Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas at Adventure Farm

Sip wine and shop Christmas trees... wreaths, roping, beef and so much more!
Open Thursdays through Sundays in December, 11am to 5pm.
At the Tasting Room & Farm Shop.

DECEMBER 6, 11am to 5pm
Santa & Letters to Santa
Cookie decorating

Live music from the Red Drum Ramblers
Charley's Chili
Knives by Monolith Studios
Virginia made food products. Great gift baskets available.
Adventure Farm Wine Tastings

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Signing and Food Pairing

Book Signing and Food Pairing at Adventure Farm
Saturday, November 22

By Richard G. Leahy
NOVEMBER 22, 1-3pm

Beyond Jefferson's Vines
by Richard G. Leahy
Looking for the essential book on wine? 
Richard G. Leahy's book, Beyond Jefferson's Vines, is both compelling and authoritative, covering the history, the present and potential of our region's wine country. It is a knowledgeable and well researched book whether you want to know more about the technical details of wine making or about wines, vineyards and winemakers.

Richard G. Leahy has written on Virginia wine since 1986 and is the regional editor for the Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America. He is highly regarded as the eminent expert of East Coast Wines and Wineries.

What do you drink with Charley's Chili made with Adventure Farm beef? 
We drink our Red Blend 'Gigi'.
Come and try this great combination on November 22 between 11am and 5pm.
$15 per person for a bowl of chili and glass of Gigi.

If you prefer, try the cheese plate and wine tasting package for $14 which will include assorted cheese made in Virginia and wine from Adventure Farm and Michael Shaps.
Our sold out 2013 Viognier will be included in the flight, to prepare you for our 2014 Viognier.

Richard G. Leahy's book & Adventure Farm wine
make great gifts for the holidays

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey

When I was a child, growing up on the farm, my grandfather was more of a nature conservationist than a hunter. He planted apple trees and left the creeks overgrown so that wildlife could flourish. If he did hunt, it was for the dinner table, not for sport.
One year, I had the great opportunity to enjoy a wild turkey that my grandfather had shot. It sticks in my mind as one of my best culinary experiences ever. The flavors were wild and complex, the meat was juicy and tender. It truly was the best turkey that I had ever had.

Last spring, we were given a Kelly Bronze turkey to try, in preparation for raising them on Adventure Farm. The turkey was beautifully packaged with a sprig of rosemary, a detailed cooking manual and a professional thermometer. We lit the grill and cooked it over low heat but taking less time than any turkey we had previously cooked.
What surprise awaited our senses! The bird was delicious, juicy and flavorful, bringing back childhood memories of that special wild turkey from my grandfather. Maybe is was the heritage breed or the three weeks of dry aging that made this bird so tender. All we knew was that we were sold and excited to raise this special breed and offer them to our customers for Thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving is just over 3 weeks away and if you need a fresh turkey, try a Kelly Bronze turkey from Adventure Farm. Place your order now while supplies last. With a $50 non-refundable deposit, you can secure your Kelly Bronze turkey now, pick it up early during Thanksgiving week and pay your balance. Just click the TURKEY DEPOSIT tab at the top right of this page to BUY NOW.

If you like eating locally produced food and have interest in heritage breeds, then this is the turkey for you.
The birds are hand plucked and dry aged which adds tenderness, the same way it was done in the USA 100 years ago.
The traditional bronze breed originally came from America and then was bred in Cambridge, England from 1735.
Kelly Bronze is a slow growing breed, bred for fine meat texture.
The turkeys are hatched natural season and are grown to full maturity to give flavor. 
Birds are free ranged to give texture and fed a natural diet without hormones or growth promoters.
Due to maturity and increased fat marbling in the meat, the Kelly Bronze turkeys will cook twice as fast as a normal turkey.
Turkeys will be 10-15 lbs.
Price is $11 per pound plus tax.
Turkeys will be ready early in the week of Thanksgiving and customers will be notified by email of the exact date and time for pick up.