Second Saturday on the Trail: June 9, 2018!

Experience summertime on the Rappahannock County Artist Trail. Come for art, workshops, galleries, wine education, meet a local writer, enjoy our restaurants, find an amazing maple tree for your collection and ….. stay for the weekend at one of our fine B&B’s! There’s always something to discover, be inspired by, and enjoy in the scenic countryside of Rappahannock County!

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

Click here to “like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates!

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, June 9, 2018:

(The featured trail sites below are listed in alphabetical order. Click the linked name to learn more about each member, their Google map location and the activities, artists, and specialties they are featuring.

 

De’Danaan Glassworks – Trail Site #4 (23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740)

Make a Fused Plate. Learn how to make your own unique plate by using fusing glass. We will arrange our glass and place it in the kiln on Saturday. Then the glass is slumped on a plate mold. When it’s cooled it will be ready for pick up. Class size is limited to 4 students. Students need to wear close-toed shoes. All material and tools will be supplied with the class fee ~ $55.00 Time is from 10:00 – Noon. Call 540-987-8615 for more information.

Eastwoods Nursery – Trail Site #55 (634 Long Mountain Rd, Washington, VA 22747)

Second Spring Open House. Eastwoods Nursery will be open for drop-in customers and the simply curious. The nursery will be open for the three days for buyers, questioners and the curious. This is a fabulous time to come and just enjoy the beauty of the maples. Their spring color is as beautiful as the fall colors.

 

Greenfield Inn Bed and Breakfast – Trail Site #108 (30 September Song La., Washington, VA  22747)

20% discount for June. Enjoy a 20% discounted rate when you book two consecutive nights the second weekend in June just mention “June is bliss” when you call.  Come and enjoy the tranquility of county living and southern hospitality at its very best. Relax and read a good book under the 3350-year-old Linden tree or sit in the shade of the 250-year-old Ginko Tree. Take a walk to the pond, and enjoy the gentle flowing creek, sit in the shade and do something you don’t allow yourself to do, but don’t worry we won’t tell. Call 540-675-1114 to book.

Little Washington Winery  – Trail Site #60 (72 Christmas Tree La., Washington, VA.  22747)

Wine Bootcamp. Spend 2 hours with us and we’ll turn you into a certified wine snob! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, and all the tidbits about wine nobody will tell you. The session includes a molecular pairing experiment with a sandwich, a chocolate pairing session & the Dirt Road Wine Tour. Cost: $40.00.

 

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – Trail Site #61 (200 Viewtown Rd Amissville, VA 20106)

Live Music with Aaron Lowry We are excited to welcome Aaron Lowry back to our tasting room!! Aaron is a local musician who has a knack for incorporating all types of music into his performances. No matter where your musical interests may reside, you’re guaranteed a pleasant afternoon by coming to hear him play! Normal tasting fee ($10) applies, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Middle Street GalleryTrail Site #45 (325A Middle St., Washington, VA  22747)

Ann Currie Collaborative Show. Ann Currie, Pam Pittinger and Jim Ramsay have been working collaboratively for some time and will be showing the fruit of their labor in a show entitled “kuh-lab-uh-reyt.” Different sized panels and a wide range of materials were used to stimulate work that reflects creative responses by these three artists, who have very different styles and approaches to making art. The show opens May 25 at Middle Street Gallery and the Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 9 from 3 to 5 pm.

 

Rappahannock Cellars – Trail Site #63 (14437 Hume Rd, Huntly,  VA 22640)

Book Signing. Get acquainted with Flint Hill native Chuck Smith who will be signing his two short story collections. Stories from Potomac County: Truths, Half-Truths, and Lies from Rural Virginia and Someplace Else is based on experiences growing up in Rappahannock County. Vietnam: Stories from a War, borrows from Smith’s and fellow soldiers’ experiences following their “free trip to Southeast Asia, courtesy of the U.S. Army.” Book signing 1 – 5 p.m. Open 11:30 am – 6 pm.

 

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

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Second Saturday on the Trail: May 12 – 13, 2018!

It’s Mother’s Day Weekend on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail! Explore the many ways to give Mom a unique experience on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail beginning with complimentary wine tastings and roses. Treat her to live music, wine tastings with truffle bears, yarn dyeing and knitting workshops, or the Nature and Abstract Fantasies art exhibition. You can wine and dine her at a selection of restaurants and wineries or treat her to a class or workshop where she can learn about wine, create jewelry or make pottery.  And, if you really want to give Mom a treat….. stay for the weekend at one of our fine Inns and B&B’s!

