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Lovely Springtime Delights

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Get a feel for the fun we have going on this spring with a video!

Virginia Wine Tours

Experience authentic Virginia wine in our beloved wine country, home of over 200 wineries! Some of our top recommendations for sips to savor are: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Norton, Petit Manseng, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. You haven’t lived until you’ve explored the gorgeous local vineyards in our own backyard and tasted the local wines they produce. It’s a wine lover’s paradise and we can bring it all to you with our unique wine tours.

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Cooking Classes with our Chefs

Have you experienced the joy of dining with us at our restaurant? If you have, you know it’s a deliciously enjoyable experience, but now you can take a peek into the other side of food preparation in Virginia and get cooking with our experts! If you are an overnight guest at the inn, you can sign up for fun classes and learn how to cook recipes from our award winning restaurant. Let your next getaway be hands-on in the kitchen – it’s a blast!

Here is what is included when you choose to cook with us…

  • Approximately 2 hours of hands-on cooking in our NEW La Table kitchen
  • Fine Dining & Bistro Style Menu Items
  • Instruction Provided by Chef Steven Ferrell
  • La Table Provencale apron

Available Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays 12pm-2pm

$125.00 per person added to the room rate.

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Virginia Wine Festivals

Friday, January 6th, 2017
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The Shenandoah Valley, along the western border of Virginia, is one of the best places to visit for wine lovers from all over the country. The natural beauty of the area pairs nicely with some of the greatest cuisine, the most romantic Virginia getaways, and of course, the best wine.

Experience Virginia wine country with Virginia wine festivals, events, and more. Stay with us at our french-inspired Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast to experience it all!

Look forward to…

Wine & Jazz Festival, June 24, 2017

Come out for a day of wine and jazz from 1:00pm-7:00pm with Wine & Jazz Festival at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA. Get a tour of the museum, enjoy tastings from different wineries, and a souvenir glass to take home to remember your wine getaway by. There will be craft and food vendors as well as a remarkable musical line-up. Make sure you carve out the whole afternoon, as there will be enough festivities to last the entire day.fabulous Virginia wine festivals

Wine Fest, August 26, 2017

Save the date! Belle Grove Historic Plantation’s Wine Fest in Middletown will take place in late summer. Check back here for more details.

Wine and Trotter Festival, October 1-2, 2017

This fall, make your way to the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds and Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, VA for Wine and Trotter Festival. Enjoy two full days of festivities with samples from more than 10 different Virginia wineries, food and craft vendors, and more.

Three-Day Wine Tour

Spend three days in a wine-lovers heaven with our three-day wine tour. We have the details already figured out for you, all you need to do is book your stay and get ready to have an amazing time!

Wednesday Wine Tastings

Get your weekly sips in with us Wednesdays at 5:00pm at La Table Provencale Bar & Lounge. Savor wine tastings and canapés made by Chef Steven Ferrell and our Sommelier. It’s the perfect midweek pick-me-up for only $25 per person. Call 540-837-1375 for reservations or book online. Walk-ins welcome as well!

Best Things to Do in Virginia This Season

Monday, October 10th, 2016

October and November in the Shenandoah Valley is absolutely divine. The air is a bit chilly but not so cold that you cannot spend a little bit of time outside enjoying the views. The Virginia fall foliage is gorgeous too. We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do during your stay, but not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of the absolute best ways to enjoy fall in Virginia this season.

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Go on a Wine Tour

If you love wine, wish to experience all that Virginia Wine Country has to offer, but aren’t into planning, our White Post, VA inn has the perfect package for you! We offer chauffeured wine tours. These four hour tours with our own Sommelier Christian Borel and Wine Director Celeste Borel. See the sites, take in the scenery, and learn about the wonderful wine that makes this area so special. Learn more here.

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Savor a Spiced Cider

Nothing says fall quite like a spicy, flavorful cider. The Shenandoah Valley offers many local cideries that are unique to the area and offer a little something for everyone. We recommend visiting Winchester Cider Works and Wild Hare Hard Cider for a start. Visit our full list of recommendations here.

