Join us for the Spirit of Giving throughout December including Second Saturday

Festive greens, mulled wine and cider, holiday paper, ribbon and bows. As signs of the holidays begin to appear, we extend a warm welcome to people from near and far to join us as we celebrate the Spirit of Giving! We look forward to meeting new friends and creating new traditions as we open studios, galleries, restaurants, B&B’s, inns, wineries, distilleries, and shops for your enjoyment. It’s our pleasure to share with you a bountiful holiday season in this beautiful place that we call home. Experience Rappahannock!

DECEMBER 1 – 31

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

Narmada Winery is hosting “Walking by Narmada,” a series of photographs by Etan Rozin who remarks, “The Narmada River is a holy pilgrimage route in India. Out of the blue, I had the chance to join a group walking along the route for a couple of weeks. I wasn’t prepared for how moved I was by the beauty of the land, the kindness of the people, and shared experience with my friends. Selecting photographs for this exhibit was especially challenging because each has a story attached and special meaning; hopefully some of the beauty and character of the people comes across.”

Rozin integrates his degree in industrial design, career developing user interfaces and knack for technology to create images and look at the world through them.

Open Fri – Sun 11 am – 5 pm

Quievremont Winery  – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd., Washington, VA 22747

Anita Zymolka Amrhein’s recent works are on display at Quievremont Winery through the end of Dec.  Take a break from the holiday rush with a pleasing tour of art and wine.  See how many figures you can find hidden in layers of her intricate water colors! Thurs.-Sun Open at Noon.

DECEMBER 6 – 7

RAAC Community Theatre, 310 Gay Street, Washington, VA

This new musical is based on the book The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker and adapted by writer-composer Paul Reisler and children from around Virginia.  This production will star a crew of talented local young people.  Performance Details

DECEMBER 6 – 8

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

Middle Street Gallery features artists Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Fae Penland and Wayne Paige in the exhibit “Color, Mark, Shape.”
Exhibit Dates: December 6 – December 29, 2019

Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, December 14, 3-5 PM
Other Middle Street Gallery member’s work will also be displayed.

DECEMBER 6 – 21

Sperryville ARTists Cooperative– 3 River La., Studio 1A in the River District, Sperryville, VA 22740

2019 Online Auction and Open House by Living Sky Foundation to support youth enrichment programs in music, art and environment. All items have been donated and may include new, lightly used, blemished stock, vintage and antique items. This link will take you to Facebook where you may bid on items beginning Dec. 6, 2019.

DECEMBER 7

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

Enjoy all your rock and roll favorites with the Tower Blues Band from  7:30 – 10:30 pm

Hazel River Arts and Antiques-12625 Lee Hwy. Washington VA 22747

1000 Ornament Extravaganza   –   10-5 pm

Come join us, you all, for our extravaganza
You will probably think you’ve hit the bonanza. 
You will find ornaments galore on TreeCycle trees
As you journey throughout we are certain to please. 
They’re in rooms and booths and on the main floor
Some hand made and felted – you’re sure to adore. 
We have old ones and new ones and some in between
All beautiful, unique and just must be seen. 
Hazel River Artists put on a display
Handmade are many of wood, glass and clay. 
There are bunnies and gnomes and mice that are felted
So snuggly and cute my heart just melted. 
What else to say I’m on the last stanza
Come join us, all, for an extravaganza!!! 

Heidi Morf Studio, 808 Fodderstack Rd., Flint Hill, VA 

Artist Heidi Morf will be joined by stained glass artist Patricia Brennan in presenting handmade and heartfelt gifts at this Christmas Open House. Follow them on Instagram for sneak peeks: oliver522 and  dedannanglass   11 am – 5 pm   540-675-1827

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

Relax to the music of Caleb Hacker, a singer-songwriter born and raised in northern Virginia. His melodic voice and acoustic guitar bring together a sound all his own – an eclectic mélange of indie rock and old school soul, with a sprinkling of pop.  Performing 2-5 pm  Tasting fee $10. 