Click each featured site’s link below for learn more about each member, their google map location, ticket information (if applicable), and the activities, artists, and specialties they’re featuring. and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, 2018:

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Blue Ridge Artisans
 – 2018 B Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740
Saturday: Freaked over Fair Isle? This is the workshop for you! Renowned author, designer and knitwear teacher Tanis Gray will cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental and Combination knitters and tackle common issues, proper technique, how to trap floats, Latvian braids and more. You’ll knit an exclusive unisex Fair Isle cowl designed in Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn. Some materials will be sent to you for homework to be completed prior to the workshop. Jennifer Heverly, owner of Spirit Trail Fiberworks, will teach yarn dyeing basics and you will dye two skeins of yarn using two different techniques – kettle dyeing and speckling – to create the perfect contrasting yarns for colorwork projects.
9 am – 12 pm: Fair Isle Knitting with Tanis Gray
12 pm – 2 pm: Lunch break.
2 pm – 5 pm: Yarn Dyeing with Jennifer Heverly
Fee: $265 per person, reservations required. Click here for complete details.


De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA 22740
Saturday: Artist and instructor Patricia Brennan will teach you to cut glass and design and create unique fused glass earrings and pendants. Each student will be able to create three pendants or three pairs of earrings (or a combination) and pick them up after they come out of the kiln the next day. Call 540-987-8615 or email dedanannclasses@gmail.com for a reservation or more information. $30 covers all materials and instruction. Class 1–3 pm

Eastwoods Nursery – University of Virginia’s Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Ln, Boyce, VA 22620
Saturday and Sunday: At this Garden Fair and annual celebration of spring and Mother’s Day, Eastwoods Nursery will be selling their Japanese Maples, ginkgoes and dwarf conifers. A large number of plant vendors will be present and this is a great time to find just what you need to fill a space in your garden. Talk to plant experts and see glorious displays of flowering trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Parking: $15 per car $10 advance online Hours: 9 am- 4:30 pm both days.

Gadino Cellars – 92 Schoolhouse Rd, Washington, VA 22747
Saturday: Truffle Bears tasting flight. Shenandoah Park is Springing to Life…in particular the BEAR population is out of hibernation and hundreds of these amazing creatures have already made their yearly trek down to Gadino Cellars to enjoy our Governor’s Cup award-winning red wines. As you may know, Shenandoah Park Bears are very creative and left Dark Chocolate Truffle Caricatures of themselves (with a little help from Birrn Chocolates of Vermont). Come by and enhance your wine flight with a couple of chocolate bears! Open 11:30 am-6 pm
Sunday: Mom gets a complimentary truffle bear with her wine tasting and everyone will enjoy live classic rock music! Open 11:30 am-5 pm.

Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106
Saturday: Begin Mother’s Day festivities a day early by treating Mom to a relaxing afternoon with live music by Valerie Von Fange from 2 – 4 pm. Free admission. Wine tastings are only $5 per person and picnics are welcome. No reservations needed. Open 11-5 pm
Sunday: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a day filled with fun! Enjoy free wine tastings for Mom and her guests, winery tours and live music by Tess Miller in the afternoon from 1-4 pm. Bring a picnic or purchase a gourmet picnic special. No reservations required. Open 11 am-5 pm

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627
Saturday: Bring Mom for an early treat of lunch, or choose dinner followed by live music (band to be announced).
Sunday: Reservations are recommended for Mother’s Day Brunch. Mom deserves a treat and we’ll be sure to pamper her! The Brunch menu features Spicy Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Eggs Benedict, Home Made Scones and many other delights. Enjoy outdoor seating, weather permitting. Reservations are highly recommended! Brunch 10:30 am-3 pm Dinner 4-9 pm

Little Washington Winery – 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington, VA. 22747
Saturday and Sunday: We could call this class Wine 301 – an advanced class on all the basics of wine. Spend 2 hours with us and we’ll turn you into a certified wine snob! Led by our winemaker Carl, this seminar is in plain English all about wine. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, and all the tidbits about wine you never thought to ask. The session includes a molecular pairing experiment with a sandwich, a chocolate pairing session, and the Dirt Road Wine Tour. Reserve online $40 11 am–1 pm
Sunday: Cheeseology- A delicious, educational and lively seminar on the basics of cheese and wine pairing. You’ll taste from all 6 categories of cheese with 6 different wines as you discover what makes a cheese and wine pairing successful. You’ll also learn how to choose and serve artisan cheese and how to taste to get the most from your palate! 2:30-4 pm

