The Thursday of Fourth of July weekend, I traveled down to Charlottesville with fellow blogger BAC and a couple other girl friends for a quick girls’ getaway and I finally have a picture heavy recap for you.
We started off immediately upon arriving in town with a delicious dinner at Red Pump Kitchen on the Downtown Mall where we indulged in expertly crafted cocktails and thoughtful dishes. I had the ricotta, smoky bacon, garlic, and arugula pizza which was amazing.
We crashed right after dinner at the Oakhurst Inn, which I am absolutely going to keep on my radar when I head down to C’ville for football weekends this fall. The inn is comprised of several buildings originally built as boarding houses in the 1920’s and it has a homey, but contemporary feel. No detail was forgotten in renovating the buildings and there are special touches around every corner. Breakfast the next morning at the Oakhurst Inn Cafe was local, a little bit Southern, and perfectly filling. My dish was as gorgeous as it was delectable, so of course it already made an appearance on my Instagram.
After brunch, the eating our way through Charlottesville continued, and we headed up to Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. I had no idea what was awaiting us as I expected a standard wine tasting. Instead it was a farm to table feast with a stunning backdrop and some of the best wine I’ve tasted in Virginia. I finally understand what all the fuss is about when people talk about Pippin Hill as their favorite vineyard.
With a few bottles of wine to go, we left Charlottesville in all of its misty, cloudy beauty and hit the road to Virginia Beach to finish out the Fourth of July weekend. But you can rest assured that all of these places will become regulars in my itinerary anytime I head down 29 South.