Wild Roots Apothecary– 4 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Kitchen Witching: Building Immunity and Wellness Workshop. Cut down on visits to the doctor with quick, easy remedies for everyday ailments. Learn the basics of herbal medicine including how to……

-use common foods, herbs and spices to promote winter wellness
-make remedies for the common cold and flu
-heal digestive troubles and burns with herbal ingredients
-identify herbal allies already in your pantry 

We will prepare several classic kitchen apothecary recipes that you may sample and reproduce at home. You will walk away with a bounty of remedies valued at $45 and a notebook full of info on your capacity to be a healer to keep family and friends healthy this season.  Begins 4:30 pm
Any questions? Email for answers:  hello@wildrootsapothecary.com TICKETS

DECEMBER 7-8

Gadino Cellars– 92 School House Rd., Washington, VA 22747

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting and Mini Holiday Market – Enjoy a flight including four award-winning Estate Nebbiolo wines and sample our not yet released Nebbiolo Rosé Reserve along with cheese and charcuterie pairings. Bill Gadino will discuss the vineyard year and characteristics for each of the wines. Following the tasting, Aleta Gadino will discuss Di Giovanna Gerbino Extra Virgin Olive Oil from our “sorella della cantina” (sister winery) in Sicily. Guests are also invited to shop for local, hand-made gifts from artisanal vendors at our Holiday Market. 1 – 5 pm

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

Revel in the festive holiday atmosphere of the all new Christmas Cork and Cheese Festival!  View the world’s largest cork Christmas display containing decorations crafted from more than 120,000 corks!  Experience the winter wonderland and……. 

  • enjoy listening to live holiday music 
  • sample award-winning wines with local and regional artisan cheeses 
  • guess the number of corks on the newest decoration to vie for a selection of Gray Ghost wines! 
  • collect the 25th in a series of limited edition holiday wine glasses 
  • accompany Al on one of his entertaining and informative winery tours! 

Admission of $25 includes festivity, live music, wine tasting, cheese tasting, dessert, winery tour and collectible holiday glass.   Open 11-5  Winery tours: 1:00 and 3:00.  Live music both days 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

DECEMBER 8

Christmas in Little Washington

Christmas in Little Washington, a wildly popular annual event, is celebrated with a parade, artisans market, vendors and non-profits’ booths all about town. The parade kicks off at 1:30 pm with the theme of Christmas At the Movies. The artisans’ market, nearby, is open 11 am – 4 pm. It’s a great occasion to see old friends, make new ones and find the perfect gifts for people you love!

DECEMBER 11

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Celebrate the holiday season by making an ornament or tree in this glass fusing workshop. There are three classes available. The workshop fee is $20.00. Each project will have a separate material fee as follows: Star – $6 each, Tree – $15 each, Ball Ornament – $5 each. Make one or all of the items.  Good for all ages 6 and above. Requires no previous experience.  10 – 12 pm TICKETS

DECEMBER 13 – 15

RAAC Community Theatre – 310 Gay Street, Washington, VA

This new musical is based on the book The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker and adapted by writer-composer Paul Reisler and children from around Virginia.  This production will star a crew of talented local young people.  Performance Details

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DECEMBER 14 – SECOND SATURDAY

Beech Spring Gift Shop, 11600 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740

Meet Santa who will be passing out samples of hot mulled cider and going over your last minute Christmas wishes! Large cups of cider are $5 and we have gifts galore for your shopping pleasure. 12 noon-3 p.m. 540-987-8704

Little Washington Theatre 291 Gay St, Washington, Virginia 22747

“The best musical discovery of the year…Stunningly powerful vocal harmony…Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today” –Brian O’Donovan WGBH, National Public Radio

Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the traditions in which they sing. Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the room as they present Song on the Times about working class movements for peoples’ rights from the past 400 years.

