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It's On! Virginia Wine Love Weekend— May 13/14, 2023


Join Virginia wine fans as they gather at wineries across the state for the first-ever Virginia Wine Love Weekend.


Wineries will put their own unique spin on the meet-up, scheduled for May 13-14, including VIP reserved tables for Virginia Wine Love-ers to meet, share favorite winery stories, and pick up wine country travel tips. (See who's participating and their weekend activities here - and check back for new additions!)


Each winery's event will be different, but here's a sample of what some are planning:

  • Special "Gold Medal" tastings

  • Complimentary cheese plates and food pairings

  • Tables hosted by winery owners and special Guest Hosts

  • Wine Trivia & Winery tours

  • Cellars tastings & barrel tastings

  • Live music & Food trucks

  • Discounts on wine purchases

Giveaway!

At each winery check-in, you'll be entered into the “Virginia Wine Loves You Back” Giveaway, with prizes from wineries around the state. (See the growing list of prizes here.) Prizes will be drawn at random and announced on the Virginia Wine Love Facebook group on May 22.


Take a Road Trip - Make it a Weekend! Get to know a new part of Virginia, and check off a few new-to-you wineries! See where to stay and dine near wineries. Book early!


Take a Tour! These tour companies are offering Virginia Wine Love Weekend outings. Book quickly - these will go fast!


Meet the Guest Hosts! Virginia wine writers, competition judges, and social media influencers will be hosting the Reserved for Virginia Wine Love-ers tables all over the state! See who's hosting where.


Don't forget your Gold Medal Passport!

The Passport is a free mobile pass featuring gold medal-winning wineries from the 2023 Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition. Check off each winery you visit! Read more about the Gold Medal Passport here.

Gold Medal wineries participating in Virginia Wine Love Weekend include Afton Mountain Vineyards, Breaux Vineyards, Cave Ridge Vineyards, Chestnut Oak Vineyards, Delfosse Vineyards (now Mountain & Vine), Doukenie Winery, DuCard Vineyards, Endhardt Vineyards, Fifty-Third Vineyards, Hark Vineyards, Ingleside Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Pollak Vineyards, Rosemont Vineyards, Two Twisted Posts Winery, Veritas Vineyards, Walsh Family Wine, and Williams Gap Winery.

 

WINERIES PARTICIPATING IN VIRGINIA WINE LOVE WEEKEND

See participating wineries on a MAP.


*Look for the Reserved for Virginia Wine Love table or area when you arrive!*



868 Estate Vineyards, Purcellville (Northern VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both Days, Noon to 5:00PM

Reservations? Groups of 7 or more.

Activities:

  • Live music Saturday with Laura Cashman (1–4) and Noah Poncin (5–8), Sunday with Freddie Long (2–5).

  • Sunday book signing with Virginia wine mystery writer Ellen Crosby from 1–3. Ellen will sign copies of her new book, Blow Up. Bring copies of Ellen's mystery series for signing, or order them from Winchester Book Gallery and they'll be waiting for you at the event.

  • Guest Host on Sunday: Kelly MacConomy - Art and Wine Writer, The Zebra magazine

  • Saturday, owner Nancy Deliso will be stopping by the table to talk about the 2023 new releases for 868.

8 Chains North Winery, Waterford (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 11-6PM

Reservations? Yes for groups of 8+

Activities:

  • Guest Host Terri Hauser of Virginia Wine Dogs on Saturday, May 13, 11-2

    • * Special treats for furry friends!

  • 10% off bottle purchases

  • 10% coupon given with purchase for future bottle purchase until 7/31/23


Afton Mountain Vineyards, Afton (Central VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13, 11-4PM

Reservations? No (No groups of more than 8 can be accomodated)

Activities:


Blenheim Vineyards, Charlottesville (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Sunday, May 14, 11-4

Reservations? No



Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville (Northern VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both days.

Reservations? Pre-register (free) to get your wristband for the 12-1PM hosted meet-up each day, including glass of wine and light fare. Wristband ALSO entitles you to 15% off wine all weekend.


