2020 Events at Grayhaven

Grayhaven VIP Club
New For 2020!
Grayhaven announces the launch of our new VIP Club!
Enjoy exclusive events and other perks - no wine purchase required!  See VIP events below and check out our online store (under Shop)  for membership details.
Membership is $75pp/ $125 for 2 and lasts 12 months from purchase

January 17th, 18th & 19th

Heart of VA Wine Trail Chili Cookoff      Fri 11-5,  Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5

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Warm your cold, cold heart with a weekend of all things CHILI!
Every year, the 5 Heart Of Virginia Wine Trail wineries compete for the
coveted HOVA Best Chili Trophy - and you get to be the judges!
Grab your friends and hit the trail!
A ticket gets you tastings of Wine & Chili at each of the 5 HOVA wineries:
Grayhaven Winery, 53rd Vineyard & Winery, Mattaponi Winery, James River Cellars& Lake Anna
 
Grayhaven will be dishing up Alaskan Caribou Venison Chili & Vegetarian Chili Verde
$20pp / Get your tickets at any of the wineries or online at www.HovaWineTrail.com
February 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th, 2020
Valentines International Cheese Tasting 12:00 - 6pm
Cheese is King at Grayhaven
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February 8th  & 9th 2020 +
February 15th & 16th 2020
12:00 - 6:00 pm

Sample over 35 artisan cheeses from around the world! Discover amazing cheeses from the US, Italy, France, Holland, Greece, Syria, Spain, Germany and England paired with Grayhaven & South African wines. Get great info from our staff of passionate cheese lovers, from how cheese is made to how to pair like a pro. Taste something you like?  Snap a pic of the cheese card to find out where we sourced it locally and the current price per pound/ounce.

Tickets are $23 General Admission + $7 for Wine Tasting
Purchase Online Here or at the winery
Arrive any time - allow 30 to 45 minutes for the tasting

March 14th 2020

VIP Club Member Spring Barn Party 6:00 - 8:00pm

Grayhaven VIP Club

The rustic old barn that has been the backdrop to so many of our customers photos, selfies, engagements and weddings is being transformed into a new event space and hang-out spot for the winery. 

Be the first to get a glimpse of the new space and help us celebrate spring and all the good things to come in 2020.  This event if exclusive to our VIP club members, so if you aren’t one already - this is a great reason to join!

What’s in Store?  Refreshments and apps, tastings and tour of the works in progress. VIP club members - call or email us with your reservation or to inquire about purchasing extra tickets for friends and family.

April 11th, 2020
VIP Club-  Member’s Only Pommeau Release party  6 pm - 8 pm
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Celebrate the long-awaited official release of Grayhaven’s Pommeau-style dessert wine.  It’s been a long 4 years on cognac-soaked oak but our cider has finally been blended with the brandy made from our first batch. 

This event if exclusive to our VIP club members, so if you aren’t one already - this is a great reason to join!

What’s in Store?  An all-apple themed party - with sweet & savory apple delights, wine tastings and your first taste of Grayhaven’s Pommeau-style dessert wine.  VIP club members - call or email us with your reservation or to inquire about purchasing extra tickets for friends and family.

Sunday May 10th, 2020
Mothers Day at the Vineyard
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May 10th, 2020
Come out and enjoy live music, 1-3 pm.  Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets
and relax with a glass of wine.  Music to be announced*
 
The event is FREE!  $10 for wine tasting, wines available by the glass or bottle.
We are open from 11 am - 5 pm.  Please order your artisan cheese or cheese and salami plates in advance
- email Max@grayhavenwinery.com

2020 Date TBD

Blues in the Vineyard

                                      
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Grab your lawn chair & picnic blankets for our annual Blues In The Vineyard
2020 Date To Be Announced
winery opens at 11, food available by 12, music from 1 pm until 5 pm
 
Bring your family & friends for a beautiful day in the country
as local Blues musicians gather to play for this fun,
relaxed annual celebration of the Blues
$5 Cover supports RCBF
 
Wine tasting ($7) by Grayhaven, wines
available by the glass or bottle. 
Family-friendly, kid-friendly, dog friendly event

Visit the RCBS table for cool stuff - proceeds support the River City Blues Society

June 13th, 2020

Southern Food & Wine Festival 11am-5pm

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Join Grayhaven  Winery, 53rd Winery and Vineyard (Cooper), Lake Anna Winery, Mattaponi Winery and James River Cellars for a celebration of Southern Food, Music and Virginia Wine.  Live music by the Forrest McDonald Band, and guests

 Great Southern classics like Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken, BBQ, Hush Puppies, Chicken N' Waffles, Mac 'N Cheese and more by Gregory's Grill.  Tickets:  $20 in advance/ $25 at the door.  Order Online at the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail

*Some seating available - picnic blankets and lawn chairs recommended. Coolers with ice allowed (check in at gate). No outside drinks/alcohol (except water) allowed - Please support our local food vendors - no outside food except for those with allergies and special diets.  Thanks!!!

July 18th, 2020

VIP Members Only Winemaker’s Day 4pm - 6 pm

Grayhaven VIP Club

VIP Club Members enjoy a special winemaker’s tour, presentation and reception.

Learn all the tings that go in to what makes your wine taste the way that it does:
grape variety, terroir, vintage year, regional culture & winemaker style/choices
 
Tour boutique, small batch, artisan winemaking equipment and learn how  processes and
equipment affect wine quality and character.
 
Hors D’Oeuvres Reception with Tastings of wines from major wine regions around the world.

