Tuesday, April 18, 2006

24th Annual Vintage Virginia Wine Festival June 4 & 5

Drink in the beauty of the Vintage Virginia Wine Festival’s new location at the Historic Long Branch Farm. More than 45 Virginia wineries and 30 area restaurants will combine for a spectacular weekend of food, wine and fun. Sample a variety of wines while enjoying gourmet food from local restaurants. Explore fine arts and crafts from unique jewelry to custom-made furniture, and listen to some of the area’s most talented musicians playing a variety of music from acoustic, country, and pop rock, to funk, reggae, blues, and jazz. Be sure to visit our children’s area rides, petting zoo, and face painting. Adult admission includes a souvenir wineglass that enables holders to receive unlimited wine tastings as well as admission to wine seminars designed to enhance everyone’s appreciation and understanding of wine.

WHERE: Historic Long Branch Farm, Millwood, Virginia
(approximately 60 miles west of Washington D.C. and 10 miles east of Winchester, VA)

WHEN: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2005
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - rain or shine

TICKETS: Click and print tickets may now be purchased online at www.vintagevirginia.com. Individuals 21 and over - $20 in advance/$22 at the gate (Photo I.D. will be required at gate)
Designated Driver - $14 in advance/$16 at the gate
Individuals under 21 - $5
Bus Tickets - $11 (advance tickets only)
Children 2 and under - FREE
Group rates available (25 or more take $1 off advance adult ticket price)
Tickets are non-refundable and do not cover food and some activities.


NOTES: For more information, please visit www.vintagevirginia.com or call 1.800.277.CORK (2675)

DIRECTIONS: Approximately 60 miles West of Washington, D.C. and 10 miles East of Interstate 81 Winchester. Long Branch is located off of Route 50 on Routes 624 & 626 in Millwood, VA.

From Washington, DC
Go West on Interstate 66 to exit 23, proceed on Route 17 North. Turn left on Route 50 West, cross the Shenandoah River, in approximately 2 miles turn left on Route 624 (Red Gate Road) proceed 1/2 mile. Follow signs to Long Branch

Scenic Route
Go West on Interstate 66 to Route 50 West (the Fair Oaks Exit) Proceed through Middleburg and Upperville across the Shenandoah River, in approximately 2 miles turn left on Route 624 for 1/2 mile and follow signs to Long Branch.

From Northern Virginia
Take the Capital Beltway Route 495 to Interstate 66 West. Then follow the directions From Washington DC.

From Interstate 81
Take exit 313 to Route 50 approximately 13 miles. Turn right on route 624 and proceed 1/2 mile. Follow signs to Long Branch.

The Virginia Wineries Association, established in 1983, and sponsor of Vintage Virginia, is a non-profit, member-supported trade organization, representing the wineries of Virginia and dedicated to promoting public wine education and appreciation, wine and health research, quality wine production, market development and growth of the wine industry.

April 21, 2005
Contact: Rick Franke
Shows, Inc.
(410) 267-6711