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General Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting

$55
Main Street Station
1500 E Main St. Richmond, Virginia
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
M E F W D

Join us at beautiful Main Street Station for a curated tasting of hundreds of premium Virginia, Bordeaux + Loire Valley, France, and Washington State wines, Virginia spirits, Virginia ciders, Virginia mead and artisan foods and specialty products. This is THE most popular event at the Expo and offers a premier tasting experience at a stunning, world-class venue.

With a record 120+ wine, spirits, cider, mead, sake, specialty food and specialty product vendors to experience, we highly recommend including this event in your itinerary!   NOTE: Scroll down for updated lists of winery, distillery, cidery, specialty food and specialty product vendors you'll enjoy.  

There are five different Walk-Around Grand Tasting sessions, including this Saturday General Afternoon session from 1 pm to 4:30 pm.  The other four sessions are as follows:

The Details

Ticket Package Availability

If you want a special weekend culinary experience, this Afternoon General session cannot be purchased as part of a ticket package.  However, the VIP/Early Saturday Afternoon session is part of several ticket packages.  Full details on the ticket pages can be found on the Ticket Packages page and can be purchased on the ticket page. 

Oyster Bar Presented by Rappahannock Oyster Co.

For the first time in Expo history, this event will feature an Oyster Bar, featuring the country's best and freshest Virginia oysters cultivated, harvested and shucked by Rappahannock Oyster Co.

General

  • All-inclusive, curated walk-around grand tasting, including tasting hundreds of wines, spirits, ciders, mead, sake and specialty food
  • A major buying opportunity: most Virginia wines and all Virginia spirits, ciders and mead will be available for sale to take home
  • The alcoholic beverage tasting ends at 4 pm sharp but purchases of alcoholic beverages to go or any other products at the Expo may be made until 4:30 pm
  • Bordeaux and Loire Valley, France is the International Guest Region and Washington State is the National Guest Region in 2020
  • If you are hungry for a full meal, there will be artisan food vendors on the exhibit hall floor and a new Artisan Food Truck Court just outside the building.  You may bring food that you purchase at the Truck Court inside Main Street Station assuming you have tickets to an event
  • You receive a Riedel crystal wine glass to use at the event and take home
  • A complimentary wine check service will be available so that you do not have to carry or hold your wines during the session
  • Specialty food and artisan, luxury products available to sample and purchase
  • The food sampling will not be enough for a meal.  However, meal-size food will be sold separately at the event 
  • Please see signage on individual wine booths to determine whether Virginia wines will or will not be for sale (most will be for sale).  There is no limit on how much wine (and spirits and cider) you are permitted to buy
  • Non-Virginia wine can not be purchased per Virginia ABC rules
  • A complimentary coat check service will be available
  • Complimentary water provided
  • Tables, lounge chairs and cocktail rounds will be spread out throughout the Shed for your convenience
  • Wear comfortable shoes

The Virginia Wine Expo benefits the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation.

All inclusive.  Price Covers Food & Drink. 21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at historic Main Street Station. 

A TENTATIVE LIST OF 2020 WINERIES AND CIDERIES FROM VIRGINIA AND OUR GUEST REGIONS OF BORDEAUX + LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE AND WASHINGTON STATE IS BELOW.  THESE LISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

LIST OF VIRGINIA WINERIES, CIDERIES, MEADERY* 

*Please note that most Virginia wines will be represented by the winery itself and some Virginia wines will be represented by the Virginia Wine Expo's own knowledgeable servers.

