In 40 years, Hinnant Family Vineyards has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into succulent wines, some as old as the vineyard itself. While the wines are the specialty, the team also opens its gate to visitors seeking to learn about winemaking, picnic on the wraparound porch, celebrate their weddings, or attend a summer music festival.
Check out Lexington's Childress Vineyards.
Childress Vineyards is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Childress Vineyards will ensure that it is delicious.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Childress Vineyards, a local restaurant.
For those who travel by bike, Childress Vineyards offers bike racks for diners.
Childress Vineyards is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Find some fast American favorites at Foothills Brewing.
Diet schmiet! Catch a break from low-fat fare at Foothills Brewing, where low-fat options aren t an option.
The bar at Foothills Brewing is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Foothills Brewing is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Hop online in no time using Foothills Brewing's free wifi.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Foothills Brewing.
Musical groups perform live at Foothills Brewing, so tables can perk up with some tunes.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Or, take your food to go.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Foothills Brewing as well.
Your bill at Foothills Brewing will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
Lovingly tended by proprietors and master winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin, the idyllic fields of Morgan Ridge Vineyards yield delicious, fruity batches of handcrafted vino. Six varieties of grapes sprout from the fertile grounds, including classics such as chardonnay and merlot and rarer fruits such as sangiovese and seyval blanc. Within the newly built winery, stout oak barrels house a harvest of 1,500 cases of wine per year, and a tasting room welcomes guests with warm, comfortable hospitality. Regular tours explore the vineyard?s rolling hills and neat rows of plants before retiring to the tasting room, where patrons sample the fruits of the Baudoin's labor by drinking their wines and trying on their work gloves.
Judging by his daring attitude toward fusion cuisine, head chef Michael Schiffer probably tried to fry the rule book before throwing it out the window. He founded Maximillian's Grill in 1991 with humble aspirations: it would be a 32-seat pizza restaurant where guests could enjoy quiet meals. In four months, however, he had amassed magazine awards and a clientele that would line up outside the restaurant for an hour before he opened the doors. They were there, waiting patiently, to see what delicious fusion food would sail out of the kitchen that night?Michael hand wrote a new menu every day and often invented new dishes on the spot, fusing Italian flavors with creole and Asian influences.
Unfortunately, in 1998, a fire closed Max?s for good. Though he and his wife Gayle later opened a gourmet deli, it wasn?t until 2001 that they opened Max?s once again, this time in a roomier location with high ceilings, soft light, and tinted windows. The new joint even has a wine bar in the back separated from the dining room by a partition.
In the kitchen, Michael devises fresh takes on fusion cuisine while holding onto many of the dishes that made Max?s famous, classics as the grilled caesar salad?prepped by grilling the actual lettuce?and the peppercorn-encrusted Voodoo tuna. Michael has also archived his old menus on the restaurant's webpage, viewing them as a timeline for his culinary evolution and a way to remember how to spell "bouillabaisse."
It may be the inaugural year of Tysons Fall Harvest, but it already has the docket to rival any well-established fall festival. This family-friendly event will keep kids entertained with plenty of activities, from pony rides and petting zoos to a hay maze and pumpkin carving. Those who need to brush up on their carving skills can sit in on demonstrations from master pumpkin carvers or head to the craft corner to paint or just hug a gourd that escaped.
Even without kids in tow, adults will have plenty to do, including visiting the wine and beer garden for unlimited samples when they purchase a tasting glass, as well as shopping a marketplace with pumpkins and fall decor. They might even consider dropping by Rocknoceros's set at the live-music stage; they might be a kids' band, but their acclaim has landed them gigs at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Kennedy Center. A portion of the Harvest's proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.