Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Cobbler Mountain Cellars Award-winning farm winery & cidery. Visiting hrs. Sat. 11:00 - 5:00, Sun. 12:30 - 5:00, weekdays by appt. via email: [email protected] or PM.

Cobbler Mountain Cellars Big Cobbler Mountain Delaplane, VA Enjoy tastings, tours, hiking, camping and picnics on 90 acres of wildlife protected forest located on Big Cobbler Mountain, 45 miles West of D.C. Open year-round for visitors to enjoy each season on the mountain. As the scenery changes, the menu changes ... including Summertime seasonals of Ginger Peach, Wild Blackberry Hop and Smackin' Orange. Winter's favorites start in the Fall with Harvest Pumpkin before Halloween and keep us warm with Maple Stout and Jammin' Cranberry Ginger to celebrate the holidays, crackling fires and the winter wonderland of the mountain. Year-round, enjoy the classic Traditional Jeffersonian, Original Honey, Mountain Top Hop and our Kickin' Cinnamon! Distributed in retailers near you in DC, VA, MD, & WVA. Residential and business shipping available via UPS. 5909 Long Fall Lane Delaplane, VA 20144 (540) 364-2802 From Highway 66, exit 27 and follow state signs. [email protected] [email protected] www.cobblermountain.com Follow us for the latest on FaceBook, Twitter & Untappd. Hours: November - April: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. May - October: Thursday, Friday & Monday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Additional times by reservation. Venue space available for private parties, corporate events and all sorts of special occasions including the Treehouse Loft for casual gatherings and the Medieval Barrel Dining Hall for sit-down seated occasions in our original Celtic, English, Italian and French chairs and tables circa 1840. Let us know how we can help you plan! Cobbler Mountain~ Home to the "Little Winery That Could"~ is where the fairies live in big poplar trees, children run barefoot to Thumb Run Creek and stories of the wise Grandfathers and kind Grandmothers are shared around the Grand Fire Circle at the foot of the forest. A legendary dreamer, Grandfather McCarthy, discovered Big Cobbler Mountain in 1959. His love of creatures and exploring has been preserved and passed down to his children and grandchildren. Come hike a wooded trail. Open a bottle of imagination. Sip handcrafted wines with the makers. Find a little fantasy under the old apple tree. Who knows who you will meet along the way?

Operating as usual

Celebrate your veterans with veteran-owned Cobbler Mountain Cider! Enjoy our new releases along with Smack That Butt BBQ...
11/04/2020

Celebrate your veterans with veteran-owned Cobbler Mountain Cider! Enjoy our new releases along with Smack That Butt BBQ & Talk of The Mountain Seafood this Saturday!

Courtney Noel Studio
10/30/2020

Courtney Noel Studio

Fall Mini Sessions!! I will be at Cobbler Mountain Cellars this Saturday 1-5pm to do fall mini sessions! I would love to meet and photograph you!

This is a great opportunity to get some beautiful photos of your family, with your friends, perhaps a couple's shoot, or just portraits of your beautiful self! And don't forget about the proximity of delicious cider - Cobbler has a huge variety of fall flavors, you're sure to fall in love with one of them!

Photo sessions are completely free. You only pay after you see the photos and only for the ones you absolutely love. There's no risk to you, my feelings aren't hurt if you don't buy any, we can just have fun with a photoshoot! But, they are being sold at a discounted rate of $15 per digital photo, so it is a great chance to get a discounted photo session.

If you'd like to reserve a spot in advance, sessions last about 20 minutes. If you'd like to come by and scope it out from a safe distance first, that's fine too! I welcome observation, you don't even have to hide in the bushes with binoculars! Of course there is a benefit to reserving a spot - I'll be ready at exactly the time you reserve, so you won't be standing around waiting. Please message me to reserve a spot, they will be scheduled on the hour and half hour (ex: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, etc).

I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Columbus Day Weekend get outside to enjoy fresh air, hard ciders and great food with friends & family!On SATURDAY Octobe...
09/30/2020

Columbus Day Weekend get outside to enjoy fresh air, hard ciders and great food with friends & family!

On SATURDAY October 10th, Arlington Co. Deputy Fire Marshal and BBQ Competitor Michael
Crider is visiting our farm with his rig (get it?.... looks like a red fire truck), scrumptious menu and hardworking team. Come chat with Brenda & Michael, grab a cider and sample their menu between 11:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Smack That Butt BBQ

The Cidery will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Also, visit us off-site at Rinker’s Orchard (Sat/Sun/Monday LAST DAY) and Johnny Monarch’s (Sat/Sun).