Activities:

SATURDAY - Hosted by Jennifer Breaux, Breaux Vineyards President & General Manager (from 12-3)


12–1: Arrival Meet & Greet: Check in, get your wristband, and enjoy a complimentary glass of 2018 Breauxmance with light fare. Mingle with fellow Virginia wine lovers! (FREE FOR FIRST 50 TO REGISTER!)


1:00: Virginia Wine Love member-only Nebbiolo guided tasting in the Vin97 original tasting room, $25


1–2:30 PM: Mother’s Day Paint & Sip with Jill Perla Art – SIGN UP HERE!


2:00: Guided Wine Flight for the Virginia Wine Love Group, $15

Featuring:

2021 Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Rosé

2017 Meritage

Lagniappe: Jennifer’s Jambalaya (NV)


2:30–5:30: Guest Host Terri Hauser of Virginia Wine Dogs on Saturday, May 13 from 2:30 - 5:30.

  • Special treats for furry friends!

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SUNDAY – MAY 14th


11-6: Craft vendors


12–1: Arrival Meet & Greet: Check in, get your wristband, and enjoy a Sauvignon Blanc Sunday Funday welcome with quiche bites & cheese board. Mingle with fellow Virginia wine lovers. (FREE FOR FIRST 50 TO REGISTER!)


1:00: Virginia Wine Love member-only Nebbiolo guided tasting in our Vin97 original tasting room, $25


2:00: Guided Wine Flight for Virginia Wine Love Group, $15

Featuring:

2021 Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Rosé

2017 Meritage

Lagniappe: Jennifer’s Jambalaya (2021)


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ALL WEEKEND:

  • Reserved seating & lawn games all day (bocce ball, lawn connect 4, Jenga, croquet & cornhole – weather permitting).

  • Use our sidewalk chalk to leave a Virginia Wine “love note” to the industry, your favorite Virginia wine, or whatever inspires you.

  • Take pics and tag us on your socials! Use #lovebreaux and #vawinelove to be entered to win great prizes, including wines, event tickets, lunch, and more!

  • Live Music 2-5. Saturday with Wayne Snow; Sunday with Shane Hines

  • Craft Vendors 2-5.

  • Pre-Register and in addition to the Arrival Meet & Greets, you'll also get a wristband good for 15% OFF ALL WINES ALL WEEKEND.


Briede Family Vineyards, Winchester (Shenandoah Valley)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13, 12-5PM

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Seating for the Virginia Wine Love group in the Grotto Pavilion.

  • Wine tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm with a complimentary tasting.

  • Complimentary nibbles.

  • Owners Loretta or Paul Briede will stop by the table regularly through the day.

  • Music by Melanie Pearl Music from 2:30-5:30.

Note from the owners: Enjoy a vineyard tour while you sip on a complimentary tasting of a grape variety that put us in the prestigious book Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, by Jancis Robinson/Julia Harding. We are the only Virginia producers of this grape, and it's our number seller!

Brix & Columns Vineyards, McGaheysville (Shenandoah Valley) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13, 11-5PM; Sunday, May 14, 12-6

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Buy one, get one free white, red, or sweet flight.

  • Owners & staff will stop by VA Wine Love table to greet and answer questions


Cave Ridge Vineyard, Mt. Jackson (Shenandoah Valley) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both

Reservations? Preferred but not required unless six or more. Make reservations at caveridge.com

Activities:

  • Reserved space under the pavilion and indoor seating room for Virginia Wine Love guests.

  • 10% discount when mentioning Virginia Wine Love

  • Saturday: Owner and Winemaker, Randy Phillips, will be making visits to the table with special previews of not-yet-released wines

  • Live music 2-5pm both days


Chateau O’Brien, Markham (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Sunday, May 14, 12-2:00PM

Reservations? Suggested but not required. E-mail Howard@chateauobrien.com

Activities:

  • Hosted by Joanne Mulherin and Howard O’Brien

  • Reserved Virginia Wine Love area in the tasting building

  • Complimentary red velvet cupcakes (while they last)

  • Two complimentary tastes of older-vintage red and white

  • For every bottle purchased, you'll be entered in a drawing for a private cellar tasting for 4 with Howard O'Brien.

  • Live music with Joe Martin

*Note: No one under 21. No pets.


Chateau MerrillAnne, Orange (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • "Girls on Grapes!"Annual celebration of all things "girl", shopping and great food and wine!

