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Apple Picking and Autumn Picnic

With the end of summer and the start of the beautiful season of autumn, it's time to start planning our annual apple picking event followed by an outdoor picnic, where the beautiful landscape and rolling vineyard views of our chosen winery and cidery will be reminiscence of Tuscany.

Apple picking
Apple picking
Lets enjoy autumn with its gorgeous weather and changing leaves before winter is here again, with a trip to an orchard followed by a visit to a nearby winery and cidery in Delaplane Virginia.

Apple Picking at Stribling Orchard

We will start our morning at Stribling Orchard where the apples are ripe and waiting to be picked against the backdrop of beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Apple picking at Stribling Orchard
Apple picking at Stribling Orchard
The orchard offers a variety of apples and a easy fun picking process, where we will be given descriptions of the types of apples and maps of the orchard, circling the areas that are currently ripe for picking. As the apple season goes on, the picking areas and varieties vary from month to month.

Each person only pays for the apples that they pick, besides you also have the option of purchasing other items like cider and seasonal produce from the farm store.

Picnic at Miracle Valley Vineyard and Cobbler Mountain Cellars

After picking apples, we will head over to Miracle Valley Vineyard, about a 7 mile drive from the orchard, where we will picnic in a very scenic picturesque setting while enjoying a beautiful autumn day.

Miracle Valley Vineyard property has been a cattle ranch from the time of the early American Revolution, through the Civil War, all the way up to the late 1980s. The old farm house was converted into the tasting room, one of the old stables was converted into the wine processing facilities and an old barn still stands as winery equipment storage in the rear of the farm.

Autumn picnic
Autumn picnic
Please feel free to bring your own picnic or you can snack on light snacks available in the winery tasting room. The winery also has live music on Saturday afternoons.

Farm dog at Cobbler Mountain Cellars
Farm dog at Cobbler Mountain Cellars
After Miracle Valley Vineyard, we will head over to Cobbler Mountain Cellars which is about 3 miles from the vineyard.

At Cobbler Mountain Cellars we have the option of either tasting their wines or cider or both, while taking in the views of the vineyard against the backdrop of a beautiful mountain range.

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Description: Apple picking and an autumn picnic to welcome the beautiful season of autumn.

Date/Time: Saturday September 28, 2019 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission: Free / Grapes & Grains members must RSVP

Tentative Schedule

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Stribling Orchard
11587 Poverty Hollow Lane Markham, Virginia 22643

Google Map for Stribling Orchard

12:45 pm - 3:30 pm - Miracle Valley Vineyard
3661 Double J Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144 or (3841 Cobbler Mountain Road for older maps)

Google Map for Miracle Valley Vineyard

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Cobbler Mountain Cellars
5909 Long Fall Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144

Google Map for Cobbler Mountain Cellars

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