Saturday, December 17, 2011

December is Wine Month in Virginia

Here's a series of events still in front if us this month taking place in Virginia.

December 17: Warm, Mulled Wine Weekends
Wisteria Farm & Vineyard (Stanley)
Warm, mulled wine by the file on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Come out and relax with us and do some shopping. Wine makes a great gift.

December 17: Party in Paradise
Paradise Springs Winery (Clifton)
Second Annual Holiday Party in Paradise to include live music by Tender Poleman, shopping specials, raffle, sparkling wine tasting, sparkling pineapple wine from Maui, fresh baked cookies and a visit from the man in red.

December 17-18: Holiday Celebration
James River Cellars (Glen Allen)
Celebrate friends, family and of course our award-winning, seasonal wines. Visit with craft vendors. Stock up on wine, gifts and especially, holiday cheer!

December 18: Appetizers to Desserts Food Pairing
Lost Creek Winery (Leesburg)
Winemaker Bob Hauck will lead five course pairing of wines with appetizers to desserts. Great education about winemaking.
(703) 443-9836

December 22: Festival of Lights
Philip Carter Winery (Hume)
Enjoy some wine with latkes and kosher pastries. Celebrate with friends and family around the Menorah in Cleve Hall. Bring your dreidels...celebrate the Festival of Lights.

December 27: Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker
Cross Keys Vineyards & Estate (Mt. Crawford)
Join our winemaker in the cellar for a tasting, tour and appetizers. One to 2 pm.

December 31: New Year's Eve Ball
Cross Keys Vineyards & Estate (Mt. Crawford)
Kick off 2012 the right way, dancing with friends and loved ones while enjoying delicious food and wine. Ticket includes dinner, entertainment and bottle of wine. Music by Standing Room Only featuring Kelly May Brown.

December 31: New Year's Eve Masked Ball
Veritas Winery (Afton)
Bring your mask and dancing shoes for great food, wine and fun. Begin with hors d'oeuvers followed by five-course dinner. Dancing til midnight when masks come off and the champagne flows. Breakfast at 12:30. Black Tie optional, reservations required.

December 31: Lift the Glass!
Philip Carter Winery (Hume)
"Fast away the old year passes...fa la a la la..." Spend a bit of New Year's Eve here with unique party ideas, hat and favors and wine special to make your own celebration truly special.

December 31: Masquerade Ball
Potomac Point Winery (Stafford)
Begin with appetizers paired with wine then move to the ballroom for buffet dinner followed by dessert and coffee service. Sparking wine toast and balloon drop at midnight.

December 31: Williamsburg New Year's Eve Celebration
Williamsburg Winery (Williamsburg)
Start with 4-course dinner prepared by Chef Tim of Café Provencal and paired with our wines. Swing dance demonstrations, then dance the night away with music by the ACME Swing Mfg Co. Overnight packages available at Wedmore House.

December 31: New Year's Eve Dinner & Party
Attimo Winery (Christiansburg)
End the year with moments to remember. Wonderful seated dinner followed by dancing, desserts and midnight toasts.