  • Vendors, Zippy's Smokeshack BBQ, Suki's Tiki bar with wine slushies, sangrias and delicious wine cocktails.

  • Wine/chocolate pairings in the tasting room.

  • Baby goat photo booth where you can get your picture taken cuddling a baby goat.


Chestnut Oak Vineyard, Barboursville (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Gold Medal flights (four of our Governor's Cup gold medal winners) and house flights for purchase.

  • 10% off bottle purchases


Chisholm Vineyards, Earlysville (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 12-5PM

Reservations? No (groups of 10 or more only)

Activities:

  • Guest Host on Saturday from 12-3: Richard Leahy, Author, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia; Virginia Governor’s Cup competition judge

  • Flights of Gold Medal winners available for purchase.

*Delfosse Vineyards and Winery (Now Mountain & Vine Vineyard), Faber (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 11-4

Reservations? No

Activities:

*Delfosse/Mountain & Vine won the top prize in this year's Virginia Governor's Cup competition


DuCard Vineyards, Etlan (Central VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 12-6

Reservations? Recommended for tours (Email beth@ducardvineyards.com)

Activities:


Endhardt Vineyards, Purcellville (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 12-5

Reservations? No

Activities:


Fables & Feathers Winery, Goodview (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 12-6

Reservations? Only for the goat snuggles

Activities:

  • Truffle and Wine Flight

  • Saturday, KEFI- Greek Food Truck all day and Music by Sunshine from 2:00-5:00

  • Sunday, Goat Snuggles from 2-4 (reservations needed - call 540-420-0916)


Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyards, Louisa (Central VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 11-4:30PM

Reservations? Groups of 8 or more please call 540-894-1536.

Activities:

  • Reserved private space above the tasting room (stairs involved) or reserved tables on our covered deck for Virginia Wine Love group.

  • Wine Tasting Experience with Winegrower/Owner, Dave Drillock. Select eight wines of your choice from our current offerings for a special price of $10.

  • Saturday: Michael Mulvaney with Silent George, 1-4PM

  • Sunday: Chris Gaines & Rylan Burgess (jazz), 1-4PM

  • Sunday: Vittles Van Food Truck 11:00-4:00 on Sunday.


Flying Fox Vineyard, Afton (Central VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Guest Host on Saturday, May 13, 4-5:30 - Queen Nadjma, Virginia Wine Love Ambassador (Instagram @judietoile)


Fox Meadow Winery, Linden (Northern Virginia)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Reserved seating for VA Wine Love group members – the gazebo on the deck by the live music and one pavilion in the vines

  • Guest host on Sunday, May 14 – Terri Hauser of VA Wine Dogs, 12-2:15

    • Special treats for furry friends!

  • Giveaway raffle for VA Wine Love group members each day at 3 p.m. (one bottle of wine and two logo glasses) – must be present to win

  • Cellar tours both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • 10% of all bottle purchases

  • Music all weekend

  • Tasting Trio Food and Wine Pairing with three wines and three gourmet appetizers available by reservation on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. for $30 per person.


Good Spirit Farm, Round Hill (Northern Virginia)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13, 12-6

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Blind taste competition and scavenger hunt (weather permitting) with winners receiving Good Spirit Farm swag

  • Special tasting menu with food and wine pairings featuring local food vendors

  • Table hosted by winery staff


Gray Ghost Vineyards, Amissville (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 11-5PM

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Winery Tour on Saturday and Sunday led by owner/winemaker Al Kellert at 11:30 (no reservation needed)

  • Guests Hosts Paul Armstrong and Warren Richard of Virginia Wine Time on Saturday 12-2

  • Bonus pours of wines not offered on the tasting list, including the VERY limited production 2021 Merlot.

  • Free Wine Tasting Ticket for a Future Visit with purchase!

    • 1 wine tasting ticket with $75 or more purchase

    • 2 wine tasting tickets with $150 or more purchase

  • Bills Backyard BBQ.

  • Live music Saturday 12:30-4:30 featuring Heartstrings and Sunday 1-4:00 featuring Mo and Mary Mac.

  • Owners/winemakers Al and Cheryl Kellert and Amy Payette will stop by to greet Virginia Wine Love-ers.

