Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast

1376 Sutlers Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Innkeeper(s): Erika & Christopher Goodell
  • The Mazzei room at Arcady Vineyard B&B has a vineyard view.

    The Mazzei room at Arcady Vineyard B&B has a vineyard view.

 

How to Book a Group Wine Tasting Tour in Charlottesville, VA 10 Apr 2014, 7:08 am

It won't be long before the vineyards start looking like this photo! We have bud swell right now at Arcady Vineyard B&B.

Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours does not book groups. We only take two couples per van. But we do receive lots of booking requests from groups so we wanted to answer the questions we have been receiving.

Most of our wineries are small, but do have either a group tasting room or area designated for groups. If you are planning a trip of 7 or more people, you need to RESERVE YOUR TASTING TIME. We have been experiencing so many unreserved groups at the wineries, that they are having to start refusing service. Most wineries have ONE group tasting room, and if it's booked and you show up without calling to reserve space, there is NOWHERE for them to serve you!

Some examples of possible tasting routes with suggested tasting times would be:

11 am at Stinson Vineyards, then 12 noon at Grace Estate Winery, then 1:30pm at Pollak Vineyards where you can taste and enjoy a picnic, and 3:30pm at Cardinal Point Winery or

11am at King Family, 1pm at Pollak Vineyards,  where you can picnic,  2:30pm at Veritas Vineyard , 3:30pm at Afton Mountain Vineyard or

11am at Virginia Wineworks (taste in the barrel room!) 12 am at First Colony where they have lots of room to picnic, 1:30pm at Trump Winery and 2:30pm at Blenheim Vineyards

Don't walk in and wait at every winery for enough space to open for your group, which on a Saturday can be up to 30 minutes, or risk that they are slammed with no space for you. When you have reserved your space, your group is whisked into the group tasting room/area and they can offer you excellent service!

Now, THAT is how to have fun in Wine Country!!!

Now should you just show up on a whim, if the group space is not already booked, the wineries will generally scramble to accommodate if possible. But after cases of buses showing up and unloading sometimes up to 45 people unannounced, the wineries are being forced to create policies to avoid catastrophes!

Please note you must contact the wineries and usually prepay your tasting fees ahead of time. Your tour operator CANNOT prepay the tastings anymore per the ABC.  If you have a group, I would recommend allowing an hour per winery.

Icky stuff alert:  You must arrive on time, please! Groups are booked before and after you, and if you show up hours late, you will not be served, as some other group will be there for their reserved tasting time. Especially on holiday weekends and Saturdays, the group tasting space is often booked solid.  Think of group tastings like a restaurant reservation.

So when your poor driver tries to get you to get in the vehicle and move on, don't give him/her a hard time!! They are trying to get you where you booked to go. Herding partying Bachelorettes or Family Reunions and such is like herding chickens sometimes.

Icky stuff alert: Also, should you arrive intoxicated, you will not be served. Even if you are not driving. Even if you have prepaid. Even if you have a reservation. It's the law. No winery is going to risk their business license and violate the law by serving alcohol to a group who has had too much to drink.

For ideas on routes and what's being poured now at the wineries, go to www.montielloappellation.com

Since most of the wineries are in the County of Albemarle, you should consider a stop for a picnic. The County does not allow restaurants, so snacks or a picnic lunch is a must. Do NOT bring alcohol to drink in your vehicle, as that is also not allowed. Our favorite stops for picnics are Feast! in Charlottesville and Greenwood Grocery in the Crozet/Afton area. The smart thing to do is call your order in ahead so you don't get stuck waiting for sandwiches.

Now you have your group (bear in mind some party pooper always drops out... ) you need to check the different local companies that we think are the BEST IN TOWN! We love them all so will list them in group by the vehicles they offer. Now you have to consider if you are fine with a van, want a limousine, a bus, or must have a flashy classic car. All are available!

VANS
Norm's Taxi - Norm is a great guy and drives 7 seater vans so can take up to 6 passengers per van. His vans are smoke free. Norm knows where all the wineries are located and where to pick up picnics. You can call him at (434) 327 - 9500. If you get a recording, PLEASE leave a message. He can't answer the phone if he is driving and will certainly call you back as soon as he can. You can check his prices and calendar right on his website for availability - keep an eye on it as it changes constantly and what's booked today might change to another date tomorrow.

