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Founders Craft Beverage Festival @ Philip Carter Winery
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Join the founding family of American wine and experience an exceptional artisan event celebrating the very best in local craft libations – wine, beer, cider, and mead. The weekend event of the summer, we invite you to be part of an annual Virginia tradition at Philip Carter Winery, celebrating 257 years of wine excellence in Virginia as we enjoy the very best of Virginia craft beverages and meats from the grill. Enjoy live music and yard games in the vineyard. Purchase tickets early as this event will sell out. We look forward to having you!

Tickets are $10 per person in advance ($15 at the event) and include a taste of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 beers, and 1 mead. Additionally, enjoy a complimentary sample of Philip Carter Winery’s inaugural wine-filled chocolates!

Blackberry Harvest & Music Festival: Hill Top Winery
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival is August 3, 2019. We have excellent music again this year! Listen to Bluegrass by The James River CutUps from 11am to 2pm. For the first time at Hill Top, Who Shot John will play from from 3pm until 6pm! We are excited to be working with Sooner BBQ this year. They will be selling a pulled pork lunch while supplies last with lunch starting about 12pm. They are creating a special menu for our festival! There will be craft vendors, great music, pick your own blackberries and of course the best true to the fruit wines and authentic honey meads for tasting and purchase. We even have two types of bottled sangria! We provide quart containers and blackberries are at the usual per quart price. Admission is $10 per person, keep your logo glass. At 2pm, while the bands are changing, we will be giving away birthday cake to celebrate the winery’s 21st birthday! Come see us! #vawine #mead #vawineries #festivals #upick #nelson151

25th Annual Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival–Lexington, Va @ Lime Kiln Theater
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 25th Annual Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival in Lexington, VA.  Saturday, September 7, 2019–Rain or Shine.  The festival will feature regional wines in a covered wine garden, local craft beer and cider, local food vendors and live music on two stages.  Tickets go on sale on July 5th.  For information:  www.lexrockchamber.com 

Lynchburg Beer, Wine & Cider Festival @ Lynchburg City Stadium
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy over 75 different options of craft beer, ciders and wine from Virginia.  Artisans, local food and live music round out this event.  Tasting Tickets:  $25 in advance and $30 at gate.  Non-Drinking tickets are $15

Get all the details here:  www.lynchburgbeerandwinefestival.com

The Festival of Grapes & Hops–Petersburg, VA @ Old Town Petersburg
Sep 28 all-day

Join us in historic downtown Petersburg for shopping, live music, wine and craft beer tastings.

Find information here:  www.festivalofgrapesandhops.com 

Hop N Hog-The Culpeper Block Party @ Downtown Culpeper
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Featuring live music, savory regional BBQ, a kids corner, specialty foods, local artists, lawn games, prizes, a selection of wine, cider and great brews.  Find all the information here:  www.culpeperdowntown.com

Montpelier Wine Trail Festival
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Montpelier Wine Trail’s Fall Festival is at Honah Lee Vineyard this year. Enjoy tastings from all six participating vineyards; Honah Lee Vineyard, Castle Gruen, Chateau MerrillAnne, Hammerstone, Mountain Run, & Wilderness Run. Cost per person is $20 and includes a souvenir wine glass. Enjoy music by Billy and the Backbeats from 12-3pm and Austin Boggs from 3-6pm. Start your holiday shopping early with local crafters. More details to come.


  • $20 Wine Tasting Fee – includes souvenir glass


10th Annual Roast & Toast in Norfolk, VA @ Hermitage Museum & Gardens
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Celebrating 10 years of oysters and craft beer.  All-inclusive tickets include Virginia oysters, additional food and local beer, wine and live music.