So many wineries, so many special events to honor and celebrate Virginia Wine Month. The Philip Carter Winery has a special historic event, “The History of Virginia Wine Dinner,” Saturday, October 17. This unique event includes the unveiling of the historical document signed in 1763 by the Royal Governor certifying Charles Carter as a wine pioneer, the first person in America to grow and produce quality wines successfully from European vines!
Walker Elliot Rowe will speak at the dinner about his new book, A History of Virginia Wine: From Grapes to Glass and share his findings about the Carter family’s 250-year history with wine production in the state. Art lovers will not be forgotten as the events include the unveiling of an original oil painting of Crooked Run Valley by graphic designer, Allan Guy.
What about the wonderful dinner? A four-course meal from A La Carte Catering will feature traditional Colonial Virginia dishes paired with Virginia wines. Here’s a little teaser: A Colonial She-Crab Soup made with blue crab and garnished with crab roe.
In addition to a wonderful historic, art-filled dining experience, guests will receive an autographed copy of Mr. Rowe’s book. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Ducks Unlimited, the nation’s largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization. As an added benefit, each guest will be given a membership in the organization!
A limited number of reservations, (call 540 364-1203) are still available for what promises to be a stellar event.