Early Mountain Vineyards’ Decks the Halls

Over Thanksgiving weekend, we joined in the Holiday festivities at Early Mountain Vineyards‘ Deck the Halls festival. The tasting room was filled with friends and families enjoying the sumptuous wines and farm-to-table menu. The event room housed talented local artisans showcasing their work while shoppers found unique and wonderful gifts for their loved ones. From jewelry makers […]

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Barboursville Vineyards Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Seen above among the ruins of the historic home of Gov. James Barbour (1175-1842) sits the 40th Anniversary limited edition of Barboursville Vineyards’ premiere Octagon wine. This vintage proudly encompasses all the Zonin family set out to achieve when they broke ground in 1976 to establish the world-class vineyard and winery. The historic Barbour home […]

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The Montpelier Hunt Races Are Coming!

For over 80 years, Montpelier, the former home of James Madison, has housed premier steeplechase racing that has showcased some of the most prized national and international horses. Today, the races continue as an extremely popular event for the National Steeplechase Association with a full day of exciting races, opulent vendors and lavish tailgating. This year’s Montpelier Hunt […]

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Supporting Local Farms with Farm to Feast

Centered in the heart of Virginia agriculture, Charlottesville's unique farm-to-table foodie culture thrives from independent family farms. Many of these local farms benefit from Farm Aid and the work of The Local Food Hub. Six days before the Farm Aid annual benefit concert returned to Virginia and in an effort to raise awareness and funds […]

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Monticello’s Heritage Harvest Festival

The 10th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello was truly a celebration of the local harvest and a Jefferson inspired love of gardening. From the fresh tomatoes, peppers and melons picked from the trial gardens of the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (a co-founder of the Heritage Harvest Festival) and Jam According to Daniel to local fruits, there was […]

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Wine & Oysters!

On Saturday, September 24, while the beautiful Cabernet Franc was still ripening in the field, fans of DuCard Vineyards’ exclusive boutique wines came in droves to enjoy the day at the vineyard's Annual Oyster Fest. Kicking off a series of popular wine and oyster events throughout the region at various local vineyards, DuCard Vineyards set […]

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