Magnolia Vineyards and Winery –  200 Viewtown Rd, Amissville, VA 20106
Saturday: Catch a fun afternoon of half-price wine tastings for Mom and great music with local musician Josh Lowe! Josh is a member of the Dubious Brothers band, but plays solo acoustic in our tasting room. He will regale you with lively tunes from oldies to 80’s to now. We always enjoy his energy and love having him as a Magnolia Vineyards “regular”! $10 tasting fee. Music 2 – 5 pm
Sunday: Celebrate Mother’s Day with us! All Moms will receive a half-priced tasting featuring a special chocolate treat at the end! From 2-5 pm enjoy a special Mother’s Day performance by rising musician Alton Peters whose music has an acoustic and modern feel. His love for music is evident in his performances, enjoyed by audiences of all ages. $10 tasting fee. Open 11:30 am–5:30 pm

Middle Street Gallery – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747
Friday-Sunday: Marilyn Armor’s solo exhibit, “Nature and Abstract Fantasies” expresses her love of nature, shapes, color, and texture. Her inspiration comes from places as diverse as the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cape Cod, and Taos. The artist will be in the gallery on Saturday, from 1-3 pm. Hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am-5pm.

 

Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada Ln, Amissville, VA 20106
Saturday-Sunday: Complimentary wine tastings and roses for Moms all weekend! Doug Parks’ blues duo will play Saturday from 2-5 pm and Anderson Paulson Project will play Sunday 2-5 pm. Try delicious food and wine pairings all weekend and special activities like chair massages for Mom. Narmada’s signature wine MOM – an appealing white wine with tropical notes of pineapple and passion fruit – makes a great gift for Mom, Grandmom, Mother-in-Law, and, hey, you’re a Mom too, right? We’re offering 15% savings on each bottle; it’s a good time to stock up! Open Sat. 11 am-7 pm and Sun. 11 am-6 pm

Quièvremont Winery – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd, Washington, VA 22747
Saturday and Sunday: Bring your mother for a free tasting to celebrate Mother’s Day! Nothing says “thank you” for all that Mom has done like a great bottle of wine aged to perfection. Hours: Noon to 7 pm

 

 

 

Rappahannock Cellars – 14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640
Saturday: Artisan Gina Irwin from Ridge Line Designs will be in the winery beginning at noon. Gina has been busy at her workbench this winter and is excited to display her new and unique jewelry designs. (Her shop, Ridge Line Designs, located in Sperryville, Va, has a large selection of vintage, estate, and Native American jewelry.) Jewelry Display 12 – 6 p.m. Open 11:30 am–6 pm

 

River District Potters – 7 River Ln, Sperryville, VA 22740
Saturday: Make a spoon rest for Mom. Potters Sara Adams and Nancy Nord will teach you to create one from a clay slab. Free and no reservation needed! Workshop 11 am–3 pm Open til 4 pm
Sunday: Shop for Mothers’ Day pottery gifts during hours of 11am to 4 pm.

The Scrabble School Preservation Foundation – 111 Scrabble Rd, Castleton, VA 22716
Saturday: The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club will give a presentation at noon about the history of African-American servicemen known as the Buffalo Soldiers. A fried chicken dinner with all the fixings will be available for a suggested donation of $10. There will also be music, a raffle, photo opportunities and more. 10 am-2 pm
For event information: Nan Butler Roberts, President, text/call 540-661-2013 or email contact@scrabbleschool.org
For motorcycle club information: http://bsmcnova.com/history-2/
For Buffalo Soldiers information: National Museum of African-American History

Sperryville ARTist Cooperative – 3 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740
Saturday: Attend an exhibition and reception to celebrate the life and work of Frederick Kahler and raise funds for a limited, second publishing of his book, The Art Speaks. Mr. Kahler, a long time Rappahannock County resident, made intricate pen and ink drawings about the existence of humanity and all beings throughout the history of the universe. Mr. Kahler was not just an artist, but a Universal Historian, Sage, Story-teller and Friend. A founding member of the Sperryville ARTist Cooperative, his pieces are now housed in the Smithsonian Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Two pieces of Kahler’s work are on display through the summer of 2018 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Collection of Self~Taught and Folk Art. Please join us for coffee and conversation. Book pre-orders and donations will be accepted during the event and online via PayPal. For more information email lsf@livingsky.org Share stories of the artist in an open discussion from 2-3 pm. Open 11 am–5 pm.

Wine Loves Chocolate – 353 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
Saturday: Bordeaux – Guess the $100 bottle – The Bordeaux region of France is the most famous and highly coveted wine region in the world. The Gironde estuary cuts through the center of the region creating two banks: a left bank and a right bank. Come learn your left bank from your right bank as we taste eight Bordeauxs, and proclaim Ooh-la-la as we discover the differences. 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

Click here to “like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates!

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!

Special thanks to our supporters:

Second Saturday on the Trail: March 10, 2018!

