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TASTING ROOM IS OPEN FOR THE 2017 SEASON.

The Kilaurwen Tasting Room will be open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays  from 12 Noon to 5 p.m.

 

Upcoming Events 2017

 

Friday, July 14  5:30-7:30 pm

Meet the Artist Reception "Four Sisters Gallery"

Kilaurwen Winery, Stanardsville, VA

                         

Saturday, September 23   11 am – 5 pm

Gloucester Wine Festival

Gloucester, Virginia

Come join us for Kilaurwen’s  first appearance at the Gloucester Wine Festival!  The festival is held annually in Gloucester County near the Eastern tip of Virginia’s middle peninsula in the Tidewater region of the state.  Bounded on one side by the Chesapeake Bay, the community is renowned for its exceptional water views, early historical sites and its fresh, delicious local seafood.  Y'all come taste award -winning Virginia wines, savor down-home regional food, and check out unique and varied arts and craft items created by area artisans.    The festival is held on the grounds of the internationally renowned Brent and Becky’s Bulb Farm.  So come on out to tour the site and enjoy the day tasting wine and listening to live music, at this interesting and beautiful site.  Be sure to stop by our Kilaurwen booth.  We love greeting longtime wine friends and meeting new ones! www.gloucesterwinefestival.com  

Friday, October 6, Saturday, October 7 and Sunday October 8  6 – 9 pm

Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Mount Vernon, Virginia

  Mount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington” and live blues music on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River.  Bring your blanket and relax on the east lawn while you sip Virginia wine accompanied by your choice of a variety of hot and cold food and desserts for sale on site.  http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/fall-wine-festival-sunset-tour/  

Sunday, October 22  2 – 6 pm

Kilaurwen Wines and Vines Festival

Stanardsville, Virginia

Come celebrate Virginia Wine Month and the beauty of autumn in the Blue Ridge while enjoying your favorite Kilaurwen wine, great music and yummy food.   We are delighted that Scuffletown will be back to share their unique blend of originals, roots and high energy music along with the humorous banter that makes their performances unique and special.  Bring your chairs and blankets and join with friends and neighbors to sip your favorite Kilaurwen wine.  Share a picnic or some tasty selections from the Bavarian Chef Food Truck back to serve your choices from their delicious menu of entrées, sides and desserts!  

Sunday, November 26  – Sunday, December 3

Deck Your Halls  -  Workshops at Kilaurwen Winery

Stanardsville, Virginia

Our 2017 ‘Make and Take’ Boxwood  Wreath Making Sessions will  include some open-to-the-public sessions for individual registrations as well as dates and times that can be reserved for private groups of family members, friends or clubs/organizations.   Specific dates and times will be posted soon .  The available dates are between Sunday, November 26 and Sunday, December 3.   Registration is $35 per person which includes boxwood, trim greenery, all tools and materials and personalized instruction.  You will make some special holiday memories and leave with your own original boxwood wreath ready to hang on your door or give as a gift.   For information and/or to make reservations:  email – info@kilaurwenwinery.com or call (434)985-2535.

PastFestivals/Events 2017

Sunday, June 25    2 - 6 pm  

Summer Solstice Celebration

Kilaurwen Winery, Stanardsville, VA

We’re all set to CELEBRATE this year’s SUMMER SOLSTICE so come on over Sunday, June 25 from 2 – 6 PM.  Come enjoy Kilaurwen's award-winning wines and beautiful views while celebrating the start of summer with family and friends! Bring your blankets and chairs and take in some good Greene County bluegrass, courtesy of the Grit City Grass trio with the talented  J.W. Brown, Zeek Shifflett, and Brandon Johnson.  Bring a picnic (barring any outside alcohol)-- or opt to purchase tasty homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets from family recipes of chef Whitney Matthews and the SpiceSea Gourmet Food Truck to savor with a bottle of your favorite Kilaurwen wine.  This will be the perfect time to relax, make some wonderful summer memories, and enjoy all of your favorite Kilaurwen wines.

