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Cheers Check-in: Cville Niche goes on a Wine Tour

August 4, 2014 by


This post was written in a single evening, after an afternoon of wine tasting. Please excuse imperfections. On a bright Sunday morning, a duo of Cville Niche staff – Linnea White and myself – set out on a wine tour hosted by the Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co. to see what the buzz is all about. […]

Cheers Check-in: Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co.

July 7, 2014 by


If you’ve ever taken a ride through the picturesque surrounding counties, you’ve probably enjoyed one (or more) of the many wineries, cideries, and breweries in our area. And you’ve probably pined for the day you could be chauffeured along the countryside as you taste and sip to your heart’s content. Introducing Monticello Wine Tour & […]

Cider Series: Potter’s Craft Cider

December 18, 2013 by


From beer-making guys to cider-making guys. The Potter’s Craft Cider family has already made their mark on Virginia cider in just two years. This two man company is all about making good cider and seeing where it takes them, including taking the spot of first craft cider in Virginia on draft. With a small production […]

Cider Series: Foggy Ridge Cider

December 9, 2013 by


The Hard Cider Revival is alive and well! From a record year for the 2nd annual Cider Week VA to growing sales across the nation, this adult beverage bridges the gap between the craft beer lovers and wine sippers. Bubbly, crisp, hand-crafted, and gaining some impressive national recognition, no wonder Virginian’s are flocking to local […]

Checking in with the Locals: Sam Bush

October 8, 2013 by


Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Sam Bush You may know him from Kickstarter video fame, or from the local band The Hill and Wood, […]

Summer in Cville

July 22, 2013 by


The heat of summer in Virginia is upon us, and maybe it’s the delirium or a mirage, but the sinewy figure of Olivia Newton-John is crooning about summer lovin’, summer days, and summer nights, and we are all ears. Summer in Cville is, let’s face it, hot and humid. But it’s also filled with the […]

Forage’s Bohemian Dinner Party

June 13, 2013 by


Another forage dinner party, another magical evening. Another inspired atmosphere, another spark of community around a table. Forage’s latest dinner series – Color me Bohemian – was inspired by everything from a Costa Rican outdoor festival to an Anthropologie catalog. The idea of creating “micro-spaces” was brought to life alongside colorful fabrics, canopies, throw pillows, […]

A Cville Food Truck Guide, Part II

June 10, 2013 by


Just a few months ago, Cville Niche featured the local food truck scene rising up in Charlottesville. Since that post, even more food trucks and carts have hit Downtown and the many wineries and breweries around Cville, offering up a wide variety of delicious eats, from Australian pies to wood-fired pizza. We followed our noses […]

CSA Check-in: Appalachia Star Farm

May 23, 2013 by


Over the river and through the woods to Appalachia Star Farm we went! For this last feature in the CSA Series, we find ourselves at a small family farm tucked in the hills of Nelson County, complete with roaming chickens and children at play. Michael and Kathryn of Appalachia Farm were generous and welcoming as […]

DIY: Flower Crowns

May 9, 2013 by


It’s the season of outdoor parties and festive fetes, and what better way to celebrate than don a DIY flower crown? This tutorial will show you how to make your own beautiful flower crown, with only a few tools! What you’ll need: fresh flowers trimmed down to 2-3 inch stems 2 pieces of 16 gauge […]