Weekend update June 8, 2007

Hi All!
Activities are always going on and loads of fun at the wineries and wine shops here in Charlottesville. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on this weekend:
Friday, June 8, 2007
Where: In Vino Veritas Wine Shop
What: Wine Tasting

A “Blended” Evening Tasting! From 4:30pm to 7pm – there is no charge but so many yummy wines for wonderful prices that you’ll be sure to go home with a bottle or two!
Mike Jackson from The Robins Cellars will be pouring 6 wines for tasting that are all blends of 2 or more varietals. Here’s what you’ll taste on Friday:

White Blends:
2006 Tariquet Ugni-Blanc & Colombad – France
2006 A-Mano Fiano-Greco – Italy
2005 Kumkani Chardonnay & Viognier – South Africa

Red Blends:
2004 Sherdian Kamiakin ( Bordeaux Blend) – Washington State
2005 St. Mary’s Bell ’s & Whistles (Bordeaux Blend) – Australia
2003 Domaine La Croix Bell No.7 (Rhone Blend) – France
Saturday, June 9, 2007

Arcady Vineyards Wine Tours – two seats left for tour 2!
1pm – 5:30
www.monticelloappellation.com or call 434-872-9475

Where: Cardinal Point Winery
What: Picnic, music, dancing!

The Cardinal Point Summer Concert Series starts off with a bang! Saturday, June 9 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Admission is $10 and you receive a glass, while the proceeds benefit The Paramount Theater.

THE CASHMERE JUNGLE LORDS, an eclectic blend of roots rock, surf and acoustic “swamp sets” will be performing.

Be sure to bring a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed. Cardinal Point wine will be available for purchase either by the glass or bottle.

Please check the website in case of RAIN which would CANCEL.

Where: Veritas Vineyards Starry Nights
What: Starry Nights picnic, music, dancing!

Every second Saturday of the month during the warmer weather is “Starry Nights” at Veritas which runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Entry fee is $10 and includes a Veritas glass. The music this evening is King Cadillac, retro Rock ‘n Roll.

You may bring a picnic or reserve your dinner (call 540-456-8000 ext. 107) prepared by Veritas Chef Said Rhafiri for $15. You can view the menu at http://www.veritaswines.com/child_menus/Starry%20Nights%20June%2007%20menu.html

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Arcady Vineyards Wine Tours – two seats left for tour 2!
1pm – 5:30 www.monticelloappellation.com or call 434-872-9475

Where: King Family Vineyards
What: Polo Match starting at 1:30pm

When you drive onto the property, you’ll see the polo field straight ahead, to the left of the winery. You can tailgate, parking your car well behind the boards (50 feet or more).

Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic. The winery has light picnic snacks for sale along with (of course!) wine by the glass or the bottle.

For more information or to check status in case of bad weather, go to http://www.roselandpolo.com/

Enjoy the Beautiful Monticello Appellation!

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