Our Menu

We believe the best of Virginia wine is complemented by the best food the region has to offer. Our tasting room serves a full restaurant menu crafted from seasonal produce from local farms where you can enjoy a leisurely meal with stunning views of the Blue Ridge foothills.

Menu

Small Plates

  • Marinated Olives, 6castelvetranos, manzanillas, piquios, orange zest, fennel pollen
  • Artisanal Cheese Board, 22cheeses, creamed honey, seasonal mostarda, marcona almonds
  • Artisanal Charcuterie Board, 22cured meats, spicy mustard, housemade pickles
  • Cheddar Pimento, 10sharp cheddar, pickled ramps, housemade pimento confit
  • Halloumi, 12heirloom tomatoes, peaches, arugula & basil salad, lightly toasted sourdough
  • Kale Caesar Salad, 10crispy shallots, croutons, parmesan, house made caesar dressing
  • Watermelon & Sweet Corn Salad, 10charred corn, blistered shoshito pepper, pearl onions, feta

Mains

  • Grilled Cheese, 10three local cheeses, brioche
  • Cubano, 14pulled pork, smoked ham, gruyere, house made pickles, mojo aioli, nectarine mustard, challah roll
  • Reuben, 14housemade corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, lightly toasted rye
  • Ricotta Gnocchi, 18roasted heirloom tomatoes, bacon lardons, crispy garlic, sage brown butter, parmesan

Sweets

  • S'mores Pot de Cremé, 8
  • Tres Leches, 8pickled strawberries, chocolate pearls

Our chef

Gisella Carradero

Our chef

Gisela Carradero

Gisela Carradero joined Early Mountain Vineyards as Sous Chef in 2016 and was promoted to Executive Chef in April 2018. She hails from Puerto Rico where she also completed her culinary education with a focus on island and Southern cuisine.  A longtime resident of Virginia, she formerly cooked at Keswick Country Club and with the Easton Porter Group where she honed her abilities with scratch made sauces, pasta, and cured meats.  When not in the kitchen, Gisela loves to relax with her two dogs binge watching anime and Marvel movies.

Her approach

At Early Mountain, Chef Carradero oversees all aspects of our culinary program, including our Tasting Room restaurant and catering for our private events, where she ensures that the locally sourced, seasonal menu complements the vineyard’s wines produced by winemaker Ben Jordan and team. Chef brings to Early Mountain a true passion for celebrating the agricultural bounty of our local Virginia farms and sourcing ingredients that elevate our wines.