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Saturday, 10/15
5K Fun Run to benefit Relay for Life: It may be a little early for Halloween but this is a great opportunity to enjoy the crisp fall air and help fight cancer! The run starts at 9 am at the winery and follows Rt 718. Breakfast fare will be available for purchase all morning long from The Breakfast Guy food truck! Choose from a delicious selection of gravy and buttermilk biscuits, wraps (sausage, vegetarian and vegan),and French toast.
To register for the run, contact Joy Coleman or Susan Lineberry
12-3pm Painting at the Winery: When you finish with the 5K, stick around to create another artistic masterpiece with Shenandoah artist, Tammy Hornek. Included in the registration fee are materials, supplies and tutorial. Reserve Now.
Sunday, 10/16
Charlottesville musician Vicky Lee brings the gentle sounds of her Celtic harp to the tasting room
Saturday, 11/5
Painting at the Winery: Join Tammy Hornek of Fun Nite Art and get creative. Reserve Now.
Sunday, 11/6
Bordeaux Wine Cruise Presentation: Folks from Democracy, Lazy Days and Hill Top Berry Farm enjoyed a week long river cruise in French wine country in August 2015. Hear about their experiences, the wine chateaux visited, learn a little bit about the wines tasted and for $5/pp extra you can compare tastes of Virginia “Bordeaux-style” wine with the real thing
Sunday, 11/13
Dog Day Afternoon
Democracy welcomes its four-footed friends (attached to their two-footed peeps) to the lawn and patio for special treats and toys and romps among the autumn colors.

Democracy Wines Medal at Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

The Atlantic Southeast Wine Competition in Winston Salem, NC announced its medal winners last month and Democracy Vineyards wines took home a number of awards. Our Petit Verdot varietal, Magna Carta, chalked up another Gold while our dry Petit Manseng, Unum, and sweet Chambourcin, Campaign, got Silver. Receiving Bronze medals were Constitution (dry Viognier), Velvet Revolution (dry red blend) and Republic (sweet Petit Manseng). Part of the Dixie Classic Fair, this wine contest featured over 550 wines in 65 categories from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia.

Democracy Vineyards Presidential Straw Poll

Voting throughout September saw Donald Trump take a 13 point lead in the straw poll over his rival Hillary Clinton, likely owing to festivals in Tidewater, Shenandoah and Southside. The GOP candidate received 46% of all votes cast in the straw poll compared to 28% for the Democratic candidate. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was a distant third with 14% of the vote and Jill Stein, Green Party candidate, received 2% of the votes. Bernie Sanders remained the favorite of 3% of those balloting. Eight percent of voters remain unhappy with all the choices confronting them in November, opting instead to vote for “Other”. Among those specifying an “other” were votes for “My dog”, “Big Bird”, Jeb Bush and Captain America.

Voting will continue through the November election because democracy is about choices -in our case, red, white, or apple wines!l

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