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Experience the Lounge & Bar at La Table Provencale

If you haven’t yet spent some time relaxing and enjoying a few drinks at our new bar & lounge, now is the time! Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday 5:00-7:00pm through December 11th at the La Table Provencale Bar & Lounge for beer tastings and canapés. 4 craft beers and 4 canapés will be featured along with beers from Susquehanna Brewing Company, Escutcheonon Brewing Co., and more. At only $25 per person this is a must! *Excludes holidays.

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Attend a Fabulous Wine Dinner

Join us on November 13, 12:30-4:00pm for a special event featuring wines from Linden Vineyards and RdV Vineyards. Our La Table Provencale wine dinners are something extra special to add to your itinerary. Join us this fall season for an incredible dining and wine event. Our guests love to catch one of these special events on their visit, and if your late Autumn getaway will be taking you to Virginia’s wine country, you’re in luck! Hardscrabble Chardonnay and Hardscrabble Cabernet will be featured with expert food pairings and more fabulous and flavorful pairings that you will have to taste to believe!

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Cozy Up & Rekindle Romance

Fall is the perfect time of year to get away with your loved one and enjoy some special time together. Fall can be busy so take some time for yourselves and enjoy life’s simple pleasure. Who says your vacation itinerary has to be jam packed? Leave a few days free and just savor every moment of cozy, romantic relaxation. You deserve a retreat!

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Enjoy a Local Brew!

There are many terrific local breweries close to us in White Post. There are so many to choose from, you will have to visit more than once

Now that your itinerary is full of our festive favorites, all that’s left to do is pack your favorite cozy scarf and some boots and hit the road! We’ll be here to greet you to a harvest time wonderful at our White Post, VA bed and breakfast.

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Top Breweries & Cideries in Virginia

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Taste the best of Virginia this season! There are many terrific breweries and cideries near our White Post, VA inn.

Ready to sample the richest flavors of the area? Discover the best of the best places in Virginia to sit back and enjoy a refreshing beer or flavorful cider.

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Escutcheon Brewing Co

Born out of simple love for beer, Escutcheon Brewing Co was created by two brew enthusiasts who strive to brew “the right way”. The best ingredients are used to create a perfect brew, pint after pint.

Open Wednesday 4:00-8:00 pm, Thursday-Friday 4:00-10:00 pm, Saturday 12:00-10:00 pm & Sunday 12:00-8:00 pm

142 W Commercial St, Winchester, VA 22601

540-773-3042

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Winchester Brew Works

With 9 beers on tap and a full tasting room, this location is keen on keeping things “fresh and interesting”. Winchester Brew Works is a thriving 3-barrel nano-company and currently the only majority woman-owned and brewed location in Virginia.

Open Sunday 12:00-9:00 pm, Monday & Thursday 4:00-9:00 pm, Friday 4:00-10:00 pm & Saturday 12:00-11:00 pm

320 N Cameron St, Winchester, VA 22601

540-692-9242

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Backroom Brewery

Located in the heart of Shenandoah River Valley, this local favorite is a boutique farm brewery that originated as a herb farm that grew culinary and medicinal herbs. It is now the first ever farm brewery in the area!

Open daily 11:00 am-9:00 pm

150 Ridgemont Rd, Middletown, VA 22645

540-869-8482

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Winchester Cider Works

This destination for delicious Virginia cider was established in a collaborative effort between a local apple grower and an engineer from English with a love a good quality cider. They combined their passions to bring the best cider to the American drinking public.

Open Saturday-Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm

2504 N Frederick Pick, Winchester, VA 22603

540-550-3800

 

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Wild Hare Hard Cider

This micro-cidery is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is made from fruit right from the orchards of Shenandoah Valley.

Open Friday-Sunday 12:00-6:00 pm

33735 Snickersville Turnpike #104, Bluemont, VA 20135

703-216-8630

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Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery

Stop by this wonderful location for craft ciders. Choose from ciders with fresh ginger and co-fermented varieties.

“Our style can best be described as eclectic and accessible, for we believe there should be a cider to suit a wide variety of tastes and food pairings.”

