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Ode to the Chesapeake

February 18, 2022

We’re bringing the bounty of the Eastern Seaboard to you, paired with our award-winning wines for this special long weekend (March 3rd-7th). Chef Tim Moore has crafted a delicious seafood menu sourced from the coast and Big Island Aquaculture will be shucking their oysters, served on the half shell direct from the beautiful, pristine body of water nestled between the York River and the Mobjack Bay in Hayes, Virginia. Come enjoy live music (Sat. and Sun.), mountain views, and exceptional Virginia wines enjoyed in your choice of Tasting Room (indoor) or Patio reservations (pending weather). No entrance fee, reservations strongly recommended and can be made HERE.

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Valentine's in the Vineyard

February 10, 2022

We have a remarkable weekend planned in the Tasting Room this upcoming Valentine's day weekend. In addition to our Virginia Table menu, Chef Tim will have a stunning prix fixe menu available featuring a selection of special wines. Live music will be paired with a cozy fire and intimate ambiance. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made HERE.

Pairing menu is $125 per guest and will be offered Friday - Monday. Our Tasting Room will be open for extended hours Friday-Sunday, from 11 am - 8 pm.

WELCOME

Foie Gras Bavarian Éclair

Petit Manseng Caramel

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Brut Sparkling NV

FIRST

Roasted Red Beets

Raw Chioggia, Chevre Cream, Sourdough Rye,

Salmon Roe, Golden Beet Vinaigrette

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Chilled Maine Lobster

Crème Fraiche, Watercress, Citrus, Orzo

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Petit Manseng 2020

ENTRÉE

Butter Poached Atlantic Halibut

Cara Cara Orange, Caramelized Fennel, Sauce Barigoule

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Madison County Chardonnay 2020

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Seven Hills Beef Tenderloin

Robuchon Potato,

Cremini Mushroom, Shallot-Cognac Glacé

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Eluvium 2019

INTERMEZZO  

Pomegranate and Ginger Sorbet

DESSERT

“Sweethearts” Cheesecake

Blood Orange, Grand Marnier Sabayon

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Rosemont x Capitoline Vermouth Rosé

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Visiting Early Mountain - Overview & FAQs

June 3, 2021

Welcome to Early Mountain

FAQ’s and Tips for your Visit

We are thrilled to welcome you to Early Mountain! Pairing spectacular hospitality experiences with our world class wines is our passion and we cannot wait to share Early Mountain with you. We hope that this overview helps guide you to your ideal visit. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at cheers@earlymountain.com if you have any additional questions.  

Hours of Operation

On-site service: Thursday - Monday 11 am – 5:30 pm (with adjustments in the case of private events- the most up to date hours will be listed on our home page).

Curbside pick-up: All On-site Service hours & Tuesday - Wednesday 10 am – 4 pm

Reservations are strongly suggested and available on Tock.

Your Visit

We are pleased to welcome parties up to 10 in our Tasting Room and parties up to 14 in The Meadow (which is open seasonally).  There is no fee or minimum spend for your reservation, but we kindly request that you cancel 48 hours in advance if your plans change.

When you make your reservation, please select whether you would like a full-service or more casual experience. For full-service, select to be seated indoors in our Tasting Room or outdoors on our Patio. At these tables, you can select wines by the flight, glass or bottle with our full Early Mountain offerings as well as our Best of Virginia selections from other Virginia wineries. You can also order delicious snacks or a full meal from Executive Chef Tim Moore’s menu.

If you prefer a more casual experience or would like to book for a group larger than 10, select our Meadow when the weather allows. The Meadow offers stunning views and picnic table seating with umbrellas. We accept reservations of 7-14 guests and welcome walk-ins to this area as well. There is also an extensive lawn if you’d like to bring blankets or your own chairs to spread out and enjoy our wines and Meadow fare.

We offer walk-in bar tastings on weekdays (Thursday, Friday, Monday) - these guided tastings allow lots of interaction with our wine educators and are the best way to explore our Early Mountain offerings. We also offer an array of seated wine flights table side as self-guided tastings. These flights include both Early Mountain and Best of Virginia Selections from other wineries. Our Elevation Tasting is an intimate, bespoke tasting in our Wine Library with access to library and pre-release options. Elevation Tastings require advance booking.

No outside food or alcoholic beverages are allowed on our property.

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Early Mountain Oyster Bar

September 30, 2020

We’re bringing the bounty of the Eastern Seaboard to you, paired with our award-winning wines for this special long weekend (October 8th-12th). Chef Tim Moore has crafted a delicious seafood menu and Big Island Aquaculture will be shucking their oysters, served on the half shell direct from the beautiful, pristine body of water nestled between the York River and the Mobjack Bay in Hayes, Virginia.

Come enjoy live music (Sat. and Sun.), mountain views, and exceptional Virginia wines enjoyed in your choice of Tasting Room (indoor), Patio, or Picnic Table reservations. No entrance fee, reservations strongly recommended.

The Oyster Bar menu includes:

Raw Oysters on the half shell with Champagne Mignonette and Cocktail Sauce, half dozen 14, dozen 24

Buttermilk Fried Oysters with Remoulade 14

Crabcake Sandwich with Route 11 Chips 16

Mushroom Cake Sandwich with Route 11 Chips 16

New England Clam Chowder 8

Maine Lobster Salad 24

Old Bay French Fries w/ Yum Yum Sauce 6

Pickled Mushrooms 6

Marinated Olives 6

Charcuterie & Cheese 22

Whipped Feta 12

Baguette: Whole 6 Half 4

Ice Cream Sandwich 6

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Rumble in the Vineyard: Ben vs Ben, Winemaker Dinner

July 26, 2018

Come join this harvest dinner featuring Ben Jordan, winemaker at Early Mountain Vineyards as he also presents his "side gig" Lightwell Survey. Nathan Beauchamp, Executive Chef at Primrose, will be in the kitchen and is crafting a five course menu, each course paired with an Early Mountain+ Lightwell Survey selection. Ben will share the story behind each wine and friendly competition will ensue.  Come "weigh in" with us at this Rumble in the Vineyard. $95/ticket +tax +tip

Contact: events@earlymountain.com with any questions and to purchase tickets.

Who’s Cooking?

Nathan Beauchamp, Executive Chef at Primrose

When?  Sept 7th, 7 pm

Where? Early Mountain Vineyards  

How do folks get to go?:  Reserve your spot by emailing events@earlymountain.com or by calling (540) 948 9005

Tickets are $95/person + tax + tip

FUN FACT:This dinner celebrates the 117thanniversary of the end of the Boxer Rebellion (September 7th, 1901).  We feel this momentous occasion requires celebration.    

Featured Wines (seasonal menu will be crafted week of the dinner):

Welcome:Early Mountain Brut Reserve 2014

Early Mountain Rosé 2017 + Lightwell Survey Dark Days Rosé 2017

Early Mountain Foothills 2016 + Lightwell Survey Los Idiots 2016

Early Mountain Shenandoah Valley Cabernet Franc 2016 + Lightwell Survey The Weird Ones are Wolves 2016

Early Mountain Petit Manseng 2016 + Lightwell Survey Hinterman 2016