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Meet the Team: Bronwyn Baumgardner

Next up for our "Meet the Team" blog series is our Community Relations & Event Sales, Bronwyn Baumgardner! Bronwyn joined our team in January 2017. She runs the social media accounts across all of our properties including Mount Ida Farm + Vineyard and The Farms of...

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The Farms of Turkey Run

For those of you that don't know, we have a neighborhood just down the road from the Tasting Room & Taphouse called The Farms of Turkey Run.  The Farms of Turkey Run offers a unique enclave of 40 private country estates, all 21+ acres. The parcels offer...

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Meet the Team: Stephanie Vogtman

Today we are continuing our "Meet the Team" blog series by introducing our Assistant Manager, Stephanie! Stephanie joined our team in November and has been working hard to get everything in place for the big opening day! Introducing...Stephanie! Where are you from? I...

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Meet the Team: Margaret Hatfield

To continue our “Meet the Team” blog series we are introducing our General Manager, Margaret Hatfield! She joined our team this February and has been working hard along with Nathan to build our menus! Introducing….Margaret! Where are you from? I was born in Richmond...

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2017 Rosé & 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bottling

Last week we moved away from bottling our white wines to darker hues with our 2017 Rosé and our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. Nothing says spring and summer sipping like a light rosé! Our 2017 vintage was made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, giving the wine their trademark...

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Meet the Team: Nathan Hatfield

To kick off our "Meet the Team" blog series we are starting off with our Executive Chef, Nathan Hatfield! Nathan and his wife, Margaret (who we will introduce next!), just moved to Charlottesville from the DC area. He joined our team this February. He is currently...

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Viognier & Moonlight White Blend Bottling

This week was our first bottling of the new year! While our 2017 reds will continue to age in barrels, our brighter white wines are nearing completion in their aging process. To kick off 2018, we have started with our Viognier and our Moonlight White Blend. 2017 was...

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NOW HIRING

We are so excited to announce that we are officially now hiring for front of house and kitchen staff! We have so many exciting plans for The Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve. If you are interested in joining the team and being a part of this exciting...

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Friendly Faces on the Farm

We took some time this week to stop by the barn to say hello to some our favorite friendly (and furry) faces on the farm! We have many animals on the farm including four purebred Anatolian Shepherds, four Clydesdales, a handful of gorgeous horses, and of...

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