Fruit of the Vine: August 28

Fruit of the Vine: August 28


Season Reveal
When: Sunday, September 9 at 5:30pm.
Virginia Opera presents The Season Reveal, the opening event for our 2012-13 season. An intimate private concert with the principal artists of Virginia Opera’s 2012-13 production of The Pearl Fishers. Reception and three-course dinner by Palladio Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Melissa Close Hart, with wine pairings & commentary by Winemaker Luca Paschina. The event takes place in the Vineyards’ enclosed Arcade, overlooking acres of arbors and the Blue Ridge Mountains. $125 per person, all inclusive. Please call Tracy Berry at (540) 832-7848 for reservations/payment – seating is quite limited. Lovely overnight accommodations are available onsite at the 1804 Inn’s gorgeous suites and cottages. For information and reservations, visit the 1804 Inn website or call Lisa Morgan at (540) 832-5384. A comprehensive list of other area lodging can be found here.

Cardinal Point Winery
(540) 456-8400
September 7-8
The First Shakespeare Winery Tour
9423 Batesville Rd., Afton
Hamner Theater presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
-William Shakespeare
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III, Scene II)

Too true, especially if you miss attending this wonderful production of this Shakespeare favorite. Two shows only at Cardinal Point; Fri., Sept. 7, and Sat., Sept. 8. In case of rain, the show goes on at the Hamner Theater, in the Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, between Nellysford and Afton.
Grounds open at 5:30; performance begins promptly at 7pm.
$10 at the gate; children 10 and under are $5.00.

VIP Wine Club Pig Roast and Concert August 25 from 5-10pm.
Dear Wine Club Member,
In recognition of your support for the winery as a Wine Club Member, you are invited to attend a double event at no charge at the Winery on August 25 from 5 PM to 10 PM. Come mingle with other wine club members and share experiences. We will have:
Harvest Vineyard Tour from 5-5:30pm.
Tours will be with Paul Mierzejewski, the Winemaker of Delfosse Vineyards and Winery
Pig Roast from 5-7pm
We will have a whole pig with the appropriate sides.
Free attendance to hear The Collectors Item play in our outdoor plaza from 6-10 pm. Reservations are Required for the event. As the Wine Club is getting quite large (over 700) we need to know how many guests to expect – Use the buttons below to tell us how many are coming. Free attendance is limited to 2 persons per wine club membership. You can also bring guests for $25 per guest which includes both the Pig Roast and attendance at the concert.

Glass House Winery
All below music events are from 6:15-9pm.
Friday, August 24: Scuffletown
Friday, August 31: Carl Anderson
****August 25th and 26th SPECIAL EVENT***7-10 pm
The Hamner Theater will put on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Glass House
This is part of A Shakespeare Winery Tour:
Tickets are $10 dollars (tix available at door and online)
Call The Hamner Theater at (434) 361-1999 for reservations or information.

Keswick Vineyards
Fluvanna SPCA Fundraiser
Saturday, September 15, noon-3pm
The Fluvanna SPCA will be holding its 4th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Keswick Vineyards. The event will feature a wine tasting of Keswick Vineyards wines, a refreshment bar and a silent auction. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the SPCA. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds from the event benefit animal care at the SPCA. Tickets can be purchased at FSPCA or online at

Mountfair Vineyard
4875 Fox Mountain Rd., Crozet
September 1, 2012
Music on the Patio: Billy Caldwell from 2-5pm.
September 15, 2012
Music on the Patio: Ashley McMillen from 2-5pm.
Open for complimentary tastings March -Nov. Fri-Sun. Noon-5 pm or by appointment.

Stinson Vineyards
Thursday, August 23 from 6-9pm Tailgate Thursday with Sally Rose
Thursday, August 30 from 6-9pm Last Tailgate Thursday of the year with Hot Twang

Trump Vineyards
Festival at Skyland Resort, Shenandoah National Park
September 8, 11am-5pm: Skyland Resort, Shenandoah National Park
Come out and taste our award-winning wines from the top of Virginia at Skyland’s First Annual Pig Pickin’!
Tasting Room Hours: Sunday – Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-8pm Tasting Room, 434.984.4855
3550 Blenheim Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

White Hall Vineyards
5282 Sugar Ridge Rd., Crozet
White Hall Vineyards is open for tours and tastings, Wednesdays through Sundays from 11am-5pm.