|Wedding at Castle Hill Cidery–on the lawn
Grapes have not always been the fruit of choice for farmers in the Charlottesville/Albemarle/Nelson County area. Central Virginia once was and still is known as apple country. Indeed, the Albemarle Pippin owes its name to the area in which it was so successfully grown for centuries—Albemarle County. Today the fruit is coming back into popularity, thanks to the nation’s love of American wines. Yes, there be apple wines in Virginia and the Albemarle Pippin makes for one of the best apple wines.
|Varieties of Pippin Apple
|Castle Hill Cidery–great place for your
wedding and reception!
Today, Thomas Walker’s home is the site of a cidery—Castle Hill Cidery. It is a grand place for a wedding with lots of lawns and other beautiful areas, and of course, orchards. And an added plus is that you can offer your guests several varieties of apple wine at the reception following. So consider historic Castle Hill Cidery as a venue for your wedding. To arrange for a visit and talk about your wedding plans, call Castle Hill’s director of events, Evelyn Keyes. Her contact information is 202.390.2323 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be worth your time, promise.