Memorial Day Fun in Charlottesville
Celebrate Memorial Day while remembering all the men and women who gave their lives for our country. In Charlottesville, Memorial Day weekend also marks the opening of area pools, tips off Polo season at King Family Vineyards and much more. You can enjoy the day tailgating with family and friends while sipping the vineyard's wine and watching the beautiful ponies compete on the turf. Held each Sunday at 1 p.m. at King Family Vineyards (weather permitting), polo matches are free and extremely popular. For more rules and information about the sport, see Book 2 of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living. In preparation for your tailgate, visit the Wine & Country Shop and you'll find a selection of picnic and polo accessories. Other events taking place this weekend include the Annual ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival, Strawberry Fest at Liberty Mills Farm and the Be BOLD Orchard 5K.
The Corner at UVA
Beloved by University of Virginia students, alums and locals alike, The Corner - this is, the row of shops, restaurants and bars across University Avenue from the UVA grounds - is one of the Charlottesville area's must-sees. This seven-block-long row of businesses was named for its original size, literally just a corner, as well as its location at the corner of the UVA grounds, and cliaims to have continued to be "a student rendezvous since the mid-1800s." Keep reading!
Wine Tasting 101
When it comes to wine tastings, proper technique allows one to get the most out of the experience. Before your next visit along the Monticello Wine Trail, check out this blog post with Valley Road Vineyards on how to properly taste wine with the “5 S’s”—Seeing, Swirling, Sniffling, Sipping and Savoring. Read more about it here.
Wine & Country Shop
You'll find everything everything you need for luxurious entertaining at an equestrian event, vineyard outing or tailgate - from luxury picnic hampers, custom linens and vintage silver to artisan charcuterie boards and Dubarry attire as well. The line of beautiful Wine & Country Welcome Bags filled with locally made artisan goodies are sure to make every occasion special. Wed.–Sat., 10am–6pm, or by appointment. 434-295-0306 or Shop@CharlottesvilleWineandCountryLiving.com.