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Upcoming February Wine Events in Virginia

In addition to the regular tasting that go on around Richmond every week, this February two of the larger wine events in the state happen.

washwineexpo_logoFirst up is the Washington DC Wine Expo, February 14th and 15th from 2:00 – 6:00pm each day at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center. Sample over 800 wines with one admission price. The wines presented are from across the globe and not from one region – over 200 wineries from around the world including Argentina, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, France, New Zealand and the United States.

I attended last year and hope to attend Saturday this year as well. It was a great event, but try to get there early as it gets quite crowded.

Tickets are $85 per day.


At the end of the month right here in Richmond at the Convention Center will be the Virginia Wine Expo. Running from Friday February 27th – Sunday March 1st, the event will feature over 300 wines from 50+ Virginia Wineries. I didn’t get a chance to attend last year, but hope to make it this year on Sunday.

Here is a brief schedule of events, click HERE for the full schedule :

Friday, February 27

  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Sit-Down Reserve Tasting with Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections

  • 6:30 – 10:00 PM – SunTrust Governor’s Cup Grand Tasting

Saturday, February 28

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Wine Seminar – Exotic Virginia Wines: Petit Verdot, Petit Manseng and Viognier, Virginia Lottery Chef Demonstration Stage

  • 1:00 – 7:00 PM – Walk-Around Grand Tasting and Chef Demonstrations

Sunday, March 1

  • 10:30 AM – Virginia Wine Expo Brunch at The Jefferson Hotel

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Wine Seminar – Aged to Perfection: Comparing Older Vintage Virginia Wine to Recent Vintages, Virginia Lottery Chef Demonstration Stage

  • 1:00 – 6:00 PM – Walk-Around Grand Tasting and Chef Demonstrations

Tickets range in price from $35 – $75 as well as many packages that encompass a lot of the weekends events.


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