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Meet the Guests Hosts: Virginia Wine Love Weekend

Virginia Wine Love Weekend on May 13 and 14 has grown into an abundance of fun activities, including escorted winery tours and a statewide prize Giveaway, but at its heart, it's a big meet-up—a chance to connect.

Diving into a group of strangers for chitchat isn't everyone's idea of a good time 😯, though--even if the group is talking about something they Virginia wine.

So we thought it might be helpful, and tons of fun, to line up some Guest Hosts, serious #VAWineLovers with online presence and funny stories who could welcome you personally and keep the conversation flowing.

And we found a great group! (I'll even be out there myself ;-) This year's guest hosts are book authors, blog writers, competition judges, social media influencers, and enthusiastic Virginia Wine Love Ambassadors. ❤️❤️❤️

Be sure to stop by and share your own #VAWineLoveWeekend stories!

PS - Don't forget to check-in at each winery's Reserved for Virginia Wine Love table to enter the statewide prize giveaway!

PPS - Looking for complimentary tastings? Games? Snacks? Here's the Wine Love Weekend Cheat Sheet.


Virginia Wine Love Weekend Guest Hosts

NANCY BAUER – Virginia Wine Love founder; Author, Virginia Wine Travel Journal (Instagram @VAWineLove)

Saturday: Mountain & Vine (formerly Delfosse Vineyards, Central VA), 12-1:30

Sunday: Horton Vineyards (Central VA), 1-2:30

*More to come!

PAUL ARMSTRONG & WARREN RICHARD – Virginia's original wine bloggers, Virginia Wine Time (Instagram @VAWineTime)

Saturday: Gray Ghost Vineyards (NoVa), 12-2

RICHARD LEAHY – Author, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia; Virginia Governor’s Cup competition judge

Saturday: Chisholm Vineyards (Central VA), 12-3

TERRI HAUSERVirginia Wine Dogs blog (Facebook & Instagram @VAWineDogs)

*Special treats for furry friends at these dog-friendly wineries; all wineries below in Northern Virginia

Saturday: 8 Chains North Winery, 11-2; Breaux Vineyards, 2:30-5:30

Sunday: Fox Meadow Vineyards, 12-2:15; Three Fox Vineyards, 2:30-5

QUEEN NADJMA – Virginia Wine Love Ambassador (Instagram @judietoile)

*All wineries below in Central Virginia

Saturday: King Family Vineyards, 11-1pm, Pollak Vineyards (co-hosting with Susan Glenn) from 1:30-3:00, Flying Fox Vineyard, 4-5:30

Saturday: Afton Mountain Vineyards, 11-1; Veritas Vineyards, 1:30-3:30 (Both wineries are in Central VA)

KATHY WIEDEMANN – Virginia Governor’s Cup competition judge (Instagram @virginiamade)

Saturday: North Mountain Vineyards (Shenandoah Valley), 11-2:00, and Wolf Gap Vineyard (Shenandoah Valley), 2:30-5:00

Sunday: Old Farm Winery at Hartland (NoVa), 11-1

KYLE ZIMMERMAN - Photographer and Quaff with Kyle social media influencer (Instagram @quaffwithkyle)

Sunday: Williams Gap Vineyard (NoVa), 12-2:00

KELLY MACCONOMY – Wine and Arts Writer, The Zebra magazine

Saturday: Little Washington Winery (NoVa), 1:30 (Reservations required)

Sunday: 868 Estate Vineyards (NoVa)

TERRI NEWMAN-HYDE - Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association & Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

Saturday: Ingleside Vineyards (Chesapeake Bay Region), 12 - 3

Cheers and hope to see you out there!


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