March is Wine and Dine Month on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, and March 10’s Second Saturday is an especially inviting day.  There are so many events planned: wining, dining, dancing and entertainment, classes, workshops, and exhibitions!  Plus beautiful scenery, luxurious lodgings, and hospitality galore! Come find all the fun on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail,  located less than 90 minutes southwest of Washington, DC, at the base of the Shenandoah National Park.

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

Click here to “like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates!

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, March 10, 2018:

(The featured trail sites below are listed in alphabetical order. Click the linked name to learn more about each member, their Google map location and the activities, artists, and specialties they are featuring.)

Blue Ridge Artisans – 12018 B Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740

Dyeing Silk Workshop. Create two stunning silk scarves in a fun workshop! Learn dyeing techniques and the basics of hand painting silk from artist Jennifer Tepper Heverly. Must be 18 years of age or over to participate.  If fewer than 3 participants register, classes are subject to cancellation with a full refund. Tickets must be purchased online at this page; none are available at the door.  $160 fee covers all materials and instruction. Workshop 10  a.m. – 1 p.m.

De’Danaan Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain Lane, Sperryville, VA  22740

Fused Glass Jewelry.  Artist and instructor Patricia Brennan will teach you to cut glass and design and create unique fused glass earrings and pendants. Each student will be able to create three pendants or three pairs of earrings (or a combination) and pick them up after they come out of the kiln the next day.  Call 540-987-8615 or email dedanannclasses@gmail.com for a reservation or more information. $30 covers all materials and instruction.  Class 1 – 3 p.m.

Gay Street Inn – 160 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747

Escape to your perfect hideaway, steps from world-class dining at The Inn at Little Washington, as well as other fine restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops and antique stores.  Begin your day with a home-cooked breakfast in the sunroom.  Later, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from the in-room wine list, expanded for Wine and Dine Month to include more of our favorites from local wineries. Relax and sip in the comfort of spacious guest rooms, or curl up with your glass by the fire in our library. There’s no wrong way to enjoy great Virginia wine this winter at Gay Street Inn!

Gray Ghost Vineyards – The Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane, Hume, VA  22639

Winemaker Dinner.  Executive Chef J.C. Conklin will prepare a five-course dinner perfectly paired with Gray Ghost wines.  Al and Cheryl Kellert, Gray Ghost owners and winemakers, will present the five award-winning wines selected to accompany the dinner and explain the fine nuances of each selection.  For reservations: 540-364-2627   $109 per person plus tax. Begins at 7 p.m.

Greenfield Inn Bed and Breakfast – 30 September Song Lane, Washington, VA  22747

Relax in Luxury.  This Georgian-style 1700’s mansion sits on 83 beautiful acres amid rolling hills and woodland and with a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The pillared entrances welcome you into the lap of luxury where elegantly casual sitting areas and garden spaces invite you to unwind.  Wine and dine with abandon because your stay includes a complimentary round-trip ride to any restaurant in Washington, VA!   After a restful night, rise from plush bedding to enjoy a three-course gourmet breakfast. Mention the Artisan Trail Wine and Dine Month for a 20% discount off a two-night stay in March.

Griffin Tavern –  659 Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, VA 22627

Dine and Dance.  Come for the food; stay for the music.  Hit the floor and shake it up to the funky Motown music of the Andre Fox Band.  Order from full dining and bar menus and try the Wine of the Week especially selected from a local vineyard.  Band 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

 

Kevin Adams – Gay Street Gallery, 337 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747

Shenandoah Show. Visit the solo exhibition of Adam’s wonderful Shenandoah National Park paintings.  Return Sunday, Mar. 11, for the artist’s talk on his Park Artist Residency.  Show through Mar 20.  Open Wed. – Mon. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Little Washington Winery  – 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington, VA  22747

Wine Bootcamp. Led by winemaker Carl Henrickson, this seminar is “all about wine in plain English.” Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to select and order in a restaurant and other tidbits you didn’t know to ask. The session includes sandwich and chocolate pairings and our Dirt Road Wine Tour.  Book online. Class 11 a.m. – 1: p.m. Winery open until 5 p.m.