Windborne has collected and studied polyphonic vocal music for over 15 years from traditional singing masters from cultures around the world. The group was catapulted to new heights when a clip of them singing Song of the Lower Classes went viral, and 2,600 people in every State and 22 countries contributed to their Indiegogo project. $25 – Adults $10 – Under 18

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

Acoustic guitar and vocal duo, Steven Shaffer and Bruce Turner, play a wide variety of classic rock, rhythm and blues that is sure to have you singing along to some awesome oldies but goodies!   Patty Sevre, local master glass engraving artist will also be in the tasting room selling beautiful engraved glass items that make perfect gifts!  You may have custom engraving done on assorted items including wine glasses. Music 2 – 5

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

Middle Street Gallery continues to feature artists Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Fae Penland and Wayne Paige in the exhibition “Color, Mark, Shape.”
Exhibit Dates: December 6 – December 29, 2019
Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, December 14, 3-5 PM
Other Middle Street Gallery members’ work will also be displayed.

Ridge Line Designs– 10 River La., River District of Sperryville, VA 22740

Join us for a special Open House to see our one-of-a-kind treasures and toast the holidays with light refreshments. Open 11 a.m. – 5 pm.

River District Potters – 7 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Holiday Open House – Holiday shopping, studio demos, nibbles, music, chatting, cheer! 11 am – 5 pm

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Sperryville ARTists Cooperative– 3 River La., Studio 1A in the River District, Sperryville, VA 22740

Enjoy the Shops of River District Holiday Open House and Village Walk. 2019 Online Auction by Living Sky Foundation continues from Dec. 6 onward. Check out the Living Sky Foundation online fundraising auction and see items displayed. ONLINE BIDDING ends at midnight .This link will take you to Facebook where you may bid on items beginning Dec. 6, 2019.

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Scrabble School Preservation Foundation– 111 Scrabble Rd.,Castleton, VA 22716

The public is invited to an Open House to celebrate the holiday season, as well as to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in America and the 10th Anniversary of the restoration and reopening of Scrabble School.  Special guests will be members of the Tucker Family, descendants of the first Africans to arrive in America. 1 – 3 pm.

 The Inn at Little Washington– Middle and Main Sts., Washington, VA 22747

May we suggest the perfect one-size-fits-all gift? 

The Inn at Little Washington Gift Certificate.

Each gift certificate is lovingly hand-written with your personalized message and beautifully packaged in a gift box with tissue paper and ribbon, shipped directly to that special someone.

https://theinnatlittlewashington.com/gift-certificates/

Warmglass Designs– 12625 Lee Hwy. at Hazel River Arts & Antiques

Make a Christmas tree sun catcher in a fused glass class, $25 per person, all materials included. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM   Refreshments compliments of Hazel River Arts & Antiques.

DECEMBER 15


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

Middle Street Gallery continues to feature artists Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Fae Penland and Wayne Paige in the exhibition “Color, Mark, Shape.”
Exhibit Dates: December 6 – December 29, 2019
Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, December 14, 3-5 PM
Other Middle Street Gallery members’ work will also be displayed.

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

Santa visits Gray Ghost from 1 – 4 PM.  Children of all ages are invited to bring their wish lists and visit Santa Claus.  Free gift for each child.  Cameras encouraged. 

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

Patty Sevre, local Master glass engraving artist will be in the tasting room selling beautiful engraved glass items that make perfect gifts!  You may have custom engraving done on assorted items including wine glasses.

DECEMBER 20

Wild Roots Apothecary– 4 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Learn the Bitter Truth in this BeSpoke Bitters Workshop.  Thanks to the inflection of flavor that can play off any spirit, bitters are a key element in the cocktail cabinet. The right bitters will add just the twist you need. Add playful brightness to your French 75 with a Chamomile & Cardamom Bitter element or add seasonal nuances to your Old Fashioned with Pecan & Peach Bitters.  

This workshop is a hands-on creative experience for the cocktail lover in each of us. We will start with a base flavor and make two small batches of bitters or Amaros that will be your own creation. Practicing herbalist Colleen O’Bryant will guide you and explain all the benefits of the bitter elements that you choose for your palate.  TICKETS

DECEMBER 20-22 & 27-29

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

Middle Street Gallery continues to feature artists Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Fae Penland and Wayne Paige in the exhibition “Color, Mark, Shape.”
Exhibit Dates: December 6 – December 29, 2019
Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, December 14, 3-5 PM
Other Middle Street Gallery members’ works will also be displayed.

