UPDATE - March Madness Play-Offs at Little Washington Winery
It’s a hard job but somebody’s got to do it - Vino March Madness - keen competition amongst the varietals in the crispy dry White League and the straight shooting big bold Red League through the month of March. By April 1st we will know definitively which grape dominates in both the white wines and the big red Division!
The arduous first rung of the play-offs is complete. So. much. wine. in that first rung.
In the White Division - Pinot Gris stomped Verdejo. The diehard Chardonnay doubled down on the Division rookie, Godello. Sauvignon Blanc smashed Vermentino. And, in a major upset, Pic Poul absolutely slam dunked Petit Manseng.
In the Red Division - Cabernet Sauvignon lost to the mighty, daring, seasoned Syrah. Malbec retained its crown against contender Aglianico. Zinfandel was slammed by the reviving Cesanese grape. Montepulciano and Petit Verdot were pitted against each other in a heated battle and Montepulciano took the win by a decisive victory.
Next week’s White Division Final Four Play-Offs will have Chardonnay facing Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc versus the dark horse, Picpoul. The Red Division Final Four puts Syrah head to head with Malbec and Cesanese confronting Montepulciano.
Come take one for the team … and add your score. Walk-ins Welcome 11am-5pm. Vino March Madness happens right at the tasting Bar at Little Washington Winery in Little Washington Virginia. The Final Four Division Elimination Round happens March 23-24. The Championship competition happens March 30-31. The Champion of both the White and Red Divisions will be featured April 6-7.
March 30 - Virginia Versus The World™ - Thomas Jefferson had a vision … of vineyards lacing the Virginia landscape. And, along with the vines certain economic benefits – not to mention the resulting prestige, pleasure and refinement of enjoying fine wine. Nearly 300 farm wineries now dot the Commonwealth landscape. These special farms are putting Virginia on the world wine map, protecting farmland with sustainable agriculture, and playing a major role in the State’s economic development as a burgeoning tourism draw. The wineries of Virginia continue to gain national and international recognition. Do you think Virginia wine is ready to go head-to-head with world class wines? Be the judge in an exciting blind tasting as Virginia is pitted against international competitors in a blind comparison tasting. Check the class calendar here
Choco-Vino Challenge happens EVERY DAY
at Wine Loves Chocolate 353 Main in Little Washington
Wine Loves Chocolate every day … It doesn’t have to be a special holiday to do our Choco-Vino Challenge and learn why some chocolates & wines do and some definitely do not go well together ... and how to get it right every time! Taste 3 wines with 3 chocolate truffles to learn the three rules of chocolate & wine pairing & get a match made in heaven! $20 per person. Walk-Ins Welcome.
HAPPENS EVERY WEEKEND
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April 13 is 2nd Saturday …You know what that means … the Dirt Road wines of the month will be open so that club members can make their selections. Since they’re open we all get to taste them! Come taste the most incredible wines you’ll never find without us!
April 20 - Easter Fun at the Tasting Room
Kids Games, Adult Egg Hunt, Bring Your Picnic
More Details soon!
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo on the Tasting Bar
On the 5th of May in 1862, the Mexican army savored an unlikely victory over the French legions in the Battle of Puebla. It’s no wonder we want to cap that win with a party, and this May 5 should carry on the tradition. The complex flavors and vibrant spices of Cinco de Mayo dishes can set fire to any palate so we push the wine selection toward Pinot Noir for red wine devotees and Viognier for those who need a drink and something cold to put out the fire.
May 19 - MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dirt Road Wine Club Vetting Taste-Off at 11am and 2:30pm. We’re so excited to be joined by a special guest winemaker from one of the wineries adopted by the Dirt Road Wine Club - McPherson Winery in Texas! We can fit 100 members in for this judging event. Don’t forget to use your club code to bring the price down. Click here to book seats - Get Seats for classes →
APR 13 … Second Saturday
APR 20 … Easter on the Tasting Bar
MAY 5 … Cinco de Mayo
MAY 12 … Mom’s Day on the Tasting Bar
MAY 19 … Dirt Road Vetting Taste-Off
with a special Texan Guest
MAY 25-27. Memorial Day Weekend
JUN 16 … Dad’s Day on the Tasting Bar
JUN 22 … Winestock
JULY 4th Weekend … Come to the mountains and Let’s start the fun early on Thursday and party on to celebrate our independence all weekend!
Mark your Calendars - June 22 is Winestock - this is the little Virginia wine festival that ranked right up there above the big fests as best wine festival in Virginia! A classier, smaller, better wine festival - wear your tye-dye T-shirts, flip flops, flowers in your hair. We have groovy live music lined up … Bottle Shop, Leon Rector and Josh Lowe & the Dubious Brothers! Food Trucks and a variety of vendors! Bring your concert chairs, blankets & shade tents to relax in the mountains!
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Take a Hike ... up Old Rag Mountain - Old Rag is the centerfold of our panoramic view. It's one of the top 5 hikes in the U.S. and it's right here in our back yard! We've gotta do summum with that, right? Take a selfie on top of Old Rag. When you come down bring it to Little Washington Winery on the same date in the same clothes. Show us that selfie to prove you hiked it the same day you visit. What a kewl accomplishment ... We'd like to buy you a glass of wine!
Sunday Funday Trivia at Little Washington Winery! Trivia happens every Sunday at 4pm. Come play ... the odds are VERY GOOD to win tickets to classes and events and maybe some chocolate or a stay at the Inn!
Skyline Vineyard Inn - This is not your Grandmothers B&B … our onsite Inn, is a tiny hotel (5 suites) with a personal touch. We're all about having a more authentic connection with the area. Whether you're hiking, leaf-peeping, eloping, looking for an outdoor adventure, or just in the mood for pure silence ... Stay with Us ... we'll make your adventure happen in style! Oh, be sure to click thru, scroll to the bottom and sign up to win a stay at the Inn ... 65 Clark Lane, Washington Virginia. Check out the website here →
Wine Loves Chocolate - our in-town tasting room is half full of chocolate! We feature the most incredible wines you'll never find without us! We have set out to prove that wine does indeed go with chocolate ... if you do it right! Do the Choco~Vino Challenge - We take walk-ins! 353 Main Street, Washington Virginia. Check out the chocolate →
Come play! Take A gorgeous drive through Virginia Wine Country. Come on up the mountain & relax for awhile. We're exactly 60 miles west of the DC beltway at Alexandria and Arlington, 50 minutes from Loudoun County, Fairfax, McLean, Vienna, Falls Church and Charlottesville, 35 minutes from Gainesville and Haymarket, 20 minutes from Warrenton, Luray, Culpeper and Front Royal. Centrally located just a couple of minutes from all of our neighbors in Rappahannock. Get The Map →