Looking for a new go-to summer drink? Consider the Virginia Distillery Co.’s Shenandoah Peach—a fruity cocktail that is perfect for summer entertaining! You can try it yourself while it is featured this month at the Virginia Distillery Co.’s Visitors Center, or make it at home. The Charlottesville area offers many local farms, perfect for picking your own peaches for this seasonal treat.
Shenandoah Peach(Makes One Cocktail)
What You Need:
1½ oz. Virginia Highland Malt Whisky
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz. peach simple syrup (recipe below)
Slice of fresh peach to garnish
Optional mint sprig to garnish
How to Prepare:
1. Combine all ingredients in a glass.
2. Add ice to the glass and stir.
3. Garnish with peach slice and sprig of mint.
Peach simple syrup: Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add 3 cups of sugar, stirring until dissolved. Remove from heat, add 4 peach tea bags and let steep for 20 minutes. Remove tea bags. Good to store for up to two weeks.
The Farms of Turkey Run offer a unique enclave of 40 private country estates within an 800-acre haven surrounded by the 5,000 acres of protected rural splendor, which is the Mount Ida Reserve. This private community, located in a lovely and historically significant district of Albemarle County, is situated along Blenheim Road just 12 miles south of Charlottesville. The Farms of Turkey Run offer spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, flowing streams, quaint ponds, beautiful rolling pastures and country-wooded areas perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Set among some of the most prestigious and historic estates in the greater Charlottesville area, Turkey Run is within minutes of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Monroe Highland, University of Virginia (UVA), Keswick Hall, Lake Monticello and Dave Matthews’ Blenheim Vineyard, and Trump Winery.
The Farms of Turkey Run seeks to offer residents the combination of convenience, privacy, natural splendor and investment protection. Each of Turkey Run’s 40 estate parcels provides a minimum of 21 acres. Whether one enjoys mountain views, ponds, streams, large open pastures or manicured forests, Turkey Run has a plethora of sites from which to choose. With offerings of 21–50 plus acres, each property owner is guaranteed a private retreat to enjoy outdoor activities such as farming, horseback riding or walking the miles of trails traversing the 800-acre sanctuary and the adjacent 400-acre Farms of Lower Sherwood.
Blenheim Farm, an all brick Georgian style 5,400-square-foot estate, is located within the Farms at Turkey Run subdivision. It is privately situated on over 25 acres of open and manicured wooded land, complete with a creek and pond site. The property is lined with a three-board fence and includes a wrought iron gate. This upscale home includes 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and a top-of-the-line kitchen with quartz counter-tops, stainless appliances, a breakfast bar and custom cherry cabinets.
Blenheim Farm is currently for sale. You can join The Farms of Turkey Run for an open house every Saturday and Sunday from 9am–5pm.