Next to the last weekend to pick ciders AND apples in the orchard (Sat./Sun. Oct. 3rd & 4th from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Co...
09/30/2020

Next to the last weekend to pick ciders AND apples in the orchard (Sat./Sun. Oct. 3rd & 4th from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Come early to avoid long lines). Perfect weather to walk the grounds, sip our hard ciders made from THESE apples, picnic, watch the making of homemade apple butter and grab a variety pack to take home!

Can’t make it out?
Plan for Columbus Day close of season weekend:
Sat. 10th, Sun. 11th & Mon 12th (LAST DAY)

Serving ciders this weekend in Marshall @ the double-decker food bus! Last weekend I tried the best tomato pie, black be...
09/30/2020

Serving ciders this weekend in Marshall @ the double-decker food bus! Last weekend I tried the best tomato pie, black bean salad & Johnny Cakes drizzled with Tupolo honey (from Brian’s brother’s hive). Yum-O! Jeff loves his meatloaf and mashed taters. Place your food order, come pick out a cider and soak up the friendly Marshall vibe awhile. Come early to beat the lines and chat with Laurie & Ben about what’s new.

See you Friday 4-7; Saturday 12-7; Sunday 12-5.
Support local while distancing outdoors w/ friends & pups. Bring your masks to order.

Look for our ciders here!
09/30/2020

Look for our ciders here!

09/26/2020

Come get a cold one when passing through Marshall (tonight until 7) @ Johnny Monarch’s double decker food bus! Smooth tunes to enjoy with our damn good cider & Brian’s killer vittles.
Back tomorrow 12 - 5 p.m.

Join us in Fredericksburg this Saturday!
09/17/2020
Virginia Cider Festival | A Hard Cider Event

Join us in Fredericksburg this Saturday!

THE FESTIVAL September 19th, 2020 - FXBG Fairgrounds - 11AM til 5PM Come join us for an amazing showcase of hard cider at the Virginia Cider Festival in Fredericksburg, VA! At the Virginia Cider Festival you and your friends will be surrounded by hard ciders from all across the country. The event wi...

Cobbler Mountain Cellars
08/01/2020

Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Wanna cool off from this crazy heat? Try the newest hard lemonade cider with a twist of strawberry! Available in growlers, bottles and kegs.

Cobbler Mountain Cellars
08/01/2020

Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Open for walk-ins on Saturdays 11:00-5:00 and Sundays 12:00-5:00 plus weekdays by appointment.

Tons of new stuff to try...... Grape Hard Seltzer, Sangria cider & wine blend, Delaplane Strawberry Cider, Hard Lemonade, Blueberry Cobbler Cider...... and more.

We are continuing to not do tastings at this time. You may enjoy ordering drinks to sip on the hillside. Plus bottle selections to-go! (Face coverings required indoors).

Pups welcome and if you are comfortable, let them get their wiggles out off-leash too.

Pack extra folding chairs in case you need them. Picnics welcome with self-toting of trash. Leave no trace for our wildlife.

See you soon.

Cheers,
The Louden Family

07/28/2020
Wanna cool off from this crazy heat? Try the newest hard lemonade cider with a twist of strawberry! Available in growler...
07/25/2020

Wanna cool off from this crazy heat? Try the newest hard lemonade cider with a twist of strawberry! Available in growlers, bottles and kegs.

Open for walk-ins on Saturdays 11:00-5:00 and Sundays 12:00-5:00 plus weekdays by appointment. Tons of new stuff to try....
07/21/2020

Open for walk-ins on Saturdays 11:00-5:00 and Sundays 12:00-5:00 plus weekdays by appointment.

Tons of new stuff to try...... Grape Hard Seltzer, Sangria cider & wine blend, Delaplane Strawberry Cider, Hard Lemonade, Blueberry Cobbler Cider...... and more.

We are continuing to not do tastings at this time. You may enjoy ordering drinks to sip on the hillside. Plus bottle selections to-go! (Face coverings required indoors).

Pups welcome and if you are comfortable, let them get their wiggles out off-leash too.

Pack extra folding chairs in case you need them. Picnics welcome with self-toting of trash. Leave no trace for our wildlife.

See you soon.