Open Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-6:00 pm

Middleburg, Virginia

540-687-8100

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Old 690 Brewing Company

Don’t forget about this local gem. Old 690 was one of the first limited breweries to open in the state. On a mission to “brew and serve a unique yet balanced variety of fresh craft beers”, this one is a must-top. As a fun added bonus, 690 is pet-friendly!

Open Friday 5:00-9:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am-9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Purcellville, VA

540-687-8100

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Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Enjoy pint parties, pumpkin harvest and incredible beverages at Cobbler Mountain Cellars in Delaplane, Virginia. This family farm was brought back to life and now has

Open Thursday-Sunday and Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (During warmer months Sat. & Suns. until 6 p.m. May – October) They are closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays unless by reservation.

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Sunflower Cottage Brewery

With refreshing beer and a full menu, you can enjoy the Virginia craft beer scene here anytime! Stop in and enjoy a flight, glass, or even a reusable growler! Sunflower Cottage truly has something for everyone. Check out their extensive menu.

Open Wednesday – Monday until 9:00 pm

 

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Delight in a Taste of France This Fall

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Wine Taste DinnerClose your eyes and picture this… the air has a slight chill in it but the sun is warm on your face. It’s early October and you are on a weekend getaway in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Away from work and everyday responsibilities, you are indulging in a weekend of relaxation and romance with your love. It’s Sunday afternoon, the end of your luxurious weekend retreat and you break away from your comfortable room and head to a beautiful multi-course wine dinner. You spend the evening sampling delectable food and wine pairings from France’s wine regions.

Grapes and wine in VirginiaHow does that sound? We think it sounds like the perfect way to unwind and savor the early fall weather. Guests love adding our wine dinners to their itineraries for the perfect romantic getaway, honeymoon, anniversary trip, or just a much-needed break. Treat yourself to a weekend getaway and save your spot for our Tour de France Afternoon Wine Dinner now… it’s going to fabulous! Here are a few more details…

France Wine CellarOctober 2nd 2016

Meet & Greet @ 12:30 & Afternoon Dinner @ 1:00pm-4:30pm

Spend an afternoon touring the wine regions of France, with sommelier Christian Borel. We will be paring wine and food from each wine region of France. From Alsace to the Languedoc, the cuisine and wines are each unique and you will have the chance to sample each and choose a favorite. Chef Steven Ferrell will be utilizing ingredients from the best of Shenandoah Valley’s harvest season to bring you the Culinary Tour de France, a delectable masterpiece! The afternoon will be a multi-course affair that you won’t soon forget. Save your spot today and get ready to ring in the fall season the best way possible.

See a sneak peek of the menu here!

Call 1.540.837.1375 for reservations or book online to reserve your spot. We can’t wait to have you join us!

5 Things Not to Miss in Virginia This Summer

Monday, June 20th, 2016

It’s officially summertime and you deserve a break! Take some time off of work and plan a Virginia summer vacation like no other! It’s time to unwind, be pampered and enjoy. Stay with us at our Virginia bed and breakfast and enjoy these 5 must-do events and activities.

Summer fun in Virginia includes the River and Roots Festival with music, good food & more!
River and Roots Festival at Watermelon Park –
 Come out June 24-26th for a one-of-a-kind festival, farmers market, unique workshops and more, all on the shores of the Shenandoah River. Also enjoy music featuring Tim O’Brien, The Keel Brothers, Furnace Mountain and many more! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Have some summer fun in Virginia with a beautiful fireworks display and more 4th of July events!
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– Join us for a spectacularly breathtaking fireworks show on July 3rd at 9pm in Jim Barnett Park, Winchester. Food vendors and moon bounces will be nearby and the outdoor pool will be open until 8:45pm for fun before the fireworks start. Then grab a blanket to sit on and enjoy the show on a warm summer’s evening.

The 62nd Annual Clarke County Fair – July 4th – 6-10pm. Enjoy a concert and fireworks  with Clarke Community Band and fireworks at dusk. Bring your whole family or your loved one and celebrate Independence Day together!