LIMOS, BUS
Camyrn Limo is out at the wineries and breweries all the time! See if you can get Jack, he's our favorite driver! They have limos, small buses and large buses.

VANS, BUS, LIMO, CLASSIC CAR

A&A Limo and Ambasssador - we see these folks out on the wine trail too! Not familiar with the drivers but the groups always look like they are having a lot of fun!


Blue Ridge Wine Excursions has it all! Andrea can handle two to two hundred! We have seen them out on the Monticello Wine Trail with everything from vintage limousines to Mercedes sedans to buses. Her staff are great and respond quickly.

Now there are other transportation companies - but we like to recommend local businesses, and these are the ones we see out on the wine trail all the time while we are touring that handle groups. 

And don't forget to check reviews. We often receive calls on a Saturday morning from groups whose bookings did not work out. But beware the reviews that seem bizarre - just look for consistency. 









 25 Mar 2014, 6:50 am


Events – Charlottesville Downtown Mall
3/28, 29, 30   '14


When:    Friday March 28

What:     METZ w/Lil Huffy
Doors 8 pm, Show 9 pm
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville   
Cost:      $8
434-977-5590 


When:    Friday March 28
11pm
What:     The Abe Ovadia Organ Trio 7pm/ DJ Dance Party 11pm
215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:      No cover mentioned
434.295.8668


When:    Saturday, March 29
Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm
What:     Tyler Farr
Where:   Jefferson Theater 
110 East Main St, Charlottesville
Cost:      $18 Advance, $20 Door
800-594-8499



When:    Saturday March 29

What:     Bob Bennetta w/ Dick Orange 7 pm / Video Dance Party 9pm
215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:      No cover mentioned
434.295.8668


When:    Saturday, March 29
9 am – 12 noon
Where:   Monticello Garden Sat
1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville
Cost:      $24
434-984-9800


When:    Sunday March 30
9 pm
What:     Karaoke!

215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:      No cover mentioned
434.295.8668




Events at / with the Wineries & Breweries



When:    Friday, March 28
8 pm
What:     Music:Juke Joint Junkies with Lisa Miller
200 Mosbys Run, Roseland
Cost:      None mentioned
434-361-1001


When:    Friday, March 28
8 pm – 11 pm
What:     Music: Steal the Prize

    2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford
Cost:      None mentioned
434-361-0088


When:    Saturday, March 29
8 pm – 11 pm
What:     Music: Psychobilly Cadillac

    2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford
Cost:      None mentioned
434-361-0088


When:    Saturday, March 29
2pm - 5pm
What:     Music: Haze & Dacey
Blues, Folk, Bluegrass
4875 Fox Mountain Rd, Crozet
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
434-823-7605


When:    Saturday, March 29
12:30 – 4:30
What:     Jazz & Chocolate
Music: Rhythm Masters
Chocolate: chocolate fountain and savory & sweet crêpes
Where:   Cooper Vineyards
13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa
Cost:      $15 Advance, $20 Door
540-894-5474


When:    Saturday, March 29
2:30 pm – 5pm
What:     Kite day
Music: Creme Brulee
Picnics welcome
Cost:      Tasting Fees, Kites for sale
434- 297-2326


When:    Saturday, March 29
1pm – 4pm
What:     Music: 2 Wishes Live

Where:   Bold Rock Cider
1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
434- 361-1030


When:    Saturday, March 29  
2 pm
What:     Music: Jacob Paul Allen
434-263-8463
  585 Mountain Cove Rd, Lovingston
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
434-263-8463


When:    Sunday, March 30
3 pm – 5 pm
What:     Highlander String Band
434-297-2326
2545 Rural Ridge Ln, N Garden
Cost:      Regular tasting fees
434- 297-2326


When:    Sunday, March 30
2:30 pm – 5 pm
What:     Music: Jason Ring
540-456-8020
Where:   Blue Mtn Brewery
9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton
Cost:      Restaurant/Bar – no cover mentioned


