Dec 22

Enjoy Central Virginia Wineries in a whole new light!

This winter take a quick getaway to recharge … plus, learn how Central Virginia Wines compare to wines from around the world! Cedar Spring Inn & Spa will host a series of special Wine Tasting Tutorials, each focused on one wine varietal.

Each Wine Tutorial will begin at 6:00pm on the designated date and will include a tasting of four to five wines of the same varietal from different regions of the world. The wine tastings will be led by Charles McBee, a fourth generation wine importer and wholesaler who traveled Europe and California for thirty years in the pursuit of finding, developing and selling wonderful wines. You will learn the vocabulary of professional wine tasting and a lot about the grape variety and its development in different parts of the world. Share observations and take notes about each wine so you have a record or recollection for the next day of tasting. Charles will provide you with a list of recommended wineries from the Monticello Wine Trail for your self-guided wine tour the following day, where you can experience the Central Virginia interpretation of the chosen varietal.

Each tutorial will be accompanied by an assortment of appropriate food pairings, not quite dinner but a light alternative.

In order to be included in the Wine Tutorial evening event you must specify your interest when you make your room reservations. For on-line reservations state your interest in the Comments Section of the reservation form. RESERVATIONS FOR EACH EVENT MUST BE MADE AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. You must make a reservation at the Inn in order to participate.

We look forward to welcoming you to a Cedar Spring Inn Wine Tasting Tutorial.


Chardonnay - Friday, January 6

Merlot - Thursday, January 12

Voignier - Thursday, January 19

Cabernet Franc - Thursday, February 9

Cabernet Sauvignon - Monday, February 13

Merlot - Thursday, February 16

Petit Verdot - Thursday, February 23

Oct 12

The John Paul Jones Arena has a spectacular schedule of Broadway performances planned between now and July 2012.  Plan now to attend one or all of the following:

My Fair Lady - October 24, 2011

Rock of Ages - December 4, 2011

Fiddler on the Roof - February 21, 2012

Young Frankenstein - April 4, 2012

Mamma Mia - July 12, 2012

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Sep 16

The Tuesday Evening Concert Series will begin their presentations October 4th and continue through April 2012.  Here is the schedule:

October 4, Vassily Primakov, Piano

October 18, Maxim Rysanov, viola and Eldar Nebolsin, piano

November 15, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

February 28, Alexander String Quartet

March 20, Vadim Gluzman, violin and Angela Yoffe, piano

April 3, The Tallis Scholars

April 24, Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo

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