DECEMBER 22, 2019

Headmaster’s Pub – 12018 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, Virginia 22740

Holiday Beer Dinner with Parkway Brewing. Welcome beer and snacks served at 6:30 followed by a five course dinner curated by Chef Joshua Riesner . Details and register here.

Memorial Day on the Trail! May 26-28, 2018!

Come for the holiday weekend.  Wineries, restaurants, galleries, studios, shops and a nursery welcome you with exhibitions, workshops, entertainment, dining, tastings and special offers.  Enjoy the Memorial Day holiday on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail.  Reserve a room at one of our fabulous B&B’s and Inns, and stay a while!

AMISSVILLE

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Gray Ghost Vineyards

Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with live music! Wine tastings only $5 per person.

Sat and Sun 1 – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

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On Sat., sip wine while Maddi Mae serenades you with her guitar and sultry voice. Sun., listen to Bryan Elijah Smith as he covers a wide array of genres.

Music 2 – 5 pm

 

NarmadaNarmada Winery

Our Memorial Day Weekend Celebration will feature live music on Saturday, 2-5pm by singer/songwriter Aubrey Driggers, Sunday 2-5pm by Doug Parks’ blues duo.
Complimentary tastings for Military Personnel-just show us your ID! Delicious food pairing, cornhole and more! Full food menu available all weekend.

Hours: Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday 11am-5pm

FLINT HILL

 Griffin TavernGriffin
659 Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, VA

 

Robbie Limon rocks the pub with his 70’s to 90’s covers so wear your dancing shoes Sat. night!

Enjoy Sunday Brunch on the porch!  Choose from our full food menu, beers on tap, and selection of Virginia wines. Brunch 10:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Open til 8 pm.

SPERRYVILLE

dedanann.jpgDe’Danann Glassworks
23 Spyder Mountain Lane, Sperryville, VA

Join De’Danann Glassworks Workshop on Saturday May 26th, to have fun creating a stepping stone for your garden. We will use pieces of stained glass to create our design. The design will be placed in a form and filled with cement. The next day they will be ready to turn out and take home. Participants should wear work clothes, bring hats and close-toed shoes (sneakers). All materials are included in class fee ~ $30.00 Time: 10:00 – Noon. Call 540-987-8615 for more information. All ages welcome!

WASHINGTON

EastwoodsEastwoods Nursery
634 Long Mountain Road, Washington, VA

The nursery will be open from 10:am to 4:00 pm for three days for anybody interested in Japanese Maples, Ginkgoes and dwarf conifers.

We welcome buyers, questioners and lookers. Spring is a fabulous time to see the maples; the colors are as beautiful as fall colors.

hazelriver.jpgHazel River Antiques
12625 Lee Highway, Washington, VA

Celebrate!!! Join us for our Grand Opening with indoor reception, Hor d’oeuvres, Wine and live music. Meet the Artists & Vendors. Activities and food vendor outside, as well. Enjoy!!!

 

 

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 Learn all about wine in Wine Bootcamp on Sat. 11 am – 1 pm and again Sun. 11 am – 1 pm.

On Sunday, May 27, join Little Washington Winery for Triple Threat Chocolate Cheese & Wine – The class they never attempt all at once … the triple threat challenge. You’ll taste all of their favorites: cheeses and chocolates and wines together to see what it does to the palate. Somebody’s got to do it right? Learning how to appreciate flavors, as well as being able to pair them well, is a most enjoyable hobby. Register online.

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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.

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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.

Saturday, 2:30 – 4:00 pm.

 

Check out  Rappahannock County Artisan Trail for more information, art venues and other activities.

For more events in Rappahannock County, please see the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail Calendar of Events.

For places to stay and dine, please visit our Lodging Members and Restaurants. We hope to see you!

 

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.

Click here for loads of fabulous Second Saturday adventures!

 


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.

 

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Featured Member: Kevin H. Adams’ New Exhibit Opening

Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence and Rappahannock County Artisan Trail member Kevin H. Adams unveils 30 paintings he began on location during his residency in the Park in the Summer of 2017, at a new exhibit at Gay Street Gallery in Washington, VA (adjacent to Mr. Adams’ studio).

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Kevin H. Adams on location in the Shenandoah National Park.

