Paella Perfecta

Paella Perfecta will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Unique Spanish Cuisine

Welcome to Paella Perfecta, a little corner of Spain right in the Shenandoah Valley. We’re proud to provide you with the superior service and the most authentic homemade Spanish cuisine around. Follow us on Facebook to see where our food trailer is next. We are available for private events such as wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays anniversaries, and graduations. From start to finish, you’re sure to enjoy unparalleled tapas and paella. Relax Spanish style and enjoy a dish of paella rich with the complex flavors of smoked paprika, saffron, lemon, and garlic: ¡Paella Perfecta!

We only use quality ingredients in all our dishes. The finest seafood, Pork, chicken, and produce are the keys to our Delicious Paella. You can taste t​he difference for yourself.

Family Recipe

Our story began over 25 years ago when we started cooking Paella for our friends and family. We opened our catering and food truck business with a vision to bring a new dimension to fine food in the area and elevate traditional Spanish cuisine.

Paella Perfecta opening was a family dream come true. ​Margo lived in Spain and tasted and prepared the unique and locally sourced cuisine that has been eaten for generations. Now Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley will be able to enjoy the traditional flavors of paella and Spain.

Vine and Grape Kitchen / Hops Kitchen

Vine and Grape Kitchen / Hops Kitchen will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Vine and Grape Kitchen / Hops Kitchen’s cuisine can be described as the culmination of the tastes, smells, and sights that I experienced traveling and living in Southeast Asia, Central America, Southern Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Ohio, and now Virginia.  My years spent as head chef for several large resorts including, Taos Ski Valley(Taos, New Mexico) and The Boardwalk (Put In Bay, Ohio), have sharpened my tools as not only a chef, but a creator.  My plan as the owner and operator of Hops Kitchen is to bring my experiences and tools to the plate in order to serve you.  Through my travels, I have learned that it is best to utilize the resources closest to me in order to obtain sustainability.  That is why everyday I am networking with local businesses such as Basic City Beer Co., Sunrise Farms, and Purple Cow.

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Big Island Aquaculture

Big Island Aquaculture will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

We offer the the best tasting oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Our Big Island Oysters are grown on a beautiful, pristine body of water nestled between the York River, the Mobjack Bay and Myrtle Point Narrows.

Big Island is where a community of watermen lived and worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Professional oyster tasters refer to these oysters as the “quintessential oyster”; the perfect blend of salty, sweet and buttery.  Perfect for any occasion.

Our oysters are grown sustainably in the beautiful waters surrounding Big Island, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay.

Big Island Aquaculture is a small, family run business serving our customers with great tasting oysters, while helping sustain the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and promoting it’s rich culture.

Our Big Island Oysters are grown on a beautiful pristine body of water nestled between the York River, the Mobjack Bay and Myrtle Point Narrows.

To this day watermen continue to fish the bountiful waters of the Mobjack around Big Island.

History tells us this special place produced oysters the watermen prized for their own private stock.   They referred to these briny oysters as the best tasting in the entire bay.

Legend has it Pocahontas, Chief Powhatan, and Captain John Smith enjoyed the oysters growing along these shores, followed in later years by General George Washington, Lafayette, and other leaders of the American Revolution as they laid siege to the British across the river in Yorktown.

Today, professional oyster tasters call the Big Island Oysters the “quintessential oyster”; the perfect blend of salty, sweet and buttery.  Perfect for any occasion.

So as you enjoy these quintessential oysters from Big Island Aquaculture, reflect upon the history of these waters and those who have enjoyed them before you.

White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard

Purple Wolf Vineyard will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

White Oak Lavender Farm is owned and operated by the Haushalter family in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This is in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley near Massanutten Resort. We grow over 8,000 lavender plants and about 3,000 grape vines in many interesting varieties. We harvest our lavender plants in the summer to dry the flowers for buds and to extract the essential oil and hydrosol or floral water through steam distillation. We harvest our grapes in the Fall to make 11 delicious wines.

Julie Walton Haushalter began growing lavender as a hobby on the farm and soon was making products for family and friends. Next, Julie’s parents, Jim and Jessie Walton, volunteered to help harvest and make bundles for drying so that Jessie and Rick Haushalter’s mother, Margaret, could sew items such as lavender pillows, eye masks, neck wraps and lavender-filled sock monkeys. It wasn’t long before they were off to the Downtown Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market to sell their products! In addition to products being offered year- round online and at the farm store, products are available April – December on Saturdays at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market.

The farm has been open to the public since 2008 and has grown into a popular year-round agritourism venue. We offer a wine tasting experience, tours, lectures, classes, a petting area and a lovely lavender gift shop.