When:    Sunday, March 30
2 pm – 5 pm
What:     Music: Sally Rose Band
5898 Free Union Rd, Free Union   
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
434 260-0094


When:    Sunday, March 30
12:30 – 4:30
What:     Music: John Tracy
Picnics welcomed
Where:   Cooper Vineyards
13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
540-894-5474

 21 Mar 2014, 7:55 am




Events - Downtown Pedestrian Mall
2014


When:    Friday March 21

What:     SOJA
SOLD OUT 
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville   
Cost:     
434-977-5590 


When:    Friday March 21
11pm
What:     Dance Party with DJ
Dance Pop and House Music
215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:      No cover mentioned
434.295.8668


When:    Friday March 21
Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm
What:     Chamomile & Whiskey & David Wax Museum w/ the Dericks
Where:   Jefferson Theater 
110 East Main St, Charlottesville
Cost:      $10
800-594-8499


When:    Saturday March 22
Doors 8:30pm/Show 9 pm
What:     St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Americana
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville   
Cost:      $10 Advance, $12 Door
434-977-5590 


When:    Saturday March 22

What:     Kap Slap
SOLD OUT
Where:   Jefferson Theater 
110 East Main St, Charlottesville
Cost:     
800-594-8499


When:    Saturday March 22
7 pm
What:     Bob Bennetta with Dick Orange

215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:      No cover mentioned
434.295.8668


When:    Sunday March 23
Doors 7:30 pm/Show 8pm
What:     Future Islands
434-977-5590 
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville
Cost:      $13 Advance, $15 Door



When:    Sunday March 23
Doors 8 pm, Show 9 pm
What:     Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Where    Jefferson Theater 
110 East Main St, Charlottesville
Cost:      $12 Advance $15 Door
800-594-8499


When:    Sunday March 23
9 pm
What:     Karaoke!
434.295.8668
215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:      No cover mentioned



Events at / with the Wineries



When:    Saturday, March 22
9 am – 12 noon

Where:   T Jeff Ctr for Historic Plants
1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville
Cost:      $24
434-984-9800


When:    Saturday, March 22
2pm - 5pm
What:     Live Music by The Caddis Bros.
Blues, Folk, Bluegrass
4875 Fox Mountain Rd, Crozet
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
434-823-7605


When:    Sunday, March 23
2pm - 5pm
What:     Live Music by John Tracy
434-823-7605
4875 Fox Mountain Rd, Crozet
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
Picnics welcomed


When:    Saturday, March 22
12:30 – 4:30
What:     Curtis Prince
540-894-5474
Where:   Cooper Vineyards
13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
Picnics welcomed


When:    Saturday, March 22
2:30 pm – 5 pm
What:     Live Music - The Carvers
540-456-8020
Where:   Blue Mtn Brewery
9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton
Cost:      Restaurant/Bar – no cover mentioned


When:    Saturday, March 22

What:     Pruning Workshop


Cost:      $45



When:    Sunday, March 23  
2 pm – 5 pm
What:     William Walter
434 260-0094
5898 Free Union Rd, Free Union   
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees


When:    Sunday, March 23  
12:30 – 4:30
What:     PB Ivories
540-894-5474
Where:   Cooper Vineyards
13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa
Cost:      Regular Tasting Fees
Picnics welcomed


When:    Sunday, March 23  
1 pm
What:     French Crêpes

Where:   DelFosse Winery
500 DelFosse Winery Ln, Faber
Cost:   Starting at $5.00 per Crêpe
434-263-6100


Festivals



When:    Friday, March 21, 2014 – Sunday, March 23, 2014
What:     Festival of the Book

Cost:      Mostly Free, some $10, $20


Things To Do This Weekend in Charlottesville's Wine Country! 14 Mar 2014, 10:20 am

We sure are ready for this winter to GO AWAY, although the cold is good for the dormant vines! Here's what's happening this weekend!

