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Great Wines... Great Times... Under Blue Ridge Mountain Skies™
And, I think we have turned a corner. Construction is in the final stages. We thank everyone who has visited and sat behind the ragged orange safety fence or trudged to the tasting room around the parking lot construction.
Soft opening of Chloe Hall & Terrace is set for May 2nd with our annual Sip & Savor event (more on this below). Seating for up to 120 plus outdoors areas for wine and socials. It will take a few more months to put the finishing touches, we hope…
When you visit this summer, ask one of us to show you around if you are considering an event space for a future wedding, reunion, special gathering, or corporate meeting. Starting this fall, we will be holding exclusive wine tastings and dinners with guest chefs and visiting winemakers. We look forward to providing a special place for unique events.
The amphitheater construction starts in the next few weeks with seating installed first followed by the stage. Initially, we will seat 500-600 for musical performances with growth in the next few years that will double the capacity. We plan to host regional and national tours. Stay tuned for details on the 2021 concert series. As with all events at JvD, Cellar Club members will receive first offers for tickets as well as discounts. Thank you for your support!
In other news, we have begun our monthly Food & Wine Pairing Series with Chef Jessi. She features a JvD wine with a French-inspired recipe. On those days, join us for a little taste of French cuisine and a wine sample. (Free to all and available until gone.) Jessi will send out information soon on pairings for April, May and June. The next Food & Wine Pairing event is on Sunday, March 22nd beginning at 1:00 pm. Jessi will prepare Coq au Vin with 2015 Rock & Rail. Please join us!
Meanwhile in the vineyrd, the vines have all been pruned as we enter that period of time where use of the F word is banned...Frost. Vine health is excellent as Eric and Francisco begin preparations for the growing season. In the blink of an eye it will be September and harvest.
I was just advised our 2015 Petit Verdot Reserve was awarded a Silver at the very prestigious TexSom Wine Competition. Our Petit Verdot, both Estate and Reserve, continue to receive high scores and great accolades across the country. The Steel & Stone, named top wine in North Carolina in 2018, is 65% Petit Verdot. Think we may be on to something…
Soon we will return to unobstructed views of the vineyard, our omnipresent music and birds chirping, without the noise and distraction of construction. Thank you everyone for your continued support & patience!
This is Chef Clark Barlowe’s last wine dinner with JvD as he and Jocelyn move to Oregon. We are honored that he is cooking here on the ribbon cutting for Chloe Hall. Clark’s food is amazing and his dedication to all things North Carolina sets an example for all those who proclaim, "Go Local". No one exemplifies this better than Clark. We hope you can join us.
As always, members of our Cellar Club receive a discount on the first two tickets, and will be able to purchase event tickets before non-members.
This event is for presale ticket holders & has very limited seating. No tickets are available for sale on the day of the event. Thank you for understanding.
Tickets for Cellar Club members will be on sale on Wednesday, March 25th.
Please visit our website for more information and to preview the 2020 menu.