At The Winery
CHURCH CREEK WINE & OYSTER TOURS
Saturdays | October through November
A singular and epicurean opportunity to learn about aquaculture and viticulture on Virginia's Eastern Shore with our partners at Shooting Point Oyster Company aboard the Oyster Queen in Church Creek and at Chatham Vineyards. Weekends in October and November 2016.
The tour includes an immersive three hour experience in wine and oyster tasting that begins with an oyster farming tour on Church Creek aboard the Oyster Queen with Shooting Point Oyster Company. The water tour is followed by a wine tasting at Chatham Vineyards with oysters on the half shell. The tour price includes a bottle of Chatham's Church Creek wine and a dozen oysters per couple.
Saturdays, 1 pm sharp, weather permitting with Sundays for rain dates.
Limited to six persons per tour. $100/person
Please call the winery for more details and arrangements.
MERROIR & TERROIR ~ OYSTER EXTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, November 12 | 4 to 8pm
No two things taste more like their place than wine and oysters. Join us to celebrate the Eastern Shore’s distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings and tout the hyper-local benefits of growing grapes within steps of some of the best aqua farming in the country.
Tickets include a raw bar tasting of six different Eastern Shore oysters (grown from the Chesapeake Bayside to the Atlantic Seaside's Barrier Islands), unlimited roasted oysters, Easern Shore-style clam chowder, and a glass of Church Creek wine of your choice. There will be acoustic music and limited seating available on a first come, first serve basis. Lawn furniture or portable tables and chairs are permitted.
Special Events & Festivals
TOWN POINT VIRGINIA FALL WINE FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16 | 11am to 6pm
Experience Hampton Roads’ most anticipated Wine Festival of the fall season along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Virginia one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world! This year’s fall favorite will showcase more than 30 wineries with over 200 of the Commonwealth’s finest wine varieties.
Festival guests can enjoy the company of friends and family along the Elizabeth River for a weekend-long harvest of Virginia wineries in Town Point Park. Budding sommeliers and everyday enthusiasts can sample and purchase premier wine vintages and enjoy live musical performances, along with gourmet foods and specialty wares.
VIRGINIA'S EASTERN SHORE WINE & BRINE MONTH
Celebrate the Eastern Shore’s distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings and tout the hyper-local benefits of growing grapes within steps of some of the best aqua farming in the country. A full calendar of events includes traditional Shore oyster roasts, wine & oyster festivals, wine dinners, raw bar tastings, and wine & oyster lover's weekend getaway packages. Restaurants and retailers offer signature Eastern Shore oyster dishes, or products, paired with an Eastern Shore wine. But tasting this place is not limited to the Shore! Restaurants all along the East Coast are participating.
ARTISANS GUILD OPEN STUDIO & VINEYARD TOUR
Friday, November 25 - November 26, 2016 | 10am to 5pm
The Eastern Shore Artisans Guild will hold its 14th Annual Holiday Tour on Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26 from 10 am to 6 pm. This is a free, self-directed and self-driven tour. There are thirteen stops off Rt. 13 in Accomack and Northampton counties, stretching from Cape Charles in the south to Onancock in the north. The stops include nine artisan and art studios, two historical buildings, an alpaca farm, and Chatham Vineyards.
At Chatham, we are pleased to host guest artists Karyn and Mark Belknap who offer one-of-a-kind artistry in wool and carving. For more information on their beautiful work, please visit the Ten Good Sheep website and the Red Dog Decoys profile on the Artisans Center of Virginia website.
Visitors on the tour will discover a wide variety of high quality items, most of which are one-of-a-kind pieces. Jewelry, decoys, wildlife carvings, ceramics, art quilts, pottery, metal sculptures, wearable fiber, Windsor chairs, oil and watercolor paintings and more will be found at the various stops on the tour.
The work created by ESAG artisans is inspired by the unique beauty and history of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and most incorporate materials found or produced locally. ESAG members are dedicated to promoting and preserving the rich artistic heritage of the area. Light refreshments will be available at most stops.