Additional activities have been added to the Arts on the Vine event September 8. A collaboration of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail and the Northern Neck Artisan Trail, this “wine and art crawl” will feature over 30 tour stops to sip, shop and explore throughout the Northern Neck, reported Corinne Anthony Becker of Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Foundation.
Participating wineries, artists, galleries and points of interest will offer tastings, demonstrations, tours and specials, said Becker.
In Westmoreland County, tour sites will include Artists’ Alliance at Jarrett Thor Fine Arts, Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce, Ingleside Vineyards, General’s Ridge Vineyard, Vault Field Vineyard, Locust Farm Windsors, Visions by Shirl and watercolorist Holly Harmon at Hague Winery.
In Northumberland County, sites will include the four artisan guilds, gift shop and café at Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, the exhibit room at the Northumberland Public Library and nearby used book store, Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, Jacey Vineyard, Mosaic Consignments & Gifts, Holley Graded School Museum & Gallery and Catherine Kauffman Fine Art.
In Lancaster County, sites will include Good Luck Cellars, Allure Art Center, Patty Richards Art, RAL Art Center and Northern Neck Popcorn Bag.
In Westmoreland County, sites will include Jarrett Thor Fine Arts, Visions by Shirl, the Guild Gallery, Ingleside Vineyards, Vault Field Vineyards, General’s Ridge Vineyard, Hague Winery and the Montross Soda Shoppe museum.
Potter Daniel Christie will be at Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery in King George. Caret Cellars in Essex also will participate.
Ditchley Ciderworks will offer tastings both at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern and the Guild Gallery.
At sites across the tour, visitors will see jewelry-making, artists painting, demonstrations of dying fiber, spinning & weaving, blacksmithing and decorative woodburning. Then they can learn about the winemaking process, taste a variety of vintages and bring home souvenir wine glasses. Visitors can also buy “Made in Virginia” foods, shop at a gift shoppe selling local artisan handcrafts, enjoy a tasty lunch and watch an evening performance of fire dancing.
Wine tasting fees will vary by location. For a complete list of participating Arts on the Vine trail locations and hours of operation, visit NorthernNeckArtisanTrail.org or ChesapeakeBayWineTrail.com.