23 September 2014
Savoring a glass of good wine with friends is a pleasant way to spend a crisp fall day – and Fluvanna’s Chamber of Commerce is hoping that many folks in Fluvanna choose to do just that this Saturday (Sept. 27) at the fourth annual wine festival.
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the grassy area near the newly-renovated Pleasant Grove House will be filled with wine selections offered by at least eight different local wineries. “We’re going to be up around the house this year,” said Chamber President Scott Valentine. “The house is supposed to be open, so people will have the opportunity to go through and take a tour of the house. It’ll be a nice little quiet, woodsy setting.”
For those who don’t like wine there will be four different kinds of beer available, Valentine said, and food vendors with selections ranging from barbecue to Australian meat pies to gyros. Add to that over 30 non-food vendors selling crafts and wares, and live music from three different bands, and there’s enough to keep everyone happy for a good long while.
Even the kids have something to do. Sir Bounce Alot from Louisa, who made an appearance last June at BBQ Bands & Brews, will be back with a somewhat smaller but still entertaining set-up. For a fee kids can play the day away while their parents sit back and sip some wine.
Wineries will offer free tastings, Valentine said, to folks who purchase a full ticket for $20 at the gate or $15 in advance. Non-drinkers and children 12 and older are $5 and children 12 and under are free.