Cheers,
The Louden Family

07/04/2020

In honor of all American TEACHERS, MILITARY, MEDICAL & CIVIL SERVANTS ~ Join us for a RED, WHITE & BLUE weekend on the mountain this Fourth of July!

Buy 3 packs, get the 4th one from The Louden Family!

#DelaplaneStrawberry
#SummerSangria
#BlueberryCobbler

Step inside to order drinks at the bar (please wear your protective face coverings inside). We are not conducting tastings at this time. Ninety acres to spread your wings outdoors plus indoor seating available, based on current occupancy.

Pups & picnics welcome (leave no trace).
Pack extra chairs. No smoking. No fireworks.
Walk-ins welcome Saturdays 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. / Sundays 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. / Weekdays by appointment.

06/17/2020

Welcome to place orders for Father’s Day
gift pick-ups. Let us know what you need!
Kegs ~ Growlers ~ Cases ~ Gift certificates

Happy Fathers Day! We’re releasing the new Blueberry Cobbler while it lasts. Available for growlers and pints! Cheers 😉C...
06/17/2020

Happy Fathers Day! We’re releasing the new Blueberry Cobbler while it lasts. Available for growlers and pints! Cheers 😉

Cider Bar open:
Saturdays 11:00-5:00
Sundays 12:00-5:00
Weekdays by appointment!

06/01/2020

Deliveries to Manassas / Dale City area Tues...
F’burg/Lake Anna/Short Pump Thurs /Friday!

Send requests w/ location plus email address. Half-case (12 bottle) min. Welcome to mix-n-match.

05/30/2020

Outdoor cider bar open 11-5 Sat. / 12-5 Sun.
Pet friendly/ Mannered kids
PACK chairs, games, picnics, trash bags.
www.Hipcamp.com Ahhh...low humidity.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, everyone! The sun will be shining in time for us to release our new Grape Hard Seltzer tomor...
05/22/2020

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, everyone! The sun will be shining in time for us to release our new Grape Hard Seltzer tomorrow! Super refreshing and perfect for picnics. Come celebrate Cider Maker Jeff’s birthday and look for our smiling kiddos, Daniel & Olivia, excited and relieved over their graduations! It’s been a fabulous week and we’re all so grateful for our many blessings including all of you!

Enjoy the great outdoors and a piece of our spacious grounds to spread your wings awhile. Welcome to bring personal chairs, outdoor games, joyful pups and creative “zone markers” to set up your camp. Spread out all across the hillside and under the trees, just as Mother Nature intended.

We’ll be serving sensibly, Al Fresco, all weekend under the cider tent from 11 to 6 Saturday / 12 until 5 Sunday & Monday.....Bring your sense of humor, sense of kindness and sense of patience to enjoy draft pints to sip on-site, plus bottle packs and NEW (only) growlers to-go! *Message your orders ahead of time to guarantee availability of your favorites. *Our clean indoor restrooms are available as usual. *Parking available all along the driveway for spillover. * Picnics welcome. Pack your own trash out. LEAVE NO TRACE, only KINDNESS behind.

Cheers~
Laura, Jeff, Daniel, Olivia & Corky!

05/15/2020

Welcome to continue placing pick-up or delivery appointments and starting today you may enjoy outdoor PINT service
on the farm! For managing numbers, send us estimated ETA and any particular orders to reserve.

We’ve been waiting for it ..... The Delaplane Strawberry cider is releasing in bottles today!!!(This limited release is ...
05/15/2020

We’ve been waiting for it ..... The Delaplane Strawberry cider is releasing in bottles today!!!
(This limited release is just available here at the farm and upcoming festivals). Welcome to continue placing pick-up or delivery appointments and starting today you may enjoy outdoor PINT service on the farm! For managing numbers, send us estimated ETA and any particular orders to reserve.

05/08/2020

Schedule your Mother’s Day pick up orders for tomorrow! We have Delaplane Strawberry on tap for growlers! Hugs to all of the moms out there 🙂.

04/29/2020
Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Now scheduling deliveries for: Fredericksburg area on Thurs. Front Royal/Harrisonburg/Staunton area on Friday
Charlottesville area on Saturday

Place an order and meet-up with us in your neck of the woods!

04/28/2020

Now scheduling deliveries for: Fredericksburg area on Thurs. Front Royal/Harrisonburg/Staunton area on Friday
Charlottesville area on Saturday

Place an order and meet-up with us in your neck of the woods!

