This is the 22nd birthday for The Fredericksburg Wine Festival which is celebrating it’s 6th year of being located on the beautiful banks of the Rappahannock River adjacent to downtown Olde Towne Fredericksburg. Each year the festival is made up of the six ownership wineries and two guest wineries which offer over 100 varieties of Virginia’s award winning wines for you to sample and purchase. Since wine does not suit everyone’s palate, the festival also offers a beer garden with some of Blue and Gray Brewery’s fine local beer and ales.
As you leisurely roam the river bank we offer staple food vendors and fun food concessionaires along with 30 plus artisans and crafters. Entertainment exists for all ages to include the barrel train, face painting, live music and more. You are more than welcome to purchase your bottle of wine, something to snack on and cop a squat on a straw bale, your lawn chair or blanket under the majestic trees that border the Rappahannock River.
The Festival is also on Saturday from 11Am-5PM for any who would prefer to go then.
Wineries AUTUMN HILL VINEYARDS
(434)[masked] or visit www.autumnhillwine.com. Avra and Ed Schwab, founded 1979. Thirteen acres in Greene County Monticello Vinticultural Area. National medal-winning wines since 1986. Modern winery overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dedicated to producing premium wines with a “European accent” including Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
(540)[masked] or www.burnleywines.com. C.J. and Lee D. Reeder, founded 1971. Twenty-four acres in Albemarle County Monticello Viticultural Area. Tasting, banquet rooms overlooking the heart of the Virginia countryside. Award-winning wines since 1984. Eleven wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rivanna Sunset (blush), Daniel Cellars – Somerset, Peach Fuzz and Spicy Rivanna.
GABRIELE RAUSSE WINERY
(804) 296-5328. Gabriele Rausse, established in 1997. An exclusive Virginia winery dedicated to producing a small quantity of exceptional vinifera wines and Italian varieties wines. Gabriele Rausse’s wines are hard to find outside the Charlottesville area, but are worth searching out. Don’t miss this winery at the Festival. Chardonnay, Merlot, Merlot- Redlands Vineyard, Merlot- Fan Mountain Vineyard, Cabernet Franc and Bianco.
(540) 752-4893. Jim and Beverly Livingston. www.hartwoodwinery.com Twelve acres in Stafford County. Special events, wine tasting, receptions and celebrations set in the Hartwood community of Stafford County. Outstanding award-winning wine choices ranging from dry to fruity, with selections of red and white wines — a taste for every palate and any event. Home of Rappahannock Red and the Double Gold 93′ Cabernet Sauvignon, wines include Chardonnay, Seyval, Vidal, Chambourcin, Claret and Cabernet Sauvignon.
INGLESIDE PLANTATION VINEYARDS
(804)[masked] or visit www.ipwine.com Doug Flemer, Proprietor. Located in historic Northern Neck, Ingleside is one of Virginia’s oldest and largest wineries, producing award-winning wines since 1980. Fifty-acre vineyard producing premium wines located in the historic Northern Neck of Virginia. Museum and gift shop. Production of twenty wines to include Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Viognier, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chesapeake Series, and Brut Champagne.
LAKE ANNA WINERY
(540)[masked] or visit the web site at www.lawinery.com Bill and Ann Heidig established Oak Hill Vineyard in 1983 and opened Lake Anna Winery in 1990 two miles from scenic Lake Anna in historic Spotsylvania County. Fourteen of the farm’s seventy-five acres are planted in grapes. Tasting, tours, picnic area in a picturesque country setting. Award-winning wines to include Chardonnay, Chardonnay Barrel Select, Seyval Blanc, Lake Side White, Lake Side Sunset, Lake Side Red, Spotsylvania Claret, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot — some with special historic labels.
Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival Saturday & Sunday, October 6 – 7, 2012
Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm • Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg
2216 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Tickets: Military Individuals (active or retired) FREE
Children ages 5 to 20 $5.00, Designated driver $10.00. Purchase at front gate only.
For More Information, Advance Tickets, and/or Reserved Tables or VIP Tent tickets:
Toll Free (866)[masked]