Wine, Cheese & Music - A Sunday Afternoon Pairing in the Countryside

  • January 12, 2014 · 12:30 PM
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How about starting off the New Year, with a visit to Virginia's ever growing wine region, where we can have a Wine & Food pairing afternoon with live music in the background ?

We have selected Paradise Springs Winery, the winner of the 2010 Governor's Cup, as our destination for this event.

Located in the quaint town of Clifton, Virginia and bordering Bull Run River, Paradise Springs Winery and Vineyard is the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County.  

At the winery, depending on the weather we will sit on the outside patio or the back deck which is canvased in for the winter, pairing wine with cheese and charcuterie while catching a performance by local musicians Pam Logan on vocals and George Dacre who plays 12 string slide guitar, performing a wide variety of songs by various artists such as the Eagles, Beatles, Doc Watson, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Rondstadt, Nora Jones, and others..

The music performance starts at 1pm, and we will be there at 12:30 pm.

Please get a food pairing of your choice, to share or you can buy cheeses, meats, crackers, baguettes, spreads, and various snack type foods at the winery.

Here is the list of wine varietals available at the winery, http://www.paradisespringswinery.com/wines.html

You could also invite a friend/guest, who enjoys wine and the good company of our fun & friendly members, as we will try to accommodate a bigger group for this event.

For those that do not drive, we will try to coordinate car-pooling from convenient metro locations. Please respond when you RSVP whether you can offer a ride or need a ride. 

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  • Kris H.

    Just a wonderful, peaceful afternoon with music and new friends. Great wine! A must repeat day - thanks Rodolfo.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Jen

    This was great, I had an awesome time and it was great meeting all of you!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Kathleen

    Great winery! I missed the group. Came later in afternoon but thank you for organizing a meetup at this location.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Faye

    I have an emergency and will get there late; sorry!

    January 12, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      Glad you could make it Faye - sometimes it's Better late then never :)

      January 12, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    A fun and relaxed Sunday afternoon at the winery with wine, cheese and music with a great group of people who love and enjoy such trips to the wineries. Hope to do a few more of these events in the future given the interest shown my many.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Dee

    Hi - I'm really sorry, but doesn't look like I'm going to make it. I thought I would have some work stuff done by now, but I need to stay longer. I hope you do this again - great idea and I was looking forward to meeting everyone. Have fun!

    January 12, 2014

  • Arun

    I was delayed this morning but I'm on my way now.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Erika E.

    Ugh. My car won't start. Which means I won't make it today. Sorry rodolpho - I was looking forward to this! Grrr.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have too much school work to do today. I am a special education teacher and sometimes the work is never ending. Hope everyone has a great day!

    January 12, 2014

  • Audrey

    Hi! Is it possible to get a ride with someone? I'm in Crystal City, but can meet at any metro. Thanks, looking forward to the event!

    January 5, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      Audrey, I will make a stop at the East Falls Church Metro at 11:40. Will wait in the parking area outside the Metro. I have room for 2 more people if anyone else needs a ride.

      January 8, 2014

    • Audrey

      Thanks, see you tomorrow!

      January 11, 2014

  • Kris H.

    I don't drive, so would love to carpool from any metro location suitable to a volunteer - a glass of wine being offered in trade?

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • Ellen C

      Kris, I live close to the Clarendon metro. Let me know if that works for you. Ellen

      1 · January 10, 2014

    • Kris H.

      Hi Sheri and Ellen - thanks to you both for the offer - Ellen I think your metro is closer to me - and to the event so if you have room - but Sheri you're a kindred spirit also from PDX - as am I. I'll happily host you both to a glass of wine at the event - but Ellen if you'd grab me from Clarendon that would be wonderful. Lets trade mail personally and I'll share my cell phone number. my personal email is [masked] Thanks.

      January 10, 2014

  • Angela

    I added a plus one and it put me on the waiting list. Is that still okay?

    January 10, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      I just moved you and your guest to the attending list. For this event we are encouraging our members to invite others that they know and those that enjoy wine and visiting wineries.

      January 10, 2014

  • debbie

    Sorry to have to cancel - I was really looking forward to this, and to meeting everyone. Have fun!

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why dont the people on the waitlist come along...why not make our own little group?

    January 8, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      To those on the wait list you are welcome to join the group if you decide to come. I would have liked to open the event for all, but do not want to take a chance that there is going to be enough space indoors for all. On the other hand generally January (and Sundays) is a slow month at the wineries, so it is very likely that there is enough space indoors for all. To those that have RSVP'd as an Yes, Please do not wait till the last day to update your RSVP if your plans of attending are going to change so we have a fair count of the group size to expect. Judy if you decide to join us, we hope to see you there.

      January 8, 2014

  • Erika E.

    Hi Capitol Hill Dwellers -- I have room in my car for one, possibly two people. Let me know if you're interested.

    Cheers.

    Erika

    1 · January 8, 2014

    • Erika E.

      so for anyone riding with me -- I'll be dropping a friend off in Falls Church on my way back to the city.

      January 8, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    Please remember to update your RSVP, if your plans of attending has changed as we still have a few members on the wait list. Also thanks to those that have offered a ride ..

    Looking forward to a fun afternoon of Wine, Music and the company of other wine lovers.

    January 8, 2014

  • Alfiya

    I will be at a conference

    January 5, 2014

  • Angela

    Anyone in Silver Spring (specifically Fairland/Calverton area) interested in carpooling?

    January 5, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    Please do update your RSVP if your plans of attending has changed so we can plan accordingly. We have opened this event for a bigger group as this is a great winery to spend a nice weekend afternoon with live music and trying out cheese & food pairings with wine. So Looking forward to it !!

    January 3, 2014

  • Pat D.

    Love this winery, and it's only 10 minutes from home!

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Krystal D.

    Can I bring a +1 to this?

    December 22, 2013

  • Rodolfo

    Will send the announcement email for this event on December 22nd.

    December 18, 2013

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