Charlottesville’s Wine, Cider and Beer Country Celebrates Valentines Day!!

picture2FEBRUARY 11, WEDNESDAY

Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours!

Date/ Time:          Daily tours –  up to 2 couples per van – must be reserved in advance

Where:                 Two routes offered: West of Town, and South of Town wineries

Price:                   $145 per person, discount for Arcady Vineyard Guests

What:                    Taste at 3-4 wineries, water, guide, deluxe cheese, chocolate & fruit plate


Wild Wolf Brewery Valentine Beer Dinner  (with wine option for those who prefer)

Date/ Time:          February 11, Wednesday, no times listed

Where:                 Wild Wolf Brewery, 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford VA

Price:                    $50. Menu subject to change. Opt wine pairings $10 additional

What:                    Valentine’s Day Beer (or wine option) Paired Four Course Dinner

Menu

Garden – “Turnip The Beets Farm” green salad w/ sesame-cider vinaigrette, brewers grain croutons, cured duck breast, wi/ Primal Instinct, IPA

Field – “Twin Spring Farm” root cellar risotto, Paired with Four Paws, Quadrupel Belgian

Farm – Wee-Heavy braised “Rose Isle Farm” beef short-ribs with local vegetables and sautéed winter greens, Paired with American Stout

Hearth – Dark chocolate princess torte with mixed berry compote, Paired with Strawberry Schwartzcake, Black Lager

FEBRUARY 12, THURSDAY

Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours!

Date/ Time:          Daily tours –  up to 2 couples per van – must be reserved in advance

Where:                 Two routes offered: West of Town, and South of Town wineries

Price:                   $145 per person, discount for Arcady Vineyard Guests

What:                    Taste at 3-4 wineries, water, guide, local cheese, chocolate & fruit plate


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Blue Mountain Brewery’s Valentine Beer Pairing Dinner

Date/Time:    Thursday, February 12, from 7pm to 10 pm

Where:          Blue Mountain Brewery, 9519 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA

Price:            $55 per person plus tax & gratuity ($72 total) order here

What:            Appetizer & Five Courses:

Parmesan Crusted Artichokes w/ South Street VA Lager

Mid-Winter Harvest Salad w/ Rye Barchetta

Pot Roast Pierogies w/ a Hopwork Orange

Creole Shrimp and Grits w/ Mountain Mule Breakfast Stout

Beer Braised Pork Belly w/ Uber Pils

Concealed Darkness Chocolate Fondue w/ Concealed Darkness

 FEBRUARY 13, FRIDAY

Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours!

Date/ Time:          Daily tours –  up to 2 couples per van – must be reserved in advance

Where:                 Two routes offered: West of Town, and South of Town wineries

Price:                   $145 per person, discount for Arcady Vineyard Guests

What:                    Taste at 3-4 wineries, bottled water, guide, deluxe local cheese, chocolate & fruit plate


Glass House

Enjoy a Valentine Dinner at Glass House Winery with music!  (Reservations Required)

Date/Time:            Friday, February 13, 6pm to 9pm  –  Paid reservations required

Where:                  Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd, Free Union, VA

Price:                     $40 per person & tax includes one bottle of wine. Reservations call 434-975-0094 or email:michelle@glasshousewinery.com

What:                     Buffet dinner catered by L’Étoile, special chocolate dessert, music by 2 Wishes – Regular tasting room open to public.


Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery – Valentine’s Day

Date/Time:           February 13, Friday thru February 15, Sunday, 11am – 5:30pm

Where:                  Cardinal Point Vineyards, 9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA

Price:                    None mentioned – regular tasting fee $5

What:                    Artisan chocolates made with our wines for sample/ sale, special tastings during the Valentine celebration


Barboursville Vineyards Valentine’s Day Dinner  (Reservations Required)

Date/Time:           Friday, 13 Feb 2015, 7pm and Saturday, 14 February, 2015, 7pm

Where:                  Barboursville Vineyards, 17655 Winery Rd. Barboursville, VA

Price:                    $300 per couple, all inclusive – reservations: 540-832-7848

