Vintage Piedmont unites a grandiose group of family wineries, each cozily sprawled within a 15-mile distance of the others. Ernest oenophiles can mosey among them at their own pace, ensuring no one exhausts their seeing-eye elephant. Barrel Oak Winery boasts a pastoral setting, 20 acres of vines, and a BowHaus white that blends vidal blanc, sauvignon, viognier, and more for a bright flavor ($24). At Philip Carter Winery, the 2009 chardonnay intermixes lemon zest, a vanilla bouquet, and pear notes ($24). Desert Rose Ranch & Winery sustains an unpretentious atmosphere, unlike snobbish grape groups for third cousins of royalty. Varietals include the Hitch Hollow chardonnay aged in French oak barrels, or the Sparky, a European-style rosé. Rappahannock Cellars and Hume Vineyards regale taste buds with delectable drinks from locally grown grapes. At each libation station, take home two commemorative wine glasses and receive 10% off bottles of wine.
Shelley Miller Photography at The Studio conjures up beautiful, artistic portraits of clients within a professional studio space. With today’s deal each photo shoot, lasting up to one hour, will take place at The Studio in the Valley, a fully equipped picture palace ideal for staging the perfect family portrait or poignant memento of a beloved moustache. On a second visit after shoots, photos are projected onto the wall, allowing photographees to pick and choose their favorite shots. Customers can tote along an image of the space in which they plan to hang the picture and view the portrait in the context of its future home, helping them to get an idea of how it will look hanging in a cozy living room or as-yet-impersonal panic room. All photos are compiled into a digital slideshow for easy online viewing. Sessions can be upgraded to an on-site shoot for an additional $100.
Cascade Management provides homes and offices with integral maintenance services to keep them looking good and running smoothly. The property professionals accomplish tasks big and small, from janitorial work to junk removal and landscaping. They also share their expertise via consulting services for businesses looking to go green or expand their client bases.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Since 1998, Old Town Stained Glass's resident silica specialists have been crafting custom glass artworks for local churches and businesses while sharing their skills with the public through a full schedule of glass art classes. All-inclusive crash courses in glasswork guide students through the process of blowing color-flecked baubles, spangling home décor with vibrant mosaics, and cutting and soldering fragments into elaborate stained-glass panes. The shop also stocks a full complement of glassworking supplies and handblown trinkets to satisfy any gift giver, artist, or disrobed message in a bottle that wanders by.