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VA Wine sales top half-million case mark in fiscal 2014; up 26% since 2010... Barboursville's Luca Paschina awarded Order of Merit of the Italian Republic... Andy Reagan new winemaker at Old House... Piedmont Vineyards Sold to NoVA Developer... VA Has New Master Sommelier - Jarad Slipp w/RdV Vineyards... Williamsburg Adagio wins 2014 Governor's Cup; Former Gov. Bob McDonnell "Legislator of the Year"; Ag Secy Todd Haymore "VA Wine Person of the Year"... 7 VA Wines (from Tarara, Linden, and Barboursville) earn 90 ratings from Wine Enthusiast... VA Wine industry doubles economic impact in 5 yrs, new study finds ($747 mil in 2010)...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Howl-O-Ween Happenings for Wine Dogs

October 25-26 (HOWL-O-WEEN)
Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. We've found plenty of Howl-O-Ween happenings to help scare up a good time in the vineyards.
Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com

October 25 (1-5pm), Spooktacular Halloween Party at Miracle Valley. “Monster-ously” fun activities include: Halloween Costume Contest, Pumpkin Decorating Contest; live music (Jerry Irwin); complimentary sweet treat (while they last), face painting; and ghoulish games of corn Hole, ring toss, cork toss, or see who can spin a hula hoop the longest.

October 25 (7pm-the witching hour), Ghosting Inn at Desert Rose. Desert Rose Winery along with Entree' Act present a Halloween mystery dinner ($45.00/person, plus tax). Guests are invited to come in costume with prizes awarded for the best, scariest - and perhaps worst so get your imagination working!! This is an interactive murder mystery with guests potentially being among the victims so join us if you dare.

October 26 (11am-5pm) Yappy Howl-O-Ween at Keswick Vineyard. Not to be missed annual pawty includes a Costume Contest Parade at 3pm and the best dressed furry friends will win prizes from phenomenal local businesses. Look for adoptables from Southwest Golden Retriever and including Animal Connection! Ecco and Pomeroy have their costumes picked out! What will you wear?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bark, Wag & Wine (perhaps Norton?) and Yappy 10th Anniversary PWSPCA

September 26-28, 2014
Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. Saturday, join Ecco and Pomeroy at Bark, Wag and Wine at Chrysalis; Sunday, head to The Winery at La Grange, where the Prince William SPCA is celebrating 10 pawsome years. 

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com 


Saturday, 9/27 (11am - 3pm), Bark, Wag & Wine at Chrysalis Vineyard to benefit Operation Paws for Homes. Enjoy amazing live music by Rich Barry and Maddie LaRose, taste award-winning wines (including Jenny McLoud's famous Norton), shop with dog-loving vendors and start your holiday shopping with an incredible silent auction that has something for everyone! Oh yes, and a special appearance by the Virginia Wine Dogs (Ecco needs a new outfit). Pup Tip: A film about Jenny McLoud and  Norton  (The Most American Grape You've Almost Never Heard Of) was voted first in the 2014 Wine Spectator video contest.
Sunday, 9-28 (1-5pm), Prince William SPCA 10th Anniversary at The Winery at La Grange. The patio has been reserved exclusively for the celebration. Families, including kids and friendly dogs, are welcome! Swag bag with gifts, birthday cake, snacks, raffle tickets, discounted wine tastings and photo booth with complimentary family photos all afternoon! Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Click here to order.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wine Dogs Unchained at 8 Chains North; Waggin' at BOW


September 20-21
 
Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. This week the dogs are unchained at 8 Chains North and waggin' for wine at BOW.

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com
 
Saturday, 9/20 (10:30am – 3pm), Wine, Walk & Wag at 8 Chains North. Check out the region's first off-leash winery dog area and support this annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Loudoun County! Enjoy a scenic leisurely walk with your dog through the vines and around the grounds. Three designated walk times: 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm, but you can walk at your own pace at your own convenience. Enjoy a leisurely, un-timed walk that should last about 20-30 minutes so it’s good for dogs big and small. Local vendors, live music throughout the day, and multiple raffles.

Sunday, 9/21 (1-5), Wags-N-Wine at Barrel Oak Winery to benefit the benefit the Prince William Humane Society Warrior Buddies Program!  Your ticket includes a souvenir glass, T-shirt, silent auction and is redeemable for a full tasting on the day of the event. Bring your favorite puppy and meet this great group of folks and their furry friends. Over 135 silent auction items will help you get a jump on your Christmas shopping. Support a great local cause (purchase a ticket in advance ($35) or at fundraiser ($40).

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival Sets Feet Stomping and Tails Wagging

September 13-14, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. This week the action is at Chateau Morrisette with the  Black Dog Wine & BBQ Festival. Can't make it out to Floyd, there's music and harvest festivals this weekend throughout Virginia wine country.

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com


September 13 (11am - 5pm), Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival at Chateau Morrisette. The field packs in music lovers, sun chairs, barefoot dancing and merriment. Well behaved pets on a leash are always welcome. 2014 Grammy nominees The Greencards are back by popular demand. They open for the award-winning and cutting-edge acoustic band, Mountain Heart. Admission includes music, winery tour, tasting and souvenir wine glass. Please bring your own seating. Pop up tents and canopies welcome. (Pomeroy wants to know when they're going to have a White Dog festival).

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