We packed a lot in to just a day and half. We visited Monticello, and biked the Saunders-Monticello Trail which was really awesome and a bit challenging considering one way was completely uphill. We also did some shopping at the Charlottesville historic downtown mall, and ate at a great tapas restaurant.
A while back, an internet search of master-planned communities in the United States lead me to Bunduran Farm, a unique community that is built around a massive working farm. Home sites are currently being sold, and most are around 15-20 acres each. If you live there, you can have barns, horses, chickens...whatever you want...and all of the land to do so. Some of my freelance work has been for master-planned communities so I was really curious to see what this place was all about. Also Bunduran Farm was chosen to host the Southern Living 2015 Idea Home, and my husband and I wanted to take a tour pf the home and get some photos to spur ideas for his remodeling clients.
After taking the house tour, we happened upon a BEAUTIFUL winery just up the hill from the community. The view was amazing, the grounds immaculate, and both the tasting bar and event room had this fantastic rustic charm. I wanted to get married all over again just so I could have a huge party at this place. Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard is the sort of place I would love to open if I were rich because they serve farm-to-table fare, including items grown right there on the farm, and have large-scale events in addition to the tastings and wine production they do.
Some photos from the trip....