Happy Fall Y’all: Virginia Wine Month Rolls On

Virginia Wine Month is in full swing, Folks. Need proof? This week is packed with more wine-sipping, grape-stomping, apple-picking, guitar-strumming, picnic-packing, hay-riding, draft-drinking, pie-eating, harvest-loving, holiday-shopping, bottle-popping fun than you can shake a stick at.

Grab some friends, your Virginia Wine Pass, and get out and enjoy this spectacular time of year!


When: Wednesday, October 15

Where: The DelFosse Wine Shop

6767 Rockfish Gap Turnpike Crozet, VA 22932

What: One Dollar Wednesdays

DelFosse has a new second location in Crozet! October is Virginia Wine Month and to celebrate the Wine Shop is offering our regular 7 wine, $5 tasting for only $1 all month long! Stop by for a tasting and stay to enjoy a glass or bottle in our garden area. There is local produce and snacks for sale by our neighbors the Village Market that are perfect for enjoying along some DelFosse wine. The new shop is easy to find. We are right off route 250 just west of the I64 exit 107 interchange.


When: Thursday, October 16

Where: Blue Bee Cider

212 W. 6th Street Richmond, VA 23224

What: Happy Hour

From 5-8 pm on Thursday is Happy Hour at Blue Bee Cider. The offer new ciders *on draft* as part of their small-batch draft program. What’s in the keg will vary throughout the fall so keep coming back to taste the latest single varietal and barrel-aged creations from the cellar


When: Thursday, October 16

Where: Tarara Winery

13648 Tarara Ln, Leesburg, Virginia 20176

What: Taste with Jordan at Shoe’s Cup and Cork in Leesburg

From 5-7 PM, stop in and taste Tarara’s  wines with Jordan. Ask questions, drink great juice, and get your perfect holiday wines!


When: Friday, October 17

Where: Dry Mill Winery

18195 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175

What: Live music from 5-8 pm featuring Josh Tiggs.


When: Friday, October 17

Where: Keswick Vineyards

1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, VA 22947

What: Friday Night Sunset Concert Series

From 5-8 pm Keswick Vineyards will be continuing their Friday Night Sunset Concert Series with an awesome performance by Erin and the Wildfire! Their unique brand of soulful rock has helped to establish them as one of the premier up-and-coming acts in the vibrant local music scene. The group’s sound combines the raw funk-infused energy of the Wildfire with powerful and expressive lead vocals from frontwoman Erin Lunsford. Bring a chair, a blanket, or come early and grab a table and dance the night away as the sun sets over the vineyard. Food will be available for purchase from Black Jack’s Mobile Soul Food Kitchen. Picnics are welcome; however, no outside alcohol is permitted. All ages.


When: Saturday, October 18

Where: Ingleside Winery

5872 Leedstown Rd Oak Grove, VA 22443

What: 35th Harvest Celebration at Ingleside Winery

From 11-4 pm , head to Ingleside to celebrate the 35th harvest! Take a tour of Ingleside’s vineyards and winery, enjoy artwork, crafts and delicious food. Sit in the courtyard and relax (or dance) while listening to live music and sipping wine. Hayrides and more for the kids! Includes tour, tasting, Ingleside wine glass, live music. Food available for sale or bring a picnic. Admission $15 ($10 in advance)


When: Saturday, October 18

Where: Chateau MerrillAnne

16234 Marquis Rd Orange, VA 22960

What:  Girls on Grapes at Chateau MerrillAnne

From 1-4pm, Chateau MerrillAnne will be hosting their first annual “Girls on Grapes” event. This event features numerous vendors geared towards the gals! There will be no admission charge and tastings will be just $2. Tastings of Chateau MerrillAnne wine will be available as will wine by the glass or bottle. This will be a great chance to do some early Christmas shopping and have a great time in the process! Please e-mail or call with any questions.


When: Saturday, October 18

Where: Boxwood Winery

2042 Burrland Rd Middleburg, VA 20117

What: Live music

From 1-4pm. Stop by on your way to and from the Fall Gold Cup to list to the acoustic sounds of Matt Waller playing original and cover songs and to uncork your favorite bottle of Boxwood wine.


When: Saturday, October 18

Where: Old Hill Cider

17768 Honeyville Road Timberville, VA 22853

What: Annual Apple Harvest Festival

This is Old Hill’s biggest festival of the year and includes: Live music by The Travelin’ Hillbillies, Randy Black, and Tide Spring. Along with pick your own apples, pick your own pumpkins, Lucas Roasting CompanyMama’s CabooseSweet As Nature BakeryFlavor Savor BBQJack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint H-burg, Old Hill Cider Sales/Tastings, and much more!


When: Sunday, October 19

Where: Otium Cellars

18050 Tranquility Rd.
Purcellville, VA 20132

What: Hay Rides at Otium Cellars

From 2-5pm take a tour of the vineyard by a tractor pulled hay wagon. Donations will be accepted to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


When: Sunday, October 19

Where: Creek’s Edge Winery

41255 Annas Lane (The Village of Taylorstown) Lovettsville, VA, 20180

What: Live Music at Creek’s Edge

We regularly feature local musicians who will make your visit that more memorable. This Sunday, they will host Mike Leverone from 3-7 pm