PRIVATE FARM TOUR & TASTING DINNER
A Whirlwind of Wagyu Tasting Tour
Before your booking, we will meet with you to present our Resident Chef Portfolio which contains each chef’s resume details and their proposed Wagyu Tasting menu. You will have the opportunity to select the Resident Chef of your choice and refine their Wagyu Tasting menu to meet your party’s dietary restrictions. On the day of your Wagyu Tasting Tour, you and your guests will join us at the Main House at 5:00pm and we’ll be off on Part I of your private Ovoka Farm Tour (5:00 - 6:00pm) – your choice, walk or 4-wheel-drive (or a combination, if you like) up and around Paris Mountain. Your tour of the farm and its landmarks, animals, and operations will give you insight to sustainable farming practices and the importance of implementing these practices to create security in our regional food system. Plus, you get a behind the scenes look at real life on a real cattle farm! We’ll end your tour at the top of the mountain for a spectacular, evening panoramic view of the entire Valley.
After your descent off the mountain, we’ll return to the Main House for Part II of your Whirlwind of Wagyu Tour where you’ll enjoy hors d'oeuvres in the sunroom or in our courtyard. Your personally selected Resident Chef will then welcome you to your Whirlwind of Wagyu Tasting Menu and escort you to the main dining room, furnished with its 16-person dining table from the late 18th Century. As the sun starts to set with exploding colors through the windows of the dining room, your Wagyu Tasting Menu will be executed and flawlessly presented to you.
After dinner, retire to the cherry room for after-dinner drinks. The home is appointed with beautiful antiques from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries to maintain its historic character, yet remains friendly and comfortable — we want you to feel at home while visiting our home.
Please reach out to set up an appointment to create your experience!
Farm Tour Agreement
ATTENTION: Please be aware that we are a working farm—be sure to look for and obey all signage regarding parking, pathways, and areas to which the public does not have access (it’s for your safety!). It is very important that you read ALL info regarding visiting and the rules on your Farm Tour. Your safety and the safety of our animals & staff are very important to us—please respect all rules and posted signs when at the farm. We appreciate your cooperation & patience!
When you arrive we'll go over farm rules, but please note that pursuant to Virginia law, we must notify you that:
Under Virginia law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity. Chapter 64. Agritourism Activity Liability. § 3.2-6402. Notice required.