Hague Winery, Hague (Chesapeake Bay region) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13, 11-5

Reservations? No required but appreciated, especially for groups of 5 or more

Activities:

  • Pop-up games and giveaways throughout the day.

  • Charcuterie boards available for purchase

  • Chats with manager, Cheryl Reamy

  • Mini cupcakes

  • Table hosted by staff

Hardware Hills Winery, Scottsville (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Snacks for Virginia Wine Love-ers

  • 5% off bottle sales

  • Table hosted by owners Andrea or Rob Nickels


Hark Vineyards, Earlysville (Central VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Sunday - Tours with winemaker A.J. Greeley at 12:30 and 2:00. A.J. will be on-site from 11:30 to 3:00 to say hi, sign bottles, and answer questions


Horton Vineyards, Gordonsville (Central VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 12-3

Reservations? Yes for Horton Wine Women Walkthrough

Activities:

  • First time in over 4 years all the Horton Women - Sharon, Shannon, and Caitlin - will host a vineyard & cellar walkthrough! $30, includes a wine tasting and souvenir glass. Reservations here.

  • GUEST HOST: Shannon Horton will host the Virginia Wine Love Table from 12 - 1 and 2 - 3 pm and Nancy Bauer, Founder of Virginia Wine Love, will host from 1-2:30 on Sunday.


Hunting Creek Vineyards, Clover (Southern VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? Yes for tea cup flower arranging workshop

Activities:

  • Tea Cup Flower Arranging Workshop on Saturday, May 13th at 1:30 and 3pm. Reservations and prepayment required at this link.

  • Saturday and Sunday Vineyard and Winery Tour at 2pm led by the owners/winemakers.

  • Virginia Wine Trivia and Crossword Game. $5 off the day's purchase for correct answers.


Ingleside Vineyards, Oak Grove (Chesapeake Bay region)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • 2 for 1 tasting flights

  • Reserved tables hosted by Northern Neck travel specialist, Terri Newman-Hyde, on Saturday from 12-3pm

  • An exclusive tasting of a limited-production wine at our reserved tables


King Family Vineyards, Crozet (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both days

Reservations? No

Activities:

  • Reserved tables on the barn patio, tastings of sparkling brut and brut rose'.

  • Guest Host Queen Nadjma, 11-1 - Virginia Wine Love Ambassador (Instagram @judietoile)


Knight's Gambit Vineyard, Charlottesville (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? Appreciated if attending the Saturday night music event. Email Jordan Summers at jordan@knightsgambitvineyard.com


Activities:

  • Saturday, live music by Isabel Bailey Duo (5-8) and Two Brother's SW Grill food truck.


Little Washington Winery, Washington (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: May 13 , 2PM (Note - private event; see Activities below)

Reservations? Yes (see below)

Activities:

Trifecta Treasure Hunt! Sixteen lucky Virginia Wine Love members will meet up at Wine Loves Chocolate, our urban tasting room next door to the iconic Inn at Little Washington. There, we'll conquer the impossible pairing - wine & chocolate! The group continues on to our main tasting room a mile away for our Iconic Masterpieces of Wine tasting, along with a taste of our estate wine, George. At our third tasting room everyone gets a $120-value treasure hunt goodie bag! Then we'll relax, taking in the Blue Ridge Mountain views, listening to some great music, and getting to know each other over a nice glass of wine. This activity is FREE for the first sixteen Virginia Wine Love members to reserve their spot. (Reservations opening soon!)


Magnolia Vineyards & Winery, Amissville (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservations? For 6 or more only

Activities:

  • Tables will be reserved on our gorgeous deck. Backup location inside in our barrel/tank room in inclement weather.

  • Self-guided tasting of 6 wines paired with bites of cheeses and chocolates for $12.

  • Twenty percent off bottle purchases (excluding library wines).

  • Glenn and Tina, owners/winemakers, will offer winery tours at 1p and 3p.

  • Wine trivia at the tables to spark fun discussions among new friends!

  • Food trucks and live music:

    • Saturday: Fearless Eats Food Truck, live music with Acoustic Soul (2p – 5p)

    • Sunday Home Plate BBQ with a special menu for Mother’s Day, live music with Meisha Herron (2p – 5p).

