Special Events on the Loop!

Springtime on the LOOP!

The Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop – a convenient travel plan along country roads in the Northern Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

The loop includes recommended visits to numerous remote “treasures” including Virginia wineries, a Whisky distilleries, breweries, eateries and other high interest features along the way!

Winery – Whisky – Brewery Events

DuCard Vineyards

  • Congratulations to DuCard Vineyards – winner of 2 GOLD awards!
  • Saturday, April 21, 12-5 PM:  Spring Oyster Fest -Admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate (food and wine not included).

Gadino Cellars

  • Tasting fee waived when you purchase 3-pack of vino
  • May  11 – 14, Wine Tasting Flight

Wisteria Farm & Vineyard 

  • Check out their new crush pad project!
  • April 21 – Our Wine and Ewe Shearing Day

Cooper Fox Distillery – Open 7 days a week!

  • Offering whisky tours & tastings on Sunday’s from 1 – 5 pm.
  • Open Friday – Sunday until 8 pm
  • Cooper Fox Distillery is now open in Williamsburg – Go Visit!

Desert Rose Winery

  • Mike Bowers – April 22 from 2 – 5pm
  • Sevres Glass Engraving – April 27 – 29

Sharp Rock Vineyards

  • Open weekends

Rapphannock Cellars  – Open 7 days a week!

  • Bubbly is here – check it out!
  • Dida’s Distillery – now OPEN!!!!
  • Live music events – check out Wine Club benefits!

Chester Gap Cellars

  • Complimentary wine tasting with the purchase of a bottle of vino!
  • Three new wines just released:  2016 Viognier, 2016 Roussanne and 2014 Viognier Reserve

Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works

  • Open Wednesday (4-7 pm) , Friday (3-7 pm) Saturday (3-7 pm) and Sunday (3-7 pm)

River Hill Distillery

  • Open Friday and Saturday 12 – 5 pm

Hawksbill Brewing Company

  • Open Thursday, 4 -8pm, Friday & Saturday, 12-8 pm , Sunday 1-6 pm
  •  Pop-up dinners  by Main Street Catering on select Thursdays

Whisky & Wine Dinners

Date night Specials at the Mimslyn Inn:

  • Date night Specials – Friday nights! Call the Mimslyn Inn for reservations and schedule.
  • Mother’s Day Brunch

Weekly Wine Dinners at Skyland (Shenandoah National Park  – Closed until March 22, 2018 – Go here for details

  • DuCard Vineyards, June 13
  • Rappahannock Cellars, August 8
  • Rappahannock Cellars, October 17
  • Copper Fox Distillery Dinner, August 16

Entertainment on the Loop

Griffin Tavern:

  • LIVE MUSIC every weekend!
  • Check their site for complete listing to include Brunch and Trivia night!

The Mimslyn Inn:

  • Wednesdays / Thursdays/ Fridays: Featured Artists

Skyland Lodge:

Other Special Events

Shadow Mountain Escape – Observation Tower

Where to Stay!

From Historic Mimslyn Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Cabin escapes!