Loudoun Wine Awards
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Loudoun Wine Awards

The 5th Annual Loudoun Wine Awards showcases the best wines in the county. With 40+ wineries in the Loudoun county, you can experience the best wines in one evening. Join the winemakers, winegrowers and winery owners as we celebrate these award-winning wines with tastings and dinner at Lansdowne Resort & Spa. More information about the event can be found here.

Buy your tickets today.

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LWA Wine Expo
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

LWA Wine Expo

  • Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interested in selling more wine? The LWA is teaming up with Fortessa to connect LWA member wineries with restaurants and distributors. This is an opportunity to showcase your wines with area restaurants interested in carrying more local wines. Restaurants will be encouraged to purchase wines at the event.

Click here to see the list of requirements and register.

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Winemaker Forum - Industry Event Only
Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

Winemaker Forum - Industry Event Only

Owners, Winemakers, Winegrowers, Vineyard Managers & Cellar Masters in Loudoun County are welcome to join us for our fourth annual Winemaker Forum where we will be tasting and discussing the wines submitted to the Loudoun Wine Awards this year.

This educational event will feature multiple wine flights that exhibit themes showcased during the competition. Our competition director, Neal Wavra, will lead the discussion of various aspects of Loudoun wines. The Forum will be followed by the Quarterly Loudoun Wineries Association meeting and a cocktail reception.

Click here to register

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Summer of Love & Kindness Benefiting Harvest Kindness
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Summer of Love & Kindness Benefiting Harvest Kindness

  • At Participating Wineries Listed Below (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join participating LWA member wineries for the Summer of Love and Kindness. During the month of July, visit some of your favorite wineries and enter for a chance to win a fun and immersive winery experience. Raffle tickets are $5 and available for purchase in participating winery tasting rooms. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Harvest Kindness, which supports those in need in our local wine growing and agricultural community.

If you are interested in participating as an LWA member winery, please click here! Questions? Please contact us at info@loudounwine.org

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Russ Mountain & O1V Vineyard Visit
Jun
5
3:30 PM15:30

Russ Mountain & O1V Vineyard Visit

  • 19304 Dodderidge Court Bluemont, VA, 20135 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will take a look at two vineyard sites and taste wines from each. Growers will speak to site characteristics, challenges, and highlights. Winemakers will pour their wine from each site and talk about how the site impacts the style of wine making. Bring your questions and some sunscreen!

Register online

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Virginia Country Half Marathon & Wine Festival
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Virginia Country Half Marathon & Wine Festival

Please join us again this year as we partner with Destination Races to bring back the Virginia Country Half Marathon and Wine festival to Doukenie Winery. We are looking for wineries to participate this year as this is a great fundraiser for the LWA. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in the festival.

Wineries interested in participating, register here.

Runners interested in registering can do so here .

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please signup online.

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Bud Break BBQ for Loudoun Wineries Association Members
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Bud Break BBQ for Loudoun Wineries Association Members

The Loudoun Wineries Association along with Visit Loudoun and LCED are excited to host the first annual Bud Break BBQ. We invite all Loudoun County wineries and vineyards to participate so please spread the word. Let's celebrate the start of a "rain-free" season with a fun get together with all of your industry friends. BBQ will be provided by Monk's BBQ in Purcellville and all wine and beer will be provided by the LWA. If you have a special bottle you would like to share you are welcome to bring that or your favorite beer too. Register here.

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Taste of Rosé
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Taste of Rosé

  • Participating Wineries Listed Below (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participating wineries and their rosé features are listed below. Click here for a map of participating wineries.

Join the LWA as we host Loudoun's Inaugural Taste of Rosé Weekend April 27th-28th, highlighting warm weather's rosy companion. Proceeds are benefiting Harvest Kindness which is focused on providing grants to support those in need in the local agricultural community. Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway announcement...

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WISE Sales & Hospitality Bootcamp
Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

WISE Sales & Hospitality Bootcamp

  • The Harvest House at Lost Creek Winery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WISE Sales & Hospitality Bootcamp
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9am - 5pm @ The Harvest House at Lost Creek Winery
$60 LWA members | $120 non-LWA members
Click Here to Register

Join the LWA as we host the WISE Academy for a full day bootcamp on tasting room sales and hospitality. Our bootcamp will include several topics shown below. Please download the following mystery shopping documents to complete prior to your training once you have registered.
Download Mystery Shopping Tips
Download Mystery Shopping Report Checklist

WISE 7-Secrets of Professional Selling
o Leveraging Your Brand to help Sell
o Understanding Your Guest to help Sell
o Building Rapport to help Sell
o Buying Signals
o WISE Triple Score
o Codifying Successes
o Features & Benefits to Sell Wine, Wine Club & Data Capture

Train team members on TR Best Practices (as learned in the 7 Secrets of Professional Selling)
Incentivize, motivate and lead staff for a more efficient, effective team.
Hire superstars, keep staff motivated and lower turnover
Lead: Work with the team on key business objectives. Become a true leader, not ‘just’ a manager.

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Virginia Governor's Cup Gala
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Virginia Governor's Cup Gala

Registration is now open for the Governor's Cup Gala. BE THERE when the Governor presents the coveted Governor's Cup to the winning wine of the 2019 competition. The Governor's Cup Case will be revealed and you will have a chance to taste 12 of the top-scoring wines in the 2019 Governor's Cup Competition. 

 DETAILS 

 Date: Tuesday, February 26th 
Where: Main Street Station Trainshed, 1500 E. Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
Who: The Wine Marketing Office is hosting the Gala, please reach out totheir office with any questions. 
How to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-governors-cup-gala-tickets-53867569350

 Registration Codes are as follows: (Note, the pricing below for Gold/Silver/Bronze members has been corrected). 

2019GOVCUPWINERY: $60.00general admission for wineries
2019GOVCUPVWAB: $50.00VWA Gold/Silver members limit 5
2019GOVCUPVWAGS: $55.00VWA Bronze members limit 5
2019GOVCUPENTRY12: $15.00wineries that entered 1-2 wines for the competition limit 2
2019GOVCUPENTRY3: $10.00wineries that entered 3+ wines for the competition limit 2
2019GOVCUPGOLDS: Free ticketsfor gold medalists limit 2

 Gold medal winners will be released on or about February 11th.

 

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WSET Level 2 Certification
Feb
6
to Mar 20

WSET Level 2 Certification

  • Loudoun County Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The LWA is excited to offer another WSET Level 2 certification this year in partnership with the Capital Wine School right here in Loudoun County. This is a 5 week course with an exam. Dates are 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/22 (Exam)

WSET Level 2 - February 6, 2018

$520 for members. $650 for non-members. Only 16 seats available. Priority registration is given to LWA members.

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Winter Barrel Tasting
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Barrel Tasting

Join us as we celebrate our inaugural Loudoun County Winter Barrel Tasting wine event! Loudoun Counties winemakers are opening up their cellars and tasting wine directly from the barrel. Our winter Barrel tasting event is not a food pairing or themed event. It is all about the wine!

Click here to register for the event as a participating winery

Click here to register for the event

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WSET Level 3 Certification
Jan
14
to Apr 22

WSET Level 3 Certification

  • Loudoun County Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The LWA is excited to offer another WSET Level 3 certification this year in partnership with the Capital Wine School right here in Loudoun County. This is a 10 week course with an exam. Dates are 1/14 (rescheduled to 2/18), 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22 (Exam).

WSET Level 3 - January 14, 2018

$1,036 for members. $1,295 for non-members. Priority registration is given to LWA members.

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