NOVEMBER 2016 ISSUE                                                                                    November 1, 2016 



                                                                                                                                                                             DelFosse Vineyards & Winery - Faber, Virginia     

Wine Lover Friends, 
November is the month for all things Virginian, and autumn color is at its height along the byways and highways leading to wine activities across the state. Virginia Cider Week on November 11-20 is a celebration of all things cider and showcases this fast growing industry. If you love Virginia wine and cider, it's a good bet you also love Virginia oysters. November is Virginia Oyster Month and many wineries are offering special wine and oyster events.

Our Winery of the Month is DelFosse Vineyards and Winery with its spectacular location in Central Virginia. You will definitely want to visit DelFosse this month and meet the new owners, Adrienne and Mark Albers.
As we pause to give thanks for our many blessings, we thank you for sharing our passion about Virginia wines and all things Virginia. We appreciate your continuing interest in learning about the people, places, events and trends that are part of this great industry. 
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and all the best for the holiday season.
Frank C. Britt
Official Virginia Wine Lover 

P.S.  Be sure to enter the Getaway Weekend Sweepstakes  below.  You could be the lucky winner of a two-night stay at the fabulous Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach ... or a VIP Wine Tasting at Three Fox Vineyards in Delaplane.

 Founders Inn
Three Fox

November 5: Caledon Art & Wine Festival 

November 19 
Taste of the Bay

Williamsburg Harvest Celebration

Winery of the Month
DelFosse Vineyards 
& Winery
SPONSORS sponsoredby


November 4-13




Virginia Beach, Virginia 
The Founders Inn and Spa  is situated on 26 beautifully landscaped acres with captivating Grand Georgian architecture and authentic English Gardens.  Renowned art, antiques and noteworthy period furnishings adorn the property.  Guests experience the intimate hospitality of a country inn, outstanding recreation amenities, and superior conference and meeting space.  The Flowering Almond Spa is the perfect location to unwind followed by a delicious meal in the Swan Terrace Grill or Hunt Room.

The Getaway Package includes complimentary Two Night stay in deluxe guestroom and breakfast buffet
 for two each morning. (Includes tax, resort fee and breakfast gratuities. Excludes holidays and alcohol.  
(for up to Six People)

Tasting of Three Fox Wines
plus, Thibaut-Jamisson Sparkling Chardonnay
Assortment of Cheese & Crackers
Reserved Space for Private Tasting
Souvenir Logo Wine Glasses
Discount on Purchased Wines

Three Fox Vineyards - Delaplane, Virginia

NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2016
Caledon State Park (King George)
One of the best festivals in Virginia, the popular event has expanded to two big days this year 
on Saturday, November 5 (10-4) and Sunday, November 6 (11-4). The festival is beautifully laid out 
on the gently sloping lawn of the park and offers wonderful Virginia wines, smooth music, 
beautiful art and great food.

NOVEMBER 19, 2016 
Tides Inn (Irvington) 

Wine, Food, Arts & Ale!  They're all on tap for the November 19 Taste by the Bay festival at the beautiful 
Tides Inn in Irvington, one of Virginia's premier resorts.  The highly anticipated festival is presented by the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce.



NOVEMBER 4-13, 2016
The 10-day event in the Greater Williamsburg area is America's original farm to table event.  This is your opportunity to eat, drink and learn while attending 30+ culinary inspired events highlighting all things Virginia:  Chefs, Farmers, Artisans, Foragers, Authors, Brewers, Winemakers and Culinary Historians.  
The Chowder Fest at Jamestown Beach, Oyster Roast in Yorktown and Lamb & Clams 
at The Williamsburg Winery are among the many popular events.

DELFOSSE VINEYARDS & WINERY wineryofthemonthuse 
Experience the Bucolic Beauty of the Virginia Countryside

Uniquely situated in a secluded valley at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, DelFosse Vineyards 
and Winery offers serene elegance and intimate charm in an idyllic setting. The winery in Faber is a short distance from Charlottesville, just a brief 30-minute drive. Owners Adrienne and Mike Albers invite you 
to visit and explore this scenic location where you will experience the solitude of the Virginia countryside. 
 The rural setting is unique, hugged between three mountains, with elevation that ensures both rich wines 
and spectacular views.


