Do you hear what I hear? The holidays are officially here!
It’s time to officially raise your glass and toast to all of this years milestones.
With this time of year comes all of the celebrations, and if you’re anything like us… nothing excites us more than a good party! If it’s your turn to host this year, we’ve got your back. From our table to yours, we’re giving you 5 tips to put a glamorous spin on your holiday season.
#1 Set the mood with a festive tablescape.
The table is the center of your home and where your family and friends gather to celebrate, nourish your bodies and create memories- why not make it inviting and fun? Embrace the seasons bounty in your decor. We’re talking about pine cones and evergreens. Add a fun linen to give texture to the table
#2 Go for the gold!
Adorn your table with all your favorite seasonal colors. Think of the traditional red and green, then give your table some elegance by adding in hints of gold. We are loving the gold chargers and holiday plates, the glittery ornaments and accent tea light candles. Get creative, the possibilities are endless!
#3 Dress up your cocktails.
It can be as simple as adding a ribbon to the base of your wine glass or displaying your wine bottles in a fun chiller. Nothing says cozy cocktail like cinnamon, so add a stick to your favorite cider along with a lemon slice. Pull out those wine glasses and champagne flutes that you never use. Wow your guests with a bar setup as fun as your tablescape!
#4 Did someone say cocktail?
It’s not a party without a signature drink! We’re obviously incorporating our favorite wines as much as possible. White wine spritzers with fun garnishes and mulled wine are the perfect addition to your spread. The mulled wine will also have your home smelling marvelous! Greet your guests upon their arrival with a house drink to set the relaxed vibe and mood.
#5 Spice up your sweets.
A well rounded meal always ends with dessert. There is nothing better that pairs with a night-cap like a yummy sweet treat. Enjoy all the classics such as pie, cobbler, cookies and truffles. We are pairing our desert with wine, of course!
How are you going to glam up your holiday season this year?
Share your photos with us #GlamUpYourGiving!
Meet Great Country Farms, our sister property located right at the bottom of the hill from the vineyard! The farm is owned and operated by the Zurschmeide family who has been farming in Loudoun County since the 1970s.
In 1993, the second generation of Zurschmeides decided to create a farm where families and friends could come experience and enjoy farm life for everything it has to offer…and that is how Great Country Farms was born (well, that’s the short of it).
Today, the farm is very much involved in the Loudoun community, offering a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program where farm fresh produce is available to its members each week. And they grow just about everything! You can even come out for U-Pick each season to pick your very own fruits and vegetables.
Here’s a quick breakdown season by season:
Spring: strawberries, cherries, and black raspberries
Summer: blueberries, plums, peaches, blackberries, and potatoes.
Fall: apples, concord grapes, pumpkins, spinach, kale, and broccoli
Now, farming isn’t the only thing that keeps the Zurschmeide family is busy. Festivals, birthday parties, corporate picnics, and weddings are always happening throughout the year.
One of the huge festivals coming up is the Peach Fuzztival, August 4th-6th! Great Country Farms, Bluemont Vineyard, and Dirt Farm Brewing all celebrate peach-picking season with peach inspired food and drinks.
We are excited to have you out this Friday for Grilled Peaches & Goat Cheese! We’re sneaking in two farmers this week and featuring George’s Mill Farm as well!
For the latest updates from Great Country Farms, sign up to get their u-pick alerts on their website!
We are proud to be a part of the Artisan Trail in Loudoun County! There are almost 20 different trails all over Virginia, and the trails highlight the Agri-Aristans/Farms, Artisan Studies, Art, Restaurants, and Lodging. The official title of the Loudoun County trail is currently in the voting process, but hopefully it will be announced soon!
To see what upcoming events we have going on in the tasting room to help grow and develop the artisan trial, click here!
Check out the Artisans Center of Virginia website for more information about the trails.
Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks in the valley! With the best view in Loudoun, we are able to enjoy over a dozen firework displays that are put on across the county. You can even see a tiny glimpse of the Washington D.C. firework show!
We’re open from 11:00am-9:30pm (or until the firework shows are complete), and we’ll be serving a special 4th of July food menu, and of course our summer wine slushies! More details to come.
No reservations necessary, just come enjoy Independence Day with us!
Sunday, May 14th 2017
Seatings are available at the following times –
11:00am, 11:15am, 2:00pm, and 2:15pm!
We’re celebrating Mom with a rustic spin on a traditional English Tea! We invite you, your family, and friends to take part in a memorable afternoon tea experience at our private event space, The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard.
