Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Begin your day in Harrisonburg with a trip to the Museum of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing by Hugo Kohl, located in the iconic Cassco Ice House. The museum is the only one of its kind in the United States, and was created to help people make a connection to the vintage jewelry that can be made and purchased there. An elevated floor plan allows you to browse the retail store while watching artisans create in the workshop below.
Just a few doors down try a flight at Pale Fire Brewing Co. Enjoy a variety of locally-brewed beers; enjoy the patio, and tasting room.
Grab lunch at Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza, Neapolitan-inspired, thin-crusted pizza baked at 900 degrees in a traditional wood-fired oven. The head over to Elk Run Mining to view some of the most beautiful gemstone based jewelry in the country from entirely locally sourced Virginia stones.
The afternoon picks up at James McHone Antique Jewelry where they buy, sell, or trade fine antique and estate jewelry. GIA Appraisals, repairs, and custom designs can be done for any customer. Take your time and browse through the many art galleries and shops in historic downtown Harrisonburg.
Pack a picnic and make your last stop Bluestone Vineyard for a grape experience and tastings of the San Francisco International Wine Competition Gold Award winning, 2013 Blue Ice Wine. Blue Ice wine is made from frozen Traminette grapes. This very sweet juice is stopped in mid-fermentation to produce a wine that reminds one of Germany’s famous, “Eiswein. If you’re in the mood for a sit down dinner try the homemade pasta at Agrodolce Italian Restaurant and choose from 20 varieties of wine by the glass or 90 bottles.