The first special woman in everyone’s life? Their mother, naturally. This Mother’s Day, show her how much you appreciate all that she has done for you. Start by treating her with the loving-kindness and respect she deserves — but don’t stop there. For a gift to be treasured, not set aside, plan some quality time together in the countryside. Feeling adventurous? Why not hike along Sky Meadows State Park for a Blue Ridge picnic, unwrapping the freshest of spring delicacies? For a more cozy and traditional alternative, reserve your spots at one of the festive Sunday brunches and tastings below.
MOMOSA BAR & LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Celebrate your mom by treating her to a mimosa bar in the Greenhill Tasting Room. While you sip on your MOMosas, enjoy live music by Jason Masi. Reminder: No one under the age of 21, including infants
and children, will permitted on the grounds. For details, visit greenhillvineyards.com. Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, 23595 Winery Lane, Middleburg, Virginia.
CHEESEOLOGY AT LITTLE WASHINGTON WINERY
Cheeseology is a delicious, educational and lively seminar on the basics of cheese and wine pairing. You’ll taste cheeses from all six categories of cheese with six different wines as you discover what makes a cheese and wine pairing successful. You’ll also learn how to choose and serve artisan cheese and how to taste to get the most from your palate. For details, visit littlewashingtonwinery.com. Little Washington Winery, 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington, Virginia.
MOTHER’S DAY GRAND BRUNCH BUFFET AT SALAMANDER
Indulge mom this Mother’s Day with a savory celebration. Join us in our ballroom for a grand buffet featuring an extensive omelet bar, an interactive pasta cooking station, an elaborate seafood tower, an indulgent steak carving, bottomless mimosas and much more. A special children’s buffet and a dessert display also will be available. $98 per person, $45 per child. Reservations required. For details, visit salamanderresort.com or call 540-326- 4070. Salamander Resort & Spa, 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, Virginia.
MOTHER’S DAY AT MOUNT VERNON
Join the Mother of Our Country, Martha Washington, for Mother’s Day weekend at Mount Vernon. Stroll through Mount Vernon’s magnificent gardens in bloom. Lady Washington will give lavender sachets to all mothers on the mansion’s piazza (while supplies last). For details, visit mountvernon.org.
MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL AT BOXWOOD ESTATE WINERY
Every mom receives a flower during her visit. Enjoy a special featuring chocolate- covered strawberries from Kingsbury Chocolates and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc for $30. For details, visit boxwoodwinery. com. Boxwood Estate Winery, 2042 Burrland Lane, Middleburg, Virginia.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE RED FOX
Make this Mother’s Day extra special by treating Mom to a three-course brunch at the Red Fox. Make reservations and view details and menus at redfox.com. The Red Fox Inn & Tavern, 2 E. Washington St., Middleburg, Virginia.