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EVENT: Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival April 9-11 | Charlottesville, VA Three days of celebrating the best of Central Virginia Wines Tickets on sale now! CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The 2015 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes Benz of Charlottesville will take place April 9-11, celebrating the best of Central Virginia wines over the course of three days. Tickets are on sale now and available at and the Charlottesville’s Visitor Center on the downtown mall. The Monticello Wine Trail Festival is a partnership between the Jeffersonian Wine Grape Growers Society, nTelos Wireless Pavilion and the Jefferson Theater. In addition to our presenting sponsor, Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville other key sponsors and event partners include Bank of the James and Keller & George jewelers. The Monticello Wine Trail is a not-for-profit organization that exists to promote and encourage cooperation among the various award-winning Central Virginia wineries, which have helped …

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Celebrating DC Wine Week / VA Wine Month; Washington Wine Academy Event

Last Friday the Washington Wine Academy and DC Wine Week 2012 hosted an event at the Washington Wine Academy, pouring nothing but Virginia wines and 2012 VA Governor’s Cup winners. Over the course of the two hour event, three pouring stations, as well as a huge cheese and charcuterie spread, were packed into the small space that was populated by approximately 100 people.   My excitement mounted at the ability to taste all of the 2012 VA Governor’s Cup winners, especially the 2009 Hodder from Glen Manor, as it has been sold out for quite sometime. I was a bit disappointed that I missed the opportunity to try the RdV Rendevous 2009, as I still have a hard time coming to grips with the $40 tour/tasting fee and minimum $60 per bottle cost at RdV.  But, now, this was my chance to taste it for free. Sadly, they had poured all …

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4th of July in VA Wine Country; Event Listings

CrossKeys Vineyards Time: 11:00AM – 7:00PM Come enjoy the Nation’s birthday at CrossKeys! Celebrate the Fourth in a relaxing manner while enjoying music and wine. More details to follow. Website:     Barren Ridge Vineyards Join us for our 5th annual Pork and Cork 4th of July celebration! Barren Ridge will feature a full pig roast, live music, and fireworks from 6pm – 10pm. Reservations required. Please visit our website for more details. Website:     King Family Vineyards First Wednesday Toast the summer weather and enjoy the view from our patio during extended hours on the first Wednesday of the month April through September. The Tasting Room will be open for bottle and glass sales until 8:00 p.m. and the patio closes at 8:30 p.m. Website:     DuCard Vineyards Celebrate July 4th at DuCard with local BBQ from Setter Mountain Foods and music by Mattie …

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JDRF Silent Auction Winners; Virginia Wine Basket

I just wanted to take the time to recognize and thank the following people for their donations toward our Juvenile Diabetes silent auction fundraiser:  Ingleside Plantation Vineyards and Winery, Keswick Vineyards, Gadino Cellars, Rappahannock Cellars, Sunset Hills Vineyards, Zephaniah Farm Vineyards, Delaplane Cellars, Jessica Phillips, and the entire National LECET staff. The organization was able to raise close to ten thousand dollars towards the JDRF charity and I couldn’t be more pleased with the donations and help from our local vineyards. I want to also congratulate the winners of the silent auction: Stephanie Williams and Walter Jones. The first prize that won, during the charity luncheon, was an Ingleside Plantation Vineyards and Winery VIP Tasting and Tour for six people, which Stephanie ended up taking home. The second prize was a ‘Picnic in the Country’ wine themed basket sponsored by National LECET and Virginia Pour House. The basket included the following: …

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Virginia Wine Basket for JDRF Silent Auction

This week, I was asked for assistance from a good friend of mine at work, to help put together a basket of a certain theme for our yearly participation in my company’s JDRF silent auction. Each year, our staff (at my 9-5) joins forces to create an array of opportunities to bid on in silent auction. Another group of friends at work put together a JDRF 5K and all proceeds go to help fight Juvenile Diabetes. This year, with the recent launch of my blog, I decided to offer up a suggestion of a Virginia Wine themed basket. This basket will contain items such as a wooden cutting board, knives, wine glasses, bottle coolers, vouchers for Virginia wine that I am providing as a donation, a picnic basket and accessories. And lastly what I am asking for from the Virginia Wine Community, are tasting donations. So far, Keswick Vineyards and …

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Virginia Wineries

8 Chains North Winery 868 Estate Vineyard and Winery Above Ground Winery (formerly 29 Vines) Aspen Dale Winery at The Barn Arterra Wines Barrel Oak Winery Berry Hill Vineyard Boxwood Winery Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery Breaux Vineyards Cardamon Vineyards Catoctin Creek Winery Capitol Vineyards Casanel Vineyards Chateau OBrien at Northpoint Chester Gap Cellars Chrysalis Vineyards Cobbler Mountain Cellars Corcoran Vineyards Creeks Edge Winery Crushed Cellars Cana Vineyard Delaplane Cellars Desert Rose Ranch & Winery Doukenie Winery Dry Mill Vineyards Winery Fabbioli Cellars Fox Meadow Winery Gadino Cellars Gray Ghost Vineyards Granite Heights Orchard and Winery Hartwood Winery Hidden Brook Winery Hiddencroft Vineyards Hillsborough Vineyards Hume Vineyards Hunters Run Wine Barn Lake Anna Vineyards Leaves of Grass Vineyard & Winery Linden Vineyards Little Washington Winery Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery Loudoun Valley Vineyards Maggie Malick Wine Caves Marterella Winery Mattaponi Winery Mediterranean Cellars Miracle Valley Vineyard Molon Lave Vineyards Morais …

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