Little Washington Winery at Wine Loves Chocolate, 353 Main Street, Washington, VA 22747

South Africa Wine.  South Africa’s time to shine on the wine stage has definitely arrived. A significant proportion of the best South African wines today were not being made in 2000. Come take a survey of wines and varietals from a land of stunning beauty. Learn your steens from your pinotages; explore the world of emerging South Africa wines. Fee $40.  Class 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Magnolia Vineyards and Winery – 200 Viewtown Road, Amissville, VA 20106

Organic Herbs.  Savor our tasting of 7 wines, six paired with carefully selected cheeses and one with a delicious raspberry dark chocolate.  While you’re here, shop family-owned Full Moon Farm’s culinary herbs, essential oils, and hydrosols.  All plants are certified organic and herb products are processed on the farm. Restock your pantry now! Open 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Middle Street Gallery – 325A Middle Street, Washington, VA  22747

Art Exhibition – Contemporary fine art by 40 local and regional artists.  This exhibit by gallery members and invited artist friends is stylistically diverse and includes painting, sculpture, and photography. Exhibition Mar. 2 – Apr. 8  Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

Quievremont Winery  – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Road, Washington, VA 22747

Appetizers and Wine. Enjoy luscious artisan appetizers and heavy hors-d’oeuvres paired with Quièvremont wines. Tastings are $12 / person, but waived with the purchase of a bottle. Come to the winery as we celebrate Virginia Wine and Dine Month from noon to 7 p.m. with special sales on some of our signature wines!

Rappahannock Cellars – 14437 Hume Road, Huntly, VA 22640

Artful Appetizers.  Caroline Mello of Waterford Run Farm and Forge will pair her complex artisanal jams with a variety of cheeses, crackers, and crostini to make exotic, yet simple and delicious appetizers.  Choose your favorites and walk away with the jams to make them. 1 – 5 p.m.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

River District Potters – 7 River Lane, Sperryville, VA  22740

Play With Clay.  Potter Sara Adams will teach you to make your own pinch pot!  Free and no reservation needed!  Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

 

Strike Daekins Designs – 1 Red Oak Mountain Road, Woodville, VA 22749

Renaissance Style.  Welcome spring with a visit to our Open Studio Sale.  Browse unique and historically-inspired clothing, satchels, and Celtic wedding accessories.
Light refreshment will be available.  Studio is unheated – please dress accordingly. No public restroom. Questions? Email meaghan@strikedaekins.com.  Open 12 – 4 p.m.

Warmglass Designs –  12625 Lee Highway (Hazel River Arts and Antiques, formerly Ginger Hill Antiques), Washington, VA  22747

Glass Suncatcher.  Design a 4” fused glass sun catcher for a sparkling gift or to keep.  Your completed design will be fired offsite and may be picked up the following Thursday. Fee $20.  No reservation needed. All materials and instruction are provided.  Workshop 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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March is Wine and Dine Month on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail!

March is Wine and Dine Month on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, and there’s a fantastic line-up of events all month long! Wining and dining, of course, but this month also features dancing and entertainment; classes, workshops and exhibitions; beautiful scenery, luxurious lodgings and friendly hospitality. Come out for the day, or the weekend!

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on  activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Happening All Month

Gay Street Inn – 160 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Escape to your perfect hideaway, steps from world-class dining at The Inn at Little Washington, as well as other fine restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops and antique stores.  Begin your day with a home-cooked breakfast in the sunroom.  Later, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from the in-room wine list, expanded for Wine and Dine Month to include more of our favorites from local wineries. Relax and sip in the comfort of spacious guest rooms, or curl up with your glass by the fire in our library. There’s no wrong way to enjoy great Virginia wine this winter at Gay Street Inn!

Greenfield Inn Bed and Breakfast – 30 September Song Ln., Washington, VA  22747

Relax in Luxury.  This Georgian-style 1700’s mansion sits on 83 beautiful acres amid rolling hills and woodland and with a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The pillared entrances welcome you into the lap of luxury where elegantly casual sitting areas and garden spaces invite you to unwind.  Wine and dine with abandon because your stay includes a complimentary round-trip ride to any restaurant in Washington, VA!   After a restful night, rise from plush bedding to enjoy a three-course gourmet breakfast. Mention the Artisan Trail Wine and Dine Month for a 20% discount off a two-night stay in March.

Griffin Tavern –  659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Wine of the Week.  Each week we will feature wine from a different Rappahannock County vineyard.  Come in and relax over a glass or a bottle and treat yourself to a great meal while you’re at it.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

Kevin Adams – at Gay Street Gallery, 337 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Shenandoah Show. Visit the solo exhibition of Adams’ Shenandoah National Park Show at Gay Street Gallery through Mar. 20.  Open Wed. – Mon. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Every Thursday

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Trivia Night. Test your knowledge and quick recall.  It’s a rollicking good time as teams of up to 5 members compete to come up with the most correct answers to 30 questions.   Choose from a full food menu and a fully stocked bar including the Rappahannock County Wine of the Week. Open 11:30 – 9 p.m. Trivia at 7:30 p.m.

