The Omni Homestead Resort
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445

Virginia Wine Experience

7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445

Long recognized for outstanding culinary offerings, The Omni Homestead Resort is adding to its portfolio with the Virginia Wine Experience. Located near the resort’s grand Dining Room, the Virginia Wine Experience officially opened on Friday, November 12. The multi-faceted facility focuses solely on the wines of the Commonwealth.

This exciting new venue showcases the history of winegrowing in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 through today. Here, guests can select from distinct wine flights or wines by the glass at the Tasting Bar, with bottles available for purchase. Each month, a prominent Virginia winery will be profiled, and guests will have the opportunity to meet with the winery owner/vintner, attend a seminar or enjoy an exclusive, private dinner which will be complimented with wines from the featured winery. Well-known wine industry executive Fred Reno, CEO & president of Thomas Jefferson Wine Company, has been retained as the consulting project manager to curate this new initiative and connect the resort with Virginia’s top wineries.

To celebrate the opening weekend of the Virginia Wine Experience, the resort welcomed Gabriele Rausse of Gabriele Rausse Winery. Known as the father of modern-day winemaking in Virginia, Rausse came to Virginia from his native Italy in 1976 and helped establish Barboursville Vineyards with Italy’s well-respected Zonin winegrowing family. Since then, he has been involved with numerous wineries in the Commonwealth and founded his namesake winery in 1997.

The Virginia Wine Experience will be a permanent fixture at the resort with ongoing special events such as a Spring Wine Festival, educational seminars, and tastings of some of Virginia’s most limited and unique wines.

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