  • Allison, the manager at Magnolia, will be on hand to help with questions/provide service.


Morais Vineyards, Bealeton (Northern VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13

Reservation? Groups over 6 only

Activities:

  • Reserved table outside

  • Sparkling bonus pour on any tastings and a 10% Bottle discount for anyone referencing the VA Wine Love Group

  • Hosted by Alex Scadden


New Kent Winery, New Kent (Hampton Roads)

Dates Participating: Saturday, 5/13, 11-6

Reservations? Required for groups of 8 or more only. Email tastingroom@newkentwinery.com

Activities:

  • Reserved Virginia Wine Love seating in private upstairs loft area with dedicated server

  • Exclusive curated Virginia Wine Love Wine Flight – featuring New Kent Winery’s acclaimed Reserve Chardonnay, White Merlot, Cab Franc and Norton – specially priced at $25.

  • 10% discount on purchases of 3 or more bottles of wine on May 13.

  • Brunch Boards 11am to 2pm (while supplies last, pre-order required through winery website).

  • Live music by Jim Davidson from 2pm to 5pm on the winery’s porch.

  • Craft beer on tap from Talleysville Brewing Company.


North Mountain Vineyard, Toms Brook (Shenandoah Valley)

Dates Participating: Both

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Guest Host on Saturday, Virginia Governor's Cup competition judge and social media influencer Kathy Wiedemann (Instagram @virginiamade), 11-2

  • Half price wine flights for Virginia Wine Love

  • 15% off wine purchases for Virginia Wine Love

  • Saturday: Live Music 2-5

  • Sunday: Mother's Day Brunch at 11:30 and 1 (by reservation; link at website)


Old Farm Winery at Hartland, Aldie (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Both

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Complimentary wine tasting for Virginia Wine Love members (all day)

  • Guest Host Kathy Wiedemann, Virginia Wine Governor's Cup Competition judge, from 11-1 on Sunday.

  • 2021 Petit Verdot Release Weekend

  • Photo op with our LOVE sign

  • Saturday: Live Music by Richard Walton 2:30-6:30PM & Fried Rite Food Truck 2-6PM

  • Sunday: SDS Soul Food Truck 2-6PM


Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Picnic tables and high-top cocktails table on the patio

  • "Scavenger Hunt" with a small prize for each one completed correctly

  • Special flight of 3 wines - one each from Pearmund Cellars, Effingham Winery, and Vint Hill Craft Winery


Pollak Vineyards, Charlottesville (Central VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13 beginning at 1PM

Reservations? Yes

Activities:

  • Guest Hosts on Saturday, May 13 - Virginia Wine Love Ambassadors Queen Nadjma (1:30 - 3) and Susan Glenn.

  • It's a Picnic! If you'd like, bring a dish to share for this picnic-style gathering.

  • We'll also be bringing back our 2023 Gold Medal Flight just for the afternoon so guests will once again be able to sample four of our five gold medal wines from this year's Virginia Governor's Cup Competition.

Reservations are kindly requested so we're sure to have enough space reserved for the afternoon. Make your reservation here.



Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13, 12-4PM

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Private meet and greet space in our atrium with tastings

  • Raffle drawing for fun giveaways


Rosemont Vineyards, LaCrosse (Southern VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 1-6PM

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • May 13th – Wine + Dine with Raleigh, NC's Lobster Dogs from 12-5pm

  • May 14th – Wine + Dine with NC Oyster 365 from 2-5pm

  • Private room just for the Virginia Wine Love Group!


Southern Revere Cellars, Louisa (Central VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days, 11-5

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Saturday: Road Kill Roy Band 5-8pm

  • Sunday: Farmers Market 11-3pm

  • Food truck Saturday 12-7:30 and Sunday 11:30-3


Sunset Hills Vineyards, Purcellville (Northern Virginia)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservation: No

Activities:

  • Tableside guided tastings ($22-$25/person) + the option to add a cheese pairing for only $6 more

  • Panda Wokking food tent providing Chinese cuisine on Saturday afternoon


The Estate at White Hall Vineyard, King George (Chesapeake Bay region)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13, 11-7; Sunday, May 14, 1PM on

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Reserved table for Virginia Wine Love-ers

  • Owner and winemaker drop-bys

  • Saturday: Sip & Shop vendor Fair 11am-4pm with Taco Tuesday food truck

  • Sunday: Drive in Riot band Live 2-5pm & Whitley's BBQ truck


The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm, Gainesville (Northern Virginia)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservation? No

  • We have a large tent outside by the music stage just for the VA Wine Love group!

