The Grapehound Wine Tour® - Virginia May 10-12, 2013
Advance registration is closed. You may register at the event to taste wine, get your commemorative greyhound wine glass and much more! Please come out to join us for vendors, food, music, a Blessing of the Hounds, Silent Auction, and ice cream social. Or you can just come shop the vendors (no charge).
Lost Creek Winery 43277 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg, VA
Directions: Go to Leesburg and head north on route 15. Turn right into Spinks Ferry Road (bear left at fork onto gravel road). Winery is about two miles on right.
Hounds and humans relax in the spacious tasting room at North Gate Vineyards. Photo courtesy of I Do Photography, Clifton, VA
The Grapehound Wine Tour® is in its fourth year in Loudoun County, Virginia, and will again be headquartered at Lost Creek Winery near Leesburg. Lost Creek has new owners and new wines! Please stop by and tell Todd and Aimee "Hello" if you live in the area.
The weekend begins with vending on Friday morning, May 10th., at Lost Creek. Then at 5PM we move to our Welcome party for greyhounds and their owners at the gorgeous North Gate Vineyard near Purcellville, VA on Friday evening, May 12th. The Welcome for registered guests features fabulous food pairings and hor d’oeuvres prepared by Gourmet Your Way of Olney, Maryland, as well as tastings of the many delightful wines presented by North Gate Vineyards.
North Gate’s new tasting room is barely two years old and features hardwood floors, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a fifty foot long antique barnwood tasting bar, and beautiful outdoor roofed pavilions. The winery is so modern they actually derive much of their electrical power from a huge array of solar collectors on the roof of their nearly new tasting room.
The entrance to the tasting room at Lost Creek Winery features trellised patios with lots of places to just sit and relax. Photo courtesy of I Do Photography, Clifton, VA
Vending at Lost Creek Winery continues all day Saturday, with dozens of nationally known vendors. Uncle Moe’s Soul Food from Gettysburg, PA, will again be serving delicious entrees for lunch, and wine tasting and wine by the glass will be offered at both Lost Creek Winery and Hidden Brook Winery, next door.
We plan to have musical entertainment at Lost Creek on Saturday afternoon, the band still to be determined. Other festivities may include presentations, a very special Blessing of the Hounds by Rev, Susan Roy, Pastor at the U-M Medical Center, and an "ice cream social" with free frozen vanilla yogurt for the hounds.
Our Silent Auction to benefit the sponsoring Virginia area adoption groups closes at 4PM on Saturday.
On Sunday the event will move to Willowcroft Vineyards, a delightful, rustic barn winery just south of Leesburg, Willowcroft Vineyards and to a new Sunday co-host winery with pizza that people raved about last year, Quattro Goombas Winery, only about six minutes from Willowcroft.
Several other wineries to be determined will offer wine tasting in the Leesburg area throughout the weekend, includng some new locations for 2013.
We hope that you will be with us this May!