What:                    Wine Dinner Menu:

House Cured Salmon, Black Bread, Tarragon Crème Fraîche & Osetra Caviar w/Barboursville Vineyards Brut Rosé 2013

Roasted Beet Carpaccio, Baby Arugula, Caromont Farms Goat Cheese & Candied Walnuts

Sherry Vinaigrette w/ Barboursville Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2013

Classic Ravioli Valentino, House Made Pasta filled w/ Spinach-Ricotta Filling & Local Egg Yolk

Black Truffle Butter Sauce w/ Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2013

Pan Roasted Halibut, Fennel Noodles, Blood Orange Segments & Baby Herb Salad w/Barboursville Vineyards Vermentino Reserve 2013  – OR –  Grilled Venison Loin, Roasted Vegetable Hash, Local Watercress & Rosemary Demi Glace w/Barboursville Vineyards Nebbiolo Reserve 2011

Pomegranate Panna Cotta, Dark Chocolate Sauce & Almond Lace Cookie w/Barboursville Vineyards Paxxito 2010

FEBRUARY 14, SATURDAY

Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours!

Date/ Time:          Daily tours –  up to 2 couples per van – must be reserved in advance

Where:                 Two routes offered: West of Town, and South of Town wineries

Price:                   $145 per person, discount for Arcady Vineyard Guests

What:                    Taste at 3-4 wineries, bottled water, guide, deluxe local cheese, chocolate & fruit plate


Veritas

Veritas Vineyards Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner  (Reservations Required)

Date/Time:           February 14, Saturday, 6:30pm to 11pm, Dinner served at 7pm

Where:                  Veritas Vineyards Ballroom, 151 Veritas Lane  Afton VA – GPS Address: 145 Saddleback Farm

Price:                    $140 per person, reservations at this link

What:                    Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner, music and dancing

Menu

Soup – Roasted Cauliflower, Beet & Beer Bisque w/ Fried Shallots & Julienne Serrano Ham, Laced w/ Creme Fraiche, w/ Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Salad – Marinated Butternut Squash, Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Feta, Herb Crostini & Chardonnay Glaze & Chive Oil, w/ Rosé 2014

Appetizer – Linguini with Sliced Black Truffles, Pancetta & Baby Kale over Baby Carrot Confetti, Topped with Fried Basil, paired w/ Rosé 2014

Entrée – Petit Filet Mignon w/ Oyster-Stilton Flan, Haricots Verts & Potato Crisps, Sundried Tomato & Herb Au Jus, Fried Oysters, w/ Merlot 2013

Dessert- Vanilla & Chocolate Gelato Layered w/ Cherries & Sliced Almonds & Dark Chocolate, w/ Othello

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Afton Mountain Vineyards – Valentine’s day with the Candyman!

Date/Time:           February 14, Saturday,

Where:                  Afton Mountain Vineyards, 234 Vineyard Lane, Afton, Virginia

Price:                    Regular tasting fees $7

What:                    C-ville Candy’s David Shalloway will be hosting a pop-up candy shop in our sunroom.

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DelFosse Vineyards Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner  (Reservations Required)

Date/Time:           Saturday, February 14, 6:30pm

Where:                  DelFosse Vineyards, 500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, VA

Price:                    $85 – reserve at this link

What:                    Wine-Paired 5 Course Dinner Menu:

Champagne toast

Roasted Red Bell Peppers & Homemade Stock w/ a dash of Crème Fraîche w/ 2012 Chardonnay Reserve

Grilled Salmon w/ Mediterranean Spices over Organic Greens w/ Viognier Vinaigrette w/2012 Reserve d’Oriane

Filet Mignon w/ mushroom wine sauce w/ mashed potatoes, garlic butter green beans, caramelized carrots w/ 2012 Meritage

European Cheeses w/ French Baguette from Albemarle Bakery w/ 2013 Cuvee Laurent

Chocolate Cake w/ Raspberries, Custard & Whipped Cream w/2013 Petit Manseng (white port)


Cardinal Point Winery Wine Lovers 5K  (Regisration Required)

