Mother Nature is playing with us and supposed to be providing another taste of Spring this weekend.
A great reason to enjoy the outdoors at the Rotary Wine and Beer Festival at the County Agricultural Fairgrounds.
Five wineries will be there – Delfosse, Democracy, Mattaponi, Rebec and Stone Mountain. (Democracy Vineyards is looking for a volunteer to help pour at the Festival so if you enjoy their wines and would like to help, please give us a call). Tony with Blue Mountain Brewery has confirmed that they will be there and Jeff with Blue and Gray Brewing is checking his schedule for staffing. Grapevine II from Richmond will once again be providing their delicious foods.
The vendor list grows almost daily, but so far we have: 1000 Oaks Barrel Co, All About the Beverage, The Green Shed, Lighthouse Creations, Plantation Peanuts, Record Mann, Scentsy, Silpada and Valeta coming. “Reunion” will be providing live music.
Tickets are $20 per person / $25 at the gate, $10 Designated Driver, $150 for a group of 8 (a savings of $1.25 per ticket). Proceeds from the Festival will supplement the Rotary Club’s scholarships to graduating high school students.
Since March is Virginia Wine Month we will be featuring Virginia wines for the Ladies’ Night Tasting this Friday evening and the Saturday tasting as well (see below). This is also the time that the Governor’s Cup winners are announced and this year, Williamsburg Winery's 2010 Adagio won the highest distinction. The other 11 wines in the Governor’s Cup Case are:
- Barboursville Vineyard - 2008 Malvaxia Passito
- Barboursville Vineyard - 2010 Nebbiolo Reserve
- Barboursville Vineyard - 2010 Octagon
- Barren Ridge Vineyard - 2009 Meritage
- Fabbioli Cellars - 2011 Tannat
- Horton Vineyards - 2010 Tannat
- King Family Vineyards - 2011 Meritage
- North Gate Vineyard - 2011 Meritage
- Rockbridge Vineyard - 2008 Meritage, DeChiel Reserve, unfiltered
- Sunset Hills Vineyard - 2010 Mosaic
- Two Twisted Post Winery - 2012 Chardonnay
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore was named Wine Person of the Year for his contributions to this rapidly growing sector of the Commonwealth’s economy.
Friday, March 7th Ladies’ Night Tasting ~ 5:30 – 7:00 pm ~ Wayne will be offering samples of the following:
· Delfosse Viognier
· Horton R-Kats
· Fabbioli Rosa Luna
· James River Cellars Rad Red
· Chrysalis Sarah’s Patio Red
· AmRhein’s Ruby
Saturday, March 8th Wine Tasting ~ 4:00 – 7:00 pm ~ Wayne will be back in the shop tasting the following Virginia wines:
· Delfosse Vidal Blanc
· Horton Viognier
· Cooper Rhapsody
· Lake Anna Lake Side Sunset
· Delfosse Deer Rock Red
· Well Hung Under the Table Red blend
Upcoming Wine Tastings:
· Saturday, March 22 ~ Potomac Point Winery
· Saturday, April 6 ~ Guy Bell with Virginia Imports
· Saturday, April 26 ~ DelFossse Winery
Replenished wines ~ Well Hung Merlot-Verdot.
Saturday, March 8 ~ Caroline Rotary Wine, Beer & Cider Festival 11 – 5 at Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at the shop.
Friday, March 14 ~ Grand Opening of the Caroline Family YMCA!
Saturday, March 22 ~ St. Asaph’s Fun on Half Shell Oyster Roast & Shrimp Festival, 4 – 7 at the Pavilion behind the Church in Bowling Green. Tickets are $40 in advance / $45 at door. Menu includes oysters, steamed shrimp, coleslaw, hushpuppies, hot dogs, pork rinds and beer on tap. Need tickets or more information, please call: Kathy Hancock, 804-513-3330 or G&G Ace Hardware, 633-6690.
Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 ~ Rites of Spring Festival at Izaak Walton League of America. Visit www.TheRitesofSpring.com for more information. Tickets available at the shop.
Saturday, April 26 ~ 7th Annual Festival of Feet Memorial Race in memory of First Sergeant Mark Haygood of the Virginia State Police, 1964 – 2008. The race will be held in Bowling Green and is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. Register online at www.racetimingunlimited.org
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