868 Estate Vineyards & Grandale

Grandale Farm Restaurant
“An elegant farm-to-table restaurant in a vineyard setting in Loudoun County, Virginia.”  The wine-vineyard experience is at its best when paired with great food and a beautiful location. Our love of Grandale Farm Restaurant brought us back many times over the last four years for its delicious food, excellent wine list and since 2012, the 868 Estate Vineyards.

868-Grandale

For our HDRCHIC friends, you will remember our feature of  Grandale and its beautiful landscapes, ponds and seasonable changes of color. Our Beyond the Yum and Chef Jacy friends will remember our delish food features from their brunch and dinner menus. In other words, we love this place and it is a favorite Loudoun County Wine Country “must-do” at least once per month.

868 Estate Vineyards

868-Grandale

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Why 868?

“The adventure began when Peter Deliso, Wendy Charron and Carl DiManno, all with a strong interest in amazing wine and hospitality experiences, decided to take the bold step to open a premier vineyard and winery. Our vineyard was launched in 2012 when we planted the first 10 acres of vines and opened the doors to our tasting room where we are proud to pour a variety of wines including Pinot Grigio, Rose’, Chardonnay, Merlot and others.  The 868 Estate Vineyard property boasts the highest elevation in the valley between the Short Hills and Blue Ridge mountain ranges at 868 feet. Our 120 acres will charm you with views of the vineyard, the two mountain ranges, the valley below and the abundant wildlife. Sunsets can be spectacular as the shadows of the vine trellises lengthen and the entire western sky blazes with orange.”*

A special thanks to Nancy Deliso for her gracious hospitality! [Pictured:  Nancy Deliso, Tasting Room]  Watch our blog and Twitter for our upcoming wine review and more.

Our Grandale favorite Crab Cake Eggs Benedict &  Sunday Brunch

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict

“Executive Chef, Author Clark, takes a serious culinary approach to the farm-to-table concept, serving seasonal American Haute Cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to the extent possible.”*

Visit 868 Vineyards online here for their history, wines, Elevation Wine Club, events, and directions.  Visit Grandale Farm Restaurant here for their menu, events and more.  Both 868 and Grandale are also on Facebook and Twitter.

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Photography Credit: Jay&Jacy Photography
*868 Estate Vineyards

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2 thoughts on “868 Estate Vineyards & Grandale

  1. savorencyclopedia April 11, 2013 at 8:22 PM Reply

    The eggs benedict look fabulous! What a spectacular view.

    • ClickChics April 12, 2013 at 11:13 AM Reply

      Yes, yes!! It is totally yum and the crab cakes divine! Thanks for sharing!

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