Monday, September 25, 2006

Virginia Wine Festival Opens September 30, 2006

I will be traveling this year, so it comes with a deep sense of sadness and regret I will not be attending this wonderful event. But it is becoming more and more a must for wine folks.

Go, and Dominique and I promise you will absolutely love it. It's easilly one of the best, and largest, wine fairs on the eastcoast. And tasty o boot!

From Leesburg Today, The Journal of Loudon County (9/21/06):

The 31st annual Virginia Wine Festival, which opens Sept. 30 at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, has been selected as one of the Top 20 events in October by the Southeast Tourism Society.

The Virginia Wine Festival is the oldest on the East Coast, having made its debut in 1975 to showcase the first wines successfully produced in Virginia. Since its inception, the Virginia Wine Festival has become a grand Commonwealth tradition, showcasing hundreds of wines produced by the boutique farm wineries in the state. The festival is hosted by the Vinifera Wine Growers Association, which boasts that visitors can "See Virginia in a Day," through a grand tasting from 57 of the area's award-winning wines, gourmet pairing cuisine, educational seminars and cooking demonstrations every hour, a treasure trove of fine arts and crafts vendors displaying and selling their wares, and nonstop concerts and entertainment all day both days on a main stage and children's stage. Headline performers include several of the most popular groups in the music arena, such as the Grandsons, Carroon Johnny, Crooked Road, Sapphire, The Uppity Blues Women and Lisa Moscatiello. Additional information and advance tickets are now available online at or by contacting the event office at 703-823-1868.