Mar 30
Winery Events in April
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After a very tough winter what could be better than spending a weekend enjoying what the local wineries have to offer.  Here are just a few of the April events which have been brought to our attention:

Barboursville - April 4, Easter Celebration; April 10th, guest chef Patrick O’Connell from the Inn at Little Washington; April 7-18, Spring Barrel Tasting.

Stone Mountain - April 25-26, Spring Open House.

Veritas Winery - April 4, Easter Brunch; April 23, Magic of Music Ball.

King Family Vineyard - April 18, Meritage Blending Class.

Jefferson Vineyards - April 10 and 17, Meritage Vertical Tasting.

For more information on these events, go to the Activities Page at, and follow the link to the specific winery.

Mar 30
Monticello in April
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There’s lots going on at Monticello during the month of April.  Both Garden Tours and Plantation Tours begin daily on April 1st.   The gardens just begin to bloom in April; you can find a list of flowers currently in bloom on the property by going to

There are a number of special presentations designed around what’s happening in the Monticello Gardens.  “Pruning and Propagating Historic Roses” will be presented on April 3rd at 9:30am.  “Spring Wildflower Walk will be held on April 10, 17 and 24 beginning at 9:00am.  And as part of Historic Virginia Garden Week which begins Aplril 17th, “Thomas Jefferson, Gardener” (an illustrated lecture) will be presented on April 20th at 9:00am.  For additional information and locations of these presentations please visit

Don’t forget Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday on April 13th!

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