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Friday, May 9, 2014

Grapehounds in Loudoun; Shibu Inus Take to BOW; Pet-Friendly Wine Festival in Central VA

May 9-11, 2014
Each Friday, the Virginia Wine Dogs sniff out and post the most PAWSOME events in Virginia for the coming weekend. 
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May 9-11,"Grapehound Wine Weekendkicks off with a welcome reception Friday at North Gate Vineyards. On Saturday, the Grapehounds set up their base at Quattro Goomba's and spead throughout the Leesburg region for a wine-tasting celebration of greyhound adoption. Registrants enjoy music, a huge wedding tent with vendors from twelve states, delicious food, a silent auction, a Blessing of the Hounds, an ice cream social, wine tasting, a commemorative wine glass, and a narrated walk of the historic Balls Bluff Battlefield. 
May 9 (Noon -6 PM), the Central Virginia Wine Festival (hosted by the Richmond Hokies) welcomes dogs on leashes (you can even bring your own pup tent). 16 wineries will be pouring at the Snag-a-Job Pavilion in Henrico County, with proceeds go for Virginia Tech scholarships.

May 10 (6-9 pm), DC-SIR (Shibu Inu Rescue) hosts their second annual celebration at Barrel Oak WineryAdvanced ticket prices are $40 including a glass of wine or $25 for just food, raffles and music by the Beltway Rockers

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