 Every Weekend

Little Washington Winery – 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington, VA.  22747

Wine Bootcamp.  Led by winemaker, Carl, this seminar is “all about wine in plain English.” Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to select and order in a restaurant and other tidbits you didn’t know to ask. The session includes sandwich and chocolate pairings and our Dirt Road Wine Tour.  Book online.  Class 11 a.m. – 1: p.m. Winery open until 5 p.m.

Magnolia Vineyards and Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Wine Adventure. Join us for tastings of seven wines, six paired with carefully selected cheeses and one with a delicious raspberry dark chocolate for only $10!  Open 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p,m.

 

Middle Street Gallery – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Art Exhibition. Peruse an exhibition of contemporary fine art by 40 local and regional artists.  This exhibit by gallery members and invited artist friends is stylistically diverse and includes painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibition every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Mar. 2 – Apr. 8   Opening reception Mar. 3 3 – 5 p.m.

Every Sunday

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Sunday Brunch. Dine in a renovated 1800’s home with three cozy dining rooms, outdoor seating and a pub.  Dine on brunch favorites made with fresh ingredients. And try the featured local Wine of the Week. Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Open til 8 p.m.

 

Date Specific Events

March 2, 2018

 Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Karaoke – Have a glass of wine, take a deep breath and sing your heart out!  Indulge your inner entertainer in this popular event.  Full food and bar menus including Rappahannock County Wine of the Week.  Karaoke  8 – 9 p.m.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

 

March 3, 2018

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Dine and Dance.  Top off a delicious meal with dancing to the classic rock and roll of the Side Men!   Full food and bar menu including Rappahannock County Wine of the Week. Band 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.  Open 11:30 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.


Middle Street Gallery
– 325A Middle St., Washington, VA  22747

Art Opening – Opening of contemporary fine art by 40 local and regional artists.  This exhibit by gallery members and invited artist friends is stylistically diverse and includes painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibition Mar. 2 – Apr. 8  Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reception 3 – 5 p.m.

Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

Festival of Colors. Celebrate the Festival of Colors or Holi, the traditional welcoming of Spring and time for a fresh start.  Our version of “throwing colors” is to use ROSE PETALS instead of powders or dyes. It’s eco-friendly, family-friendly, and fun!  Everyone receives a handful of rose petals to toss at 2 p.m. inside the tasting room.  Enjoy special pricing on select wines and pair them with an Indian sampler platter.  Enjoy live music by the Anderson Paulson Project from 2 – 5 p.m.  Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March 3 and 4, 2018

Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy., Amissville, VA 20106

Barrel Tasting. Head to our underground barrel room to taste wines as they are developing in the barrel. This fun and educational event provides the only opportunity to reserve futures of the elegant 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon! Orders may also be phoned in this weekend only: 540-937-4869.  Fee of $20 includes a barrel tasting, tasting of current releases, logo glass and light hors-d’oeuvres!  No reservations needed.  Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Little Washington Winery
– 72 Christmas Tree La., Washington, VA  22747

World of Wines.  Go on an incredible journey without applying for a visa! Take this 80-minute geography sipping class and learn to tell your steens from your pinotages and your left bank from your right; and become familiar with the world’s masterpieces of wine, the healthiest wines on the planet and the hottest new emerging wine regions in the world. Book online.  Class at 2:30.  Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


March 4, 2018

Contemporary Color – 82 Resettlement Rd., Huntly, VA 22640

Art Preview.  View artist Carolyn Roth’s recent exploration of new media in stitched together hand painted fabrics as well as additions to her collection of monotypes.  Enjoy a glass of wine as she shares a bit of her creative process with you.  Open 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

March 10, 2018 

Second Saturday –  Forget the weather and find the fun Second Saturday on the Artisan Trail.

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March 11, 2018

Blue Ridge Artisans – 12018B Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740

Dyeing Yarn.  Learn the basics of dyeing yarn from expert dyer and artist Jennifer Tepper Heverly.  You will dye three skeins of yarn using three different techniques: kettle dyeing, hand-painting, and speckling. Dye skeins to work together in one project, or two or three different projects!  Fee of $160 covers all materials. Must be 18 years or over to participate.  Tickets must be purchased online here. No ticket purchase at the door. Workshop 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Kevin Adams
– Gay Street Gallery, 337 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Artist Talk & Show. Join Adams for a talk on his 2017 Shenandoah Park Artist Residency and enjoy the solo exhibition of his wonderful Shenandoah National Park Show at Gay Street Gallery. Exhibition through Mar. 20.  Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Little Washington Winery – 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington, VA.  22747

Cheeseology.  A delicious, educational and lively seminar on the basics of cheese and wine pairing. You’ll taste cheeses from six categories with six different wines and discover what makes a cheese and wine pairing successful. You’ll also learn how to choose and serve artisan cheese, distinguish different types, and taste to get the most from your palate! Registration and details when you book online. $40.   Class 2:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Winery open until 5 p.m.