Summer fun in Virginia isn't complete without a delectable wine dinner - enjoy with friends and family!

Divine Wine Dinner – Discover the Regions of Italy with us, July 17th, 12:30-4:30pm. Arrive at 12:30 for a Meet and Greet with a wonderful dinner to follow. Sample from various wine regions of Italy and enjoy perfectly paired food that coordinates with the region’s cuisine. Jason Bise from the Country Vintner will be on hand along with Sommelier Christian Borel to match the wine and food created by Chef Steven Ferrell. We will be utilizing produce, herbs, and vegetables from our gardens and ingredients procured locally as they would do in Italy! The afternoon will be a multi-course affair. Dress is summer casual.

Book early as the Italian Wine Dinners are very popular!

Summer fun in Virginia isn't complete without some fine dining at our gourmet restaurant.

Pamper Yourself with our Red, White & You Package – Enjoy a two night stay in one of our cozy suites or premier rooms, tasting of red, white, and rose wine on the terrace or in the bar & lounge, then join us for farm to table dining at La Table Provencale and enjoy a $50 dinner credit. As a parting gift, you’ll receive a jar of our homemade jam or jelly from our orchard to enjoy.

For an extra pampering treat, add a couples massage for $115.00 per person.

Package Price for PREMIER ROOMS: 575.00

Package price for SUITES: 650.00

Sunday-Friday, no 4th of July weekend, no third party gift certificates, cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, available now through August 15.

Now comes the hard part… choosing when to stay and which events to attend! Check your calendars and then book with us today. We look forward to hosting you in Virginia!

Spectacular Virginia Events for Horse Lovers

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Visiting Virginia this spring? Good news! We have some terrific events to share with you that you’ll love. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or family vacation to our Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast, you will love these magnificent horse events… get your pen ready, you’re going to want to add these to your itinerary.

Top Virginia attractions include amazing horse shows.

57th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour

Enjoy the perfect weekend this May close to the inn and just 45 minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Take your friends and family on a driving tour down winding country lanes with the gorgeous scenery of the nation’s horse capital all around you.

May 28-29, 10am- 5pm, owners of the nation’s most prestigious Thoroughbred breeding farms, show hunter barns, fox hunting barns, and country estates will open their doors and let you in to see for yourself how beautiful these unique venues are.

Admission is $25/person in advance and $30/person the day of the event

Call 540-687-5099 or Get More Information.

Shenandoah Valley guests love enjoying local horse events.

Upperville Colt & Horse Show

If you will be staying with us June 6-12 and are looking for an authentic and historical Virginia experience, attend the Upperville Colt & Horse show; it’s the oldest horse show in the nation! This show has featured incredible displays of jumpers, breeders, dressage, side saddle and more since 1853. Luckily for our guests, the show is located just 18 miles from the inn and we consider it a must-see for all of our guests.

You and your family and friends will love getting an inside look at horse nation and all that goes into these fine events. Now all that’s left to do is book a stay with us in Shenandoah, Virginia. We look forward to hosting you!

 

 

 

Springtime in Virginia :: Upcoming Activities

Friday, April 8th, 2016

There’s even more to love about our Shenandoah bed and breakfast than just the romantic atmosphere, luxurious amenities, and delicious breakfast. One of the best parts about staying with us at L’Auberge Provencale is our Shenandoah, Virginia location where there is always something to do! We have compiled a list of the best of the best activities to check out this season. Each of these 5 things will fill up your spring and take you into summer. If you still haven’t decided when to plan your Virginia getaway, be sure to plan it around one of these spectacular events.

Enjoy a Virginia horse race near our romantic VA bed and breakfast.

Travel just half an hour from the inn to experience the 91st Virginia Gold Cup in The Plains, VA Saturday May 7th. Join 50,000 other spectators and be up close for the biggest horse event of the year! Participate in one of the Virginia Gold Cup’s honored traditions and compete in the Tailgate Contest. Be creative and choose a tailgating theme with decorations and special food and drinks. Keep it fun and easy or go all out… it’s up to you! Set up a small picnic or large tailgate spot and enjoy the day.Take the mother in your life to a beautiful Virginia restaurant.

