Spring in the Vineyard at Stinson

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Taste of White Hall Winemakers Dinner

Please join us for a collaborative Spring Wine Dinner celebrating the wines of White Hall, Virginia! White Hall Vineyards, Stinson Vineyards, and Grace Estate Winery have teamed up with Kitchen Catering to bring you the perfect night in White Hall. Winemakers Brad McCarthy (White Hall), Rachel Stinson Vrooman (Stinson), and Frantz Ventre (Grace Estate) will walk you through your wine and food pairings.
Reservations are $85/person and include gratuity and tax. Complete details, the menu, and tickets are available here. Please plan to purchase your ticket by April 10th.

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

One of our favorite weekends of the year, the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, is coming up Thursday, April 13th through Saturday, April 15th, 2017! The local festival highlights the best of the Monticello AVA over the course of 3 event packed days.

The weekend kicks off Thursday, April 13th at 6pm with the Monticello Cup Awards at the Jefferson Theater. Attendees will sample medal winning wines from the competition with paired hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $65/person.

Festival fun continues on Friday, April 14th with two special paired meals! From 10am to 1pm you’ll find us at #yeswayrosé: A Rosé Lunch at Early Mountain Vineyards pouring our brand new 2016 Rosé along with rosés from Early Mountain, Blenheim Vineyards, Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery and Cardinal Point Winery. Tickets are available exclusively with the purchase of a 2 or 3-Day Festival Pass, starting at $90/person.At 6pm we’ll be back out in White Hall for a collaborative Taste of White Hall Winemakers Dinner with White Hall VineyardsGrace Estate Winery, and Kitchen Catering. Reservations are $85/person and include gratuity and tax.

The weekend concludes with the Grand Tasting Event on Saturday, April 15th at the Sprint Pavilion in Downtown Charlottesville. The tasting features Monticello Wine Trail wineries plus vendors and food trucks. An upgraded VIP ticket allows you access to the VIP section with catered food, a bonus wine from each winery, and winemaker tastings. It’s the perfect way to spend a spring day! General Admission tickets are $35/person, on sale for $29/person before April 1st.

More information on all festival events and ticketing options, including 3 and 2-Day Passes, can be found at www.monticellowinetrailfestival.com.

Food & Wine Magazine Lists Charlottesville Wine Region as “best and most underrated” – Top Wineries Include Stinson

Food & Wine Magazine Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle lists Charlottesville, Virginia as his vote for “the best and most underrated wine region in the US” in his October 2016 Your Urgent Wine Questions, Answered column. He elaborates: “It’s absolutely gorgeous, and the top wineries (such as Barboursville, Stinson, Michael Shaps and King Family) will impress even the biggest wine snob”. Bonus points for shout outs to Fleurie, one of our favorite local restaurants, and The Farmhouse B&B at Veritas.

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