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South African Wine Dinner at La Table Provencale

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

La Table Provencale restaurant at L’Auberge Provencale, had another great wine dinner this past Sunday, February 23rd, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in the heart of Virginia wine country, featuring the wines of South Africa.  On hand for the afternoon was Nicola  from Mullineux Vineyards, who  graciously showed  and explained the pairings of the wines of Keermont and Kloof Street, from Swartland.  Also, we enjoyed Riebeek Vineyard wines with Morne representing his great wines, also from Swartland and the western Cape.

Chef Joseph pulled out the stops with his South African menu, featuring ostrich, wild boar, scallop ceviche and a fabulous apricot souflee and Koek Sisters  paired with Mullineux Vineyard’s, very rare, Straw Wine.

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From left to right, Morne from Riebeek, Craig, from Jip Jip Rocks, Ben, from Thorn Clarke, Nicola from Mullineux and Celeste from La Table Provencale

Joining our group were two new friends from Australia, Ben from Thorne Clarke Vineyards and Craig from Jip Jip Rocks.  We made plans for an Australian themed dinner this same time next year, so you might want to mark your calendars now for this great Virginia wine country event at our restaurant La Table Provencale.

Celebrate Harvest in Virginia Wine Country With L’Auberge Provencale

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Virginia wine tours

How do we love Virginia wine crush season? Let us count the ways…

1.       There’s nothing more romantic than traveling to Virginia wine country with your sweetheart while the grapevines are turning colors and the foliage is putting on a spectacular show.

2.      There’s nothing more relaxing than guided, chauffeured tours that let you learn and experience all that Virginia wine country has to offer. Added bonus: truly relaxing while a chauffeur takes care of the driving.

3.      As easy as it is to love the big city life, it’s just as easy to say that there’s nothing more rejuvenating than escaping from it. And what’s better than escaping to a Virginia bed and breakfast that encapsulates the sights, smells, and tastes of Provence? You’ll be a world away without ever having to dig out your passport.

Our romantic B&B in the Sheandoah Valley provides the perfect place to discover why Virginia’s wine country has wine experts buzzing with excitement. Come to our French B&B in Virginia and put your nez du vin to work with one of these special offers:

Romantic Wine Tour & Dining Packages

If touring Virginia’s best boutique wineries while being guided by our expert staff through the back roads that boast amazing scenery

during the foliage season sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is a package that you surely won’t want to miss. Add a gourmet picnic as a perfect accompaniment to this amazing tour.

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Wine Lovers One Night Fall Special

This is the perfect quick Autumn getaway. Grab your sweetheart and whisk them away to one of our elegant suites and enjoy a Sommelier-chauffered guided tour of the best boutique wineries in the area. With a bottle of local Virginia wine in your room upon arrival, you know that your visit with us will be fantastic from start to finish.

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Virginia Wine Country: The 7th Largest Wine Growing Region

Friday, December 7th, 2012

It may be winter, but the award winning Virginia wineries in the Shenandoah Valley are keeping some limited hours. It is a great time to visit the Virginia Wine Country…no crowds, cozy tasting rooms, cheese and wine and the solitude of the winter vines. We recommend some of our favorites Vineyards that are open: Delaplane Manor, Linden Vineyard, Barrel Oak, Fox Meadow, Rappahannock Cellars, Boxwood, and Veramar. We can still pack you a great picnic to enjoy while you enjoy a nice respite from the crowds of the crush.

Check out a little history of the Virginia Wine story. There are 210 wineries in Virginia and so little time. Come and cozy up to a fire in one of our cozy rooms or suites and enjoy a repast dinner delivered to your room at our French Country Inn & Restaurant, a Northern Virginia Bed and Breakfast, at the end of your day, complete with a bottle of local Virginia wine.

 

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Video Sneak Peak!

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Northern Virginia Bed and BreakfastIt’s never a quiet day here at L’Auberge Provencale, there’s always another crazy project on the books! Our latest adventure (coming soon…) has been a year-long endeavor to design a video that captures the essence of our Virginia Bed and Breakfast and the full guest experience.

