April in Hunt Country

Dear Friends,

Spring is here! This month, it seems as though Hunt Country is celebrating all things flora, fauna, and wine! Yep, you heard us. There are wine tastings and dinners galore this month. Your calendars will be full and your palettes will be delighted. Enjoy the blooms, hope for some more sun, and enjoy all that Hunt Country has to offer.


Supper Club with The Kitchen Fairy
Asha Clare of The Kitchen Fairy has a brand new offering! From Asha: “Are you a woman with a creative or entrepreneurial spirit residing in Hunt Country, Virginia? Do you want to forge more intentional connections within your community? Does cooking, hosting and “breaking bread” with fellow gastronomes bring you joy? Are you able to commit to joining the supper club once a month? If you answered yes to these questions, you would be a great fit for the supper club! If you’re interested in joining the club or have any questions, please reach out via email to [email protected]. I’d love to hear a little bit about you, and your interest in the supper club. Members will be selected and contacted with details of membership by the second week in April.” The first gathering will be on Thursday, April 25th , from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Upperville Garden Club Daffodil Show
April 2nd | 2-5pm | Buchanan Hall | Details
Join the Upperville Garden Club for the 59th Annual Daffodil Show at Buchanan Hall! Marvel at all of the many different and beautiful varieties of daffodils. This event is free for all. Food and beverages will be provided to all exhibitors and spectators.

Wine at RdV Vineyards. Photo by Krysta Norman Photography.

Blue Rock Wine Dinner at RdV Vineyards
April 4th | 6pm | RdV Vineyards | Tickets
Join Blue Rock at RdV Vineyards on April 4th for a fabulous wine dinner with RdV’s head winemaker, Josh Grainer! They’ll be pouring a few of RdV’s wines including a back vintage wine and pairing each wine with a different dish. Due to the scarcity of these wines, seats will be limited. Reserve ASAP to guarantee your tickets!

First Saturday Wine Tasting
April 6th | 12-2pm | The Buttery | Tickets
Mark Longsworth from Salveto Imports will be pouring a selection of wines at The Buttery!

The Hill School Sporting Clays Invitational
April 7th | Details
Join the Hill School Alumni Association to benefit children throughout the Hunt Country community! Tickets are $150 per individual, which includes breakfast/lunch from Sexi Mexi and prizes.

CoolMonth Open House at Cool Contours
April 6th | Cool Contours | Details
Head to Cool Contours for their CoolMonth Open House on Saturday for exclusive deals and demos for CoolSculpting Elite and CoolTone. You can call or email their Arlington location to book a free consultation that day at 571.513.7335 or email [email protected]

Poetry Workshop at Oak Spring Garden Foundation
April 13th | 9am-12pm | Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
Learn from award winning poet L. Rene in this generative workshop, “Tending to our Tenderness”. Discover craft elements and strategies to write about these definitions by reading model poems, and generate new poems from writing prompts.

Thomas Jefferson Birthday Celebration
April 14th | 5-9pm | Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
Join the Oak Spring Garden Foundation for a special evening as you gather around the table and celebrate the birth of Thomas Jefferson. The evening begins with an illustrated lecture on Thomas Jefferson led by Peter Hatch in the Oak Spring Library. Guests will then enjoy a brief stroll through the formal garden to the main dining room of the Mellon residence for a meal researched and created by Chef Jason Neve.

Horses race to the finish at The Middleburg Spring Races. Photo by Middleburg Photo.

The Middleburg Spring Races
April 20th | 11am-4pm | Glenwood Park Racecourse | Details
Book your tickets for an iconic Middleburg springtime tradition! The Middleburg Spring Races is the perfect setting for tailgates with friends and watching horses race across Virginia’s beautiful countryside.

Mrs. Mellon’s Spring Garden: A Special Evening Preview
April 24th | 5:30-7:30pm | Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
The Oak Spring Garden Foundation cordially invites you to join them for an elegant evening preview of Mrs. Mellon’s spring garden. Guests will enjoy music as they stroll through Mrs. Mellon’s stunning walled garden and greenhouse. Light bites, beer, wine and a signature spring inspired cocktail will be provided by Chef Jason Neve. Cocktail attire is recommended but please keep in mind that this event will be outdoors and we encourage guests to plan accordingly.

A stunning spring garden. Photo courtesy Historic Garden Week.

Virginia’s Historic Garden Week
April 20th-27th | Details
For one week in April, visitors will tour inspired private landscapes, public gardens and historic sites across Virginia, enjoying our beautiful state at the peak of spring. In addition, more than 1,000 world-class floral arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members will enhance tour properties. This beloved statewide event will include unique tours organized and hosted by 48 member clubs located from the foothills of the Shenandoah Valley all the way to the beaches of Tidewater.

Cristom Vineyards Masterclass with Daniel Estrin
April 24th | 6:30pm | The Buttery | Details
Daniel Estrin is the Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Cristom Vineyards, located in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Daniel has decades of experience in wine and will be at The Buttery to share his expertise on Cristom’s biodynamic winemaking process. Guests will taste through several wines from Cristom’s incredible portfolio. Small bites included. 10% off wine purchased from this event.


Wine options at The Town Duck are endless! Photo courtesy Town Duck.

The Town Duck
In the spirit of all things wine this month, we bring you this delicious masterpiece from Greece, available at The Town Duck! Jeanne-Marie has outdone herself with this carefully curated selection of wine, perfect for the balmy spring days ahead. Head to the Duck to pick some up, and ask Jeanne-Marie for the best pairing options while you’re at it! She has some yummy things in store.


Cool Contours
April is CoolMonth at Cool Contours! They will be offering CoolSculpting and CoolTone deals all month long.

Trumps Electrical Service
Any new clients who schedule work with Trump’s Electrical Service for the month of April will receive a 10% discount! Call: 540.338.2245.

Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!