With December days upon us, we transition into a quieter time of year on the mountainside. However, for those who have celebrated the holiday season and Lighting of the Vines with us in the past, you know all too well that it won’t be too quiet around here! Experiences, events and extensive festivities offered are offered at Bluemont Vineyard, Henway Hard Cider, Great Country Farms and Dirt Farm Brewing all season long.
Heading to Bluemont for a Saturday this holiday season? We’ve got the perfect day planned for you and the family!
Henway Hard Cider
Start the day by heading out to the charming town of Bluemont, Virginia, arriving at Henway Hard Cider for your noon reservation for PJs & Pancakes. Enjoy a uniquely curated pancake breakfast board which includes all-you-can eat-pancakes and a variety of artisan toppings.
During brunch, be sure to try our special hot chocolate board, a perfect beverage choice to go with your pancakes or indulge in our cider mimosas for a little breakfast bubbly! This event is a fan favorite year over year, and sure to delight the entire family.
Great Country Farms
Afterwards, burn off that post brunch energy with the kids at Great Country Farms! New this year, Great Country Farms will be open daily this December 1 through December 19th. Enjoy visiting with the goats in their winter coats and romping around the play area before visiting.
After, enjoy an afternoon Jingle and Mingle with Santa , who will be making appearances on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December. Knead It Bakery has holiday treats, including pies, apple cider donuts and holiday cookies.
Dirt Farm Brewing
Prior to heading to Bluemont Vineyard for the evening spectacle, trek the mountain to Dirt Farm Brewing. Enjoy their seasonal release of Bourbon Barrel Barleywine and majestic winter views, while taking in the sunset over the beautiful Loudoun Valley. The magic of Lighting of the Vines begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. at Bluemont Vineyard. Don’t be late for your reservation or miss a minute of it!
Head over to Bluemont Vineyard a bit early to check in with the host for your Harvest Room Reservation. If you don’t have a reservation, find a spot on our patio (no reservations necessary!).
Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle and fare from the Bluemont Kitchen. Soak in the festive atmosphere before the beloved illumination celebration, returning for its third year this season. Around 5:20 p.m., step outside to witness the magical moment! The mountainside twinkles with over 15,000 bright white holiday lights across 10,000 grape vines.
For those seeking an elegant VIP holiday experience, reserve your spot at The Stable. We recommend a reservation for the Lighting of the Vines Chef’s Table four-course dinner experience.
We guarantee a December to remember here in Bluemont this festive season. Enjoy a season full of sweet memories, indulgent treats and craft libations! Our family farm looks forward to welcoming you and yours to spread the holiday cheer with us!