Do you have a special mother in your life who deserves to be celebrated? Take her out for Mother’s Day at the wonderful La Table Provencale for a memorable meal. Enjoy a delicious four or five course meal and selections from the chef’s tasting menu. With farm to table style dining and the freshest ingredients, you will savor every bite of delicious cuisine. Book a table here for May 8, between 12-7pm.

Soak up the local culture and get inspired with Art at the Mill in the quaint town of Millwood. Stop by May 7-8 and experience one of the best known art shows in the area. Thousands of artists and buyers come out every year to appreciate the local artistic talent.Visit the biggest plant sale in the area this spring while vacationing in Virginia.

Celebrate the the blossoming spring season at the Virginia State Arboreum’s Annual Plant Sale, May 7-8. You won’t find a larger collection of gorgeous, high-quality plants anywhere else. Growers will be at the sale to provide expert tips and information and to help you find just what you’re looking for. One of the biggest and best plant sales in the country takes place just 2 minutes away from our Virginia bed and breakfast, so don’t miss it!Check out the Upperville Horse Show on your spring Virginia getaway.

If you will be staying with us June 6-12 and are looking for an authentic and historical Virginia experience, attend the Upperville Colt & Horse show; it’s the oldest horse show in the nation! This show has featured incredible displays of jumpers, breeders, dressage, side saddle and more since 1853. Luckily for our guests, the show is located just 18 miles from the inn and we consider it a must-see for all of our guests.

Now that you have a full spring itinerary full of activities, all that’s left to do is book a stay with us in Shenandoah, Virginia. We look forward to hosting you!

 

Virginia Spring Break :: Farm Fresh Food & Wildflowers

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Spring flowers in Virginia

The earliest of flowers are springing up and the greening of the fields has begun.  The vineyards will be starting to show their new shoots and the earliest of the wildflowers will be here in just a few weeks.  Snow bells are in bloom and the crocuses and tulips are starting to shyly poke their green leaves through the mulch reaching towards the sky.

The ground hog saw his shadow and with that good news, spring is on it’s way.  It is a great time to visit the Shenandoah National Park and the Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy Farm where the little critters are creeping out of their winter dens and life is renewing and rejuvenating.  Birds are making their spring migration and we have seen our first robins!  Hiking and biking are best in the spring when the air is still slightly crisp and the sun warms the day.

Easter is just a few weeks away and at L’Auberge Provencale we are delighted to start to use the bounty of our surrounding farms in our restaurant and brasserie. Our friends at Shenandoah Seasonal are already in full swing providing us with organic vegetables and we are happy to report our farmers of gmo free, free range chickens, ducks, pork and beef are able to provide us again with the freshest and best.

Apple Blossom Time in Virginia

Apple Blossom Time in the Orchard

Farm fresh food at Virginia bed and breakfast

Reserve early for Easter brunch and don’t forget Mother’s Day is just around the corner.   So hop over the mountain and get out of the city to reunite with natures promise at our romantic Virginia bed and breakfast.

Baby Girl Borel – Baby Showers in Virginia Wine Country

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Friends and guests joined us to celebrate the upcoming birth of Baby Borel on Sunday, May 31.  Christian and his beautiful wife Ashley are expecting their first baby girl the first week in August, and of course, the grandparents are all a twitter in anticipation.  Lots of fun games from “Name the Baby”, to “Baby Price is Right” had everyone laughing on the beautiful May day.  The three hour event was planned by friends of Ashley and the two moms, Celeste and Susan and much participation in decorations from Sylvie and Crystal, friends of Ashley.  The expectant parents were certainly “showered” with wonderful gifts to welcome the new arrival.  We are all looking forward to the miracle of life to be bestowed on us in just a couple of months.

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We were reminded that here at the Inn, we can host your baby showers, bridal showers, and bridal luncheon get-together’s  with flare and fun.  It doesn’t have to just be for girls.  Why not ask the men to join you?  That is what we did and all had a good time.  Just make sure to include some “man” food; like fresh Virginia ham biscuits and lots of cupcakes!

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