2014 Festivals Horton Vineyards Will Attend
February 18-23: Virginia Wine Expo Richmond Convention Center Over 350 wines from 60+ Virginia wineries. Check out the web site for all the exciting events and tastings.
March 8: Chesapeake Spring Wine Festival - Chesapeake Conference Center - Saturday: 2pm - 8pm, Indoor wine festival put on by the folks who do the Chesapeake Wine Festival in the fall.
March 22 & 23: The Rites of Spring - New Location! Please join us Saturday, March 22, 2014 and Sunday, March 23, 2014 for the 5th Annual Rites of Spring Wine Festival. We are pleased to announce that we will be relocating this event to the scenic property of the Izaak Walton League of America located in Spotsylvania County.
April 12: Monticello Wine Trail Festival - nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Charlottesville - Saturday, April 12 2p-6p with special VIP Entry from 1pm - 2pm. Whether you want a catered lunch and exclusive wine tastings, or the freedom to picnic and taste great Virginia wines at your leisure, we have it.
April 12: Smithfield Wine and Brew Fest - Windsor Castle Park - Smithfield, VA. - Saturday, 11am-5pm. Come to the hottest riverfront event in Hampton Roads on Saturday April 12, 2013 - - but make plans to stay in Smithfield all weekend!. Experience everything that "HamTown" has to offer - Wine Dinners, Hotel Packages, Fri Concert, Shopping, Art Galleries/Studios, Walking Trails & More! 757-357-5182.
April 12 - Celebration of the Vine - “Celebration of the Vine” Wine Festival. NEW LOCATION! The Millworks, 13872 Coalfield Commons Place, Midlothian VA. 804-748-6364. 11am - 6pm.
April 25 & 26 - Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - Fri. 3pm - 10pm, Sat. 11am - 6pm. In a traditional wine-tasting atmosphere, Virginia Wineries will be offering wine samples to attendees over a two-day event. A number of local-independently owned restaurants are participating as food exhibitors to sell foods that compliment the wines. Regional artisans are also being invited to participate as exhibitors. Live musical entertainment will be present to complete the atmosphere. Info: 540-662-3863.
April 26 - Ashland Wine Festival - Downtown Ashland, VA. - Wine For Cures presents it's signature festival event. It's a fundraiser for cancer research and special cancer projects. Wineries, live music, food, interesting vendors, highlighted sponsors, mini wine school and very much more. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at door and all a donation to a worthy cause.
April 26 - Danville Wine Festival - Danville, VA "Community Market" (southern VA) - Sat. 11am - 7pm. Info: 434-432-1063
April 26 & 27 - Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival - Reston Town Center (Northern VA) (12pm - 6pm) Tantalize Your Taste Buds! You are invited to celebrate the taste of over 100 unique, diverse and flavorful wines! The Virginia Wineries want you to sample the essences of their best grapes while expanding your tongue's tastes. A full palette awaits your arrival to Great Grapes! While mastering the art of wine tasting, be sure to attend our wine seminars, Gourmet live cooking demonstrations & shop amongst the unique artists! - Info: 800-830-3976.
May 3: Blacksburg Fork and Cork Fest - Blacksburg, VA. - The Blacksburg Partnership will host the 6th annual Blacksburg Fork and Cork, a food, wine, and art festival at the First & Main Shopping District on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from noon- 6pm. Attendees will enjoy wines from premier Virginia wineries and view the work of regional artists. Delicious food from local restaurants will be abundant, and multiple music groups will provide smooth tunes throughout the day.
May 3 & 4 - Montpelier Wine Festival - Montpelier - Orange, VA. Sat. 11am - 6pm, Sun. 11pm - 5pm. The Montpelier Wine Festival is a premier spring event for the whole family. Held annually on the grounds of Montpelier, the lifelong home of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the "Father of the Constitution," the Festival showcases distinctive arts and crafts; specialty food vendors; live music; "cooking with wine" classes; children's entertainment and rides; and tastings all day. Info: 540-672-5216.
