sundays. Reservations required.

Wine Flights

No matter where you sit, our scenic Tasting Room, Veranda and Lawn offer spectacular views of the Blue Ridge perfect for enjoying our wine flights. Simply make your reservation or walk-in to sip in the sun and sample our winemakers current flight favorites. Available Tuesday through Sunday. No reservations required for Lawn Service, Reservations Recommended for Table Service.

Sustainable Viticulture

Pippin Hill is committed to protecting and preserving the rural agrarian health and beauty of our vineyard and farm environs. We proactively embrace and follow environmentally sound and supportive viticulture practices, minimizing chemical repellents and optimizing natural sprays to keep our vines productive and our land healthy.


“Terroir” in French winemaking terminology means the holistic interface of environment and earth. In other words, the elements and conditions in which wine is produced (elevation, sunlight, soil, topography, water, climate). Pippin Hill’s ideal terroir features a stable foundation of granitic pre-Cambrian formation, a deep groundwater aquifer and soils from two ancient and four alluvial fans.

Monticello Wine Trail

We at Pippin Hill tip our hat to TJ, “America’s first distinguished viticulturist.” And we are thrilled to have realized the dream that Mr. Jefferson never achieved—producing world-class wines in his native state. Pippin Hill is honored to be among 25 other vineyards and wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail here in the Birthplace of American Wine.

Explore the Wine Trail