 

         

Saturday, April 15   1:30-5:30 PM  

Early Admission at 12:30 PM for VIP ticketholders

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

Charlottesville, VA

  At the 7th Annual Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival you'll have a chance to taste wines offered by the 25 local wineries that comprise the prestigious Monticello Wine Trail.  Enjoy tasting our award-winning wines, then buy a glass to sip with your lunch and some bottles or cases to take home for later. Come on out to the Sprint Pavilion on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall for an afternoon of fine Virginia wine tasting with live entertainment from the Rick Olivarez Trio--plus local crafts and yummy foods. There will be seating under the pavilion and places to spread blankets in the surrounding grassy areas while you share a bottle of wine and listen to your favorite songs. www.monticellowinetrailfestival.com    

PastFestivals/Events 2016

 

Nov 27 - Dec 3

Deck Your Halls

Kilaurwen Winery Tasting Room

Stanardsville, VA

  Mark your calendar, talk to your family, friends, office colleagues, and club groups and reserve a date to begin the holiday season with a private boxwood wreath making workshop!  Or register as an individual to join others at one of the open registration workshops where you can get in the holiday mood and leave with your own original creation to deck your front door or to give as a very special gift.   Registration is $35.00 per person and includes boxwood, all materials and personalized instruction.  

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Saturday, October 22, 11 am - 6 pm

Powhatan's Festival of the Grape

Powhatan, Virginia

One of the top-rated wine festivals in the Commonwealth, Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape will feature 30 of Virginia’s premier wineries, 75 arts and crafts vendors, 13 gourmet food vendors and three top-notch musical groups, 2 Wishes, The Escorts, and TFC.  Held in Powhatan’s charming and  historic Courthouse Square.  www.powhatanwinefestival.com  

Sunday, October 9   2 - 6 pm

Kilaurwen Wines and Vines Festival

Stanardsville, VA

Come celebrate Virginia Wine Month and the beauty of Autumn in the Blue Ridge enjoying your favorite Kilaurwen wine, great music and yummy food.  We are delighted that Scuffletown will be back to share their unique blend of originals, roots and high energy music along with the humorous banter that makes their performances unique and special.  Check out their website at www.scuffletown.net.   Bring your chairs and blankets and join with friends and neighbors to sip a bottle of your favorite Kilaurwen wine and share a picnic or some yummy selections from the Bavarian Chef Food Truck on site to serve you.    www.thebavarianchef.com capture-front-pic-for-wines-and-vinescapture-back-side-of-wines-and-vines-2016

 

Thursday, June 2   5:30 – 8:30 PM and Friday, June 10  1:00 – 4:30 PM

U.V.A Reunions

Charlottesville, VA

Alumni from participating classes and their guests are invited to attend one of these two events in Alumni Hall Ballroom on June 2 or in Newcomb Hall Ballroom on June 10.  If you are planning to participate in your class reunion this year, please, join us to sample some award-winning Kilaurwen wines.  Buy bottles of your favorites and plan to gather with friends on the Lawn to sip wine and share memories.  We look forward to welcoming former wine friends and making new ones at this special Wahoo event.  

Saturday, June 18    2 - 5 pm  

Summer Solstice Celebration

Kilaurwen Winery, Stanardsville, VA

With the longest day of summer on the horizon that week, we are ready to CELEBRATE SUMMER with good music, yummy food and Kilaurwen wine.  We’ll be looking for you to celebrate with us so come on over!  Bring your picnics, blankets and chairs, and listen to the melodious harmonies of the talented musical duo Mike D’Antoni and Joy Kuhar, better known as “2 Wishes”.  Mike and Joy will be offering a large and varied repertoire of jazz, oldies, rock, country and soul numbers, as well as some of their own original compositions. Check out their website at www.2wishesmusic.com.  Yummy sandwiches, sides and desserts made to order by Moe’s Classic Bar-B-Que Food Truck will be available for those of you who want to make it easy on yourselves and just purchase some tasty morsels to enjoy with a bottle of your favorite Kilaurwen wine.  This will be the perfect time to relax and make some wonderful summer memories.  The Tasting Room will be open from 12 noon until 5pm, but the Summer Solstice Celebration kicks off at 2pm.  