May 3 & 4 - Spring Town Point Wine Festival - Town Point Park - Norfolk, VA. Sat. & Sun. 11am - 6pm. Join Festevents in welcoming spring’s newest annual tradition featuring music,, gourmet foods, specialty wares, and samplings of newly released vintages and past favorites from Virginia’s premier wine-makers. Info: 757-441-2345
May 10 - Princess Anne Wine Classic - Back Bay Farms - Pungo, VA. 12pm - 5pm. Come out to Back Bay Farms and enjoy this one of a kind wine festival in the heart of Pungo. The 2014 Pungo Wine Festival features 12 Virginia wineries along with local artists and vendors. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music by Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot and Pete Hansen. Buy a corporate table or luxury villa and invite your closest friends. As an added bonus, this year's festival is Mother's Day weekend so treat your mother to a relaxing afternoon of wine, food and live music. Celebrate your mother and browse for the perfect Mother's Day gift!
May 10 - Taste of New Kent Wine Festival - New Kent Winery. Sat. 11am - 6pm.
May 10 - Central Virginia Wine Festival - Snag-a-Job Pavilion, Richmond, VA. 12pm - 6pm. This year’s event will showcase 16 wineries from around the Commonwealth; live music; food & beverage concessions; beer sales; specialty-item and arts & crafts vendors.
May 16, 17 & 18 - Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival - Mount Vernon, VA. Fri., Sat., Sun. 6pm - 9pm. Bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn to enjoy an elegant evening of live jazz music and stunning Potomac River views. Candlelit Mansion tours include the rarely-seen Mansion cellar and appearances by George Washington. Ticket quantities are limited for this popular event. Tickets: 703-573-SEAT.
May 17 - Front Royal Annual Wine & Craft Festival - Front Royal, VA. - 10am - 6pm. Artists and Crafters from all over the east coast. Find anything from fine handmade jewelry, hand painted wine glasses, hand crafted musical instruments, pottery to iron work. Plenty of fun for the entire family including a children’s area and come try your skill on the mechanical bull. Info: 540-635-3185.
May 24 - ValleyFest - Beer & Wine Festival - Massanutten Resort, VA. 11am - 7pm. ValleyFest, held on Memorial Day weekend, is the festival that everyone looks forward to! More than 4,000 people celebrate the holiday weekend at the festival, dancing to live music, sampling food, shopping for unique and handmade crafts, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews of the Shenandaoh Valley, Virginia and beyond. Many varieties of beer and wine will be represented, from merlots and seasonal ales to meads and maibocks. Its' all of the beer and wine you could possibly enjoy in one place!
May 31 & June 1 - Vintage Virginia - Bull Run Park (northern VA). Sat. & Sun. 11am - 6pm. Vintage Virginia is one of the state's oldest and longest-running wine festivals, produced by Across-the-Way Productions and the Virginia's Wineries Association. The festival is held in the Northern Virginia area, at Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center, and features over 50 of the most prominent Virginia wineries, pouring over 350 of their finest selections. Vintage Virginia also features some of the best entertainment you'll find at a wine festival, with music from some of the nation's most talented performers, educational workshops and children's activities. A great outing for the entire family! 540-745-3378.
June 7 - Wine & Arts Festival - Locust Grove, Walkerton, VA. 10am - 5pm. Enjoy Wine Tasting, Artwork and a day of music at the historic Locust Grove Farm in Walkerton - King and Queen County. Just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg or Virginia Beach. Artists and Virginia Farm Wineries will be attending the event on the bluffs of the Mattaponi River at Locust Grove Farm. Only 30 minutes from Richmond on the Middle Peninsula. Info: 804-769-8201.
June 14 - Summer Celebration - Lee Hall Mansion, Newport News, VA. 11am to 6pm. The late spring splendor of Lee Hall Mansion's beautiful grounds provide the setting for the Annual Summer Celebration Wine Festival. The finest vintages from Virginia's best wineries combine with live music, exquisite food and unique craft vendors to make this one of the Peninsula's most popular events. Info: 757-888-3371
June 15 - Manassas Jazz & Wine Festival - Harris Pavilion, Manassas, VA. 11am - 6pm. The Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival is held on Father’s Day at the Harris Pavilion, located in the heart of historic Old Town Manassas. Featuring 3 headline jazz artists, this smaller event is a more intimate, relaxed afternoon of tasting and purchasing wines from 15 different award-winning Virginia wine artisans. Attendees appreciate this refined atmosphere for the chance to discuss wines with the vintners, shop at the merchant booths that offer wine related merchandise and dine from upscale food concessions. Tickets are sold for tasters as well as non-tasters for this event. Info: 703-361-6599.
June 21 - Clifton Wine Festival - Childrens Park, Clilfton, VA. 11am - 7pm.