Immediately upon laying eyes on Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, I fell in love. I had heard amazing things about Pippin from friends and could not wait to visit. My best friend of 17 years was coming to visit and so I knew it would be a special place to take her.
As you drive up the hill, you can see the beautiful vineyards. Then, as you enter the winery, you walk through a path of hydrangeas. The view of the valley is breathtaking. I felt like I could spend hours here just hanging out. They have a nice area where you can sit outside and eat, however, there can be a long wait to sit out here. There are also hightop tables that are first come first serve and many tables inside. You can also ask any of the staff for a blanket and buy a bottle to sit out on the grass and take in the scenery. At Pippin Hill, you are not able to bring a picnic as they have many food options. They have a reputation for their delicious food, so if you're hungry this is a solid place to go for your food-wine fix.
There are two different wine tastings to choose from, a selections of mainly whites (5 for $10) or mainly reds (4 for $12). This is definitely pricier than other wineries, but so worth it for the views. My personal favorites include the Rosé and the Viognier.
Pro tip: If going on a Saturday, go first thing in the morning when they open. We arrived at 11:10am and there were already a good amount of people there but it was very crowded by 11:45 am. You could also beat the crowds by going on a Friday evening or Sunday instead.
Sarah, wine enthusiastic and globetrotter, currently exploring Virginia one winery at a time.