  • Live music both days - Medicine Wind on Saturday from 5:00-8:30; Hijinx on Sunday from 3:00-6:30


Three Fox Vineyards, Delaplane (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Both days, 12 - 6

Reservation? No

Activities Both Days:

  • Seating for Virginia Wine Love members - table manned by owner/staff

  • Unreleased barrel sample for Wine Love members

  • Enter a giveaway of a private tasting for 4 guests

  • Wood-fired brick oven pizzas available for purchase

Sunday only

  • Guest Host Terri Hauser of Virginia Wine Dogs blog 2:30 PM - close

    • Special treats for furry friends!

  • Live music with The Cold North 2-5 PM

  • Dog Treat Flight (while supplies last)


Two Twisted Posts, Purcellville (Northern VA)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Meet the winemaker Saturday from 11-12 pm

  • Drawings for bottles and tastings

  • Bonus pours of our gold medal winning wines with a tasting

  • VIP area for guests to mingle


Veritas Vineyards, Afton (Central VA) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13, 11-5

Reservation? Only for Cellar Tours (limited to 15 people)

Activities:

  • Mezzanine space reserved all day for VA Wine Love visitors! Veritas team members, including winemaker Emily, owners Andrew and Patricia, and vineyard manager Bill and others will drop in throughout the day to chat with guests about winery operations. 

  • Complimentary tastings of Library wines.

  • Meet and greet with guest host Paige Poprocky of Sips and Trips with Paige. Paige will host the Virginia Wine Love table on May 13 from 1:30 - 3:30.

  • Cellar Tours with advance reservation


Villa Appalaccia, Floyd (Blue Ridge region)

Dates Participating: Both days

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Reserved table on the covered patio

  • Live music on Saturday

  • Pizza on Sunday

  • Free "Mommosa" pour in recognition of Mother's Day on 5/14

  • Mini quiches to attendees

  • Owners Tim and Julie Block drop-bys


Walsh Family Wine, Purcellville (Northern Virginia)

Dates Participating: Saturday, May 13

Reservation? Yes, for groups over 6

Activities:


Williams Gap Vineyard, Round Hill (Northern Virginia)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Sale all weekend - Buy 3 Round Hill White bottles for the price of 2

  • Guest Host Sunday from 12 to 2 - Instagrammer Kyle Zimmerman of Quaff With Kyle.

  • Sunday - Live music and food truck

  • Bring your Gold Medal Passport for the Gold Medal Flights!


Wolf Gap Vineyard & Winery, Edinburg (Shenandoah Valley) (VWW)

Dates Participating: Both Days

Reservation? No

Activities:

  • Reserved table under pavilion

  • $5 glasses of Wine; $10 Tasting of 10 wines

  • Hosted by Owners Janel and JC Laravie

  • Saturday: Guest Host Kathy Wiedemann, Virginia Governor's Cup judge, 2:30-5. (Instagram @VirginiaMade)



 

BOOK AN ESCORTED TOUR!


These highly rated winery tour companies have put together special, limited-space VIRGINIA WINE LOVE WEEKEND TOURS.


Don't want to drive yourself? Want to meet some fellow Virginia wine lovers? Book a tour!


Fruits & Roots Mother's Day Tour (May 13) - Hampton Roads/Richmond area to Rosemont Vineyards

  • Take your mother (or yourself!) on this all-inclusive tour to one of Virginia's true Hidden Gem wineries - Rosemont Vineyards. Rosemont's gracious and welcoming Rose family makes award-winning wine - including the iconic people's choice favorite Sparkling Chambourcin.

  • All-inclusive day includes complimentary continental breakfast, mimosas, gift bags, wine education, live historical entertainment, lunch provided by LOBSTER DOGS of Raleigh, and Virginia Wine Love Weekend surprises!