Come enjoy a selection of sandwiches and sweets artfully crafted by Savoir Fare Limited, accompanied by bottomless tea locally blended from the tea experts at Dominion Tea. And it wouldn’t be a Bluemont Vineyard event without wine, so you will start your seating with a sparkling aperitif and savor a glass of wine. We invite to to stay and relax on our outdoor lawn at The Stable following your reservation to enjoy an additional glass or bottle of wine.
~ Menu: ~
- Classic Cucumber Dill Sandwiches
- Pimento Cheese Ribbon Squares
- Deviled Ham Triangles
- Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels
- Creamy Crab Phyllo Bites
- Traditional Scones with cream and jam
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Lemon Bars
- Tea Cookies
- Bottomless Pot of Tea
- 1 Glass of Wine per guest (Additional Bottles Available for Purchase)
Tickets are $49.00/person.
Children between the ages of 6-12 are welcome to join at a discounted ticket price of $35.00. Tickets for children can be purchased here.
Space is limited, so reserve your tickets here today! Tickets are nonrefundable.
Q & A:
Where is The Stable? The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard is our private event and wedding space just below the tasting room. The address is 18755 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135. As you come up the hill to the tasting room, the entrance is on your right just before the road curves to the right.
How do I make sure my group is seated together? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of guests in your party and you will be seated at the same table.
How long will the tea last? The reservation will be capped at 90 minutes in order to accommodate groups coming at other time slots, and then we invite you to stay and enjoy additional glasses or bottles of wine on our outdoor lawn at The Stable for the rest of the afternoon.
Are children allowed? Yes, children are welcome as long as they are under adult supervision. Tickets for children are $35 and we will offer water and soda in place of wine.
HOW TO SCORE WITH WINE & FOOD THIS SUPER BOWL!
Super Bowl LI is right around the corner. As you start to make your shopping list for delicious appetizers, I’m sure you’ve thought of all the classics…pigs in a blanket, hot wings, nachos, buffalo chicken dip, potato chips, and more! We’re here to help you amp up your Super Bowl spread with the ultimate Super Bowl wine and food pairings. Find your favorite bites and see which wine goes best! We’ve even given you a white wine and a red wine pairing so there is something for every palate.
1. Hot Wings/Buffalo Chicken Dip
These two hot and spicy dishes will light your tastebuds on fire! You need a sweet white and a light-bodied red to alleviate the heat. Our wine picks: Vidal Blanc and Farm Table Red.
2. Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket are the perfect finger food that are bound to be a huge crowd pleaser. The warm, doughy croissant wrapped around the savory sausage pairs well with our two flagship wines: Farm Table White and Farm Table Red
3. Nachos/7 Layer Dip
Nachos with meat, cheese, and beans or 7-layer dip will turn your Super Bowl gathering into a fiesta. Classic 7-layer dip includes: refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheddar cheese, black olives, and ground beef (jalapeño chiles can be added if you want to spice it up. Our wine picks: Albariño and Cabernet Franc.
4. Spinach & Artichoke Dip
This creamy dip is a combination of spinach, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic, and can be served with tortilla chips, pita chips, or carrots/celery sticks. Our wine picks: Petit Manseng and Farm Table Red.
In my opinion, pizza pairs with every varietal of wine, but if you really want to make sure you are pairing like a pro, pair your chees pizza with Farm Table White and your meat pizza with Meritage.
Well, now that we’ve given you everything you need to put together the perfect Super Bowl shopping list, you can start deciding which appetizers you want to make and wine you need to stock up on. If you’re like the majority of the football fans out there, you won’t be able to pick just one and you’ll have ‘em all!
Enjoy your Super Bowl LI party!
Now that Halloween has passed, you are probably finding yourself with piles of candy laying around the house. What better way to enjoy Halloween candy than with wine?! We’ve paired our wine with your top 9 candy favorites. Grab your candy…grab your wine…invite your friends…and dive in! Cheers!
Looking for something to do this weekend?! We’ve got your weekend plans covered in Bluemont, and also some insider tips so you can spend your day like a local! Check out our blog post: 10 Ways to Maximize Your Day at Bluemont!
Starting May 6, 2016, we are welcoming local food trucks for our summer sunset Friday hours. The tasting room will be open until 8pm starting May 6th. Our first food truck of the season is Saffron Gourmet Truck – culinary experience on wheels, featuring Chef Sebastian Oveysi’s all organic cuisine, including free-range meat & wild caught fish.
Join us for Food Truck Fridays all summer long!