We’re delivering to the Fredericksburg area this Saturday. Let your friends and neighbors know!   Save a little gas and ...
04/22/2020

We’re delivering to the Fredericksburg area this Saturday. Let your friends and neighbors know! Save a little gas and stay in for the rainy weekend with a good book or movie and let us do the driving 🙂. Message us here for orders.

Last call for NoVa deliveries. Added Manassas and Falls Church to our stops today. We’re heading out... packing some ext...
04/18/2020

Last call for NoVa deliveries. Added Manassas and Falls Church to our stops today. We’re heading out... packing some extras so give us a shout!

Here comes Peter Cottontail... Hopping down the Bunny Trail....

Free EASTER deliveries to your area! Making
quick drop-offs of growlers, cases and 1/2 cases
to Greater RICHMOND Saturday, April 11th 12:00 - 2:00. (Stay tuned for deliveries this month to Winchester, Harrisonburg, Manassas, Charlottesville.... send us your locations and requests!)

Send orders via messenger, text (703) 344-8610 or email: [email protected].

Feel free to mix-n-match your cases w/
ciders & seltzers! We’re releasing Smackin’ ORANGE on this day!

New hard seltzers!
Mango Hard Seltzer
Cranberry Hard Seltzer
Grape Hard Seltzer

Traditional Jeffersonian
Golden Pineapple Sunset
Wild Blackberry Hop
Pomegranate Black Currant
Original Honey
Razzle Dazzle Raspberry
Cherry Tart
Smackin’ Orange
Ginger Peach
Kickin’ Cinnamon

64 oz. Growlers $35

12 bottles $54
(three 4-packs)

24 bottles $99
(case of six 4-packs)

Meanwhile, we are still scheduling pick-up appointments at the farm for locals!
Please continue to save your empty cartons for reuse. We’ll resume the “free restock pints @ the farm” as soon as we’re back to normal.

Happy Birthday to our dear Corky!!
04/17/2020

Happy Birthday to our dear Corky!!

Heading to Alexandria mid-day this Saturday. Place your orders!
04/16/2020

Heading to Alexandria mid-day this Saturday. Place your orders!

Here comes Peter Cottontail... Hopping down the Bunny Trail....

Free EASTER deliveries to your area! Making
quick drop-offs of growlers, cases and 1/2 cases
to Greater RICHMOND Saturday, April 11th 12:00 - 2:00. (Stay tuned for deliveries this month to Winchester, Harrisonburg, Manassas, Charlottesville.... send us your locations and requests!)

Send orders via messenger, text (703) 344-8610 or email: [email protected].

Feel free to mix-n-match your cases w/
ciders & seltzers! We’re releasing Smackin’ ORANGE on this day!

New hard seltzers!
Mango Hard Seltzer
Cranberry Hard Seltzer
Grape Hard Seltzer

Traditional Jeffersonian
Golden Pineapple Sunset
Wild Blackberry Hop
Pomegranate Black Currant
Original Honey
Razzle Dazzle Raspberry
Cherry Tart
Smackin’ Orange
Ginger Peach
Kickin’ Cinnamon

64 oz. Growlers $35

12 bottles $54
(three 4-packs)

24 bottles $99
(case of six 4-packs)

Meanwhile, we are still scheduling pick-up appointments at the farm for locals!
Please continue to save your empty cartons for reuse. We’ll resume the “free restock pints @ the farm” as soon as we’re back to normal.

Delivering to Winchester/Harrisonburg today. Send in your orders!
04/14/2020

Delivering to Winchester/Harrisonburg today. Send in your orders!

Here comes Peter Cottontail... Hopping down the Bunny Trail....

Free EASTER deliveries to your area! Making
quick drop-offs of growlers, cases and 1/2 cases
to Greater RICHMOND Saturday, April 11th 12:00 - 2:00. (Stay tuned for deliveries this month to Winchester, Harrisonburg, Manassas, Charlottesville.... send us your locations and requests!)

Send orders via messenger, text (703) 344-8610 or email: [email protected].

Feel free to mix-n-match your cases w/
ciders & seltzers! We’re releasing Smackin’ ORANGE on this day!

