March 3: Spring Barrel Tasting
Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard (Stafford)
Be one of the first to sample young wines directly from the barrel while enjoying light palate cleansers. Winemaker David Castaño will lead the tasting. $34.
March 4: Barrel Tasting & Blending Seminary
Cave Ridge Vineyard (Mount Jackson)
An opportunity to learn from the master, Randy Phillips, who will conduct the seminary. Check website for details and to make reservations.
March 4: Merlot Vertical Tasting
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Sample and discuss various vintages with winemaker, Josh Gerard. Three-course gourmet meal paired with 8 wines and finished with delectable truffle. $75; reservations.
March 4, 11, 18, 25: Wine Tastings in the Cellar
Philip Carter Winery (Hume)
Tour of the cellar with tastings of aging vintages straight from the barrel, charcuterie picnic basket and souvenir wine glass. $18; reservations 540-364-1203.
March 4: Sangria Saturday
Lazy Days Winery (Amherst)
The first in series on first and third Saturdays of each month. Refill your growlers for $15 or buy growler for $25. Bring a picnic, relax and listen to live music.
March 4-5: Wine & Chili Weekend
Veramar Vineyards (Berryville)
Wine and soup: a great way to warm you up! Sit in front of the fireplace with a hot, freshly-prepared bowl of soup and a glass of wine of your choice. $16 per person.
March 4: Paint & Sip
Ingleside Vineyards (Oak Grove)
Create beautiful artwork as you sip wonderful wine. Professional painting instruction. Limited seating; reservations required.
March 4: A Murder Mystery Evening
Beliveau Estate Winery (Blacksburg)
A murder has been committed and you must solve clues, question others and solve the crime. Light hors d'oeuvres and glass of wine. $45.
March 4 & 5: Spring Oyster Fest
Early Mountain Vineyards (Madison)
Festival returns with live music, Virginia wine and oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Co. Seasonal menu featuring fried chicken. Tickets required.
March 4 & 5: Annual Barrel Tasting
Gray Ghost Vineyards and Winery (Amissville)
Taste developing wines and experience blending. Only opportunity to reserve futures of 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. Light hors d'oeuvres and logo glass. $20.
March 4 & 5 (& other weekends): Barrel Tastings
Pearmund Cellars (Broad Run)
Winemaker will lead the tastings that include appetizers/food pairings and wine currently in the barrels. Special pricing on 2016 futures. $40; reservations requested.
March 4 & 5 (& other weekends) Weekend Wine Immersion Bootcamp
Little Washington Winery (Washington VA)
In plain English, learn everything you ever wanted to know about wine, including how to taste like a pro, how to pair food with wine, and much more. $40; pre-registration.
March 5 & 19: French Crepe Day
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery (Faber)
Selection of delicious savory and sweet crepes. Pair with wine by the glass or bottle. Let them know you are coming (434-263-06100).
March 5 & 19: Sunday Brunch
Bluestone Vineyard (Bridgewater)
Great food and magnificent views of the Alleghany Mountains. Seating begins at 10 am til 1 pm. $14.50; reservations.
March 5-31: Live Music Weekly
Glass House Winery (Free Union)
Live music and food for purchase on most Fridays and Sundays. Picnics welcome. No cover. Check website for schedule.