Wine Tastings Gone Virtual!

“Stay Safe, Stay Home” are words you are hearing quite often in these crazy days of living in the midst of a Coronavirus pandemic. It’s hard to stay home in a quarantined lifestyle when we are used to heading to the local wineries each weekend and enjoying great wines and views! You can’t even sneak to the wineries with your mask and gloves on since these wineries are all closed and only open sporadically for curbside wine bottle service to take home. The good news is that you can still enjoy great wines from many of your favorite wineries while staying safe at home doing a “Virtual Tasting” online with winery winemakers and staff! Most wineries are offering “Wine Bundles” which you can purchase online a few days before the Virtual Tasting and then open the bottles at the designated “Wine Tasting” time online. The fun thing is that you feel like you are getting out and enjoying a personal wine tasting with your favorite wineries and winemakers while learning a lot about the wines you are tasting! For those who enjoy Virginia wines, here are some of the virtual tastings I have found online so check them out:

Tuesday, April 21st

Barboursville Winery and Vineyards – Virtual tastings with winemaker Luca. 6pm – 6:30pm on Facebook and Instagram Live. Taste along with Luca by purchasing wines online before the event or if you are in Central Virginia, you can pick up wines curbside at the winery. Https://www.bbvwine.com

Keswick Vineyards – Virtual tastings with winemaker Stephen Barnard. Taste a different wine each week along with Stephen on Facebook Live from 7pm – 7:30pm. Get these wines shipped to you or pick them up curbside if you are local. Fun and informative tastings!  Https://www.keswickvineyards.com 

Wednesday, April 22

Horton Vineyards – Join Horton Vineyards each Wednesday between 1pm – 1:30pm on Facebook to taste a different Horton wine and learn lots of cool wine stuff! Purchase wines online for delivery at https://www.hortonwine.com

Ingleside Vineyards – Sip some great Ingleside wines with winemaker Mark Misch each Wednesday from 6:30pm -7pm on Facebook. Taste and compare 2 wines each week which you can purchase online at https://www.InglesideVineyards.com

DuCard Vineyards –  Join winemaker Julien Durantie and owner Scott Elliff on Facebook from 7pm – 7:45pm to taste 3 delicious DuCard wines! You can taste along by purchasing the 3 bottle bundle online at https://www.DucardVineyards.com and have them shipped to you or free local delivery too.

Rosemont of Virginia – Virtual tasting with winemaker Justin Rose on Facebook between 7pm – 7:30pm each Wednesday. Experience 2 different wines weekly from Rosemont by purchasing online at https://www.rosemontofvirginia.com

Tuesday, April 28

Keswick Vineyards – Virtual tastings with winemaker Stephen Barnard. Taste a different wine each week along with Stephen on Facebook Live from 7pm – 7:30pm. Get these wines shipped to you or pick them up curbside if you are local. These fun tastings are addictive! Check out https://www.keswickvineyards.com

Wednesday, April 29

Horton Vineyards – Join Horton Vineyards each Wednesday between 1pm – 1:30pm on Facebook to taste a different Horton wine and learn lots of cool wine stuff! Purchase wines online for delivery at https://www.hortonwine.com

New York Finger Lakes

Silver Thread Winery – Every Friday evening through May 2020 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on their Facebook page. Tastings are lead by co-owners and winemakers Paul and Shannon Brock and feature a different wine each week. Lots of wine and food pairing information and fun education! Purchase wines online and have them shipped before the virtual tasting. https://www.silverthreadwine.com

Lamoreaux Landing Winery – Social Media Happy Hour with the winemaking team every Thursday afternoon at 5pm. This will happen on Facebook Live and Instagram Live so have your questions ready and order your Lamoreaux Landing wine and taste along! https://www.lamoreauxwine.com

Napa Valley

Bouchaine Winery and Vineyards – This is an amazing virtual tasting offer for a private tasting at your chosen time and wine package! Go to https://www.bouchaine.com and choose the wine tasting experience you want. The wines will be shipped to your door and a tasting host will confirm a day and time for your tasting. A private host seated before a panoramic view of Bouchaine Vineyards will lead you and friends through a virtual tasting and discussion of the wines as if you were at the winery. How fun!

Ridge Vineyards – Winemaker Round Table Virtual Tasting Series is a virtual get-together each Thursday at 4pm PST. Purchase wines online ahead of time and taste along and join the conversation! The virtual tastings are on Zoom with video replays on Facebook. You will get connection information when you purchase your wines or register online at https://www.ridgewine.com

 

These are just a few virtual tastings in Virginia that you can enjoy at home and stay safe from public interaction in this time of a worldwide pandemic. If you live outside of Virginia, there are so many more virtual wine tastings in your area like Napa Valley, Sonoma, New York’s Finger Lakes, Michigan, Missouri, and around the world. So stay safe and enjoy some great wines at home while interacting with winemakers and winery staff online.  Cheers!

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