Amazing 3 - Night Experience on the Monticello Wine Trail for 2 Couples – Discover the Birthplace of American Wine!

Amazing 3 - Night Experience on the Monticello Wine Trail for 2 Couples – Discover the Birthplace of American Wine!

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Two couples will tour the beautiful Virginia countryside and discover fabulous gems in the foothills of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. This unforgettable Charlottesville-centric trip will have you and your guest wishing to return time and time again to the lush landscape of our Commonwealth.
 
You will enjoy an unforgettable overnight experience at Barboursville Vineyards. Through the years, the Barboursville Vineyard has worked tirelessly in establishing the credibility of the Virginia wine varietals, cultivating wines of a European heritage under the guidance of Gianni and Silvana Zonin and winemaker Luca Paschina. This breathtaking estate offers vineyard vistas, wonderful wines, unforgettable dining and elegant lodging.
 
The lucky winning bidder and three guests will be treated to a private tour with Winemaker Luca Paschina, Friday night deluxe accommodations at the historic 1804 Inn at Barboursville Vineyards with breakfast, and dinner in the world class Palladio Restaurant on the estate with wine pairing, inclusive of tax and tips. Each couple will also enjoy a Magnum of 2014 Octagon. This opportunity offers an unparalleled luxury experience, one you will not want to miss. 
 
A 2nd-generation graduate of Italy’s Viticultural Harvard, Istituto Umberto I, Luca Paschina worked in Napa Valley, the Finger Lakes, and Switzerland, before joining Barboursville Vineyards in the Virginia Piedmont since 1990, Luca Paschina has guided this estate and is the acknowledged genius of the Virginia wine industry.

The Palladio restaurant is named after Andrea Palladio whose influence is well known throughout the Veneto, home to Gianni and Silvana Zonin, founders of this vineyard estate.  Northern Italian in inspiration, yet creatively indebted to the most seasonal and local resources of the earth and sea, Palladio offers lunch and dinner. Food & Wine recently named Palladio among Americas Best Vineyard Restaurants.

The 18th Century Vineyard Cottage and the residence that is The 1804 Inn are living treasures of a priceless past and a singularly enchanted present.  Monticello and Montpelier, homes of Governor Barbour's good friends, lie just minutes away on the same road.  
 
To remember your fantastic experience with Luca, you will take home 2 magnum bottles of the Octagon 2014 which has been rated 96 points by JamesSuckling.com.
 
 
Then,  on to Afton Mountain Vineyard to enjoy 2 nights in the beautiful Afton Mountain Vineyard Cottages where you will stay in the midst of vineyards and mountains in one of Virginia’s most beautiful vineyard settings. Cottages include fully-equipped kitchens, king size beds, open-space living room. Bring our picnic lunch and experience the beautiful panoramic views from the patio or the sunroom while enjoying the wonderful Afton wines. To remember your visit each couple will receive a bottle of brut sparkling Bollecine.

From Afton Mountain you will be picked up by Albemarle Limousine in an SUV for up to 5 hours of exploring fabulous Virginia wineries.
 
Wine and food lovers are in for a treat with Pippin Hill’s exclusive agritourism experience. Indulge in a custom 4-course pairing of Pippin Hill wines with our chef’s inspired menu offerings at the Vintner’s Table. Dishes showcase just-harvested ingredients sourced sustainably and locally, much of it from our own Kitchen Garden, and are designed to illuminate the flavor notes and nuances of our wines. The Vintner’s Table is the ultimate local culinary celebration—wine and food grown here; enjoyed here—a perfect way to celebrate special events or just treat good friends to a delicious, memorable outing.
 
The folks at King Family Vineyards welcome you to enjoy a unique, guided tasting in the Library Room after a casual and informative winery tour. Located in Crozet, just a few minutes from Charlottesville, this winery specialized in the production of ultra-premium wines that showcase the remarkable quality and terroir of the Monticello AVA. Beginning with carefully selected estate grapes, winemaker Mattieu Finot creates wines inspired by the old world, but are uniquely expressive of Virginia.
 
Enjoy a private wine tasting at Michael Shaps Virginia Wineworks, which will include 8 wines and two surprise selections in the Winery Tasting Room. Known for his innovation and winemaking expertise, Michael Shaps has established himself at the forefront of the modern Virginia wine industry. Producing wines under the Michael Shaps label and for several prestigious wineries throughout the state - one winning the Governor's Cup in 2017 - his accolades and national recognition are beyond compare. You will have the unique opportunity to taste both his highly regarded Virginia wines, as well as his high-end Burgundy wines.
 
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
 
  • Private Tour of Barboursville Vineyards with Luca Paschina
  • Dinner for 4 at Palladio Restaurant
  • One night lodging for 2 couples at The 1804 Inn at Barboursville
  • Breakfast for 4 at Palladio Restaurant
  • 2 magnum bottles of the Octagon 2014
  • 2 cottages for 2 nights at Afton Mountain Vineyard
  • Afton Mountain Vineyard Wine Tasting for 4
  • 2 bottles of brut sparkling Bollicine from Afton Mountain Vineyards
  • 5 hours of Albemarle Limousine SUV service
  • 4-course food and wine pairing at the Vintner’s Table at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
  • Private tasting for 4 at Michael Shaps Virginia Wineworks
  • Private tasting or 4 at King Family Vineyards 
Donated By: Albemarle Limousine
King Family Vineyards
Luca Paschina and Barboursville Vineyards
Michael Shaps Virginia Wineworks
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard
Tony Smith of Afton Mountain Vineyards
Barboursville Vineyards: Redeemable for dinner and overnight stay Friday evenings only, based on availability through June 30, 2019. 
 
Afton Mountain Vineyards: May be booked together for 2 couples or in 2 separate bookings for 1 couple. Bookings must be made through www.staycharlottesville.com. Expires November 11, 2019. Based on availability.  For more information contact Elizabeth Smith at elizabeth@aftonmountianvineyards.com.  

Albemarle Limousine service valid Sunday's through Fridays excluding holidays pending availability at the time of the request. Trip origination and conclusion at Afton Mountain Winery. Contact sales@albemarlelimousine.com to make arrangements.
 
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard: Blackout dates include holiday weekends and UVA Graduation Weekend. Offer expires November 20, 2019. To schedule the Vintner’s Table contact Lillie@pippinhillfarm.com at least 3 weekends in advance.
 
Michael Shaps Virginia Wineworks: Reservations required by contacting Christie at events@virginiawineworks.com. Expires November 20, 2019.