Events at the Winery

4/29/18

Uncorked with The Invasion

The Invasion is a stripped-down and energetic British-invasion tribute band specializing in British rock and roll from the 1960s and 1970s. From pre-Ed Sullivan Beatles and Dave Clark Five through the Faces and the Rolling Stones of the early seventies, the Invasion’s repertoire features all the sounds and colors of the greatest era in rock and roll. The Beatles and the Stones, naturally, as well as the Kinks, Who, Yardbirds, Zombies, Herman’s Hermits, Manfred Mann, and many more. Agile and versatile, the Invasion plays any and all venues, from quiet acoustic settings to full-blown electric dance halls.

1 pm-4 pm

5/4/18

Rock the Barn Dance with Bryan Elijah Smith

Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts are an ‘Alternative-Americana’ band based out of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Smith’s innate songwriting ability and haunting voice elegantly juxtaposes the unconstrained raw energy of The Wild Hearts. With over 1,000 songs penned & 10 independent releases, Smith is creating a self-produced legacy that began with his first song at the age of 18. The music cradles all things ‘Americana’ at heart & at hand without shying away from a truly uninhibited pop sensibility.

Food Truck is Rock's Money Pit.
I spent hours and hours researching and practicing different combinations of injections, rubs, types of wood, smoker temps and sauce. Family and friends were my “guinea pigs” or as I called them taste testers. Good thing is they all survived. What all this lead to was perfecting the craft of BBQ, with the proper combination of injections, rubs, wood types, smoke and temps that compliment each other to create GREAT BBQ. All of this leads to the heart and soul of ROCKS MONEY PIT BBQ, our award winning championship BBQ.

7 pm-10 pm

5/13/18

Uncorked with The Porch Dogs

Come Celebrate Mother's Day!

Music by The Porch Dogs. Porch Dogs are a music duo playing rock pop country oldies and anything else that's fun!

Food by Starhill.

1pm to 4pm

7/14/18

Summer Breeze Wine Festival

Rockbridge has "Gone to the Dogs".  Join us for a special event to benefit the Augusta County Animal SPCA.  The animal shelter folks will be on hand with some of their furry friends who are in need of loving families.  Live music, tastings, and festival fun at the winery.   Kids are free with a can of pet food. 

12noon to 6pm

10/6/18

25th Annual Harvest Festival

Help us celebrate our 25th anniversary with wine tasting, hayrides, grape stomping and live music. Bring the kids and lawn chairs. Lunch available for purchase.

MUSIC BY GREENHOUSE! Greenhouse presents an exciting, soulful mix of creative acoustic music. The five-member group is based in Lexington, Virginia. The band's name refers to an energy collector, and thus Greenhouse is a musical space. Greenhouse performs a variety of jazzy blues, original songs, reggae, bluegrass and traditional music. Greenhouse has strong traditional roots, yet is inclined to follow along several different musical branches. This band is an acoustic celebration! Greenhouse musicians are: Burr Datz -guitar and vocals Chris Leva -guitar and vocals Dan Newhall -bass and vocals Lewis Prichard -mandolin Lee Sauder -harmonica

12noon to 6pm

WINE FESTIVALS

  • Danville Wine Festival at the Community Market
    Apr 28 | Danville
    One of the most unique wine events in the area,  inside the historic tobacco warehouses in downtown Danville,
  • Montpelier Wine Festival
    May 5-6 | Orange
    Our 28th Annual award-winning wine festival has a NEW name this year!! For the last 27 years, wine lovers have come out to spend the day on the historic grounds of Montpelier to enjoy unique wines from all over Virginia. This year is an historic year for our wine festival, as it will be the last year it is held at Montpelier.
  • Spring Town Point Park Wine Festival
    May 5-6 | Norfolk
    Spend a spring weekend on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront in Town Point Park, sampling a variety of over 200 wines from dozens of premier Virginia wineries! Feast on gourmet foods, shop from specialty merchants and enjoy live music at the most anticipated wine festival of the Spring season. All wines presented during the festival are available for purchase by the bottle or case throughout the day.
  • Mt. Vernon Fall Wine Festival
    May 18-20 | Mount Vernon
    Join Mount Vernon for its most popular event of the year! Sample wines from Virginia's finest wineries while enjoying spectacular views at the estate. Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by George and Martha Washington, and a live jazz band. Bring a blanket, relax on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River, and sample wines made in Virginia.
  • Vintage Virginia
    Jun 2-3 | Centreville
    Keeping it classy is easy at the Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival, as there are over 50 wineries to sample from that represent Virginia’s flourishing wine scene. If the wine needs a few friends to swim with in your stomach, local food pairings are offered. Live music keeps the wine flowing and attendees get to keep a souvenir wine glass when the festival concludes.
  • Virginia Food Truck Battle
    Sep 2 | Fishersville
    The trucks will be sectioned off into three zones with six trucks in each. Each zone crowns a winner by the votes from the VIP’s. Each zone winner will then compete in front of a panel of judges, which is comprised of three chefs from different parts of Virginia. There will be craft breweries from across the state also competing in the battle of their own. The Beer winner is determined by VIP’s and Beer Tasting Ticket holders voting. More artisan, craft and specialty vendors will be at the festival, and variety of different bands will be playing ALL DAY!
  • Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival
    Sep 29-30 | Moneta
    The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is held every year the last weekend of September. Advance tickets (5/8-6/30): $20 Taster; $12 Non-taster. Second round of advance sales (July through 9/22) $25 Taster; $20 Non-taster. At the gate: $35 Taster; $25 Non-taster. Children 12 & under free admission.
  • Garlic Festival
    Oct 13-14 | Amherst
    It's Chic to Reek! Virginia wines, live entertainment, arts, crafts and GARLIC! Tastings by guest wineries, multiple stages with live entertainment, over 150 unique arts, crafts and specialty foods. The Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival is Virginia's largest agricultural festival, and last year was awarded first place for Lynchburg Living's 2016-2017 "Best Festival or Event"!
  • Town Point Park Wine Festival
    Oct 20-21 | Norfolk
    For 30 years, the Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival has delighted Virginia wine lovers with an outstanding array of wineries and vintages to enjoy.

    Platinum Award at the festival

    Rockbridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013 [red]

    Rockbridge Vineyard V’dor 2015 [dessert] BEST DESSERT

    Gold Award

    Rockbridge Vineyard DeChiel Reserve Chardonnay 2015 [white]

    Rockbridge Vineyard Meritage 2013 [red blend]