- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards: Pippin Hill was definitely a highlight of our trip to Charlottesville. This picturesque farm is surrounded by the romantic Blue Ridge Mountains and offers some of the best views in Virginia. It serves farm-to-table foods prepared by a gourmet chef, delicious wines, and a fantastic atmosphere. We spent five hours here, eating, sipping, and enjoying all that the grounds have to offer.
- Three Notch’d Sour House: As sour beer lovers, we were over the moon excited when we found out that one of Virginia’s best craft breweries opened up its very own sour house! Located on Grady Avenue, this taproom specializes in “sour, barrel-aged, and wild ales.” We highly recommend ordering a flight of beers to taste all the delicious concoctions that Three Notch’d has created.
Carter Mountain Orchard: Located just down the road from Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, Carter Mountain Orchard creates delicious and dry hard ciders. We stopped here and shared a cider tasting and it was by far, some of our favorite ciders in the world. Visitors to Carter Mountain Orchard can also talk a walk on the orchard and pick fresh apples during the fall months!
Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters: As coffee snobs, it takes a lot to impress us, but Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters served us some of the best Joe we’ve ever had! From their cortados to cappuccinos, every sip of coffee at Shenandoah Joe was heavenly. The coffee was so delicious that we even took a bag of beans home with us! When you visit, try their new Espresso Stout, a delicious collaboration with Three Notch’d Brewery.
Mudhouse Coffee Roasters: Located on the Downtown Mall, Mudhouse Coffee Roasters is consistently voted as the #1 coffee in Charlottesville. As a socially responsible coffee house, all of their beans are thoughtfully sourced in a sustainable manner. We highly recommend ordering their Nitro Iced Coffee on a warm spring day!