Upcoming Fall Events
Summer is over. Back to the daily grind. No more afternoons spent sipping Cab Franc while overlooking the Shenandoah. No more mid-morning vertical tasting. Gone are the Tuesday strolls through the vineyards, picnic and puppy and tow.
Summer is over, it’s true. However, we highly encourage you not to bemoan this fact, but, rather, to see this as a major point of celebration. Goodbye unbearable humidity. Adios tourist traffic. Auf Wiedersehen mosquitoes. Did we mention, the kids are back in school? Yes…let’s raise a glass to fall!
Below you’ll find a list of events around Virginia Wine Country that take place every single Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the next month and a half.
These events culminate on November 1, 2015 with a Virginia Wine Pass member only event!
The 2015 Wine Down, held at Desert Rose Winery in Hume, VA. We will be offering incredible deals on pre-sales of the 2016 wine pass. We’ll also celebrate an amazing year in Virginia Wine with free tastings, live music by Karen Jonas, free light fare, and give-aways! Please join us; you can visit our Facebook event page for more details, to RSVP, and to invite your friends.
When: September 25, 2015; 6-8pm
Where:: Greenhill Winery & Vineyards
What: Friday Concert on the Lawn Series at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards
When: September 26, 2015 11-6pm
Where:: Saude Creek
What: Harvest, Blues, & Jazz Jamboree:
Run-down: A fun day for the whole family! Admission tickets sold at the door for $10/person. MUST SHOW ID…NO EXCEPTIONS! 20 years of age and younger are FREE. Special pricing for Wine Club Members: Buy one (1) ticket and get a 2nd half price. Must have wine club bag…no exceptions! We will have a full day of music with Good Shot Judy at 11am and Jive45 at 3pm! A Kid Zone will have games and fun activities. Hayrides will run throughout the day. Bring your chairs and blankets! Food will be available by The Scottish Pig. No coolers, tents, or outside food/alcohol are allowed.
When: September 27, 2015; 11-5pm
Where:: Magnolia Vineyards
Run-down: Join us for our first year on the Rappahannock County Farm Tour… Check out all the venues and plan your weekend now! Be sure to include a stop at Magnolia Vineyards – we will be giving vineyard & winery tours both days, as well as our normal offering of wines for tastings and sales!
When: October 2, 2015 5-8 pm
Where:: Cooper Vineyards
What: Fall into Fridays at Cooper Vineyards
Run-down: Wind down after work and Fall into Fridays at Cooper Vineyards from 5-8 pm. Jim Mohr and his group will be here for your musical pleasure, and Boom Boom Boca Grill will be here with their delectable food for sale to satisfy your hunger. No tastings but bottle and glass sales of our world-class wines available for sale. Come before 5:00 if you want to have a wine tasting. We also will be offering selections from our library wines for sale.
Where:: Ducard Vineyards
What: Fall Family Fun Fest and Music on the Patio!
Run-down: Our Family Fun Day is always a blast so be sure to bring out the whole family for lots of fun and games with us! There will be music by Tim & Felicia Morris and food available for purchase! With the great Fall weather and harvest time in the vineyard it’s a family day made in heaven! No cover.
When: October 3, 2015
Where:: Veramar Vineyards
What: Rock the Grapes Harvest Festival
Run-down: Join us for our annual Harvest Festival. October in the Shenandoah Valley wine Country is gorgeous with brilliant sun, spectacular color and the smell of freshly fallen leaves. Activities include an old fashion grape stomping competition, craft vendors, food, Adult games, face painting, and popcorn. Wine tastings will be available all day. This will be a fun day for the whole family. Rain or shine
Where:: Gray Ghost Vineyards
What: Gray Ghost Wine Library Tasting
Run-down: Taste three or four sold out vintages of Gray Ghost’s red wines in the wine library. Optional winery tour conducted at 1:00 pm, event is held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Admission includes wine library tasting, current release wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres. Reservations recommended.
When: October 9, 2015 11am-6pm
Where:: Narmada Winery
What: Columbus Day Weekend at Narmada Winery
Run-down: Come out to Narmada Winery to enjoy relaxing with great wines and music during your long Columbus Day Weekend. Enjoy a mix Rock, Country and Blues music by Mosby Territory on Saturday the 10th 1-4pm, and stay late on Sunday the 11th to listen to the talented Aubrey Driggers from 4-7pm.
