Glenfiddich Farm is a 175-year-old former dairy farm located near Hamilton, just outside of Leesburg in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont region of Western Loudoun. Originally called Gobblers Knob after the multitude of resident wild turkeys on the farmlands, it was later renamed Glenfiddich -- Celtic for Valley of the Deer -- to celebrate the many deer that continue to reside on the property.
The Cookery School was started in February 2005 by Olwen Woodier, co-owner of the circa 1840s Glenfiddich Farm she shares with ceramic artist Richard Busch of Glenfiddich Farm Pottery. The classes for Special Groups are held throughout most of the year on weekday or Saturday morning for lunch.
The three-hour classes usually start at 10:30am and finish around 2:00pm. Starting at 11:00am and finishing at 2:30pm is also an option for those travelling a distance. For groups wishing to discuss books, business, or whatever, there is no requirement for departure earlier than 3:30pm.
The four-course meals are created by hands-on participation with some demonstration.