|The reception hall at White Hall
Dear Engaged Couples-
|Table setting for wedding reception–White Hall
After my daughter’s boyfriend proposed a few years ago, she and I began making the rounds of local vineyards ( a difficult, dreary task, I know!) to find the right place at the right price for her and Adam’s wedding reception. All the vineyards we visited had scenic views to die for, happy to say. But we had other criteria. We were looking for a vineyard that was not too very distant from the church at which they would be saying their vows; that church was in Covesville, Virginia, that is, South of Charlotteville. Pippin Hill hadn’t been established yet, or that would definitely have been in the running. We also decided, somewhat late in the game, that we did not want to use onsite catering services. We crossed Veritas and King Family off our list even though we admitted they were fabulous venues. After much deliberation we decided on White Hall Vineyard, a picturesque site off Barracks Road, appropriately enough, in the town of White Hall. Yes, it is a good 30 minute trip from Covesville to White Hall, but besides the fact that White Hall allowed us to bring our own caterers, we liked its intimacy. The whole thing –tasting room and banquet hall is contained in one, very nicely decorated building. We also appreciated the fact that the staff was gracious and extremely solicitous. Phone calls were returned, e-mails answered in a timely fashion. I have such fond memories of the place, that my wine supplier of choice now is White Hall. I try to keep a case of White Hall wine in my basement at all times, to give as gifts, or to serve in my home for special occasions. My favorite White Hall wine, by the way is Gewürztraminer. And yes, I even know how to pronounce it!
|The happily married couple, with family
This past weekend I had the opportunity to officiate at a wedding at White Hall—FINALLY. It was as I remembered. Beautifully decorated. Wonderfully landscaped. Solicitous staff, and great wine. I have included some pics from last week’s function.
If you are interested in visiting, or doing a tasting, the address is WHITE HALL VINEYARDS; 5282 Sugar Ridge Road; Crozet, Virginia 22932. White Hall’s tasting room is open 11-5 Wednesday through Sunday.