RECIPE DelFosse Nicoise Salad  
Pairs nicely with DelFosse 2015 Viognier





Ellen Crosby, author of Virginia wine country mystery novels, has just published  

a new book, The Champagne Conspiracy. It is seventh in the series that includes 

The Merlot MurdersThe Chardonnay CharadeThe Bordeaux BetrayalThe 

Riesling RetributionThe Viognier Vendetta  and The Sauvignon Secret. The mysteries are set near Middleburg and chronicle the life of Lucie Montgomery, a young woman who has inherited her family's vineyard along with a somewhat cantankerous winemaker named Quinn Santori. 



Spectacular landscapes, picturesque vineyards and fascinating people make up Virginia's wine industry. 
This is your opportunity to join in and own your own winery.  Mt. Vale Vineyards has a beautiful location 
    and a successful business ready for a new owner. Popular wines, tasting room, event and wedding venue, 
and production facilities--all in one "grape" destination! 


NOVEMBER 11-20, 2016 
November 3-5: Urbanna Oyster Festival
Town of Urbanna
Over 50 food vendors serving oysters prepared in very possible way. Virginia wine tastings and new
micro-brewery garden. Unique arts and crafts, parades, contests and more. Website
November 4: Friday Night Flight
Cooper Vineyards (Louisa)
Monthly "wine down" series kicks off with music by Tony Bruno, Monique's Crepes and wine flights. Website

November 4-13:  Williamsburg Harvest Celebration
America's original farm to table event.  Ten great days with 30+ culinary events in Williamsburg area.  Beer and wine dinners, cooking demos, tapas crawls and oyster roasts, among others.  Eat, drink and learn about all things Virginia. Website
November 5: Post Harvest Roast and Toast
Three Fox Vineyards (Delaplane)
Roasting marshmallows over a toasty fire and enjoy live music from the band Movin' On. Brick oven pizza available for purchase from Rolling Brick & Dough of Gainesville. Website 
November 5: Trailblazer 5K
Beliveau Estate Winery (Blacksburg)
This elevation challenging trail race goes through beautiful mountainous Montgomery Co. with post-race live music and award winning wines. Website
November 5: OM Roam Celebration
DelFosse Vineyards & Winery (Faber)
Fifteen local vendors will conduct intuitive readings and holistic practitioners. Wine tastings and seasonal foods available for purchase. Website
November 5: Harvest Dinner
Paradise Springs Winery (Clifton)
Five course dinner and wine pairing seated in the main Tasting Room with founders and winemaker. Pre-dinner reception in the Tank Room. Reservations. Website

November 5: Harvest on the Half Shell
Philip Carter Winery (Hume)
Chesapeake Bay oysters, five Virginia wineries and live music. Tickets include all you can eat oysters, sides and a glass of PC wine. Reservations. Website
November 5: Apple Harvest Festival
Albemarle CiderWorks (North Garden)
Cider tasting, live music, farmers' market vendors. Juried apple pie contest with prize to winner. Website
November 5: Enhanced Wine Tasting
Veramar Vineyard (Berryville)
Complete wine and food tasting experience with current releases along with most sought-after library bottlings. Seated tasting is paired with gourmet Charcuterie plate. Website
November 5: Fudgeapalooza
Fox Meadow Winery (Linden)
Get your wine and sugar fix with six unique fudges paired with six wines. Call for reservations: 540-636-6777. Website

November 5-6:  Caledon Art and Wine Festival

Caledon Natural Area (King George)
A weekend at the park with tastings by local wineries, great food, music and area artisans.  Admission for wine tastings $10; free for non-tasters.  $5 vehicle parking. Website 
November 6: Fall Winemaker's Harvest Brunch
DuCard Vineyards (Etlan)
Featuring an elegant brunch with cuisine by l'etoile Catering in Charlottesville paired with DuCard wines.. Music by harpist Vicky Lee. Advance reservations. Website
November 6: Recharge Day
Paradise Springs Winery (Clifton)
Fitness Expert Sonja Lyth conducts hour-long core fusion workout, followed by wine tasting, small bites from Design Cuisine, Fit Pro chair massages and more. Website
November 6: Wine Library Tasting
Gray Ghost Vineyards (Amissville)
Annual vertical wine tasting with three or four different wines and limited number available for purchase. Reservations highly recommended. Website
November 6: Wonder City Wine & Cigar Festival
Festival Park (Hopewell)
Honoring Hopewell's 100 th year anniversary. Virginia and surrounding state wineries and cigar companies. Food trucks, vendors and music. Website

About Events: As our information comes from many sources, we recommend you verify dates and times, as well as costs and reservations that may be required. (We are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information.)
If you would like to submit an event, send details (what, where and when, as well as contact information) to no later than the 10th of the month prior to the event.


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