Where:: Chateau Morrisette
What: Black Dog Beach Music Festival
Run-down: An afternoon of wine, food, and dancing, The Black Dog Beach Music Festival features entertainment by Landshark and The Band of Oz. There will be several Virginia Wineries along with artists, artisans, and a diversity of foods to sample. The festival runs from 12pm-6pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the gate.
Where:: Rebec Vineyards
What: 25th Annual Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival
Run-down: Always a stinkin’ good time! Virginia wines, live entertainment, arts, crafts and GARLIC! Tastings by guest wineries, multiple stages with live entertainment, over 150 unique arts, crafts and specialty foods. The Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival is Virginia’s largest agricultural festival.
When: October 16, 2015; 5-8:30
Where:: The Winery at Bullrun
What: Live after Five!
Run-down: Featuring live bands every Friday night with different genres each week! This week featuring Motor Boaters!
When: October 17, 2015; 11-4pm
Where:: Ingleside Vineyards
What: 36th Harvest!
Run-down: Come help us celebrate our 36th harvest! Take a tour of Ingleside’s vineyards and winery, 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, souvenir wine glass and live music. Food available for purchase or bring a picnic.
Where:: Potomac Point Vineyards
What: Aww Shucks! Oyster and Wine Event
Run-down: AWWW SHUCKS! Join us for our very first Oyster Event on Sunday, October 18th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. We will enjoy the gorgeous fall vineyard from the Richland Patio, listen to live music and eat & drink to our hearts content.
One Dozen Oysters (can order by the half dozen, Four different kinds available)
Two Glasses of Wine/Sangria
Private access to our Richland Patio from 2:00pm-5:00pm
When: October 23, 2015; 5-8pm
Where:: Mermaid Winery
What: Free Tasting Friday
Run-down: This feature event will take place at our tasting bar and is open to the public; no reservations required.
Come in anytime between 5 and 8 PM to try a selection of wines!
Restaurant will be open.
When: October 24, 2015; 2-4 pm
Where:: Notaviva Vineyards
What: Live Music w/Crys Matthews
Run-down: Notaviva produces wine designed to be paired with music. Experience Notaviva with live music in a setting that boasts a unique built-in performance stage complete with a professionally designed audio-visual system.
Where:: James River Cellars
What: Sundays in the Shade; 11-5pm
Run-down: Join us for wine tasting and pumpkin decorating from Noon-5. We will have seasonal wines to sample, hot chocolate and cider with live music and a food truck. This is a no carving event; but we will have a best decorated contest and guess the weight for our HUGE pumpkin! Music by Kevin Kelly. Wine tastings are included with any PUMPKIN purchase!
When: October 30, 2015; 6-9 pm
Where:: Adventure Farms
What: Fright Night
Run-down: Pick a pumpkin, explore the corn maze, and bring your courage for fright night! Food for purchase by Delicious Dishe Food Truck – Southern comfort food with a twist. High quality, locally sourced as much as possible. Based out of Staunton, VA. Live music by Dos Homage, a Beatles tribute band. Get ready to dance!
Where:: Hartwood Winery
What: Harvest Festival
Run-down: Enjoy a “spooking” great time for our Harvest Festival. October 31, Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our largest annual onsite event, the Harvest Festival has something for everyone! Roger’s Ford Winery joins Hartwood with wine tastings, live music, cellar tours, and foods. Plus the official release of our 2014 Chardonnay! For the kids, moon bounce, face painting, pony rides, games and scarecrow making. Come out and join the fun! $18 per person, under 21 are free. Yes, we are dog friendly! Bring a picnic if you would, we have tables indoors and out.
When: November 1, 2015
Where:: Desert Rose Ranch & Winery
What: Virginia Wine Presents The 2015 Wine Down
Run-down: Join us as we toast 2015 and raise a glass to the year ahead. This is a free event, exclusive for Virginia Wine Pass members and will be held in the barrel room of the Desert Rose Ranch and Winery. There will be free tastings of award winning wine, live music by Karen Jonas, free giveaways, and free light fare. Pre-sales for the 2016 Virginia Wine Pass will commence with special prices. We look forward to seeing you there!