New hard seltzers!
Mango Hard Seltzer
Cranberry Hard Seltzer
Grape Hard Seltzer

Traditional Jeffersonian
Golden Pineapple Sunset
Wild Blackberry Hop
Pomegranate Black Currant
Original Honey
Razzle Dazzle Raspberry
Cherry Tart
Smackin’ Orange
Ginger Peach
Kickin’ Cinnamon

64 oz. Growlers $35

12 bottles $54
(three 4-packs)

24 bottles $99
(case of six 4-packs)

Meanwhile, we are still scheduling pick-up appointments at the farm for locals!
Please continue to save your empty cartons for reuse. We’ll resume the “free restock pints @ the farm” as soon as we’re back to normal.

My take-out cellar assistant today. Beautiful day to have the door open!
04/05/2020

My take-out cellar assistant today. Beautiful day to have the door open!

Here comes Peter Cottontail... Hopping down the Bunny Trail....Free EASTER deliveries to your area! Making quick drop-of...
04/05/2020

Here comes Peter Cottontail... Hopping down the Bunny Trail....

Free EASTER deliveries to your area! Making
quick drop-offs of growlers, cases and 1/2 cases
to Greater RICHMOND Saturday, April 11th 12:00 - 2:00. (Stay tuned for deliveries this month to Winchester, Harrisonburg, Manassas, Charlottesville.... send us your locations and requests!)

Send orders via messenger, text (703) 344-8610 or email: [email protected].

Feel free to mix-n-match your cases w/
ciders & seltzers! We’re releasing Smackin’ ORANGE on this day!

New hard seltzers!
Mango Hard Seltzer
Cranberry Hard Seltzer
Grape Hard Seltzer

Traditional Jeffersonian
Golden Pineapple Sunset
Wild Blackberry Hop
Pomegranate Black Currant
Original Honey
Razzle Dazzle Raspberry
Cherry Tart
Smackin’ Orange
Ginger Peach
Kickin’ Cinnamon

64 oz. Growlers $35

12 bottles $54
(three 4-packs)

24 bottles $99
(case of six 4-packs)

Meanwhile, we are still scheduling pick-up appointments at the farm for locals!
Please continue to save your empty cartons for reuse. We’ll resume the “free restock pints @ the farm” as soon as we’re back to normal.

In the latest Virginia Tourism blog....Per the latest requirements, we are available for pick-up and deliveries. We’re f...
04/04/2020

In the latest Virginia Tourism blog....

Per the latest requirements, we are available for pick-up and deliveries. We’re finding that the beautiful drive out to our farm has given people a chance to “exhale” and soak in the change of season on the mountain.

Our farm is 90 acres of preserved land, offering visitors a glimpse of wildlife and landscape that soothes the soul. We are able to space out the appointment times so that after picking up the goodies, visitors are welcome to enjoy a pre-arranged safe walk or run with dogs or family along the stretch of road. During this stressful time, we are all fortunate to have the many blessings of Mother Nature to help us heal.

We can fill growlers (new ones ready to pick-up) and bottle cases to pick-up quickly by appointment. Or, customers may place orders for direct shipment to their door.

Our current list of ciders and hard seltzers available include:

New Hard Seltzers
made with our refreshing mountain spring water from Cobbler Mountain!

4% Alc:
Mango Hard Seltzer
Cranberry Hard Seltzer
Grape Hard Seltzer

Hard Ciders
6.8% Alc:
Traditional Jeffersonian
Golden Pineapple Sunset
Wild Blackberry Hop
Pomegranate Black Currant
Original Honey
Razzle Dazzle Raspberry
Cherry Tart
Ginger Peach
Kickin’ Cinnamon

(plus the last keg of winter’s Maple Stout for growlers)

Customers may reach us via email:
[email protected]
cobblermountain.com

Or text via (703) 344-8610

Or Messenger

We will help with orders and send an easy “no-touch” invoice back via email.

Cheers!

Laura & Jeff Louden

Making quick deliveries to Fredericksburg area tomorrow 12:00 - 1:00. Message or textorders to (703) 344-8610! Meanwhile...
04/04/2020

Making quick deliveries to Fredericksburg
area tomorrow 12:00 - 1:00. Message or text
orders to (703) 344-8610! Meanwhile, send bottle and growler take-out orders to pick up at the farm all weekend.

Feel free to mix-n-match your cases w/
ciders & seltzers!

