Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards now requires a visit request form be filled out by groups, which they review and approve, so they can ensure the appropriate staffing and understand what type of visit you would like to have.
See below for a full rundown of Pippin Hill's current policies.
Here is the Pippin Hill Group Tasting Form!
For the CHAUFFEUR NAME, since that is not yet assigned you can list TBD Blue Ridge Wine Excursions.
Primary Point of Contact:
FIRST NAME: BLUE RIDGE
LAST NAME: WINE EXCURSIONS
Once Pippin Hill receives the submission, it can take up to 48 business hours to hear a response.
If you have any questions about the form please let us know.
GROUP TRANSPORTATION INQUIRY FORM *REQUIRED*
Beginning this week, we will no longer be able to accept parties arriving with transportation companies that have not filled out our Group Transportation Inquiry Form. Any parties that arrive without going through our inquiry process will be turned away at our gate. There has been some leniency in the past few months; however, we are now fully enforcing this policy to ensure we can comfortably operate on the weekends.
WEEKEND VISITS ~ LIMITED CAPACITY AND NUMBERS
On Saturdays and Sundays we are able to accommodate up to five transportation group tours per day of 10 or less guests. Please note our dress code policy. Your company coordinator will need to fill out the Group Transportation Inquiry Form, and you may also direct your client to do this. Once we've received the form I will respond within two business days to confirm with the company and the client. If there are any questions you or the client are always welcome to call our Tasting Room line at 434-202-8063.
DRESS CODE POLICY - IMPORTANT FOR YOUR PARTY TOUR GROUPS
While we love hosting special celebrations, but we do not permit celebratory bachelorette, birthday or anniversary décor. Please have your drivers responsible for communicating that themed dresses, matching T-shirts and paraphernalia including sashes, tiaras, inflatables, etc are not permitted.
Party groups have proven to often be a negative impact on our overall guest experience.
We ask that any of these items be left behind in their vehicle while guests are on the property. As a reference to our movement to enforce a dress code, here is an article discussing bachelorette parties and winery tours.
Please reach out with any questions as we, and you don’t want any of your tours turned away.
We are able to have more flexibility with party sizes Tuesday through Friday as well as Sundays (with the exception of Holiday weekends). If clients are inquiring about our policies or have questions about group sizes, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org or our Tasting Room line at 434-202-8063. If your company is asked about our policies, please ask clients to contact our Tasting Room. We are more than happy to answer questions directly to ensure there's no miscommunication.