Tuesday, February 27, 2024

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


The Mill at Fine Creek
2434 Robert E Lee Rd,
Powhatan, Virginia, 23139


The Expo's Premier Wine Dinner at Historic The Mill at Fine Creek Hosted by Christian Guest, Mid-Atlantic Sales Director, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates*

*Enjoy a special Valentine's Day discount on a two-ticket package to this event.  Click the ticket icon to see the discount.

Bacchanalia is the Expo's premier wine dinner promising a spectacular evening of elite wines and exquisite, locally sourced cuisine at historic and beautiful The Mill at Fine Creek, which is part of the Fine Creek Historic District where Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's father, lived.   Featuring a masterful six-course dinner, a sparkling wine reception, elite wines selected from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates extensive portfolio, and a special keynote speech from Thomas Horsey, this will be an unforgettable evening you will cherish for years to come.

A Collaboration Between The Mill at Fine Creek & Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

The menu will be created by The Mill at Fine Creek's five chefs and will be designed to pair with wines selected through a collaborative effort between The Mill's chefs and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates' Sales Director (for Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia), Christian Guest.  Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a collection of distinctive wine estates, each allowed to explore the fullest extent the unique growing conditions and individual winemaking practices that gives the wines from these estates their extraordinary character.  

If you want to see and touch history, you'll be able to look at and touch some of the bricks that used to be part of Peter Jefferson's home.  And you'll have an opportunity to walk the incredible, historic grounds and buildings.

Savor a sparkling wine reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by an exquisite seven-course dinner paired with 8+ premier wines.  Please join us for a decadent and very special culinary experience!

Special Crystal Wine Glasses to Take Home

  • Each guest will be given at least TWO different premier STARlight high-performance Stoelzle-Lausitz crystal wine glass that will be used during the dinner and then may be kept to take home.   

With Your Ticket, You Will:

  • Savor an exquisite all-inclusive, six-course wine pairing dinner, with presentation of wine and food pairings by The Mill at Fine Creek's chefs and Thomas Horsey, who will curate wines from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates' extensive portfolio of wines.
  • Enjoy a sparkling wine reception upon your arrival
  • Enjoy a keynote speech delivered by Christian Guest, Regional Sales Director, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
  • Enjoy walking around the historic The Mill at Fine Creek grounds 
  • Take home a premier high-performance Stoelzle-Lausitz crystal wine glass

Important Information:

  • You may arrive any time after 6:00 pm
  • We can accommodate special dietary restrictions (please contact us prior to buying tickets)
  • There is ample parking on the grounds of The Mill at Fine Creek
  • Dress is smart casual

Chef Talent

  • Four savory chefs and two pastry chefs will prepare this exceptional dinner.  Details coming soon.

About Christian Guest

Christian began his wine career following graduation from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.  Over the course of his career, he has held various roles throughout the Mid-Atlantic, moving up and down the East Coast from MD to GA, and calling VA home for the past 10+ years.  Christian and his wife Kristin live outside of Fredericksburg with their two sons Truett (11) and Grady (9).  Christian is active in both of his sons’ Scouting adventures (Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts) and when he has a little free time he enjoys playing golf (though rare). If the weather is really nice you’re likely to find him taking his 1980 International Scout II for a drive!

The Menu and Wine Pairings

Upon Arrival (6:00 - 6:30 pm, open doors at 6:30 pm)

Chef's Choice Passed Apps, paired with A to Z Rose Bubbles


First Course

Virginia Northern Neck Oysters with Edwards Virginia Country Ham w. an Herb Cream Sauce, paired with Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2001


Second Course

Pan Seared Pacific Rockfish served over Beluga Lentils & Charred Baby Carrots, paired with Rex Hill Seven Soils Chardonnay, 2019


Third Course

Brûléed Orange & Roasted Beets and Local Mixed Greens with Oregon Marionberry Vinaigrette, paired with Eroica Riesling, 2022  


Fourth Course

Confit Duck with Butternut Squash Puree and Wilted Kale, served with Honey Bourbon Expresso Reduction, paired with Erath Leland Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019


Fifth Course

Frenched Elk Chop & Sausage, served with Spoonbread and Pear-Cherry Chutney, paired with Northstar Merlot 2021


Sixth Course

Virginia Beef Filet over Wild Mushrooms and Oregon Wheatberry finished with Red Wine Demi, paired with Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 


Dessert Course

Dessert tbc, paired with Spring Valley Vineyard 'Uriah' Red Blend, 2016