Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Pippin Hill Farm is Charlottesville's newest and most comprehensive boutique winery & vineyard, created in an authentic environment that is distinguished by a sustainable viticulture program, purpose-designed event venues, and landscaped gardens and courtyards overlooking a pristine valley. The art of entertaining characterizes our event's design expertise, cuisine, and services offering professional capabilities to handle major weddings as well as private family celebrations. With a sweeping panorama and foundations rooted in the past, Pippin Hill Farm reflects its Virginia agrarian essence while offering a fresh interpretation of the classic winery. It is envisioned as a collaboration of artisans - winemakers, local farm producers, artists, and event designers. Pippin Hill Farm features a unique blend of wine tasting and entertaining experiences, designed to enable you to 'come home' for your special day.
Located outside Charlottesville, just minutes from the University of Virginia.
- A unique blend of wine tasting and entertaining experiences.
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Lynn & Dean have a breadth of experience in the hospitality and event businesses. They have brought their talents together to conceive, design and direct unique luxury operations - wineries, event venues, boutique hotels and bespoke level event management.
Dean has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry with a background in international hotel operations and development. He was the senior operating officer for Orient-Express Hotels, Ltd. In this role, he acquired, repositioned and operated hotels, resorts and restaurants including properties in the US, Caribbean, French Polynesia and Mexico.
Lynn, as the founder of Easton Events, has built one of the East Coast's leading event planning and design companies. A celebrated planner focused on creating classic, timeless designed events and weddings, Lynn has been selected as one of "The 10 Most Inspiring People" by the Knot Magazine. Her work has been widely published including Martha Stewart, Town & Country, The Knot, Southern Weddings and Southern Living Weddings.
Partner - Virginia Wineworks
Michael Shaps is the founder of Virginia Wineworks. He has been making wine for 18 years, the past fourteen in Virginia and Meursault, France. In Virginia, Michael was the winemaker at Jefferson Vineyards for 6 years before leaving to start his winery-consulting firm and to produce wines under the Michael Shaps label. The Michael Shaps award winning wines have been recognized by several regional and national publications as some of the best wines made in Virginia.
Vineyard Consultant Chris Hill has over 30 years of experience in the vineyard and wine industry. Mr. Hill is experienced in all phases of vineyard establishment and management and is a well-known figure in the Virginia vineyard and wine industry, where he has served on the Board of Virginia Vineyard and Winery Associations.
Chef Scatena graduated with Head Chef honors from the Culinary Institute of Florence, Italy. She completed her apprenticeship under Chef Melissa Close at Barboursville Vineyard's Palladio restaurant in Virginia. Most recently, she worked as Chef de Cuisine at Keswick Hall, where Chef Craig Hartman was her mentor. During her tenure, Keswick was awarded the #1 Small Resort in America by Conde Nast Traveler, and was named #1 Hotel in North America for Food by the same publication.