New hard seltzers!
Mango Hard Seltzer
Cranberry Hard Seltzer
Grape Hard Seltzer

Traditional Jeffersonian
Golden Pineapple Sunset
Wild Blackberry Hop
Pomegranate Black Currant
Original Honey
Razzle Dazzle Raspberry
Cherry Tart
Ginger Peach
Kickin’ Cinnamon

(plus the last keg of Maple Stout for growlers)

Address

5909 Long Fall Ln
Delaplane, VA
20144

From D.C. to Vienna Metro Station end of line. Car travel Hwy 66 to Exit 28 Marshall. Follow directions on website.

General information

Enjoy tastings, reserved group tours, picnics, reserved hiking & camping (via www.hipcamp.com) on 90 acres of wildlife protected forest located on Big Cobbler Mountain, just 45 miles West of D.C. Open year-round for visitors to enjoy each season on the mountain. As the scenery changes, the menu changes ... including Summertime seasonals of Ginger Peach, Wild Blackberry Hop, Cherry Tart, Pomegranate Black Currant and Smackin' Orange. Winter's favorites start in the Fall with Harvest Pumpkin before Halloween and keep us warm with Maple Stout and Jammin' Cranberry Ginger to celebrate the holidays, crackling fires and the winter wonderland of the mountain. Year-round, enjoy the classic Traditional Jeffersonian, Original Honey, Mountain Top Hop and our Kickin' Cinnamon! Visiting Hints: Call or message ahead to confirm the week's hours. Year-round, best catching us by appt. on Thursday, Friday & Monday. Saturday Walk-Ins 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Sunday 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. Plus, May - October, Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy extra sunshine enjoyment, unless an event is scheduled. Walk-in Tastings available prior to last 15 minutes of the day! Groups 6+ by bookings via: Message or email. Additional times by reservation. Venue space available for private parties, corporate events and all sorts of special occasions including the Treehouse Loft for casual gatherings and the Medieval Barrel Dining Hall for sit-down seated occasions in our original Celtic, English, Italian and French chairs and tables circa 1840. Let us know how we can help you plan your special occasion! Mannered pets and children welcome. Distributed in retailers near you in DC, VA, MD, & WVA. Residential and business shipping available via UPS by special request. From Highway 66, exit 27 and follow state signs. [email protected] www.cobblermountain.com Follow us for the latest on FaceBook, Twitter & Untappd. Fun, friendly, passionate growers work all week long on their farm residence to share their favorite pastime & interests with friends old & new. Come join in the fun!

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(540) 364-2802

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Cobbler Mountain Cellars Big Cobbler Mountain Delaplane, VA Jeff and Laura have restored the 90-acre property once purchased in 1959 by Laura's father for $100 an acre. Here is what led them here....

Lawrence Daniel McCarthy was a writer for the Associated Press after serving in the U.S. Coastguard. Living on a houseboat in the harbor, he was longing to have land around him and teach in the countryside. He found the farm... which reminded him of his County Cork, Ireland heritage... made a handshake deal with the gentleman farmer and got a teaching job in Marshall at the brick school (now the library). He became known as an activist for students with special needs. In 1967, he was asked to direct a facility in South Carolina. The job took Laura's parents away from the farm with plans to be back in three years. Once there, he was immediately driven to write a grant over the first year, seeking $1M funding from the government to build a state-of the art facility. After sending the proposal off, he did not sit still. One evening he and several recruited community members integrated the two schools, in preparation for all receive the benefits ahead. It was the peak of riot season, in the deep South, with a outgoing lad leading everyone. He was on a mission...which was cut short. One morning, Mr. McCarthy fell ill at school. He died that day of cardiac arrest at only 42. Over breakfast, he had told Laura's mother that he still felt, " He hadn't done enough". Little did he know... She got the news shortly after that the one million dollar grant HAD been awarded for the new facility. She also got news that Laura was on the way.

Mrs. McCarthy saw through the groundbreaking and then moved to the state's capital of Columbia to graduate school, all while taking care of her infant daughter and older toddler daughter. She raised the girls on her own, all while holding on to the land in Virginia to one day pass along to them. For forty years, she covered the taxes and checked on the farm during summer visits to see the Irish clan in the Metropolitan areas. Laura became attached to the beautiful mountain, the pastures, the four seasons and the wildlife. It was a dreamy notion to live here one day.

Laura met Jeff, a Cleveland, OH, native while he was serving in the Navy in SC. When they were first married, he created batches of handcrafted wines and ciders....while eventually took over the entire house, the garage, the basement, the pantry, the kitchen constantly....until she suggested he see the land where the could create a lifestyle and he would have MUCH MORE ROOM!

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