The Salamander Resort & Spa and Greenhill Winery & Vineyards joined together in celebrating their five-year anniversaries the last week of August.

Greenhill Blanc de Blancs cake by Jason Reaves

Greenhill Blanc de Blancs cake by Jason Reaves

Salamander Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves created the incredibly beautiful cakes for both events. Reaves was the first employee hired by the resort, and his creations are featured on the resort’s social media sites.

Jason Reaves cutting his 5 year anniversary cake for Salamander

Jason Reaves cutting his 5 year anniversary cake for Salamander

The owners of each of the businesses invited the community to join them for cake and Greenhill’s award-winning sparkling Blanc de Blancs at their events. One of the cakes at the winery’s anniversary featured a replica of the Blanc de Blancs bottle.

Salamander Owner Shelia Johnson with Barbara Comstock and Betsy Davis

Salamander Owner Shelia Johnson with Barbara Comstock and Betsy Davis

Sheila Johnson, owner of The Salamander Resort & Spa, cut the cake for her guests – which included local dignitaries, business owners and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock – on Aug. 29.

“I want to thank you for your support….yes, we are in our fifth year and it has been an extraordinary five years,” said Johnson.

Greenhill Winery General Manager Jed Gray gave the toast at the winery’s anniversary on Aug. 28.

Originally appeared in the September 2018 issue