 March 15, 2018

 Gadino Cellars – Dinner at Tula’s Restaurant, 311 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Wine and Dine.  Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner; each course paired with a Gadino Cellars wine.  Bill Gadino will host the evening providing commentary on the wines, plus pertinent (and not so pertinent) stories and accordion tunes.  Chef Abdon Garcia will explain how the gourmet dishes are prepared.  $75 per person. Reservations required. 540-675-2223  Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

March 17, 2018

 Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

St Patrick’s Day Party.  Order from a diverse menu of food and drink including the local Wine of the Week.  Show off your green attire as you get down (or dance a jig?) on the dance floor.  Singer-songwriter Bryan Elijah Smith and fiddler Jay Austin performing.  Band 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.


Magnolia Vineyards and Winery
– 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville, VA 20106

Aaron Lowry will be entertaining with Irish ballads for St. Patrick’s Day from 2-5 p.m.  Irish or not, you’ll find a cozy tasting room where you can relax and a variety of wines to please your palate.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

Barrel Tasting.  Join us in the wine cellar to taste upcoming vintages of Yash-Vir, Melange, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Franc Reserve, all nearing the end of their aging. At this exclusive tasting, winemaker Sudha Patil will explain how the wines were blended, what each varietal adds to the blend, and how they are expected to develop in the coming months. Learn about Narmada’s Barrel Ownership Program and reserve a case of your favorite wine at a special discount.  Only $35 per person includes wine tasting and light hors-d’oeuvres. Sessions at Noon and 2:00pm.

March 18, 2018

Contemporary Color – 82 Resettlement Rd., Huntly, VA 22640

Art Preview.  View artist Carolyn Roth’s recent exploration of new media in stitched together hand painted fabrics as well as additions to her collection of monotypes.  Enjoy a glass of wine as she shares a bit of her creative process with you.  Open 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Little Washington Winery – 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington, VA.  22747

Dessert and Wine. Try desserts and wines and learn why some do and some definitely do not go together!  While few people may complain about a pairing (it is wine and dessert after all), it is spectacular when you get them right.  Fee $40.  Book online.  Class 2:30  – 4: p.m. Winery open until 5 p.m.

March 23, 2018

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Dine and Dance. Have some Pub Grub and the locally produced Wine of the Week.  Unwind with local acoustic trio ATriuM3 as they play favorites! This trio’s love of songwriting, heavy harmonies, mean guitar licks and hot piano make it one of the best bands in the area.  You can even sing along!  Band 8 – 11 p.m.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

March 24, 2018

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Food and Music.  Robbie Limon Band will rock the pub with his mix of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s classic covers.  Wear your dancing shoes!  Check out the many menu choices and full bar including the Rappahannock County Wine of the Week.  Band 8 – 11 p.m.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

 March 25, 2018

Little Washington Winery – 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington, VA.  22747

Triple Threat Challenge. We’ll taste all of our favorite cheeses, chocolates and wines together to see what it does to our palate. Learning how to appreciate flavors, as well as how to pair them well, is a most enjoyable hobby.  Somebody’s got to do it, right?  Fee $40.  Book online.  Class 2:30  – 4: p.m. Winery open until 5 p.m.

Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

Winemaker for a Day. Have you dreamed of being a winemaker? Think you have what it takes to create a delicious blend? Challenge your friends and yourself at an interactive blending seminar. Under the tutelage of winemaker Sudha Patil combine art and science to make a distinctive wine. Sample single varietal wines from barrels and work with your team to make a luscious and unique cuvee!  When all blends are bottled, we vote for the most spectacular wine of the day!  Only $50 per person, light appetizers included.  Tickets may be purchased by visiting Narmada’s website.   Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m..

March 30, 2018

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Dine and Dance.  Whether it’s fish, meat or vegetarian, the food is delicious.  Also, check out the local Wine of the Week!  The music is a treat, too!  Side Venture’s rock, pop, Motown and country will have you dancing before you know it.  Band 8 – 11 p.m.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

March 31, 2018

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, VA 22627

Bluegrass Band.  Come early for dinner before the music starts.  If you can’t clog, you can make up your own steps to the sounds of Ransom Harmony, a local bluegrass band that’s going places! Band 8 – 11 p.m.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!

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Second Saturday on the Trail, February 10, 2017!

