Well things are humming, the weather is warmer, the leaves on the vines are sprouting, and the wineries are gearing up to play! Despite the freeze and loss of grapes, everyone is surging forward. We seem to have lost a good amount of white grapes as they were budding first when the freeze hit. But on to more cheerful news..
The wineries are gearing up with lots of activites as well. A couple we like are the polo games at King Family Vineyards which start on May 27th. The games begin at 1:30 and you can bring a picnic and purchase wine by the glass or the bottle to enjoy the afternoon! Check the status of the games at http://www.roselandpolo.com/ since they are affected by rain.
Cardinal Point is gearing up for their music concerts among other activities. The first one is on May 12 and features THE GUANO BOYS who play Reggae, Ska, Calypso, Afro-Caribbean Funk. Original and Favorite Island-style jams. Bring your picnic but no alcohol. You can purchase wine by the glass or the bottle, entry is $10 and includes a wine glass souvenir! Funds go to a local charity.
A good site to check what is going on in a winery near you is http://www.virginiawines.org/wineries/index.html where they are all listed with their links in alpha order