Michael Shaps

Barboursville

Bold Rock

Boxwood

Broadbent

Bluestone

Castle Glen Winery

Castle Hill Cider LLC

Cave Ridge Vineyard

Chisholm Vineyards at Adventure Farm

Cobbler Mountain Cider

Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants

CrossKeys Vineyards

Cunningham Creek Winery

Delfosse Vineyards and Winery

DuCard Vineyards

Early Mountain

Elk Island Winery

Eu Family Estates

Glen Manor

Haley's Honey Meadery

Hamlet Vineyards

Jump Mountain

Horton Vineyards

James River Cellars

Jefferson Vineyards

Lake Anna Winery

Lazy Days Winery

Lovingston

Mattaponi Winery

North American Sake Brewery

Pearmund Cellars

Philip Carter Winery

Pollak Vineyards

Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery

The Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve

True Heritage Winery

Upper Shirley Vineyards

Veritas Vineyard and Winery

Paradise Springs Winery

Stinson

Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyard

King Family Vineyards

Biltmore Wines (a special guest winery from North Carolina)

LIST OF VIRGINIA DISTILLERIES

A. Smith Bowman Distillery

Belle Isle

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

Chesapeake Bay Distillery

Cirrus Vodka

Filibuster Barells LLC

KO Distilling

Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

Virago Spirits

Virginia Distillery Company

Vitae Spirits Distillery

LIST OF WASHINGTON STATE WINERIES AND VINEYARDS

CasaSmith Northridge 

Columbia Crest

Charles & Charles

Mullan Road

K Vintners

High Heaven

Mercer

Seven Falls

Sixto

Substance

Tenet

Northstar

Canoe Ridge

CSM Horse Heaven

CSM Cold Creek

Boom Boom

Brown Family

L'Ecole 

Milbrandt

LIST OF BORDEAUX + LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE WINERIES AND VINEYARDS

LR Coeur De La Reine

Maison Foucher

Vincent

Remy Pannier

Domaine Huet, Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux

Marc Bredif

Bouvet

Lassegue St. Emilion

Jadix Picpoul De Pinet

Chateau St. Andre Corbin St. Emilion

Chateau Laribothe

Francois Crochet

Charles Bove

Pol Clemont

Chateau De Fontenille

Chateau Bellevue

Chateau Haut Colombier

Lacroix Blanche

Chateau Peymartin Saint Julien

Lions De Batailley Paulliac

Chateau Haut Lapereyre

Chateau Grand Plantey

Chateau Roland Lagarde

Chateau Leden Medoc

Chateau Mille Roses, Haut Medoc

Chateau Lalande Villeneuvre

Enclos de Viaud

Chateau Calvimont

Chateau Tour du Moulin

LIST OF SPECIALTY FOOD AND SPECIALTY PRODUCT VENDORS

All About the Beverage

Alma Apothecary

Back Pocket Provisions

Bamboo Pillow Sheets

Beef Jerky Outlet

Bell-View Food Products

Bloodys by Buz

Butler Portraits

Castaneda Cigars

Christopher Mize Studio, Inc.

Clark and Hopkins

Cloister Honey

Cocktails with a Kick

Column 15

Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program

Deep Run Roadhouse

Diamond Resorts International Marketing, Inc.

Dominion Energy Green Power

En Theos Boutique

Enise

Fly With Wine

Fox Trot Chocolates

Gearhart's

Goatocado

Grapevine Restaurant

Grateful Gypsy

Heavens Gate Specialty Foods Shoppe

Herbert's Wine Jelly

Hops and Nuts Craft Beer and Wine Snacks

I See Spain

J. Sarge

Jerry's Backyard Barbeque Sauce

Kathi's Clam Chowder

Laconiko EVOO

LG's Elixir LLC

Mother Shrub

My Pour Head, LLC

Northern Neck Popcorn Bag

Nostalja

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Publix

Rappahannock River Oysters

Red Root & Co

Rhineland Cutlery by The Starboard Galley

Richmond Limo

Richmond Magazine

RK Revival LLC

Salt Soothers

Simply Cheddar

Sweet Heat Candles

Taste 

The Posh Pug

The Tobacco Company

Tilley's Favorite Dog Biscuits

Tryon Mountain Farms

UnBored Games

Velvet Cheesecakery

Whitley's Virginia Peanut

Two and A Half Irishmen

Mosaics by Patsy

Jiji Frozen Custard

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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting