A Warm Welcome

To crest a hill and catch a wide vita of stunning vineyards with a Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop is a common occurrence here. Tasting the most amazing farm-to-table cuisine al fresco downtown with great, intellectual and creative people followed by a concert of an up-and-coming band is another. It is these everyday charms we love about our community that have inspired us to take pen to paper and to celebrate the people and stories of this country-town.

Grounded in centuries of rich history as the beloved home of the esteemed of the esteemed Thomas Jefferson and his University of Virginia. Charlottesville is the perfect balance of tradition and innovation with a unique style all its own. The influence of Jefferson's interests and passions surround us and mold us. In Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, we seek to express Charlottesville's style, charming in its lack of pretense yet elegant.

You will find not only the spirit of a landscape but also the the inspiration for elegant whole-hearted living, celebrating those in our community who inspire the true meaning of authenticity. We invite you to explore our personal passion for this place and its people along with the sheer beauty of this land—a region known as Jefferson's Virginia.

Charlottesville's collection of images and memories linger and tug at the heart. From the vibrant light of Charlottesville's sun-kissed vineyards to the restaurant tables laden with the artfully prepared bounty of local farms, we have been simply captivated with each and every detail of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living's first issue. We lingered over every photograph, perfected every word. We have made new friends and have met so many talented people—and we can't wait to introduce them to you.

Co-publishers, Robin Johnson-Bethke, our Creative Director, and Jennifer Bryerton, our Editor-in-Chief, created Ivy Publications LLC over 15 years ago and are especially excited to share their newest project with you. Over the years, Ivy Publications LLC has created CharlottesvilleFamily, a monthly magazine serving the town and country lifestyles of our region's families; the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to our area's many attractions (also popular with brides for their welcome baskets); the Healthy Living Directory, an annual publication dedicated to promoting a healthier lifestyle and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, a sophisticated art book published annually celebrating elegant weddings in Jefferson's Virginia.

With an amazing staff, Ivy Publications, LLC eagerly embraces serving readers and the community with exceptional publications. For more information please email wcliving@IvyPublications.com or telephone 434.984.4713