February is for Lovers…. and we’d love for you to bring your valentine to the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail where you can find romance and a lot more!  Make new friends and exercise your own artistic inclinations. Enjoy musical entertainment. Dine on locally grown food.  Sample locally produced wine, spirits, and beer.  Take home a bottle of wine, a piece of your own art or other unique products!

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on the artists, and click on the event link for more information on planned activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the County, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

There’s so much going on in Rappahannock County this weekend! Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, February 10, 2018:

(The featured trail sites below are listed in alphabetical order. Click the linked name to learn more about each member, their Google map location and the activities, artists, and specialties they are featuring.)

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Blue Ridge Artisans – Trail Site #106 (12018 B Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Dyeing Fun ~ Silk Scarves! In this workshop, attendees will join Jennifer Heverly of Spirit Trail Fiberworks to learn the basics of handpainting gorgeous silk scarves, and will dye two different scarves: one 14” x 72” 60% silk / 40% wool blend scarf, and one 35” x 84” 100% silk scarf. $160 fee includes all materials, tools, instruction & studio space. Reservations required; 10 am – 1 pm. Click here for more information or to reserve your spot.

Contemporary Color  – Trail Site #110 (82 Resettlement Rd., Huntly, VA 22640)

Collograph a Valentine for your sweetie! A collograph is a print made from a “collaged” plate.  You (the artist) glue fabric, paper and textures to a rigid substrate that you then ink and print!  All materials and tools are supplied as well as creative art direction.  Come alone or bring friends. Reservations required – 4 to 8 participant limit. $35 fee includes studio space, instruction and all materials.   1 – 4 p.m.

Gray Ghost Vineyards  – Trail Site #58 (14706 Lee Highway, Amissville VA 20106)

Chocolates and Cabernet. Celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the most popular winery Valentine Event in Virginia!  Indulge in an extensive array of chocolate desserts while enjoying Gray Ghost’s Gold-medal winning red wines! Fee includes red and white wine tasting, a glass of wine of your choice, unlimited buffet of desserts and a limited edition, collectible Valentine glass!   (If you would like real food, feel free to bring a picnic. Gray Ghost is only serving dessert this weekend!)  Snow, rain or shine.  No reservations necessary. $25 per person.  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Winery open til 5 p.m.

Griffin Tavern – Trail Site #74 (659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627)

Dine, Dance, and Romance. Bring your valentine and dance to the music – band to be announced! 8 – 11 p.m. Dine on light fare or select from a full menu of entrees made from fresh ingredients. Restaurant and pub are open 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.  Dinner served until 10.


Little Washington Winery
 – Trail Site #60 (72 Christmas Tree LA, Washington, VA 22747)

Wine Bootcamp SeminarsBoost your wine appreciation with a seminar!  Sign up for Wine Bootcamp starting at 11 a.m. or Guess the $100 Bordeaux starting at 2:30 p.m.   Register online: BOGO deal – buy one class and get one free. Save $20 with coupon code: wb358 Winery open until 5 p.m.

Magnolia Vineyards and Winery – Trail Site #61 (200 Viewtown Rd, Amissville, VA 20106)

Live MusicBruce Lowe will be back in the tasting room entertaining with fun songs that will have you singing along!  Surprise your valentine with a day out, invite a group of friends or come meet some new ones!  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Winery open 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Middle Street Gallery  – Trail Site #45 (25 Middle St., Washington, VA 22747)

Fine ArtEnjoy a fine art exhibition of the works of 22 artists. This show includes painting, sculpture, and photography. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 


River District Potters
 
 – Trail Site #32 (7 River Lane, Studio 3B, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Two Events Today! Throwing pots. No, we’re not breaking bowls, we’re making them.  Browse our shop full of artful and useful pottery designs and observe pottery-making techniques as Nancy Nord throws bowls on her wheel. And Play Time: Sara Adams will be painting valentines with young at heart souls.Paint a valentine for your sweetie. Both from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scrabble School Preservation Foundation – Trail Site #97 (111 Scrabble Road, Castleton, VA 22716)

Black History. Singer, songwriter, and storyteller Taryn Weaver will perform as Harriet Tubman at the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation’s Black History Month program.  The event is free and open to the public. Come early for light refreshments.  Ms. Weaver believes that portraying Harriet Tubman is a gift from God. Harriet has become a component of her being and she enjoys sharing Harriet’s Underground Railroad experiences and the hardships endured in her quest for freedom. Ms. Weaver has performed “Harriet Tubman” at venues throughout Fauquier, Warren, Culpeper, and Rappahannock Counties, including James Madison’s Montpelier and the Afro-American Historical Museum in The Plains.  Free. Donations gratefully received. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. Program at 4 p.m. Open until 6:30 p.m.

Plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL

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