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

Virginia Wine Experience


7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445
Hours of Operation Wednesday - Monday: 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming wine weekends: 

September 16-17: Paradise Springs, with co-founders Kirk Wiles and his mother, Jane Kincheloe Wiles

October 8: Touching Lives, One Toast at a Time Wine Dinner

October 21-22: Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyard

The Virginia Wine Experience

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 focuses solely on the wines of the Commonwealth, showcasing 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 Parlor, 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.

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

Enjoy our thoughtfully curated White Wine, Red Wine, Reserve Wine or Summer White and Rose flights. Each flight includes a tasting of five wines. Enhance your experience with our cheese and charcuterie board. 
Reservations are not required.

Monthly Wine Weekends

Each month, we will feature a different winery and the opportunity to learn more about the wines and vintners.

Friday
Meet and Greet: Meet the featured vintner, purchase a bottle of wine and have it signed and/or enjoy a tasting flight.
Reservations not required.

Saturday
Talk and Taste:  This is a casual talk with the vintner moderated by Fred Reno and followed by a question and answer session. Guests receive a glass of white wine and a glass of red wine.
Reservations may be made by calling 800-838-1766.

Winemaker Dinner: Intimate five-course dinner with the winemaker where each course is exquisitely paired with wines from the featured vintner.
Dinner reservations may be made via OpenTable by searching for the date and selecting Special Event dining. Reservations required.



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