Northern Virginia wine and vineyards are an important part of the local economy and cultural scene. With wine festivals, tasting rooms, vineyards and wineries to visit within a 15-60 minute drive from anywhere in Prince William County, Northern Virginia wine and vineyards in are everywhere!
Did you know that March is Virginia Wine Dine Month? I didn’t, but I’m so glad I found out and doubly glad to share the good news. Virginiawine.org has a list of all wine & dine month events in the Northern Virginia region. If you want to venture beyond our region, you can also visit the site to do a statewide search for events. Take a look at the local wine events in our own backyard.
4 fresh baked cookies paired with 4 wines!
Local baker of Ryno Treats will provide the sweets
Cost: $12 per person – No reservations required
13219 Yates Ford Road
Clifton, VA 20124
Date: March 16, 2013
Time: 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Fox Meadow will pair special Irish Cheeses with their Fox Meadow award winning wines. The pairings are included in the standard tasting and Friends Of Fox Members are free. See here to learn more about FOF membership.
Cost: $6.00 per person
Interested in your own barrel of wine? Fox Meadow Winery will also have a “Roll Out the Barrel” silent auction of 5 barrels – 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Minimum bid is $20 per barrel. The auctions will take place from 2p-5p on Saturday and 2p-4p on Sunday. Want a barrel, but not the auction? 6 barrels will be for sale this weekend for $75 each, first come/first served.
3310 Freezeland Road
Linden, VA 22642
Date: March 16, 2013 & March 17, 2013
Time: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
This ongoing educational series at Philip Carter Winery in Fauquier County includes a guided tour by an experienced wine educator, tasting of 5 wines in their cellar, food pairings with each wine, full tasting of wines in the tasting room, and a keepsake Philip Carter corkscrew.
Cost: $25 per person
4366 Stillhouse Road
Hume, VA 22639
Date: March 16, 2013, March 17, 2013, March 23, 2013 & March 23, 2013
Times: 12:00PM, 2:00PM & 4:00PM
If you are thinking about moving to Northern Virginia, or are in the market for a new Northern Virginia home, contact me! And enjoy Virginia Wine & Dine Month.