Give the gift that keeps on giving (at least until they open the bottle).
There are a couple different things you can do. Come by the tasting room and pick out a bottle of their favorite wine (or two), or if you don’t know their favorite, purchase a gift certificate so they can pick out something they like and the pressure is off you! If you decide to do a gift certificate, you can choose any dollar amount and it can be used towards bottles of wine, wine tastings, merchandise or Bluestone events (i.e. winemaker’s dinners, educational seminars, etc).
Bluestone will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Day Winemaker’s Dinner on Friday, February 14th in the banquet hall of the Meeting House starting at 7 p.m. A four-course meal will be prepared by Ben Miller with Parkhurst Catering, and each course features a specially paired wine. Tickets are available for purchase until Monday, February 10th. Tickets are $79.50 plus tax/$71.55 for Press Club members.
Sweet tastings for you and your sweetie.
Another option for treating your sweetie (or as a bonus) is to visit the tasting room February 7-16 during our normal business hours to do a wine and chocolate tasting! There are 8 Bluestone wines paired with 8 chocolates provided by Warfel’s Chocolate Shoppe in Dayton. Wine and chocolate tastings are $15 per person/$7.50 for Press Club members. These tastings are while supplies last, so don’t delay! As a side note, groups are always welcome, but please keep in mind that any groups of 8 or more (this includes the wine and chocolate tasting), must call in advance and have paid reservations. That way we can accommodate your group properly. We also have additional chocolate from Warfel’s available for purchase in the tasting room.
An entire weekend focused on wine.
Hotel Madison is hosting the Second Annual Winter Wine Weekend from February 21-23. In addition to a Grand Tasting, there will be a wine-centric welcome reception, wine workshops, a wine-paired dinner, wine tours, a champagne brunch and more. If you are feeling extra special, you can stay at the hotel for a special overnight rate as a Winter Wine Weekend participant. The main event of this weekend is the Grand Tasting sponsored by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. This event features over 10 Virginia wineries and will provide an opportunity to taste and compare wines from distinct regions of Virginia. Participating vineyard include Barren Ridge Vineyards, Brix and Columns Vineyards, Shenandoah Vineyards, Rockbridge Vineyard, Keswick Vineyards, Barboursville Vineyards, Cardinal Point Winery, Bluestone Vineyard, Muse Vineyards, Crosskeys Vineyards, and Cave Ridge Vineyard. Tickets are for sale in the Bluestone tasting room for $40.