Monday, June 13, 2011

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, Part 1

Back in January, I introduced you to a new vineyard that was being built 10 minutes south of Charlottesville called Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards. When we visited, it looked like this:



We've been following the construction via their Facebook page and finally got to visit for the first time this weekend. I took so many pictures that I have to break them up into groups. Today, I'm sharing exterior shots.

Tomorrow, I'll share pictures of the public spaces. On Wedding Wednesday, I'll take a short break and show you the most incredible bridal resource I have ever seen. If you or someone you know is getting married any time soon, you will want to check it out. It's amazing! Thursday, we'll return to Pippin Hill and I'll show you a beautiful, private space at the vineyard. Friday, I'll share two things in Pippin Hill that you've already seen if you are regular blog reader.

We drove right into a terrible thunderstorm as we left town, so our first glimpse of Pippin Hill wasn't the best...


Marc tried to let me out closer to the huge, barn doors, but the wind was so strong that I had to abandon the effort and get back in the car. We sat in the parking lot for about 10 minutes, which was how long it took the storm to pass (a good sign for us, just in case there's rain on our wedding day).


Before we got to the main building, we walked by the little plot of land where we'd be having our ceremony. Isn't the view amazing?


Now, the building. The long building straight ahead is the room for private parties and wedding receptions. Off in back is the tasting room.


Aren't those doors fantastic?


The covered veranda leads to the tasting room.


Along the veranda, there are a few of these larger serving stations.


I loved the high top tables on the veranda.




Hello!

There are beautiful, large lanterns hanging from every post...


...and comfortable furniture to relax in as well.


In front of the veranda, there were large, square, concrete pools with old fashioned pumps on them. They all fed into a little trough that ran along the ground. I imagine these will be functioning fountains at some point.


Our nephews are going to be fascinated with these, I just know it.




The views are wonderful. Off in the distance, we could see some cows walking towards their dinner down in a little valley and off ahead in the hills, we could see mist rising from the trees as the sun came back out.




I was a little sad that we didn't get to meet any other Pippin Hill couples. I know that at this point, there must be many more out there! Show yourselves! Let's have a group meet up at the vineyard sometimes this summer!


What do you think? It's quite different from the place we saw back in the winter, isn't it?
Come on back tomorrow for pictures from inside!
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7 comments:

  1. So pretty!  I think you picked a fabulous venue!

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  2. beautiful setting!!  You were brave to pick a spot that was in the midst of building but I know it will pay off!!  So exciting!

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  3. WOW, what a beautiful place! Really gorgeous!


    Camila Faria
    http://naomemandeflores.wordpress.com

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  4. Katrina SchlomannAugust 5, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Hey, you're only 1 town away! Great to find your blog and thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I worked in a small Interior Design shop in C'ville just before I moved to Richmond. Loved it there! I saw at the top of your blog that you have a shop too?? Wondering if I have ever seen it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. This place looks amazing.  When I first saw your photos of the building in my reader, I did a double-take because they looked so perfect I thought they might be computer-rendered images of the proposed architecture!
    Also, I think that first photo of the winery sign in the pouring rain is perfection.

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  6. Oh my gosh - Pippin is looking sooooo great! You definitely chose a beautiful venue, Jeannine. We're SO excited to shoot a wedding there this coming weekend and even more so after seeing your pics!! Cheers....anne&bill

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  7. This place is gorgeous!!  And how amazing for a wedding - Congrats!!  I think I'll be visiting it on my next wine tour!

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