Learn How to Celebrate Virginia’s Home-Grown Holiday
Each year, on the third Saturday of October, people from all over come together to toast the richness of our region with Harvest Party. Falling on October 16, this year is no different. People in the city, the country and on the shore, will gather safely in restaurants, vineyards, private homes, open fields for a feast of Virginia-grown food and wine.
Beyond dinners and special tastings, Harvest Party is full of local color and unique experiences. Explore the vineyards. Meet with winemakers. Find a celebration or festival.
Take advantage of local wine and food bundles. Extend your stay with a special Harvest Party package at a nearby inn. Or stay at home and toast to Virginia Wine Month with your favorite local bottle.
The Blackburn Inn: Sip & Explore Package – The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center has partnered with Barren Ridge Vineyards for an overnight package that includes a private winery tour, tasting, and amazing food from two of Staunton’s acclaimed restaurants.
Looking to host your own Harvest Party? Follow along with the guide below and fill your table with favorite local bottles. Featured Virginia Wine Month partners can help guide your selections. Be sure to pair local foods along with your wines. If you’re searching for some harvest-inspired recipes, head to the bottom of this page.