News, Events & Tidbits

HELLO FRIENDS OF DEMOCRACY! Fall is upon us and we've got a lot going on. A little something for everyone, so come on out to the winery or stop by and say hello when we are on the festival circuit. Check out our September Newsletter to get all the latest news!

Labor Day Weekend

  • Ever wondered what are the stories behind all the posters adorning the tasting room? General Manager Jim Turpin leads a tour through our collection of political memorabilia from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 3.
  • Ragtop plays in the tasting room Sunday, September 4 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Blessing of the Harvest – one of our favorite annual traditions – Rev. Debbie Powell of Nelson United Methodist Church conducts our harvest blessing on Sunday September 4 from 5:45 to 6:15 pm.
  • Paulo Franco rocks the patio on Monday, September 5 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.

Tasting Room: Live Music & Special Events

Sunday, 9/11
Join The Free Radicals for a lively afternoon of music.
Saturday, 10/15
5K Fun Run to benefit Relay for Life: – starting at 9 am at the winery and following Rt 718 – we’ll have breakfast fare provided by The Breakfast Guy food truck! Registration required.
12-3pm Fun Nite Art: when you finish with the 5K, stick around to create another artistic masterpiece with Shenandoah artist, Tammy Hornek. Reserve Now.
Sunday, 10/16
Enjoy the gentle sounds of Vicky Lee's Celtic harp.
12-3pm Painting at the Winery: join Tammy Hornek of Fun Nite Art and get creative. Reserve Now.

Democracy Vineyards Presidential Straw Poll

August voting saw a surge in support for Hillary Clinton, who claimed 39% of all votes cast while Donald Trump garnered 32% of the vote. Tracking many of the national polls, Gary Johnson with the Libertarian ticket took 13% of the vote and Jill Stein with the Green Party captured 3%. Holdouts for Bernie Sanders gave him 5% of the total and Ted Cruz has an unreconstructed supporter out there somewhere who wrote in his name. Seven percent of voters just couldn’t bring themselves to vote for anyone, opting instead for “Other”.

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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