Please join Kevin at Gay Street Gallery, for the Opening Reception with the Artist, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 4 – 7 pm (the Gallery is open from 10 am – 7 pm if you are unable to make it for the Opening Reception). Beverages and refreshments will be served during the reception.

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“Two Mile Overlook,” 24″ x 24″ oil on canvas, by Kevin H. Adams

20% of the sales of Kevin’s paintings sold on January 20 will be donated by the Gallery to the Shenandoah National Park Trust. Additionally, Kevin will present one of the paintings to the Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park for the Park’s permanent collection.

Kevin’s paintings and prints are regularly on display across the United States, including in solo and juried group exhibitions, and in both private and public collections. The U.S. Department of State, through its Art in Embassies Program, has selected a number of Kevin’s American landscapes to hang in embassies around the world. The U.S. Department of the Interior has twice commissioned significant collections of Kevin’s work: For the 75th Anniversary of the Grand Canyon National Park, Kevin created a series of paintings of the inner gorge of the canyon, and for the 85th Anniversary of Glacier National Park, he likewise produced a series of paintings of the park’s back country. Exhibitions of these series were held both at the parks and at the Department of the Interior Museum in Washington, D.C. After a number of years living and working in the Washington, DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, he now resides and keeps his studio in the historic town of Washington, Virginia. 

To see more of Kevin’s work, please visit his website or follow him on Instagram.

Middle Street Gallery Moves Back to Middle Street!

Rappahannock Artisan Trail member Middle Street Gallery is excited to announce their upcoming relocation back to Middle Street, in Washington, VA. The gallery’s new address will be 325A Middle Street, Washinton, VA, adjacent to The Inn at Little Washington!

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Middle Street Gallery will be located in the back of this beautiful, historic building, next store to the Inn at Little Washinton

Gallery members are hard at work preparing for their grand reopening on December 8. The space has been painted and hanging systems installed, with a new lighting system installed soon. The space is lovely and bright, with a view out to the gardens behind the building. Middle Street Gallery is delighted to be back on ground level, accessible to all.

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Part of Middle Street Gallery’s new space on Middle Street.

Rosabel Goodman-Everard will be the featured artist for Middle Street Gallery’s first show in their new location, with her series “Doodling in the Dark”. They will also have a group show of work by all member artists.

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work by Rosabel Goodman-Everard

The opening reception will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 3 – 6 pm, which also debuts the reopening of Middle Street Gallery in Washington, VA, at its original address on Middle Street. Washington’s Mayor, John Fox Sullivan, will perform the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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work by Rosabel Goodman-Everard

Goodman-Everard describes her work for this show as, “Doodling in the Dark is a series that I started in the Fall of 2016, as the sight of the good citizens of the Not-Anymore-So-United States of America clawing at each other’s throats required an antidote: a new, for me at least, approach to art that had to be colorful and beautiful, relaxing to create, and with an intense flow that would distract me.
“So I embarked on a series of small panels that I spray-painted in various intense colors, starting each piece by laying down abstract truncated tree shapes (which you will find, in one form or another, in all my work), which later developed into various other and less abstract depictions of trees.

“Then, using acrylic paint pens in many vivid colors, I continued by covering the panels with marks and patterns: little circles, dots, squares and rectangles, bark patterns, thorns, nets, drops of water or blood, foot prints. I blended drawing with painting.
“Figuration also introduced itself: ants, tadpoles, leaves, flowers, fruits, clouds, chains, helicopters, the moon, ropes and nails, prisoners behind barbed wire, clouds. Nothing was forbidden – I used black, gold and silver, as well as hot pink, I glued canvases and panels together and covered the seams with garnet gel. While working, I listened to Mozart, and Beethoven’s Overtures, and Shakira and my beloved Afropop, drank wine and “WhatsApped” endlessly with all my friends all over the world.
“Every panel was an adventure, nothing was ever planned, all results were unexpected and nothing ever came out a failure. It has turned out to be the most fun I have ever had making art.”
Work by Middle Street Gallery members.
For more information, please see Middle Street Gallery’s website, and for news and announcements, follow Middle Street on Facebook.