Calendar of Events and Wine Festivals

Chateau Morrisette plans an extensive year-round calendar of events to enhance your visit. Special events throughout the year are listed below.  On a daily basis, the winery offers tours of the production area with a short history of Virginia wine making.  A wine tasting follows the tour where our staff will assist you with choosing your favorite Chateau Morrisette wine.


April 18, 2014 - May 4, 2014 Spring Wine Sale

20 - 30% OFF ALL WINES!!  We only offer these huge savings twice a year, and now is one those times.  This is a great time to stock up for all of your spring, summer, and fall get-togethers or make sure your wine cellar is full of Chateau Morrisette wines.

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April 25-27, 2014 Mountain Adventure Winery Weekend

Take advantage of spring and get outdoors. The Adventure Weekend offers horseback riding through the vineyard, skeet shooting with the pros, guided hiking, bicycle trail rides for the beginner and the expert, canoeing down the Little River, and much more. Plus, it''s our annual spring open house weekend, so there's lots of good eats!

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April 26-27 and May 3-4 Kennel Club Spring Open House

Spring Open House is back! There are many benefits of membership in our Kennel Club, but one of the best is the opportunity to attend our spring open house weekend. This is an invitation only event for our Kennel Club members and RSVPs are required.

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First Saturday of Every Month - Saturday, May 3, 2014 The Floyd Radio Show

Chateau Morrisette is proud to be a 2014 season sponsor of the Floyd Radio Show. The first Saturday of every month, join us for an early dinner and then head down the mountain to the Country Store for a live broadcast.  Great music and comedy await you.

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May 25, 2014 / 6:30 pm The Winemaker's Dinner

Enjoy a special multi-course meal prepared by our Chef with each course paired with the ideal Chateau Morrisette wine. You'll spend the evening with our winemakers, our chef, and good friends learning all about good food and good wine and why they go so well together.  Dinner starts at 6:30 pm.  $95 per person, tax and gratuity included.  This event always sells out fast, please call 540/593-2865 for reservations.  Tickets are pre-paid and non-refundable.

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Every Sunday June through October Sunday Sounds

Bring the family on Sunday afternoons through October for live music in the courtyard at no charge. Local and regional musicians and entertainers will brighten up your day. Sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks and wine available for purchase beginning at noon or bring your own picnic. Bring seating. Entertainment 1 to 4 pm.

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June 20, 2014, 7 PM - 10 PM Mid-Summer Masquerade Ball

Black tie affair to benefit the American Heart Association on the Chateau Morrisette Courtyard features gourmet food, dancing, and an evening under the stars.  Big band entertainment provided by Timeless.  7 PM - 10 PM.  $100 per person.

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It's Getting Close Gearing Up for Festival Season

As the 2014 Festival Season approaches, much is happening to make this THE best year ever.  Great bands are booked!  Exciting new vendors will participate!  The long range forecast on festival weekends is for clear, sunny skies and NO RAIN!  Well, we can guarantee two out of three any way.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 11AM - 5PM Black Dog Rhythm & Vine Festival

Join Chateau Morrisette and a selection of other Virginia Wineries for our third annual Black Dog Rhythm and Vine Festival.  Sample a variety of wines from throughout the Commonwealth while enjoying great food, artists, and craftsmen.

OPENING ACT:  The Alternate Routes
HEADLINER:  Paul Thorn Band

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 11AM - 5PM Black Dog Summer Music Festival

This festival is all about the wine and the music.  Enjoy wine from selected Virginia wineries and a variety of food, arts and crafts while listening to some great music.

OPENING ACT:  The Mastersons
HEADLINER:  Railroad Earth

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Sunday, August 10, 2014 Beer & Brats

Chateau Morrisette is proud to welcome the award-winning Weeping Radish Farm Brewery back to the winery! North Carolina's oldest microbrewery, Weeping Radish, has been delighting customers with their distinctive German beers and hand-crafted bratwursts for over 25 years. Sample their wares from 12 to 4 pm on Sunday while live music plays in the courtyard. Music is free; beer and brats available for purchase; bring your own seating.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 11AM - 5 PM Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival

An official Kansas City Barbecue Society competition with plenty of barbecue to eat and taste this year.  Competitor registration now open.

OPENING ACT:  The Greencards
HEADLINER:  Mountain Heart

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All Month Long October, Fall for Autumn Lunches

Everyone talks about smelling the roses, but what about watching the leaves? Take time this fall to enjoy nature's most colorful time of the year. Take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway, or hike the Rock Castle Gorge, Rocky Knob or Buffalo Mountain. Whatever you do to celebrate the changing seasons, top it off with a delicious lunch at Chateau Morrisette. We're open for lunch every day this month. Monday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am - 9 pm. Sunday 11 am – 3 pm. Dinner is available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations are recommended.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 11AM - 5 PM The Black Dog Wine and Beach Music Festival

If you love beach music, you don’t want to miss this event.  Wine tastings all day long, a flat area to show off your shag, along with great food, arts and crafts.

OPENING ACT:  The Catalinas
HEADLINER:  The Embers

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