DATEBOOK : NELLYSFORD / BEECH GROVE : Wintergreen Winery Annual Romp, Stomp & Chomp 8-30 & 8-31

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WINTERGREEN, VA – Wintergreen Winery will hold its annual “Romp, Stomp & Chomp” Harvest Celebration on Labor Day weekend Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st from 10am until 6pm each day. Enjoy “Romp, Stomp & Chomp” surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains with live music, grape stomping, wine tasting, Virginia foods sampling, picnics and fun for all. The guided wine tasting includes each of the hand crafted wines including just released 2007 Black Rock Chardonnay Reserve, Thomas Nelson White, Three Ridges Red, 2007 Raven’s Roost Cabernet Franc, 2007 Brent’s Mountain Merlot and 2006 Black Rock Red Reserve.

Plan to stay awhile and take in the scenery with a picnic outdoors and enjoy live music on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday kicks off with Ralph Rush’s acoustic Piedmont and Delta blues. Saturday afternoon will feature 2008 Sedalia Blues Festival champs The Biscuit Rollers with “old time blues for the soul”. The Biscuit Rollers kick off the festivities on Sunday. Sunday afternoon features Trent Wagler and the Steel Wheels playing their original Americana roots music. Purchase of a $10 admission per adult (children are free) on Saturday and Sunday includes the wine tasting, live music, a souvenir wine glass, grape stomping, door prize drawings, use of the winery grounds and riverside picnic areas plus wine and gift shop specials. Baked breads, prosciutto, salamis, imported and domestic cheeses, pates, olives, crackers, chips & salsas and other “wine-friendly” light picnic fare will be available for purchase to enjoy with your wine at the scenic picnic area on the banks of the Rockfish River. (The winery will be open for tasting on Labor Day Monday but there are no special activities and there is no admission fee.) No reservations are necessary. Wintergreen Winery is family-friendly and also welcomes well behaved dogs on winery grounds.

For a schedule of the weekend’s activities and directions visit their website at www.WintergreenWinery.com or call (434) 361-2519.

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