January in Hunt Country

Dear Friends,

2024 is here and we feel two things: completely ready for the new year and already nostalgic for 2023. For the quickest ‘year in review’ you’ve ever read, here is what 2023 meant to us: getting to know new Hunt Country businesses and the people behind them, laughing, sweating and smiling through Volume 11 photoshoots, working with some of the most talented, creative and enthusiastic people we’ve ever met, and finally, seeing Volume 11 come to life at our December Launch Party. We can’t wait to see what 2024 will hold but for now, here’s a big cheers to all that was 2023!

Happy New Year!

In case you missed it…

Our Volume 11 Launch Party at RdV Vineyards was spectacular! Relive the night with us here and check out all of the small businesses in and around Hunt Country where you can pick up a copy of Volume 11 here.

Editor Nelina Loiselle and Assistant Editor Caroline Fout with Volume 11. Photo by Krysta Norman Photography.

New Years Eve at The Buttery
December 31st | Seatings at 5pm & 8pm | The Buttery | Details
Enjoy a glass of champagne and a decadent four-course menu prepared by Chef Steve, Sous Chef Karli & The Buttery Team. Take your evening to the next level with our celebratory wine pairings curated by Locke Store’s Wine Team!

NYE at Blue Rock
December 31st | The Blue Rock | Details
Join the Blue Rock for a delicious six course pairing menu for New Year’s Eve, make reservations here A.S.A.P.!

A stunning seafood dish at Blue Rock. Photography by Jen Chase.

New Years Week at Blue Rock
December 31st-January 14th | Blue Rock | Details
Ring in 2024 with an elegant four course dinner menu in the Restaurant available for reservations or a casual menu in the Tasting Room featuring Blue Rock’s signature BR burger and fried chicken, available for walk-ins!

Signature Experience at Stone Tower Winery
January 14th | 12pm-2pm | Stone Tower Winery | Details
The picturesque Stone Tower’s Signature Experience is the perfect afternoon for a first-time experience or a long-time fan. Hear thier history, explore behind the scenes, and enjoy a tasting of Estate wines alongside a cheese and charcuterie board.

A Red Fox in Virginia’s Hunt Country. Photo courtesy The Oak Spring Garden Foundation.

Winter Wildlife Walk
January 20th | 9am-12pm | The Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
Join the Oak Spring Biodiversity Conservation Team for a winter wildlife walk. The 700-acre property is known for its bird and animal diversity.The morning will consist of a walking tour across the Rokeby side of the property to observe and highlight notable biota, such as bird, mammal, and plant communities, and discuss ongoing projects and collaborations. Novice and seasoned wildlife watchers welcome.

Coffee with the Curator
January 27th | 10am-11:30am | The National Sporting Library & Museum | Details
Join Curator Colleen Yarger for coffee and refreshments as she chats about what’s currently going on in the gorgeous National Sporting Library and Museum. A visit to this historic establishment is a must for anyone visiting the Hunt Country area.


Dr. Carrie Walston of Winchester Acupuncture Clinic shot on location at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Photo by Gregorio Photography for TSG Hunt Country.

Winchester Acupuncture Clinic
Many people think of the month of January as a month of renewal, setting intentions and placing an emphasis on self-love. We believe that every month can highlight these themes and an appointment with Dr. Carrie Walston at Winchester Acupuncture Clinic will set you well on your way to feeling rejuvenated, pain free and more relaxed. Book your session and make it a monthly occurrence!

Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!