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

2nd Anniversary Celebration of the Virginia Wine Experience

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Join us for the 2nd Anniversary Celebration of the Virginia Wine Experience. This two-day event features five Virginia wineries and includes an exclusive 2023 Governor’s Cup Case Tasting and The Homestead Norton Cup Challenge. 

Friday, November 3

Featured Event - Virginia Chefs' Table

6 PM - 9 PM

Enjoy an incredible, five-course dinner prepared by chefs from The Omni Homestead Resort, Barboursville Vineyards and Early Mountain Vineyards. Tables will be hosted by Ankida Ridge, Barboursville, Early Mountain, Horton and Veritas.

Saturday, November 4

The Norton Grape: Virginia’s Grape
11 AM

Renowned wine experts Bruce Zoecklein and Todd Kliman, author of The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine, present the history of the Norton grape—also known as Virginia’s grape—and lead a tasting of the four finalists of The Homestead Norton Cup Challenge.

Virginia Wine Women Present Sparkling Wine
1 PM

Join four of the women leading the way in Virginia Wine Country for this exclusive opportunity to taste some of Virginia’s top sparkling wines, just in time for the holidays…every day!

Sparkling wines are typically thought of as special-occasion treats, but – as you’ll hear during this happy and humorous session – that’s all wrong. Sparkling wine is not just for parties and wedding toasts; it can be your go-to wine anytime. It pairs beautifully with almost everything, from salty chips to velvety bisque to rich chocolate, and it can be light enough for a summer picnic or rich and savory for winter hibernation.

Led by Virginia wine expert and boutique winemaker Joy Ting, the panel will explore the role women have played in making Virginia one of the country’s top wine regions, how sparkling wine is an art form separate from still wine, and how sparkling wines are made in Virginia.

Panelists: Shannon Horton, Horton Vineyards; Christine Vrooman, Ankida Ridge Vineyards; Patricia Hodson, Veritas Vineyards; and moderator Joy Ting, Winemakers Research Exchange and Joy Ting Wines

2023 Virginia Governor’s Cup Tasting
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The weekend begins with an exclusive tasting of the 2023 Virginia Governor’s Cup Case, along with Virginia cheeses and charcuterie. 


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Meet our Judges

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Featured Wineries

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