From field to fork in the Piedmont: restaurants, wineries, and family farms
A surprisingly excellent pinot noir leads our oenophile to Amherst’s Ankida Ridge Vineyards
It’s fantastic at the restaurants of the Piedmont. The Piedmont Virginian’s mini-guide to dining, restaurants, and field to fork destinations.
Photo at the Ashby Inn by Jaclyn Dyrholm
With the tried, true, and new: A tour of Merriewood
By Pam Kamphuis, photo by Bridget Bryant
Piedmont Craftsman Peter H. Miller has that Midas Touch
By Andrew Haley, photos courtesy of PH Miller Studio
A tour of local farms.
By Pete Pazmino. Photo courtesy of Crowfoot Farm, by Molly Peterson
Fighting to save Virginia’s flora from unwanted invaders.
By James Wilkinson, photo by Jaclyn Dyrholm.
The Piedmont Environmental Council’s John McCarthy.
By Paula Combs, photo courtesy of the Piedmont Environmental Council.
Revitalizing old-time skill sets. By Amy Fewell
… along Virginia’s Crooked Road.
By Glenda Booth, Photo: Whitetop Mountain Band by Gail Agett Cooler, Mountain Roads Recordings
Dave Frey and the festival that transformed the Virginia music scene. By Eric Wallace, Photo by Camden Littleton
Out of the Mouths of Dogs
By Tony Vanderwarker
American Roots Revue: Revelator Hill. Sunday, 5 p.m., Buchanan Hall, Upperville. Awe-inspiring master guitarist, vocalist, and frontman of Revelator Hill, Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world. He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker. After honing his craft…
The Byrne Gallery is proud to present Between Sea and Sky, a celebration of summer! This eight-week exhibition lasts through July and features paintings by four unique artists. There are beautiful ocean paintings in oil on linen by Gerald Hennesy, whose powerful waves and dune-scapes will make you long for the seaside. Abstract sea and…
First of all, the drive out to DuCard Winery is one of my favorite things to do on a weekend. From Warrenton, we take 211 West all the way to Sperryville, with stunning views of the Blue Ridge as you get out to Rappahannock County. Then south on 231, a smaller country road that parallels…
8th Annual Pasture Palooza. Thursday–Sunday, Berryville. What started as a backyard romp has morphed into Virginia’s premier grassroots festival. Unlike sprawling festivals with huge headliner acts, Pasture Palooza offers an authentic camping experience just a short stroll from all the music you can handle. Feel like taking a break from the festival to tube down…