Events - Downtown Pedestrian Mall
2014


When:  Friday March 14
Doors 7:30pm/Show 8 pm
What:   Kathryn Caine & The Small Band
Americana
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville   
Cost:    $8 advance/$12 show day 
434-977-5590 


When:  Friday March 14
11pm
What:   Dance Party with DJ

215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:    No cover mentioned
434.295.8668


When:  Friday March 14
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
What:   The Fighting Jamesons
Celtic Music
110 East Main St, Charlottesville
Cost:    $12 Advance $15 Door
800-594-8499


When:  Saturday March 15
Doors 7:30pm/Show 8 pm
What:   Nora Jane Struthers & Party Line
Americana
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville   
Cost:    $10
434-977-5590 


When:  Saturday March 15
6pm
What:   Anam Cara
Irish Music
215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:    No cover mentioned
434.295.8668


When: Sunday March 16
Doors 11am/Show 1 pm
What: Ctrl VA Blues Society March Jam
434-977-5590 
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville
Cost:   Free



When:  Sunday March 16
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm
What:   Aquanett
80s Rock Band
110 East Main St, Charlottesville
Cost:    $12 Advance $15 Door
800-594-8499


When:  Sunday March 16
9pm
What:   Karaoke!
434.295.8668
215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:    No cover mentioned



Events at / with the Wineries
2014


When:  Saturday, March 15  
2pm - 5pm
What:   Live Music by John Tracy
434-823-7605
4875 Fox Mountain Rd, Crozet
Cost:    Regular Tasting Fees
Picnics welcomed


When:  Saturday, March 15  
2pm - 5pm
What:   Live Music by Ashley McMillen
Country
4875 Fox Mountain Rd, Crozet
Cost:    Regular Tasting Fees
434-823-7605


When:  Saturday, March 15 
12:30 – 4:30
What:   Sauna Mountain Valley Boys
540-894-5474
13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa
Cost:    Regular Tasting Fees
Picnics welcomed


When:  Saturday, March 15 
12pm – 5pm
What:   Kites & Flights, Live Music
Wine & Kite kits to make & fly
1650 Harris Creek Rd, C’ville
Cost:    $10 fee tasting and kite kit


When:  Saturday, March 15  
3pm
What:   Bill Adams on Guitar
434-297-2326
2545 Rural Ridge Ln, N Garden
Cost:    Regular tasting fees
Picnics available


When:  Sunday, March 16   1:30pm – 5:30pm
434 260-0094
5898 Free Union Rd, Free Union   
Cost:    Regular Tasting Fees


When:  Sunday, March 16  
1:30 – 4:30
What:   Sauna Mountain Valley Boys
540-894-5474
13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa
Cost:    Regular Tasting Fees
Picnics welcomed


When:  Sunday, March 16  
3pm
What:   Alex Caton – fiddle & banjo
434-297-2326
2545 Rural Ridge Ln, N Garden
Cost:    Regular tasting fees
Picnics available

This Weekend in Charlottesville's Wine Country! 7 Mar 2014, 11:33 am

Events On the Downtown Pedestrian Mall


When: Saturday March 8
Venue Doors 8:30pm/Show 9:00pm
What:   Live Music: Eternal Summers
434-977-5590 
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville   
Cost:   $10 in advance/$12 day of show 



When: Saturday March 8
8pm
What:   Dance Party with DJ
434.295.8668
215 W. Water St., Charlottesville
Cost:   No cover mentioned



When: Sunday March 9

What: C’ville Jazz Society  Fundraiser
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville
Music Starts at 5:30pm in the Bar
Cost:   $20 in advance/$20 day of show
434-977-5590 


Events at / with the Wineries




Things to do listed below!



When:  Saturday, March 8   2-5pm

What:   Live Music by Gina Sobel - Jazz

4875 Fox Mountain Rd, Crozet
Cost:   Regular Tasting Fees
434-823-7605


When: Sunday, March 9


Where:   DelFosse Winery
500 DelFosse Winery Ln, Faber
Cost:   Starting at $5.00 per Crêpe
434-263-6100


When:  Saturday, March 8   12:30

What:   Live Music by Gina Sobel - Jazz

4875 Fox Mountain Rd, Crozet
Cost:   Regular Tasting Fees
434-823-7605


When:  Saturday, March 8   

Where:   Cooper Vineyards
13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa
What:   Live Music by Thomas Wakefield
540-894-5474
Cost:   Regular Tasting Fees
Picnics welcomed
Cooper Vineyards is a short drive east of Charlottesville


