Enjoy a special excursion to see Swannanoa, the summer home of James and Sallie Dooley on Afton Mountain in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge. Designed by Noland and Baskervill and completed in 1913, the Dooleys’ marble Italian Renaissance-style villa is said to be “one of the few Virginia houses that rivals the lavish ‘cottages’ of Newport, Rhode Island” by UVA architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson. A vibrant Tiffany window and interior details from the Dooleys’ time give a sense of the original grandness of their home. Following the visit to Swannanoa, travel to neighboring Veritas Vineyards & Winery for a delicious lunch complemented by scenic views and renowned hospitality. Winemaker-led tours and tastings of Veritas’ award-winning wines, including Reserves, make this a day to remember. Space is limited; register online by September 20.
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September 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Departs from Maymont’s Historic Estate Entrance
804-358-7166, ext. 329