Owner, Kelly Allen, is our former Assistant Manager. The bitters are local and the small business is woman-led.
Artemisia bitters are artisan botanical extracts. Using native botanicals, capturing the subtleties of the farm's landscape, blending the medicinal and the artisanal into an embodied experience. The bitters are about intention. Using plants native to our region, creating a more sustainable cocktail narrative.
"Our craft is storytelling. Your work is sharing the beauty of moments. We tell our stories together."
Like a young satyre just come of age, Æstas sheds the immaculate poise of spring. Blood-red sumac blossoms curl skyward, a crown shorn of their downy buds. Antlers pare from their velvet, baring tempered strength, a decorated insignia armoring the wood.
[ pronounced īst•as ]
Æstas unfurls itself along the palate like the heady, brambled cascade of late summer’s blossoms. Woody with hardened thorns, yet fragrant with buds and blooms, Æstas leads with the bright astringency of sumac while delving deep into the dark breadth of roasted roots and piquent seeds.
Budding flowers, lemon rind, patchouli, musk, sweet tobacco leaf, ivy, potpourri, marmalade, gentian, fresh lemon, almond, orange blossom, poplar bark, lilac.
spritz cocktails, sparkling wine, rye whiskey, gin, fino sherry, sweet and dry vermouth
Artemisia is a small farm and vineyard in rural Virginia rekindling local foodways through authenticity, awareness, and vitality. By shifting the agricultural focus from industrial to local, we can create a more vibrant and engaged food community.
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