What:   Live Music by The Local Vocals
434 260-0094
When: Sunday, March 9   2pm – 5pm

Where:   Glass House Winery,
5898 Free Union Road, Free Union   
Cost:   Regular Tasting Fees
Picnics welcome
Glass House is a short drive west of Charlottesville


What:   Grape to Glass 101' Instructional Course - March 11 (with a light dinner)
When: Tuesday, March 11

Where:   Glass House Winery,
5898 Free Union Road, Free Union   
Cost:   $99 per person
434 260-0094
Glass House is a short drive west of Charlottesville

This Weekend in Charlottesville's Wine Country! 27 Feb 2014, 6:23 pm

Events On the Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Wrinkle Neck Mules - $10
When:    Friday February 28, 2014   Doors at 8:30pm/Show at 9:00pm
Where:   Southern Cafe & Music Hall, 103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville  
Tel:          434-977-5590    
What:    Music

Corey Smith at the Jefferson Theater -  $20
When:   Friday, February 28, 2014     Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Where: Jefferson Theater, 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville  
Tel:        800-594-8499
What:    Music

Events at / with the Wineries

A 'Carnival' Celebration with Beleza & Robert Jospé  -  No charge, regular tasting fees apply, food available for purchase
When:   Friday, February 28, 2014    6pm – 10pm
Where: Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd, Free Union 
Tel:        434-975-0094
What:    Music &  Food - Morsel Compass Mobile Kitchen to be on site with a special menu of New Orleans inspired food
Glass House is a short drive west of Charlottesville

Live Music in the Barrel Room with Curtis Prince -  Tasting fees
When:     Saturday March 1, 2014    2pm – 5pm
Where:     Mountfair Vineyards,  4875 Fox Mountain Rd, Crozet
Tel:          434-823-7605
What:      Music by Emme St. James – cheese & crackers for purchase, picnics welcome
 Mountfair Vineyards is a short drive north of Charlottesville


Mardi Gras   -  Tickets $25, music, food and tastings!
When:    Saturday March 1, 2014    12 pm
Where:   Cooper Vineyards, 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa     
Tel:         540- 894-5474
What:   Music by the RhythmMasters, with 6 wineries pouring: Cooper, James River, Lake Anna, Weston Farms, Grayhaven, & Mattaponi
Cooper Vineyards is a short drive east of Charlottesville

The Vagabonds  - Live Music – regular tasting fees
When:    Saturday March 1, 2014    12 pm
Where:    Democracy Vineyards  585 Mountain Cove Rd, Lovingston
Tel:          434-263-8463
What:      Music by The Vagabonds, local musicians offering Gypsy Jazz, Americana & Blues
Democracy is a short drive south of Charlottesville on 29 South


Jim Waive - Live Music – regular tasting feesWhen:     Saturday March 1, 2014    12 pm

Where:    Albermarle Cider Works  2545 Rural Ridge Lane, North Garden 
Tel:          434-297-2326 
What:      Music and Tastings
Albemarle Cider Works is a short drive south of Charlottesville on 29 south

Pat Craig - Live Music -  No charge, regular tasting fees, picnics welcome
When:       Sunday, March 2    2pm – 5pm
Where:      Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Road, Free Union
Tel:            434-975-0094
Glass House Winery is a short drive west of Charlottesville


Live Music with Emme St. Jamesand ‘her man’ Lee Covington  Normal tasting fees
When:    Sunday March 2, 2014    1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Where:   Cooper Vineyards, 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa
Tel:          540- 894-5474
What:      Music by Emme St. James – cheese & crackers for purchase, picnics welcom
 Cooper Vineyards is a short drive west of Charlottesville





This Weekend in Charlottesville's Wine Country! 20 Feb 2014, 2:12 pm


We've been having lots of warm weather, so most of the snow has melted around Arcady! No worries driving here for the weekend!  Here is what's going on:

Events On the Downtown Pedestrian Mall

When:   Friday, February 21, 2014    Dinner Service: 5 pm,  Doors: 7 pm Show: 8 pm
Where: Southern Cafe and Music Hall, 103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville    434-977-5590    
What:    Dinner Service & Music