  • Limited capacity! Book your tour here.


 


Cork & Keg Wine Tours (May 13 and May 14) - Northern Virginia area


Virginia Wine Love Weekend in LoCo! Luxurious, adults-only day trip! Choose from two itineraries.

  • May 13 visits 868 Estate Vineyards and 8 Chains North Winery

  • May 14 visits Williams Gap Winery and Endhardt Vineyards

Must book by April 28. Request a reservation via text by sending VWLSAT (for Saturday tour) or VWLSUN (for Sunday tour) and number of seats you'd like to 571-267-5910.


  • Luxury transportation in a Mercedes Sprinter van

  • Includes sparkling wine toast, lunch, snacks, tasting at both wineries

  • Music and Virginia wine trivia

  • Price includes ALL transportation, gratuities, food, tastings




 
 

Virginia Wine Love Weekend

ROAD TRIP: WHERE TO STAY & DINE


Virginia's beauty is renowned and what better way to experience it than by visiting new-to-you wineries? Here, wineries share their favorite places to stay and dine. Book soon!


Briede Vineyards, Winchester (Shenandoah Valley)

Where to Stay: George Washington Hotel, Winchester

Recommended tour company: 5-Star Executive Chauferring


Cave Ridge Vineyards, Mt. Jackson (Shenandoah Valley)

Where to Stay: My Cozy Cabin at Bryce Resort, or The Hideaway at Bryce Mountain (Instagram- hideawayatbrycemountain)



Chisholm Vineyards, Earlysville (Central Virginia)

Where to Stay: Lake House AirBnB (on winery grounds), contact Andrea Matheson (andrea@chisholmvineyards.com)


Endhardt Vineyards, Purcellville (Northern Virginia)

Where to Stay: Springdale Village Inn, Airwell Bed & Breakfast, Creek Crossing Farm

Where to Eat: Bia Kitchen, West End, Echelon Wine Bar


Fifty-Third Vineyards, Louisa (Central Virginia)

Where to Stay: Kelly's Place Airbnb - Just minutes from the winery! Mention Virginia Wine Love Weekend and receive 15% off of your booking.

Where to Eat: Obrigado in Louisa or Callie Opie's Orchard Restaurant in Minera


Hague Winery, Hague (Chesapeake Bay/Northern Neck)

Where to Stay: Hague Guest Cottage ($165/night or $300/2 nights)

Where to Eat: The Backdraft, Ruby’s Restaurant, Angelo’s, Yesterday’s, The Art of Coffee.


Hardware Hills Winery, Scottsville (Central Virginia)

Where to Stay: The Cottage at Hardware Hills (on winery grounds)


Horton Vineyards, Gordonsville (Central Virginia)

Where to Stay and Eat: Inn and Tavern at Meander (beautiful setting and ONLY Virginia wine)


Ingleside Vineyards, Oak Grove (Chesapeake Bay/Northern Neck)


Magnolia Vineyards, Amissville (Northern Virginia)

Where to Stay:

-Castleton Meadows, Castleton

-Hazel River Inn, Culpeper

-Blue Door, Flint Hill

-Glen Gordon Manor, Flint Hill

-Hopkins Ordinary, Sperryville

-Shadow Mountain Escape, Luray


Where to Eat:

-Patty O’s Cafe, Little Washington

-Dark Horse Tavern, Flint Hill

-Blue Door, Flint Hill

-Blue Rock, Little Washington

-Denim & Pearls, Warrenton

-Claire's at the Depot, Warrenton

-Molly's, Warrenton


Prince Michel Winery, Leon (Central Virginia)

Where to Stay: Prince Michel's on-site luxury suites.

Also: Graves Mountain Lodge (STUNNING views in Madison County), The Suites at 249 in downtown Culpeper, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Culpeper


Where to Eat: Prince Michel's Tap 29 Pub

Also: The Bavarian Chef (Wonderful German-style restaurant), Mad Local (Casual dining in quaint location in downtown Madison), It's About Thyme in downtown Culpeper, Piedmont Steakhouse, and Grass Rootes


Wolf Gap Vineyard, Edinburg (Shenandoah Valley)

Where to Stay: Check out these nearby AirBnBs



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