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Pairing Wine With Halloween: A Guide to NoVA Halloween Winery Bashes

Posted by Carten Cordell / Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Virginia Wine Month is about to go out with a bang—with a head-on, crash collision with Halloween! Celebrate the final days of October, autumn, Virginia Wine Month and Halloween at some of your favorite local wineries. Winemakers are creative individuals; their ideas for Halloween bashes go far beyond your typical costume party.

Twisted Vines Halloween Masquerade Party at The Winery at Bull Run

When’s the last time your Halloween party had dancing AND dueling? Or a live Civil War re-enactment? Head out to The Winery at Bull Run (in costume) and see its neighbor—the Manassas Battlefield—come to life. The event will also coincide with the introduction of the winery’s newest tasty beverage.

Where: The Winery at Bull Run
 Sat., Oct. 27; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
How much:
$25 online; $35 at the door

Halloween Celebration and 5k at Three Fox Vineyards

The owners of Three Fox Vineyards want you to dress up for their annual Halloween bash. They’ll even bribe you: discounted wine. If the party lasts all night, you’re welcome to stay on for the Haunted Hallowine 5k the next morning.

Where: Three Fox Vineyards
When: Sat. and Sun., Oct. 28-29; 5k kickoff is at 9:30 a.m. on Sun. morning
How much: $25 for race registration


 Vino Zombie 3k at Little Washington Winery

Have you ever wondered what the world would look like after the zombie apocolypse? Little Washington Winery has. It involves free wine. Survive their 3k zombie run without getting infected and there’s free tasting for you at the finish line.

Where: Little Washington Winery
When: Sat. Oct. 27; 11:30 a.m.
How much: $10 donation to the Rappahannock High Cross Country Team 

Halloween Haunt at 868 Estate Vineyards

Truffle tastings and pumpkin paintings are calling families and friends of all ages to 868 Estate Vineyards. There will be something for everyone to get into the Halloween spirit.

Where: 868 Estate Vineyards
When: Sun., Oct. 28; noon – 6 p.m.
How much: Free entrance

Junk Food & Wine Pairing at Paradise Springs Winery

It’s time to start thinking ahead. You’re about to have a half-year’s supply of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers. What wines are you going to pair them with? The answer is at Paradise Springs Winery.

Where: Paradise Springs Winery
When: Oct. 26 – 28; all day
How much: $25/pairing

Haunting Halloween Madness at Lake Anna Winery

Don’t forget to bring your furry friends dressed in their best for the pet Halloween costume competition at Lake Anna Winery. In partnership with the Louisa Humane Society.

Where: Lake Anna Winery
When: Fri., Oct. 26; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
How much: $20

Doodledawg Halloween at Casanel Vineyards

Why not spice up trick-or-treating this year and come home with a new fury friend? Doodledawgs will be at Casanel Vineyards to introduce you to your new family member (and help you plan his Halloween cosutme for next year).

Where: Casanel Vineyards
When: Sun., Oct. 28; 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
How much: Free entrance

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