Dervish -  $103  Includes reception with performers and show
When:   Friday, February 21, 2014    7 pm
Where: Paramount Theater,  215 East Main Street, Charlottesville     434-979-1333
What:    Music & Reception with performers

When:   Friday, February 21, 2014    9pm
Where: Jefferson Theater, 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville    •    800-594-8499
What:    Music

Video Dance Party
When:   Saturday, February 22, 2014    9 pm
Where: Escafé Restaurant , 215 W. Water St. – Charlottesville      •    434.295.8668
What:    Music & Dancing

Events at / with the Wineries

Paulo Emilio Franco Londono Live on the Deck-  free music, regular tasting fees, food & wines for sale
When:   Saturday, February 22, 2014    2pm – 5pm
Where: Cardinal Point Vineyards, 9423 Batesville Road, Afton    540- 456-8400
What:    Music & Food for sale from South Fork Food Truck
Cardinal Point is a short drive west of Charlottesville

Rescheduled (due to snow) Valentine’s Dinner  -  $85 plus tax & gratuity
When:   Saturday, February 22, 2014    6:30 pm 
Where: Delfosse Winery,  500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, Virginia      434.263.6100
What:    Romantic 5 course dinner Reservations required
Delfosse is a short drive south of Charlottesville

French Crêpes  with Live Music  -  starting at $5 per crêpe
When:   Sunday, February 23, 2014    6:30 pm 
Where: Delfosse Winery,  500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, Virginia      434.263.6100
What:    French crêpes with live music from Reservations not required
Delfosse is a short drive south of Charlottesville

Restaurant Events

Wine & Dine for Wildlife 
-  $85 plus tax & gratuity
When:   Monday, February 24, 2014    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: l'étoile Restaurant, 817 West Main St. Charlottesville     540-923-4206
What:    Wine dinner featuring Ducard Wines  reserve online

A Special Wine Dinner benefiting the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  Beautiful live hawks and owls will be there to admire and the center will share their stories.  Enjoy a wonderful four course dinner menu and wine pairing.

Wine Pairing! 19 Feb 2014, 8:51 am


We get asked about wine pairing all the time. Here at Arcady, Chris has a great talent for it from his many years working in the restaurant business. Erika uses her greatest talent - guessing! 

Just like an artist, winemakers and many others in the wine world have an inborn talent for not only describing the nose and flavors in a wine, but also for matching wine with the food that brings out the best in both. 

We recently discovered a local blog where you can go to get great advice on pairing wine and creating delicious meals. Check out the Crozet Gourmet!   

When you get home with your delicious Virginia wine, and plan to enjoy some with a meal, this is the spot to go and ask what best goes with that fruity Viognier, or that full bodied Petit Verdot, and you know that dry Rosé goes with just about everything, but does it go with your sure-to-please favorite recipe? 

Get your answer here!!  (And maybe, just maybe, a brand new sure-to-please recipe to add to your list!)

Valentine's Day Weekend in Charlottesville's Wine Country! 14 Feb 2014, 9:48 am

For those driving themselves wine tasting this weekend www.monticelloappellation.com will give you route advice and winery links!


First photo is what it looked like yesterday - Second photo is 10am this morning - main roads and secondary roads are all clear! 

Today it is 45 degrees and I just walked out to put the flowers in the Arcand room down this walkway in flip flop sandals!

We may get some snow showers on Saturday, but the rest of the weekend into Presidents' Day is again sunny and 41 degrees!

SO! Here are some things that are going on this weekend! If anything shows booked full on the web I would call in case someone cancelled due to flights being grounded. They may have some space or seats that have opened up!

Friday, February 14

Wineries

Glass House Winery  4th Annual Valentine's Day Event with music by Beleza. Reservations required 6pm to 9:30pm $50 per person plus tax – gratuity included. Email Events@glasshousewinery.com or call to reserve 434-260-0094 (Include Name, Phone Number, Number in Party, & Preferred Seating Time)


DelFosse Winery   7:30pm Reservations required 434-263-6100
Romantic Valentine 5-course Wine Dinner in our elegant tasting room with fireplace and views!