Saturday, May 7   11 AM – 6 PM and Sunday May 8  11AM - 5 PM

Montpelier Wine Festival

James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, VA

Please join us on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 on the grounds of the beautiful and historic home of President James and wife Dolly Madison for a spring experience that is hard to match!  The festival is celebrating its 26th anniversary and was recently voted a best in category for wine festivals by readers of Virginia Wine Lovers Magazine.  This premier spring event showcases wines from two dozen of the best award winning wineries from across the Commonwealth as well as unique artisans, crafters, regional food and a variety of live musical entertainment. Bring your family, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the music and a picnic along with a bottle of your favorite Virginia wines. www.montpelierwinefestival.com  

Friday, May 13, Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15  6 - 9:00 PM

Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Mount Vernon, VA

Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington,” and live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River.  Bring your blanket and relax on the east lawn while you sip a bottle of Virginia wine accompanied by your choice of a variety of hot and cold food and desserts for sale on site. www.http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/spring-wine-festival-sunset-tour/  

Saturday, April 9   1-5 PM  

Admission at 12 noon for VIP ticketholders

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

Charlottesville, VA

This is your chance to enjoy wines offered by the 25 wineries that comprise the prestigious Monticello Wine Trail.  Enjoy tasting these award winning wines and then buy a glass to sip with your lunch and some bottles and cases to take home for later.  So, come on out to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall and enjoy an afternoon of fine Virginia wine tasting, good music, local crafts and yummy foods. There will be seating under the pavilion and places to spread blankets in the surrounding grassy areas while you share a bottle of wine and listen to your favorite songs. www.monticellowinetrailfestival.com  

Sunday, March 20th, 2 - 5 pm

Saint Patrick's Celebration

Kilaurwen Winery, Stanardsville, VA

You're invited to Kilaurwen's Saint Patrick's Celebration featuring the best of Irish music and Irish fare. The well-known Alex Caton and Pat Egan duo will combine their instrumental and vocal talents and have you tapping your toe and singing along.  Enjoy a glass of Kilaurwen wine with some delicious Irish dishes prepared by chef Whitney Matthews, owner of SpiceSea Gourmet food truck. Kilaurwen wines will be available for complimentary tastings and for purchase by the glass or the bottle.   So come on out and bring your Irish lad or lassie to celebrate with us.  www.kilaurwenwinery.com Kilaurwen St Patricksjpeg Kilaurwen St Patricks backjpeg  

Saturday, February 20th, 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday, February 21st, 11 am- 5:30 pm

2016 Virgina Wine Expo, Walk-Around Grand Tasting

Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA

Come see us at the 2016 Virginia Wine Expo in the spacious, warm, and bright Richmond Convention Center!  We'll be pouring your old favorites as well as some of our yummy new wines!  This prestigious festival will provide the perfect chance to check out many Virginia wineries from across the state, along with artisan foods from some top Richmond chefs, and unique craft items and specialty products.  www.virginiawineexpo.com

     

Past Festivals/Events 2015

Saturday, December 5th,  9am - 12 noon and Sunday, December 6th 2 pm - 5 pm

Deck Your Halls

Kilaurwen Winery, Stanardsville, Virginia

Wreathmaking postcard 2   Registration is underway for our annual wreath-making workshops on Saturday, December 5 from 9 am – 12 noon and Sunday, December 6 from 2-5 pm. Participants receive hands-on assistance to create their own handmade wreaths of freshly cut boxwood and evergreen trims for the holiday season. The fee of $30.00 covers all materials and instruction. Mulled cider, gingerbread cookies and holiday music are part of the morning and participants leave with their own hand-made wreaths to decorate their home or to give as a special gift.  Private wreath-making sessions for groups up to 10 people can also be arranged for those wanting a fun holiday activity for their group. The workshops will be held in Kilaurwen’s tasting room, 1543 Evergreen Church Road, Stanardsville and are taught by the owner and winemaker Bob Steeves. Class size is limited to 12 persons and interested individuals can reserve a space by contacting the winery in advance at info@kilaurwenwinery.com or 434-985-2535.  

Saturday, October 24, 11 am - 6 pm

Powhatan's Festival of the Grape

Powhatan, Virginia

One of the top-rated wine festivals in the Commonwealth, Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape will feature 30 of Virginia’s premier wineries, 75 arts and crafts vendors, 13 gourmet food vendors and two top-notch bands, Southern Tide and The Janitors.  Held in Powhatan’s charming and  historic Courthouse Square.  www.powhatanwinefestival.com  