August 15th, 2020

Jazz Under The Stars

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Saturday August 15th, 2020
5pm - 9pm
Live Jazz and great food under the stars! The perfect wind-down to a long, hot summer!
Live Jazz
 Shrimp & Grits, Crab Cakes, Grilled Veg & steak quesadillas
Tickets: $20 in advance $25 at the door  *Free for VIP Club members
* Includes entertainment & wine tasting. Food and wines by-the-glass & bottle priced a la carte
 
September 12th & 13th 2020

South African Food & Wine Festival

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South African Food & Wine Festival
 
September 12th & 13th, 2020
11 am - 6 pm
Visit our festival Web site at
www.SouthAfricanFoodFest.com
Skip the site and go straight to TICKETS
Saturday October 3rd, 2020

Jazz & Jambalaya

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 
Times TBD
 
Join us as we welcome fall with live Jazz, great food & wine!
 
Jambalaya, steak quesadillas, shrimp & grits, fish & chips, fried oysters, crab cakes & beignets
Grayhaven wines, sangrias and select South African wines Sunday afternoon & evening, October 6th, 2019
 
Advance Tickets:  $10 General Admission, $20 Wine Tasting + GeneralAdmission - add $5 for gate purchase
 *Free for VIPClub Members
*Food and wines by-the-glass sold separately
Get Tickets Here

Saturday October 31st, 2020

An Evening With Ghosts: Tall Tales and Haunted Trails of the Civil War

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Join the storytellers of Grayhaven for an evening of haunting Civil War tales and ghostly fun.  October 31st, 2020 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Your journey begins with a vintage barrel tasting in the historic 1700's graveyard overlooking Grayhaven's vineyards and continues with a walk down the haunted trail of the dark forest once traveled by Native Americans, soldiers and slaves.

Tales of history, mystery and hauntings by Grayhaven's winemaker Chuck Peple, also known for his work as a Civil War historian. Live Jazz music  For those who return from the forest, a roaring bonfire and hearty stew awaits.

Tickets are $35 in Advance, $40 at the door and include wine tasting (for adults 21 and over) and food.  Wines also available by-the-glass or bottle.

FAQ RE kids:  This event is intended for adults but may be appropriate for mature teens (except the wine part of course). Some attendees to this event bring kids, from babies in backpacks to older kids who usually hang out in the playground during the tour.  The bonfire and food are appropriate for all ages. Kids 17 and under attend free with parent Call with questions:  (804) 556-3917  Purchase tickets HERE

November 2nd & 3rd

Harvest Wine Trail Weekend

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Harvest Wine Trail Weekend
November 2nd & 3rd
11am - 6pm Saturday, 11am - 5pm Sunday (Grayhaven’s hours)
Join the six Heart of Virginia Wine Trail wineries for a weekend of tastings and fall fun.  Grab your friends and hit the trail, enjoying tastings and snacks along the way at each winery.  grayhaven will be dishing up roasted corn chowder.  Grayhaven’s resident artist & metalsmith Robin Grabinska will be hosting an Open Studio over the weekend.
 
Purchase Wine Trail Passes at the Heart of VA Wine Trail Web site or at any of the participating wineries.

 

November 14th & 15th

International Cheese Tasting

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International Cheese Tasting
November 14th  & 15th 2020
12:00 - 6:00 pm
 
 Just in time for the holidays! Sample over 35 artisan cheeses from around the world! Discover amazing cheeses from the US, Italy, France, Holland, Spain, Germany and England paired with Grayhaven & South African wines.
 
Snap a pic of your favorite Cheese Tasting Notes with info on where to stock up for the holidays.  Learn about how cheese is made and get great tips on food pairing, hostess gifts and putting together the perfect holiday cheese course.
 
Tickets are $15 General Admission + $7 for Wine Tasting
Purchase Online Here or at the winery
Arrive any time - allow 30 to 45 minutes for the tasting

November date TBD

VIP Club Member Winemaker’s Day

Grayhaven VIP Club
VIP Club Members enjoy a special winemaker’s tour, presentation and reception.
 
Cooking With Wine
 
Winemaker & Chef’s Presentation on the elements of cooking with wine successfully
Learn the do’s, don’ts and classic dishes made with wine
 
Reception includes tastings of classic wines used in cooking, from light claret-style wines to heavy reds,
from acidic whites to Madeira, Port & Sherry. 
Taste a few of the winemaker’s favorite wine-soaked recipes

November & December

Every Weekend, November & December 2020

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Jingle Bell S’Mores Weekends
Every Weekend in November & December 2020
 
Get into the holiday spirit at Grayhaven!  Hot Mulled Wine on tap all weekend. Roast marshmallows and make S’Mores at the bonfire & fire pits.  This has become a customer-favorite enjoyed by young and old.
Stock up on wine and gourmet goodies for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years.
 

December 5th & 6th

Holiday International Cheese Tasting

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Holiday International Cheese Tasting
December 5th & 6th 2020
12:00 - 6:00 pm
Just in time for the holidays! Sample over 30 artisan cheeses from around the world! Discover amazing cheeses from the US, Italy, France, Holland, Spain, Germany and England paired with Grayhaven & South African wines.
 
Snap a pic of your favorite Cheese Tasting Notes with info on where to stock up for the holidays.  Learn about how cheese is made and get great tips on food pairing, hostess gifts and putting together the perfect holiday cheese course.
 
Tickets are $23 General Admission + $7 for Wine Tasting
Purchase Online Here or at the winery
Arrive any time - allow 30 to 45 minutes for the tasting
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