Fauquier County Wine Tasting and Competition at Airlie
Join us Saturday, Feb. 25 for this third annual event, which will feature the Taster's Choice awards, pairings with hors d’oeuvres prepared by Airlie's talented culinary team and — new for 2017 — the Wine Experience. Tasting times are at 12:30 and 3:30 pm. A wine dinner will follow at 7 p.m. with five delicious courses (see menu below ↓) paired with specially-selected wines. Please note there will not be any tickets sold at the door. There are no reduced price tickets for designated drivers offered. Please see cancellation policy below.
Taster’s Choice Awards
After tasting wine from the 14 participating wineries, you will be able to vote for your favorites to help decide the Taster's Choice award winners (announced at 6:30 pm).
Featured hors d’oeuvres, prepared by Airlie, will be paired with a selected wine at each table. Cheese boards will be displayed around the tasting room.
The Wine Experience
A new addition to the event, a panel of experts will share their knowledge.
Arterra Winery, Aspen Dale Winery, Barrel Oak Winery, Blue Valley Vineyards, Chateau O'Brien, Desert Rose Winery, Miracle Valley Vineyards, Molon Lave Vineyard, Naked Mountain Vineyards, Pearmund Cellars, Philip Carter, Slater Run Vineyard, Three Fox Vineyard, and Vint Hill Craft Winery.
Cranberry Glazed Duck with quinoa cake, pickled heirloom beets, rosemary fromage, dried dates, micro greens
Lobster and Scallop Terrine with smoked trout mousse, fennel citrus peel salad, Osetra caviar, dill oil and micro chives
Trumpet Royale Mushroom and Asparagus Salad with local beet mousse, petite radish, gold beet chips and apple vinaigrette
Bacon Wrapped Beef medallion with foie gras, baby squash, sweet potato puree, white beech mushrooms, and fig demi-glace, micro herbs
Sticky Toffee Pudding with cajeta, mini gaufrette, pomegranate ice cream, poached pear accented with cinnamon and micro mint
Cancellation with refund may be made through Eventbrite through Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. After that, cancellations can be made but no refunds will be issued.