Veritas Vineyard & Winery  7M to 11PM $125 inclusive of the gratuity 
Reservations required 540-456-8000 (X 107) Five-course wine-paired Valentine’s Day Dinner at Veritas Winery with music and dancing.

The Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Southern Cafe and Music Hall 7:30 doors 8PM show 434-977-5590
Music: Country Sweethearts Mostly seated show. Country love songs


Miller's Restaurant     9pm 434-971-8511
Music: Skyfoot – jam rock band Roots, Funk, Blues, Country & Fusion.

Blue Mountain Brewery 11am 540-456-8020 All day 11am - 10pm
Valentine’s Heart Shaped Pizzas at Blue Mountain Brewery

Jefferson Theater Doors open 7pm, show at 8pm $17 800-594-8499
Who's Bad- The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wineries

Cardinal Point Vineyards 11-5 540-456-8400  5 K race starts and ends in the Vineyard Music: Chris & Goose Food available for sale

Keswick Vineyards $12 9am – 5pm 434-244-3341
Be Mine With Wine at Keswick Vineyards – wine and dessert pairing

DelFosse Winery   6:30pm   Reservations required 434-263-6100
Romantic Valentine's 5-course Wine Dinner in our elegant tasting room with fireplace & views!

Albemarle Cider Works   3-5 pm   434-297-2326   No cover charge.
Fiona Balestrieri's music - special GFsweet treat from Claudia Gibson Catering.

White Hall Vineyards   1pm - 5pm   Reservations required 434-823-8615

4th Annual Wine & Chocolate Celebration - Chocolates paired with six wines ~ and you take home a commemorative glass. Music by Curtis Prince & Travis  Elliott 1 pm to 4:30 pm


The Downtown Pedestrian Mall


Jefferson Theater 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show $15 434-245-4980 
Aquanett w/ Superunknown - 80s rock band

Southern Cafe and Music Hall 8:30pm doors, 9:00pm show $8
Hunter Wolfe & ARE Michael Coleman Trio - Blues

History

Monticello 10 – 12 am Reservations required $18 434-977-5590
Event: Monticello’s Winter Woodlands 2 Hour Hike

Monticello 12 – 4pm Reservations required
Event: chocolate-themed events, demonstrations and tastings.









What’s Going on This Weekend in Charlottesville?? 7 Feb 2014, 12:48 pm

Events On the Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Live music Friday & Saturday

Live music Friday & Saturday

Live music Saturday and Sunday

Events at the Wineries

FRIDAYS BY THE FIRE!
Friday  2/7/14  5pm to 7pm
Live Music: Blake Hunter & Friends
Food: Kitchen Catering and Events

MUSIC AND FOOD!
Saturday, Feb 8
Music:  James Harris Moore
Food:  Mouth Wide Open
Food 12 -4pm
Music 3 – 5pm

LIVE MUSIC ON THE DECK & FOOD TRUCK!
The enclosed deck area will host live music on Saturday afternoon. Relax with your favorite Cardinal Point wine!
Music: Sat. 2/8: John Tracy • 2pm to 5pm
  
The new owners have been busy with renovations which you can see while tasting new wines!
  • Winery tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm!
  • Saturday February 8 from noon to 5pm  Enjoy a hot bowl of chili or soup (vegetarian and vegan soups available)  sides,  and cookies for dessert.  Space is limited so contact the winery for tickets! $15/Adult (includes wine tasting), $5/Kids. Live music from 1:00 to 4:00.
Seismic  Saturdays & Aftershock Sundays Live music on the deck.  No charge for the event, regular tasting fees. Bring a picnic or they have cheese and crackers for sale.  Please Note - No outside alcohol allowed.
Saturdays: 12:30 - 4:30  Sundays: 1:30 - 4:30
Music: February 8 – Sauna Mountain Valley Boys 
February 9 – Jim Mohr

Mountfair  Winery  -  February 8, 2014
Music: Nick Andrew Staver

Educated at the Berklee College of Music, this Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter blends blues and roots music into a sound that is uniquely his own.  2-5pm