Wine Tasting

Celebrate 22 years in business with the Murphy Beverage Co. on Sunday November 3rd and Daylights Savings WINE!

Murphy’s is hosting another wine tasting with Brewbakers from 1-4pm.

They will feature 25+ wines and have light munchies available.

There will also be the chance to talk with industry folks.

$5.00 from every ticket will go to benefit the Youth Development Center.

Tickets will be available by Friday 10/18, they are $25.00, $20.00 for Platinum Wine Club Members and are non-refundable.

Everyday wines to fancy wines will be featured. Please make plans to join us, and don’t forget to fall back!

Oyster and Wine Event

Join us for our oyster bar at James Charles!

Chef Cheryl Ashe, the “culinary gangster” extraordinaire of Sweet NOLA’s Southern Food Lounge, will be preparing locally-sourced oysters that you’ll love!

Each ticket includes a half-dozen oysters, and we’ll have the perfect wines available for pairing with these delicious east-coast delicacies available for purchase at the oyster bar.

In fact, oysters are one of the Fabulous Flavors of Virginia, one of those local delicacies that makes our beautiful state such a wonderful place to explore! Just like wine, oysters come in all different flavors and sensations depending on the region, so there’s always more to explore. Click here to learn more about what makes oysters so awesome!

Reservations are required by October 29, and you must be 21 years old or older to participate. Tickets will include a half dozen oysters. This event will go on rain or shine. We are unable to refund tickets for this event. Tickets are $16 per person.

History and Hauntings

The history of our Manor House, Valerie Hill, spans two centuries. While her walls don’t talk, the ghosts that haunt her rooms certainly do. Our popular “History & Hauntings” event gives you the opportunity to hear first hand accounts of the activity of our resident ghosts – from the woman in the cellar that calls for help to the spirit of a boy perpetually locked in an attic room.

The evening includes dinner by Village Square Restaurant of Winchester, a glass of wine of your choice, and a detailed tour of our Manor House, focusing on historical fact and documented paranormal activity. This year’s menu by Chef Dan Kalber includes Southern Style Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and fresh bread with butter. Dietary restrictions beyond a vegetarian option cannot be accommodated. This event is for adults 21 and over.

For available dates and to purchase tickets
www.valeriehillwinery.com

French Wine Class

Join us for a class on French Wine. We will discuss lesser known French regions (Thanks Ned Cleland) Lucinda Smith of Robins Cellars will be join us and talking about her wines.

The cost is $20.00, $15.00 for Platinum Wine Club members. Brewbakers will pair a few small plates and we will be using Riedel Glassware. It’s open to anyone! Call Murphy Beverage to reserve your seat at 540-723-9719.

Winchester Salsa Night (Lessons Included)

Every Wednesday In August!

YOU are invited to Winchester Salsa Night. Ever want to learn how to salsa? This is your chance. Starting at 7 PM a group lesson will be led by Adriel Byrd followed by an 8 PM social dance.

All skill levels welcome from beginner to advanced, come solo or as a group! Food and drink available at the venue.

$8 Pre-Sell Tickets (LIMITED NUMBER)
$10 at Door

Apple Blossom Festival: Bloomin’ Wine Fest

Enjoy live entertainment, great food, spectacular Virginia wines, and wonderful company. Join us to “Uncork the Bloom” at the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest, the official kick-off of the 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

This truly unique outdoor wine festival is situated in downtown Winchester’s original marketplace. There will be three distinctive wine gardens nestled between centuries old buildings and Virginia’s first pedestrian mall.

The event features 20 of Virginia’s finest wineries offering wine tastings and wines sold by the glass or bottle and craft beers to taste and purchase by the glass. There will also be artisans bringing their own special flair, tasty Festival foods, and three stages presenting regional musical talents.

Friday, April 26: 3-10pm (tasting will end at 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 27: 11am-6pm (tasting will end at 5:30 p.m.).

Sales of unopened bottles and cases will be available until close each day.
Tickets:

Advance One-Day Tasting (either day): *$20.00
One-day Tickets: $25.00 at the gate
Advance Two-day Tickets: *$35.00
Two-day Tickets: $40.00 at the gate
Wine Garden Pass: $10.00 Non-Tasting Admission
Children under 12- Free

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Spirits of the Valley

This special evening experience features a walking tour of the historic Rose Hill Park trail on the 157th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown, a southern-inspired meal provided at Valerie Hill by Village Square Restaurant, and a complimentary glass of wine. Various tour/dinner times are available; see www.fcprd.net for details.

$50 per person (ages 21+ only; includes tour, one glass of wine, dinner, and round-trip bus transportation from the vineyard to the park). Meet at Valerie Hill Winery & Vineyard (1687 Marlboro Rd., Stephens City, VA). Additional food/beverage will be available for purchase. Register with Frederick County Parks & Recreation at www.fcprd.net or 540-665-5678.

Valentine’s Wine and Cupcake Pairing

You and your sweetie go together like cupcakes and wine. This February 16th, fall in love all over again as you experience a self-guided pairing of Virginian wine and decadent mini cupcakes by the warm glow of the fireplace! These sinfully delicious pairings will finish your Valentine’s Day weekend off right!

Reservations required in advance. CLICK HERE

Tickets are $18 per person and include a pairing of four mini cupcakes and a healthy tasting, complete with a pairing guide.

Backroom Blowout Wine Tasting

We all need a little boost in January, so Murphys did a little scheming with Brewbakers and we have come up with a blowout wine tasting on Sunday Jan. 27th from 1p-4p in their back room! Join us for 25+ wines, light fare, cheese and more. Tickets will be $25.00 with $5.00 from every ticket going to WATTS (Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter).

You’ll get a commemorative glass, snackage & industry experts to talk with you about the wines. You’ll have the chance as well to buy the wines (many at discounts). Every table will have a high end treat or two for you to sample as well. This ain’t no grocery store tasting! Details on purchasing tickets coming real soon. Brewbakers is located at 168 N. Loudoun Street.

Call Murphys for details 540-723-9719

The Manor House Experience

An experience not to be missed! Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery and Village Square Restaurant present The Manor House Experience. This event is a must for foodies and fans of the paranormal alike. The evening intertwines a five course Southern inspired dinner including wine pairings with a much more personal interpretation of Valerie Hill’s popular History & Hauntings paranormal presentation.

Chef Dan Kalber’s menu includes Virginia Peanut Soup, James River Day Oysters with Pickled Watermelon Rind Relish and Crispy Virginia Ham, Old Rag Trout Roulade with Chesapeake Blue Crab over Baby Potato Galette with Local Spinach and Hollandaise, Broiled Jennings Way Filet Mingon with Black Walnut Stuffing and Truffled Demi Glacé, and Southern Peach Crisp with Red Fox Creamery Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

This intimate evening, limited to only 16 guests on only two dates, will be hosted by Valerie Hill’s proprietors and quite possibly one of Valerie Hill’s resident ghosts. Don’t miss this unforgettable Manor House Experience!