Crushing it: Why this year's harvest could put Virginia wine on the map

By Jessica Luck for C-ville

He pulls the golf cart onto the right side of the gravel path: “Let me show you some of this viognier.” Carrington King, vineyard manager at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, stops the driver of a Kawasaki golf cart heading in the opposite direction of the tasting room, toward the processing facility, loaded down with bright yellow crates called lugs, each filled with 25 pounds of grapes. The crates are marked with the name Roseland in black, the name of the farm and the name of a chardonnay/viognier/petit manseng blend the winery produces. King plucks a cluster of grapes and holds it up to the afternoon sunlight to show how these berries, part of a second harvest of viognier this season, are starting to raisin and dehydrate.

What Grows Together, Goes Together - Benefit for Local Food Hub

Happening November 30, 2017, 5:30-8:30pm!

Join us for The Tastiest Class in Town, benefiting Local Food Hub. Just in time for the holidays, learn to pair food and wine like a pro! The evening will feature wines from Monticello Wine Trail, expert teachers from the Virginia Wine Academy, fabulous food from Feast!, and live music from The Olivarez Trio!

The evening will feature an exciting raffle, full of wine and dine experiences, including dinner for two at the Farmhouse at Veritas, an overnight stay at the Early Mountain Guest CottageHot Yoga Charlottesville class passes, a photo session with Kin + Kid Photography, mountain bike lessons, and so much more!

Tickets include wine tastings paired with generous appetizers and exclusive after-hours access to Feast! for all of your holiday shopping needs. Additional wine will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Local Food Hub’s efforts to increase community access to local food.

It’s a movable feast for a great cause!

This is a fun and causal event; please come as you are!

Tickets are available here