News, Events & Tidbits
May NewsletterWe are pleased to introduce a new “In the Vineyard” column written by Ben Margulies, our vineyard manager and winemaker. We also want to draw your attention to an Independence Day Essay Contest that we are sponsoring and hope that many of you will be inspired to share what July 4th means to you. MAY NEWSLETTER (PDF)
Wine PouringsWe love to travel around and pour our wines at some of our favorite locations. We will be pouring at the following locations in the upcoming months:
Friday, 5/31 | The Virginia Wine Experience in Fredericksburg | 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, 7/31 | Sumdat Farm Market & Wine Shop in Roanoke
May Festivals & Events...Local talent to be featured in the tasting room includes Jim & Renee Oliphant of Ragtop, Matty Metcalfe, and Six Decades from Richmond. Join us on May 11 for the first Wine Tourism Day in North America.
We are pleased to host a special Mothers’ Day Weekend event – Music to Cheer Moms featuring Ragtop, the musical duo of Jim and Renee Oliphant from Roanoke, Va. -- from 2 – 5 pm. Whether you’re a mom, a grandmom, a great-grandmom or a mom to some four-legged critters, we invite you to join us at the tasting room for a fun afternoon. Bring in a photo of your “kids” [whatever age or species they may be] and receive a Democracy Vineyards corkpull!
Join us for our Memorial Day Weekend Celebration! On Saturday from 2 to 5 pm, Matty Metcalfe from Charlottesville brings his accordion to the tasting room to entertain with a range of styles from New Orleans funk/soul to gospel, jazz, rock, and blues. Then, on Sunday from 1 to 5 pm, the Richmond-based band, Six Decades, favors guests with a mix of blues, folk, country, R&B, rock and pop. Kick off the summer right at Democracy Vineyards!
Democracy Vineyards 4th of July Essay ContestHow could a place called Democracy Vineyards fail to observe our nation’s Independence Day? To mark that occasion, we invite the Friends of Democracy to share what July 4th means to you – in 250 words or less. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 4 and submissions can be made to email@example.com – with July 4th essay in the subject line. Entrants must supply a name, email address and phone number. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners as determined by an independent panel of judges. Winning submissions will be published in the July edition of Democracy Vineyards News.
Wine Makes a Great Gift!Remember - you can order Democracy anytime right here on our website! We offer discounts starting at 3 bottles so you can stock up, order some gifts for friends and family, and save money all at the same time! Order Now»
- Matty Metcalfe
May 25, 2013 | 2pm to 5pm
- Six Decades
May 26, 2013 | 1pm to 5pm
- Jim & Renee Oliphant of Ragtop
June 8, 2013 | 2pm - 5pm
Matthew Snare & Jake Landis
June 30, 2013 | 1pm to 5pm
- Virginia Wine & Craft Festival
May 18, 2013
- Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at the winery
Democracy Tasting Room
May 25 & 26, 2013
- Manassas Wine & JaZZ Festival
June 16, 2013
- Alexandria Food & Wine Festival
Carlyle District | Alexandria
June 22, 2013
- Summer Solstice Wine Festival
Lazy Days Winery in Amherst
June 22 & 23, 2013