Sunday, October 18, 2 - 6 pm

Kilaurwen Wines and Vines Festival

Stanardsville,  VA

Come celebrate Virginia Wine Month and the beauty of Autumn in the Blue Ridge sipping on great wine, listening to music by Scuffletown, and taking in those spectacular views.  Bring your picnics, chairs and blankets and join friends and neighbors to sip a bottle of your favorite Kilaurwen wine, share a picnic and yummy southern and seafood choices from SpiceSea Gourmet Food Truck.  www.kilaurwenwinery.com  

Saturday,  September 26  and  Sunday,  September 27,  10 am - 5 pm

Virginia Clay Festival

Stanardsville, Virginia

Experience the creative possibilities of clay in a gathering of potters, sculptors and jewelers displaying and selling their latest works.  Pottery demonstrations and old time Irish music.  Taste Kilaurwen wines for sale by the glass and bottle to enjoy with artisan food choices.  www.virginiaclayfestival.com  

Saturday, September 19,  12 noon - 7 pm

Taste of Freedom Wine Festival

Orange, Virginia

On the grounds of Montpelier, James Madison's historic home, along with other events celebrating Constitution Day.  Enjoy distinctive arts and crafts, specialty food vendors, live music and tastings by some of Virginia's top wineries, cideries and breweries.  Visit the mansion, and watch part of the Liberty Ride which is an equestrian event through Montpelier's pasture lands, wooded trails and gravel roads.  The evening will conclude with a special fireworks display over the mansion's front lawn.  www.tasteoffreedomwinefestival.com  

Friday, August 28  5 - 7 pm

Art Exhibit and Reception for Terrence Pratt

Kilaurwen Winery, Stanardsville, VA

Exhibit:  Regular Tasting Room Hours -- through September and October

Meet-the-Artist Reception:  Friday, August 28  5 - 7 pm.

Come meet the artist, Terrence Pratt, member of the Art Guild of Green and The Palette Art Gallery and view his beautiful acrylic, graphite and charcoal drawings and paintings including some of local landmarks you might find perfect for your home or office. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings with cheese and chocolate while you visit with artist about his life and works.  

Saturday, June 20, 11 am - 6 pm

8th Annual Clifton Wine Festival

Clifton, Virginia

Come be a part of the 8th Annual Clifton Wine Festival!  Hosted by Tratoria Villagio, the event is held amongst the beautiful shady oaks and quaint buildings of historic Clifton, Virginia.  More than a dozen premier wineries from across the Commonwealth will be pouring their favorite wines for your tasting and buying pleasure. You can also enjoy an amazing collection of arts and crafts booths and a great variety of unique and tasty dishes being served up by specialty food vendors. www.cliftonwinefestival.com  

Saturday, May 16,  11 am - 5 pm

Gordonsville's Famous Fried Chicken Festival

Gordonsville, Virginia

Y’all come on over to Gordonsville to sip wine and savor contest-winning fried chicken and homemade pies. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Gordonsville became famous for its fried chicken, which was served to passengers of trains stopping in town by local women carrying platters of the delicacy on their heads. Nationally-known at that time, Gordonsville's fried chicken earned the town the nickname of "chicken-leg center of the universe". To celebrate this special heritage, the Town of Gordonsville holds its Famous Fried Chicken Festival each year at the Gordonsville Fire Company Fair Grounds. Music, local crafts and a real home town along with chicken specialties and homemade pies are there to enjoy with a bottle of your favorite wine. www.townofgordonsville.org  

Saturday, May 2, 11 am - 6 pm and Sunday, May 3, 11 am - 5 pm

Montpelier Wine Festival

Montpelier Station, Virginia

Please join us on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 on the grounds of the beautiful and historic home of President James and wife Dolly Madison for a spring experience that is hard to match! This premier spring event showcases wines from two dozen of the best award winning wineries from across the Commonwealth as well as unique artisans, crafters, regional food and a variety of live musical entertainment. Bring your family, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the music and a picnic along with a bottle of your favorite Virginia wines. www.montpelierwinefestival.com  

Saturday, April 11

Monticello Wine Trail Festival

Charlottesville, Virginia

At this festival, 25 wineries who comprise the prestigious Monticello Wine Trail will offer tastings and sales of glasses, bottles and cases of their award-winning wines at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fine Virginia wine tasting, good music, local crafts and yummy foods. There will be seating under the pavilion and places to spread blankets in the surrounding grassy areas while you share a bottle of wine and listen to your favorite songs. www.monticellowinetrailfestival.com