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Hotel Madison's Winter Wine Weekend

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Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

710 S. Main Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Hotel Madison's Second Annual Winter Wine Weekend

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Hotel Madison is excited to host the Second Annual Winter Wine Weekend. In addition to the Grand Tasting, there will be a wine-centric welcome reception, wine workshops, a wine-paired dinner, wine tours, a champagne brunch and more!

We welcome you to stay the entire weekend! Enjoy this special overnight rate for our Winter Wine Weekend participants:

Click Here to Make your Winter Wine Weekend Overnight Stay!

For questions about Winter Wine Weekend or if you require additional assistance please email: krhodes@hotelmadison.com

WELCOME RECEPTION - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

5:00 -9:00 PM

Enjoy a wine-centric welcome reception at our Quills Lobby Bar! Enjoy wines from SHARE A SPLASH wine co.’s collection paired with scrumptious tapas-style fare. Live music from 5-8 pm featuring Bob Hallahan and Joseph Nichols.

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WINE PAIRED DINNER AT JOSHUA WILTON HOUSE - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

6:00 PM - SOLD OUT!

4-course dinner paired with Australian wines at Joshua Wilton House . Chef Tom will be creating dishes sourced from Virginia with his French technique to go along with the wines. 10% of sales will be donated to Wildlife Warriors to aide in building more facilities at Steve Irwin's zoo to help house and rehabilitate animals injured by the fires.

To make your reservation, simply click the link above and book your reservation for 6 pm on Friday, February 21st and please make a simple note in your reservation that states "wine dinner". $59 per person.

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WINE PAIRED SPECIALS AT MONTPELIER RESTAURANT AND BAR - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

5:00 PM

Enjoy expertly paired wine specials by Chef Tripp Yeargin throughout the weekend at Montpelier Restaurant and Bar. Reservations recommended.

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GRAND TASTING - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

NOON - 5 PM

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is sponsoring The Grand Tasting located in the Shenandoah Grand Ballroom. This event will feature over 10 Virginia wineries and will provide an opportunity to taste and compare wines from distinct regions of Virginia. Take home a commemorative Hotel Madison tasting glass!

Participating Wineries:

Barren Ridge Vineyards, Brix and Columns Vineyards, Shenandoah Vineyards, Rockbridge Vineyard, Keswick Vineyards, Barboursville Vineyards, Cardinal Point Winery, Bluestone Vineyard, Muse Vineyards, Crosskeys Vineyards, Cave Ridge Vineyard and more to come!

Grand Tasting Ticket includes admission and 5-6 tastings from each of the participating Virginia Wineries - $40 advance / $45 at the door

(Please note ticket does not include unlimited tastings.) Additional pours and bottles will be available for purchase.

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WINERY TOUR - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

9:00 AM - NOON

BLUESTONE VINEYARD

Experience a behind the scenes tour of award-winning Bluestone Vineyard, led by winemaker Lee Hartman, covering the growing and winemaking process. From the vines to the barrel, from the cork to the tasting room, this comprehensive look at a winery will prep you for your afternoon at the Grand Tasting or further seminars. Includes shuttle transportation to and from the vineyard leaving Hotel Madison at 9 am and returning at Noon. (Transportation included)

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WINE WORKSHOP - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

WINE BUYING - Decoding the Label: Looking for Quality and Value in the Wine Shop

Presenter: Brock Kappers/Winebow Group

Have you ever looked at a bottle in a store, and couldn't even tell what kind of wine was in it? Let alone if it's any good or worth the price? Join Virginia based importer/distributor Brock Kappers of the Winebow Group as he fills in the gaps on Viticulture Areas, Vintages and what to look for (and what to avoid) when browsing the wine aisle."

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WINE WORKSHOP - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

CHOCOLATE AND WINE - Combining the Favorite Food and Beverage of the Heart Presenter: Tassie Pippert/Hart School

Join Certified Specials of Wine and Certified Chef, Tassie Pippert, as you learn to pair the perfect chocolate with your favorite wines. Learn about the tannic structures of chocolates and grapes and how the two mix for the perfect flavor combinations. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

WINE WORKSHOP - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

11:00 AM – NOON

WINE BLENDING

Presenter: Lee Hartman

Most of the wines you drink are blends, but why do winemakers blend and what does each variety bring to the final wine? Winemaker Lee Hartman of Bluestone Vineyard will discuss the key elements of blending wine varietals in this hands-on seminar. Leave the session with a growler of your own wine blend.

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WINE WORKSHOP - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

11:00 AM – NOON

SEEING POTENTIAL IN VIRGINIA FROM AFRICA

Presenter: Stephen Barnard

Good wine is made in the vineyard, and as a winemaker and vineyard manager, Stephen Barnard knows this as well as anyone. Growing world-class wine at Keswick is something Stephen learned in South Africa and has fortunately brought to Virginia. Explore how great wine can grow in these two climates and hear about the hard work that goes into vineyard cultivation.

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WINE WORKSHOP - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

VERTICAL TASTING – VINTAGE VARIATION

Taste three vintages side by side and learn about vintage variation and ageing wines. This is a fantastic way to experience just how unique every year can be in the world of wine. It can also enhance your understanding of the many factors that play subtle roles in a single wine.

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WINE WORKSHOP - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

A TASTE OF TWO PIEDMONTS

Presenter: Luca Pashina

Join Luca Pashina, of Barboursville Vineyard, as he talks about growing grapes and making wine in Virginia as well as his native Alba, Italy. Taste through 6 wines as you compare and contrast varietals from the Old World and the New.

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WORKSHOP - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MEURSAULT VS MONTICELLO

Presenter: Michael Shaps

Managing a winery is a lot of work, but Michael Shaps manages two wineries on both sides of the Atlantic. Hear about Michael's wine-making philosophies and taste through the terroir of his wines from Virginia and Burgundy.

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WINE PAIRED DINNER - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

A NIGHT IN TUSCANY

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Enjoy "A Night in Tuscany" with this exquisitely chef paired authentic Italian Dinner. Brock Kappers from Winebow Group has perfectly paired each wine from family owned small production estates and will be our presenter. Limited Seating. A vegetarian option is available. Please email krhodes@hotelmadison.com with any dietary restrictions.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

VERITAS SPARKLING SUNDAY BRUNCH

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Join Winemaker Elliott Watkins from Veritas Vineyard & Winery for this exquisitely paired Sparkling Brunch.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

1 PM - 3 PM

RIEDEL TASTING WORKSHOP

Enjoy an educational afternoon with a Riedel representative. Each guest will receive a tasting of four wines from Bluestone Vineyards and go home with four Riedel wine glasses.

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710 S. Main Street

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