Autumn in a Virginia Vineyard
Vol X, Issue No. 11
November 3, 2015

 

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 Wine Lover Friends, 

November is a month for weekends filled with leaf peeping and wine tasting, and we hope your travels take you to our featured Festivals of the Week and other Events that span Virginia from the mountains to the ocean.  
 
This is also the month when the Hard Cider Revival is celebrated across the state with tasting events, workshops and other entertainment to showcase the fast growing industry. And, if you love Virginia wine and cider, it's a good bet you also love Virginia oysters.
 
November is Virginia Oyster Month, highlighting the state's seven oyster regions with unique flavors and immersive experiences for visitors. Numerous wineries will be offering special wine and oyster events.
 
As we pause to give thanks for our many blessings, we thank you for sharing our passion about Virginia wines and for your continuing interest in learning about the people, places, events and trends as they relate to wines of the commonwealth. 
 
We wish you a happy Thanksgiving and all the best for the holiday season.

Cheers! 

Frank C. Britt
Publisher  
 
 
P.S.  Be sure to enter the Getaway Weekend Sweepstakes below.  You could be the lucky winner of a two-night stay at the fabulous Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach.

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IN THIS ISSUE

 

 
 
 
Caledon Art & Wine Festival
November 7
 
Williamsburg Harvest
November 11-15
 
Tides Inn Festival
November 21
 
 

 

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WELCOME TO COOPER VINEYARDSVineyard
Cooper Vineyards, Louisa, Virginia


Cooper Vineyards is centrally located in Louisa, just a short drive from Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg. Situated among rolling hills in a traditional farming community, the winery consists of 103 acres, 22 of which are planted with a number of varietals including Albarino, Cabernet Franc, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Vidal Blanc and Viognier. Future plantings of Chambourcin and other varieties are being explored.
 


NOCHE/NUTELLA FONDUE DIPRecipe
A Recipe from Cooper Vineyards

Chocolate and a hint of liqueur makes this the ultimate chocolate fondue.  Dip strawberries, fresh pineapple chunks, cookies or any other other you might like to pair with chocolate.
 

CALEDON ART & WINE FESTIVALCaledon
November 7 | Caledon State Park (King George)
 
  
Fall foliage at its best, wonderful Virginia wines, smooth music, beautiful art, great food and even some hard cider.  Plus a view of the Potomac River from the cliffs of Caledon State Park.  Known as one of the best festivals in Virginia, the event will be held on the gently sloping lawn of the park on Saturday, November 7 from 10 am - 4 pm.
 

WILLIAMSBURG HARVEST CELEBRATIONwilliamsburg
November 11-15 | Greater Williamsburg Area
 
 
The five day event in the Greater Williamsburg area, November 11-15, offers the opportunity to EAT+DRINK+LEARN while attending any of the 40 culinary inspired events highlighting all things Virginia: Chefs, Farmers, Artisans, Foragers, Authors, Brewers, Winemakers and Culinary Historians. The Chowder Fest at Jamestown Beach, Oyster Roast in Yorktown and dinner at Williamsburg Winery are among the many popular events.
 
 

 

TASTE BY THE BAYTASTEBYTHEBAY
November 21 | Tides Inn (Irvington, Virginia)
 
 
Wine, Food, Arts & Ale!  They're all on tap for the November 21 Taste by the Bay festival at the beautiful Tides Inn in Irvington, one of Virginia's premier resorts.  The highly anticipated festival is presented by the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
LOUDON COUNTY HOSTS WINE TOURISM CONFERENCEVinoNews
Wine tourism leaders from across the country and world will gather at the Landsdowne Resort in Leesburg on November 18-20 for the fifth annual  Wine Tourism Conference.  Open to winery owners, journalists, wine associations, wine destination marketing organizations and tour operators, the conference serves as a networking forum and provides extensive educational opportunities for the growing wine industry.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 NOVEMBER 13-22, 2015
 
EventsNovember 6: A Decade of Cabernet Sauvignon
Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery (Moneta)
Explore different vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon and discover how history, weather, wine-making and aging sculpt the wine into final form.
 
November 7:  Vines & Vows
Blue Valley Vineyards and Winery (Delaplane)
Join Blue Valley Amphora Bakery and Dragonfly Events and Design for an elegant open house and afternoon of inspiration.
 
November 7: Harvest on the Half Shell
Philip Carter Winery (Hume)
Chesapeake Bay oysters, five Virginia wineries, live music and games in the vineyard. Tickets include all you can eat oysters, sides and a glass of PC wine.
 
November 7: Murder Mystery Interactive Theatre
Chateau Morrisette (Floyd)
Enjoy an evening of dinner theatre by Step into Mystery. An interactive experience with dinner and wine. Prepaid reservations required: 540-593-2965.
 
November 7: Fudgeapalooza 9
Fox Meadow Winery (Linden)
Fudge and wine pairings with fun new flavors like jerry donut and apple pie fudge from Nibblin's in Winchester. Reservations recommended.
 
November 7: Diwali Celebration of Lights
Narmada Winery (Amissville)
In ancient India, the Festival of Lights, or Diwali, marked the end of the agrarian years. Today it symbolizes inner light. Celebrate with bonfire and fireworks at dusk.
 
November 7:  Caledon Art and Wine Festival
Caledon Natural Area (King George)
A fall day at the park with tastings by local wineries, great food, music and area artisans.  Admission for wine tastings $10; free for non-tasters.  $5 vehicle parking.
 
November 7: Wine and Soup Weekend
Bogati Bodega (Round Hill)
Relax with a bowl of freshly prepared soup, fresh soup and a glass of wine in front of the fireplace. Invite your friends.
 
November 7: Home Wine Making
Little Washington Winery (Washington VA)
Channel your inner winemaker at seven step winemaking class to show you exactly how to make wine at home. Learn the basics of the art to produce exceptional wine.
 
November 7: End of Harvest Celebration
Greenhill Vineyards (Middleburg)
Fun begins at noon with music by Jason Paul Curtis and SwingLab, new wines, grape crushing, honey and beef from the Greenhill Estate.
 
November 7: Annual Truffle Feast
Barboursville Vineyards (Barboursville)
Five course truffle feast prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford in cooperation with expert Dr. Jeff Long and his truffle dog Este. Reservations required: 540-832-7848.
 
November 8: Fall Oyster Crawl
Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail (Warsaw)
Tour the member wineries of the historic Northern Neck. Each will offer unique pairings of oysters and wine. Visit the events page for details.


 
November 11-15:  Williamsburg Harvest Celebration
A five day event in a number of venues with the opportunity to eat, drink and learn at any of the 40 culinary inspired events highlighting all things Virginia.
 

About Events: As our information comes from many sources, we recommend you verify dates and times, as well as costs and reservations that may be required. (We are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information.)
 
If you would like to submit an event, send details (what, where and when, as well as contact information) to info@vawinelover.com no later than the 10th of the month prior to the event.

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE WINE FESTIVALwewethere
SEPTEMBER 26 & 27, 2015

A great day for wine lovers at LakeWatch Plantation. As with any outdoor event, the one uncontrollable is always the weather.  Fortunately, the rain didn't damper the enthusiasm of thousands of Festival goers.
 

 

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