Saturday, February 09, 2008

Virginia Wine Showcase February 9 & 10


Loudon's Breaux Vineyards

Food & Drink: Virginia Wine Showcase

The inaugural Virginia Wine Showcase, exclusively featuring Virginia Wines, will be held at the Dulles Expo Center on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.

Vintners from 43 Virginia wineries, including seven new wineries in the state, will pour samples of their wines. Guests will have an opportunity to experience Virginia wines ranging from dry and semi-dry table wines to sparkling fruit and dessert varietals. In addition, guests will have an opportunity to meet and talk to local wine makers to learn more about the wines being produced in Virginia’s farm wineries. A new wine award, the Virginia Wine Showcase People's Choice Award, will be presented to six wines voted "Best in Class" by guests attending the event.
Along with 43 participating wineries, there will be wine pairing and tasting seminars hosted by the Washington Wine Academy and classical entertainment from George Mason University Center for the Art students. There will also be an activities room for children.

Admission to the Showcase includes the collectible “Virginia Wine Showcase” engraved wine glass, wine and food samples, seminars, exhibits and musical entertainment. This event benefits Washington Wine Academy, Arlington County’s Teen Entrepreneurial Management program and the farm wineries of Virginia. Advance tickets may be purchased in advance at www.vawineshowcase.org for a cost of $25 or for $35 at the door.

Featured wineries include: Acorn Hill Winery, Athena Vineyards & Winery, Belle Mount Vineyards, Bluemont Vineyard, Breaux Vineyards, Bright Meadows Farm, Chateau Morrisette, Chrysalis Vineyards, Cooper Vineyards, Corcoran Vineyards, Davis Valley Winery, Delfosse Vineyards & Winery, Fabbioli Cellars, First Colony Winery, Flying Fox Vineyard, Fox Meadow Vineyards, Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery, Hillsborough Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, Ingleside Vineyards, James River Cellars, Kluge Estate Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Lost Creek Vineyard & Winery, Mattaponi Winery, Miracle Valley Vineyards, North Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Peaks of Otter Winery, Pearmund Cellars, Potomac Point Winery, Rappahannock Cellars, Rockbridge Vineyard, Savoy-Lee Winery, Tarara Winery, The Williamsburg Winery, The Winery at LaGrange, Three Fox Vineyards, Tomahawk Mill Winery, Vault Field Vineyards, Veramar Vineyards, Vino Curioso and White Fences Winery.

from The Connection: http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=93227&paper=61&cat=115