Pippin Hill Auction: Sunset Wine Dinner for Eight

by Charlottesville29


Here is your chance to experience Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard like you never have before, while helping to feed the area’s hungry: The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions. Along with restaurants of The Charlottesville 29, Pippin Hill has created a once-in-a-lifetime experience for whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of Pippin Hill, the entire winning bid goes directly to the food bank. And, thanks to the efficiency of the food bank, each dollar donated creates four meals for the area’s hungry.

The Pippin Hill signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

Sunset Wine Dinner for Eight

The auction winner and seven guests will start their evening with a glass of Sparkling Blanc de Blanc in hand while enjoying a vineyard tour from Pippin Hill Vineyard Manager Brooks Hoover.

Next, the group will make their way through the gardens with Head Gardener and Certified Horticulturist Diane Burns, who will lead a tour of the kitchen garden’s planting beds, introduce the farm’s chickens and bee colony, and teach the group how Pippin Hill realizes its vision of a truly local farm-to-table experience.

After the garden tour, the group will enjoy a five-course wine dinner on the Reserve Room Veranda where Executive Chef Ian Rynecki and Vineyard Manager Brooks Hoover will offer an over-the-top feast with special reserve wine pairings, including some from Pippin Hill’s cellar, not otherwise available to the public.

Finally, to complete the experience, each guest will leave with one of Pippin Hill’s favorite award winning bottles of wine and a basket of goodies from the garden.

Note: The auction winner will schedule their experience on a Tuesday-Thursday that is mutually convenient for Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards.


Place your bids by email at charlottesville29@gmail.com. Public bidding ends on August 18, when all prior bidders in the auction for Pippin Hill will have a chance to bid again until the highest donation is reached, and a winner is declared. Regular updates of the leading bid will be posted below.

Current Bid: $2,500