French Christmas Traditions & Desserts at L’Auberge Provencale

French Christmas traditions are celebrated and honored at our Virginia Bed and Breakfast. These holiday desserts are a custom that has its origins in the farming region of France, dating back centuries, families served a different dessert on each of the twelve nights of Christmas. The 13 desserts hark back to market days when farmers …
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Virginia Wine Country: The 7th Largest Wine Growing Region

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, …
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A Shenandoah Valley Thanksgiving

The Shenandoah Valley local farming community has been busy this year preparing for an authentic Shenandoah Valley Thanksgiving. We can procure so much of our harvest dinner from Farm to Table. Fields of Athenry is supplying us with some super White Turkey (the breed) this year which we will be brine and roast with our special blend …
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Pinot Camp & Wine Dinner in Dec. at our VA Wine Country Inn

I know you are all used to hearing about the “Pinot Camp” in Willamette Valley and know it is impossible for the general public to attend; so we are bringing “Pinot Camp” and Wine Dinner to you here at L’Auberge Provencale, our Virginia Wine Country Inn. This dinner will be Pinot 101, with stories about the …
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Clarke County Fair

Another great night here in Clarke County, Virginia at our annual Fair. Not just farm animals, carnival rides, but America’s Number one sport  the tractor pull!  Check out our video from last night’s winner. The smoke will probably send you screaming for a gas mask and the CO2 police.  It is all country fun and …
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Wine Dinner From the Land Down Under in Sept. 2012!

Our September 2012 wine dinner should prove as great a time for our guests at our past wine dinners were sold out events in both July and August. You may not want to miss this one. We are traveling to Australia and New Zealand for a tasting of some world class wines and interesting finds. …
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Shenandoah Valley’s Yummy Summer Recipes

This is simply the best time of year for Winey and Cheesey and all of us here at L’Auberge Provencale our bed and breakfast in Shenandoah Valley. After a nice run/walk at the State Arboretum, I was greeted by Bernadette and Phoenix, our two dogs at our Villa La Campagnette. We happily strolled around the …
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The Italians are Coming to our Virginia Wine Country Inn!

We are not sure they will be driving their Ferraris but on Sunday, August 5, 2012, we are going to Italy for an afternoon gathering of fine food, fine wine, and fine conversation at our Virginia Wine Country Inn. These Ferraris were lined up in Monaco just roaring to get to L’Auberge Provencale, our French Country …
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