Shenandoah B&BProduced, directed and edited by Madame Borel, no expense was spared to portray the full vision. The shoot started in February and wrapped in June; the seasons were captured at their worst and best.

We started with food, food and more food. Shot from the garden to the dining room, Virginia B&Bthe film recreates the inner workings of the kitchen, the chefs and the talent that goes behind every plate and bedroom.

It doesn’t stop there! Celeste dragged the patient videographers all over the Shenandoah Valley to capture our guests’ favorite activities. From the shops in Middleburg, the Vineyards and Bed and Breakfast in Northern VirginiaWineries in Delaplane, the Old Mill in Millwood, views from Skyline Drive and even an impromptu flying lesson with Alain in his airplane We’ve got it all on film! Please enjoy a sneak peak of pictures from our shoot and stay tuned for the final production to be posted later this summer.

 

A Taste of Provence in the Shenandoah Valley

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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Take a gastronomical journey through the sun-drenched Provence region of Southern France on June 26th from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Embark on the traditions and customs hidden behind Provençale Cuisine. Discover all that Provence offers, with an afternoon in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Join us at our Virginia Inn and Restaurant for our Taste of Provence, Wine Experience. Guests can look forward to the combination of superior food, wine and conversation, the cornerstone to the Provençale experience.

 

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The menu will evoke the sun splashed hills of Provence through food and wine.  Look forward to enjoying the regions specialties, through our use of local market, local farms and the flourishing gardens in our own backyard.
Come and savor flights of small plates featuring the best of the season. Premium wines from the popular Provence Region of Southern France will accompany and compliment every tantalizing taste. Wine Pairing hand selected by Madame Celeste Borel & Wine Consultant, Jason Bise from Country Vintner. Meet our new Executive Chef, Jacob Jasinski, former Master Cook of Joel Robuchon Restaurants!
Reserve a Table in Provence…Enjoy Premium Wines at our Virginia Inn
Virginia Bed and BreakfastSeating is limited; please make your reservations well in advance for an experience to remember at L’Auberge Provençale$125.00 per Person. Includes: wine tasting, tax & gratuities

Discover the Spirit of Virginia Wine Country

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Linden Vineyards in VirginiaL’Auberge Provencale was thrilled to team up with Linden Vineyards last year on June 23rd, 24th & 30th for Linden’s Annual Barrel Tasting.  The talented culinary team at L’Auberge Provencale paired the cuisine to complement the latest wines available from Linden.  The Kingfish stole the show and went outrageously well with Linden’s Sauvignon Blanc. No one could resist the Lamb chops as they sipped on the 2008 Hardscrabble Chardonnay. Linden Vineyards Barrel TastingThis amazing event drew in over 750 wine enthusiasts from the area who visited the winery over a three-day spree. Mother Nature was on our side and the weather was as good as it gets in the Shenandoah Valley.  The food and wine was flowing as spirits ran high, and we were delighted to be able to take part in such an event.

Wine Tasting in VirginiaIf you missed the Barrel Tasting, but love Virginia wines, we invite you to visit our Virginia Inn and Restaurant and partake in one of our self guided or chauffeured wine tours.  Our Virginia Wine Country Tours include other local vineyards and wineries including Delaplane, Three Fox, Veramar, Barrel Oak, Pearmund Cellars (who won the Governor’s Cup this year), Philip Carter, La Grange, Naked Mountain and so many more. Wine of VirginiaAll of these fantastic Virginia Wineries are just a quick ride from the inn. After your complimentary tasting certificates are used, head back to L’Auberge for our Prix Fixe 5 Course Menu or 6 Course Tasting Menu with our exceptionally selected wine pairings.  Our wine pairings feature wines from not only the vines in the Shenandoah Valley and all around the world, but of course we pair the Kingfish with Linden’s Avenius Sauvignon Blanc. It’s that good!

Northern Virginia Wine Tasting DinnerIf the barrel tasting sounded like your kind of event and you’re sorry you missed it, mark your calendar for a Special Wine Dinner at L’Auberge Provencale on June 26th, hosted by Jason Bise from The Country Vintner. Call us for details!

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