Wine Lovers Weekend: June 3rd-5th
For all you wine lovers out there the weekend of July 3rd – 5th is going to be a fun one! Here are some great ways to enjoy wine in Maryland and Virginia.
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Wine + Music
Nothing is more relaxing than listening to live music and enjoying a glass of wine after a long work week. You can enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, Virginia, and best of all there’s no cover charge. If you’re in the Maryland area, try Big Cork Vineyards in Rohrersville, which also has free live music every Friday night. If you want to know who’s playing, check their websites for the schedule.
Wine + Food
The only thing better than drinking wine is drinking wine with good food. On Saturday June 4th at Little Washington Winery in Washington, Virginia, you can take a class that will teach you how to pair cheese, chocolate, and wine. You’ll learn which flavors compliment each other, but more importantly you’ll get eat lots of tasty treats. If you’re looking for food that is a little more substantial, on Friday, June 3rd you can check out Serpent Ridge Vineyard in Westminster, Maryland, which has invited the Atlantic Smokers to cater their live music event with delicious barbecue.
Wine + Activities
If you’re looking for something different to do, Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, Virginia has a special tour on Saturday afternoons where you get to try their exotic, reserve wines. Or, if you want an activity for a quiet Sunday morning, bring your mat so you can take a yoga class at Greenhill Winery and Vineyards in Middleburg, Virginia, which will be followed by a delicious brunch. Of course wine will also be served. If you like to sleep in, then consider a “Sip and Paint” class at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard in Thurmont, Maryland on the afternoon of Sunday, June 5th. Here you will get artistic guidance from a local artist while enjoying refreshing wine.
Last but not least, wine festivals are always a blast, and there’s quite a few to choose from on this weekend. On June 4th there is the Vintage Virginia Food and Wine Festival at Bull Run Park. Not only is there food, drinks, and entertainment at the festival, but Bull Run Park has multiple hiking trails, a water-trail, a waterpark, and disc golf to enjoy while you’re there.
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Maryland’s premiere casual wine festival, Great Grapes, is also happening June 4th and 5th at Oregon Ridge Park. This is a great option for families because kids under 12 are free and there’s a fun kids section. Lastly, there is the Annapolis Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. This unique festival features wine tasting to a soundtrack of smooth jazz, plus hundreds of artists and craftsmen showing off their work.
No matter what you choose to do, it’s sure to be a great time!
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