What’s Up in Wine Country the Weekend of February 19

There is normally not any thing special planned for the tasting rooms the weekend after Valentine’s Day here in the Charlottesville area, as most of the principals are in Richmond pouring for a premier wine tasting event known as The Virginia Wine Expo. This is the hotly contested competition for the Governor’s Cup, awarded to the best wine submitted this year.

February 26, 27 & 28. 2010

Virginia Wine Expo
Highlighting the Quality and Diversity of Virginia Wine

Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center

Attendees will enjoy fine food from top restaurants and vendors, live chef demos, wine seminars and more! Your entrance fee includes a Schott Zweisel crystal wine glass. Guests are invited to taste and purchase wine.

Now if you are in the Charlottesville area to taste wine and don’t feel like the 45 minute drive to Richmond, never fear! All of the tasting rooms are open, and when we drove our wine tours last weekend, all the roads were clear.

Don’t wear any of our favorite strappy shoes, however! As you can see here the current weather is only enjoyed by our Russian Wolfhound, Sasha. Tie on your hiking boots as the walking in and out is either slushy, muddy, or both!

Other tasting events this weekend:

Cooper Vineyards – Saturday,
February 20 11 am – 5pm $20 per person

Mardi Gras at Cooper Vineyards! Souvenir tasting glass, beads, King Kake. Obrigados will provide New Orleans’ style jambalaya. $15.00 per person advance ticket purchase here.

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