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Welcome to the Piedmont Virginian
Just west of Northern Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, lies the Piedmont: a beautiful oasis with mountain views, charming small towns steeped in a rich history, and quiet rural areas where traffic jams usually involve livestock or tractors.
The Piedmont’s storied past and vast beauty are celebrated by the artists, restaurants, winemakers, and others that occupy this amazing region—a place appreciated and revered by those who live here and those who visit.
The Piedmont Virginian Magazine, a richly produced quarterly journal of information and appreciation of this area’s nature, place, people, and ways of life, is a window into this world.
We strive to give voice to this special—even magical—place in the hopes that it remains so.
Please join us on this journey.
A Threshold Business Strives for the Mainstream
As the cannabis industry spreads in Virginia, Piedmont producers ponder the future.
A Mecca for Musicians Re-emerges
Castleton sings again-at last!
The 16th Annual Fall Art Tour in Rappahannock Comes Roaring Back
November 6-7, 2021
Loudoun ‘Growers’ overcome challenges through farming.
“Eventually, the bus stops coming, and then what?”
Outdoor Dining at its Peak
The Piedmont’s patios and terraces beckon during one of the year’s most beautiful seasons.
Easy Autumn Recipes
St. Margaret’s School Announces “Return to the River” Program
Offering holistic education on the banks of the Rappahannock
Summer Treat: Pina Colada Popsicles
Really, what could be more refreshing in the hot summer than a popsicle with an adult twist?
Summer Treat: Sangria Popsicles
Really, what could be more delicious in the summer than a popsicle with an adult twist?
“Spring is Nature’s Way of Saying Let’s Party!”
A garden stroll by Karla Jones Seidita
Saving Firefighter History
Fire trucks “Get into your Heart”
Sipping Back from the Pandemic
Checking in with some of the Piedmont’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries as they climb out of Covid
Off to the Races
The Art of Sam Robinson
People of the Piedmont: Marty Fair
“The music the guitars are capable of is what interests me the most.”
A Little “Cheerful” Goes a Long Way
More than décor, patrons of The Little Cheerful are treated to Watkins’ delicious home cooking and her solid gold heart of hospitality
Canine Security Staff
Livestock Guardian Dogs
Cake Bloom is a Celebration in Charlottesville
Flower adorned, all-natural, and undeniably cheery cakes made by owner Susan Sweeney.
Blue Door Kitchen
Fine Dining and First-Class Hospitality in Flint Hill
Flying Home Sweet Home
A Berryville couple creates artsy hand-crafted houses for our feathered friends
Unearthing History at Montpelier
Telling a more complete story
For a Cozy Night at Home
Salvaging and Creating
The Excitement of “Junk”
A Pie Can Save Your Life
Mom’s Apple Pie Company, where “Everything has to be yummy.”
A Tropical Oasis any Time of Year
Award-winning wine, chocolates, and tropical plants welcome guests to Glass House Winery
Mapping History with Eugene Scheel
Illustrating the Northern Piedmont’s Past and Present
Blue Whale Books
A Voluminous Historical Resource Thrives in the Piedmont
A Gift and A Responsibility
The Music of Andre Fox
Canine Blood Donations
People of the Piedmont: Sean Skinner
Sean Skinner, Custom Bike Builder
Georges Mill Farm is home to Sam and Molly Kroiz, eighth-generation Georges, and their popular farmstead cheese operation.
Two African American baseball greats born in the Piedmont
A Short Drive to a World Away
A world-class arts experience on a regional level.
Zoe Sumrall, Forest Technician, Virginia Department of Forestry
It’s been a memorable decade or two in the wine business…
Preservation of Loudoun County’s Historic Roads Takes Big Steps Forward
A powerful essay about longtime healing and refuge in Fauquier County by author James Reston, Jr.