As CEO, (Chief Experience Officer) Julie’s life experiences and career path has influenced her commitment to helping others become more aware of ways in which to manage the effects of stress on the body and spirit at White Oak Lavender Farm.  Our theme, Color My World Purple, is focused on how the farm and our products can bring hope, love, encouragement and peace to the world. Check out the many classes, labyrinth workshops and farm tours that are available!

Rebecca Haushalter Frakes, daughter of Rick and Julie, also works full time in the family business as the farm operations manager. After graduating from Virginia Tech in Hospitality and Tourism from the Pamplin School of Business, she invested several years learning the wine industry. She interned in Napa Valley and then worked as a manager at CrossKeys Vineyard. She has since planted several thousand vines on the family farm and now manages our tasting room called The Purple WOLF Vineyard! You can often find her husband, Matt volunteering as a Tasting Specialist!

Our winemaker, Randy Phillips is the owner of Cave Ridge Vineyards in Mt. Jackson, VA. Randy has over 25 years of experience in winemaking and is well renowned in the Virginia region. Randy makes our wines from grapes on our estate, his estate or sourced in the Shenandoah Valley.  We are continuously developing new combinations of grapes and lavender types for new and exciting flavors! We all enjoy this, as someone has to do all the flavor testing!

Brix & Columns Vineyards

Brix & Columns will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Brix and Columns Vineyards is a family run vineyard and winery. We offer tastings and wine for sale by the glass or bottle. We have 360 degree views of both the Massanutten and Blue Ridge mountains with ample indoor and outdoor space for guest to enjoy their wine and surrounding views. We are open seven days a week. We look forward to seeing you there!

Steve and Stephanie both grew up in the farming world.  Steve helped his grandparents on their family farm, and Stephanie was an avid horse rider who welcomed the responsibility that came with raising and riding horses.  Acknowledging how important their farming backgrounds were in both providing fond childhood memories and in instilling a strong work ethic, the Pences knew that they wanted to provide the same experience for their own children.  In 2003, they found the perfect property just miles from both of their childhood homes.  The panoramic mountain views were the icing on the cake of this 160 acre farm.

All of our vines have been planted in the past two years, giving our visitors unique insight into the vineyard start-up process.  We are currently growing six varietals: Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Vidal Blanc, and Viognier.  The Shenandoah Valley AVA, established in 1982, is becoming one of the well-known American Vitacultural Areas of Virginia due to its favorable growing conditions and ability to produce a large number of varietals.

Cave Ridge Vineyard

Cave Ridge Vineyard will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Cave Ridge Vineyard is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery located in the foothills overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, which is world-renowned for its scenic beauty and history. Low rainfall and deep rocky soils make this an ideal location for growing the highest quality grapes used to make Cave Ridge wines.

The tasting room was opened in 2005 by owners Randy and Karen Phillips. Soon after opening, the estate-grown Virginia wines acquired a loyal following. Their daughter, Megan, later joined Cave Ridge Vineyard as the business manager.

Bluestone Vineyard

Bluestone Vineyard will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Bluestone Vineyard is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery, committed to crafting small-batch wines from locally sourced and estate grown fruit that showcase the very best in each varietal and each vintage. The result is a wine selection that constantly evolves to reflect the passion of the winemaker, the year, the weather, and the fruit.

Our Bluestone wines are produced here at the vineyard, in our winery, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  These Virginia wines are aged either in barrels in our climate controlled barrel room or in stainless steel tanks where the temperature is computer controlled to give us the optimal conditions to develop the wine.  We then bottle the wines onsite and place them in climate controlled storage behind the tasting room.

Narmada Winery

Narmada Winery will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Narmada Winery was established in Rappahannock County, VA in 2009. Owners Pandit and Sudha Patil had a long-standing dream to own a vineyard one day.

Sudha and Pandit at first intended only to grow the fruit to provide to other Virginia vintners. But Sudha’s curiosity about the winemaking process grew, and she began reading everything she could on how to vinify wine. As her interest increased, she commenced studies with Jim Law of Linden Vineyards, one of Virginia’s premier winemakers. Today Sudha refers to Jim as “the guru of Virginia wine.”

The combination of art and science is a given in making wine. Sudha Patil’s competence in both areas has made Narmada Winery something special right from the start. With attention to using the best quality grapes, diligent sorting of the berries, and maintaining proper chemistry of acidity and pH, Sudha’s medical background ensures clean processing of the fruit from harvest through the aging process.

Sudha’s knowledge of complex spices acquired during her childhood in India enable her to coax latent flavors from her grapes that perhaps would be overlooked by others. Her focus is to create graceful wines that are a true reflection of the fruit and to produce Virginia wines of the highest possible quality.