Date/Time:           February 14, Saturday, 9am start

Where:                  Cardinal Point Winery, 9423 Batesville Road, Afton Virginia

Price:                    Regular tasting fee $5

What:                    Enjoy a run w/ your loved one! Start & end at the vineyard. Run through scenic back roads. Stroller & puppy-friendly

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White Hall Vineyards Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Pairing  (Reservations required)

Date/Time:           Monday, February 16, from 11am to 5pm  Two seatings – 1pm to 2:45 pm, 3pm to 5pm

Where:                  5190 Sugar Ridge Road, Crozet, VA 22932

Price:                    $15 plus tax – take home your White Hall Vineyards glass

What:                    Wine & Chocolate Pairing w/ local Gearhart Chocolates. Four chocolates paired with six wines.


Albemarle Cider Works presents John Bullard

Date/ Time:          February 14, Saturday, 3-5pm

Where:                  Albemarle Cider Works, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln, North Garden, VA

Price:                    Tasting fee $5 – Cider & light picnic fare available for purchase

What:                    Music of John Bullard


Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery’s Sweet Heart’s Weekend

Date/Time:           February 14, Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Where:                  Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery, 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, Va

Price:                    $10 includes your logo glass

What:                    Honey meads paired w/ food and fruit wines paired w/truffles

FEBRUARY 15, SUNDAY

Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours!

Date/ Time:          Daily tours –  up to 2 couples per van – must be reserved in advance

Where:                 Two routes offered: West of Town, and South of Town wineries

Price:                   $145 per person, discount for Arcady Vineyard Guests

What:                    Taste at 3-4 wineries, bottled water, guide, deluxe local cheese, chocolate & fruit plate


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First Colony Winery – Cooking Class with Chef Terre Sisson  (Reservations Required)

Date/Time:           February 15, Sunday, 11am to 2pm

Where:                  First Colony Winery, 1650 Harris Creek Road Charlottesville, VA

Price:                    $68 per person, 20% discount on wine – Call 434-979-7105 to reserve your space

What:                    Prepare & enjoy a delicious meal w/ Chef Sisson of Charlottesville Wine & Culinary

Valentine’s Special Menu

Prawn Salad

Pistachio & Pomegranate Rack of Lamb

Mac & Two Cheese Caramelized Shallot

Lemon Drenched Gingerbread Cake


Glass House Winery – Erin Lunsford with Spiked Food Truck

Date/Time:           February 15, Sunday 2pm – 5pm

Where:                  Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd, Free Union, VA

Price:                    No reservations, no cover

What:                    Music of Erin Lunsford  & Spiked Food Truck


 DelFosse Vineyards Crêpe Day – no reservations required

Date/Time:           Sunday, February 15, 1pm to 5pm

Where:                  DelFosse Vineyards, 500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, VA

Price:                    Starting at $5 per crêpe

What:                    Celebrate French Crêpe Day. Select from a menu of 5 different crepes

Sample menu:

Savory Crepes

Mediterranean Salmon w/ calamata olives, cherry tomatoes, sauteed spinach &feta

Bratwurst with caramelized red peppers & onions w/ dijon sauce

Asian chicken with snow peas, carrots, broccoli and scallions on top

Sweet Crepes

Tart cherries w/ almond mascarpone

Nutella & Bananas

French style Crepe, plain sugar & a sprinkling of Grand Marnier

Reservations are not required but we would appreciate knowing if you are planning to join us.


Albemarle CiderWorks presents Americana in the Afternoon with Sue Harlow

Date/Time:           February 15, Sunday, 3-5pm

Where:                  Albemarle Cider Works, Orchard Room, 2545 Rural Ridge Lane, North Garden, VA

Price:                    No cover charge, regular tasting fees

What:                    Music of Sue Harlow  –    Cider & light picnic fare available for purchase


Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery’s Sweet Heart’s Weekend

Date/Time:           February 15, Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Where:                  Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery, 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, Va

Price:                    $10 includes your logo glass

What:                    Honey meads paired w/ food and fruit wines paired w/truffles

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