Check out the 2015 schedule and check back often for more updates!

    September 3, 2015

  • 7:00 pm
    The National Conference Center - $60 per guest

    Loudoun Wine Awards Reception

    Join us for the first annual Wine Awards Reception on September 3 at the National Conference Center. Enjoy an awards presentation and buffet dinner featuring tastings of all of the award-winning wines of the competition. It is a great opportunity to kick off Epicurience Virginia to taste Loudoun County’s best wines, and to be in the middle of the action as the winners are announced. Visit EventBrite to purchase your tickets to the event!

  • September 4, 2015

  • 6:00 pm
    The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm - $150 per guest

    Epicurience Virginia Opening Night Chefs Dinner

    Enjoy an idyllic setting with country cuisine, a selection of award-winning beverages and live music at the "State Fair" event that marks the start of Epicurience Virginia 2015, which celebrates the best in food and wine.  The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, one of Loudoun's Destination Restaurants and farms, will be your host. Meet and enjoy the offerings of these nationally and regionally celebrate chefs: Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm - Loudoun County, VA Bryan Voltaggio, Volt and Family Meal - Frederick County, MD & Loudoun County, VA Justin Severino, Cure - Pittsburgh, PA Tim Ma, Water & Wall - Arlington, VA Jason Lage, Market Table Bistro & Market Burger - Loudoun County, VA Scott Harris, Catoctin Creek Distillery - Loudoun County, VA Loudoun Wine Award Gold Medal Winners   Get tickets here!

  • September 5, 2015

  • 11:00 am
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Media and VIP Preview

    Media and VIP ticket holders enjoy early access to the Grand Tasting at Morven Park.

  • 11:00 am
    VIP Tent

    VIP Cocktail Samplings

    Catoctin Creek Distillery will be offering VIP Guests an exclusive cocktail sampling in the VIP tent all day long!

  • 11:00 am
    VIP Tent

    Premier Wine Tastings

    Stone Tower Winery will be offering premier wine tastings to VIP Guests in the VIP tent throughout Epicurience Virginia

  • 11:00 am
    VIP Tent

    Goodstone Inn Cuisine

    The Restaurant at Goodstone Inn will be offering delicious cuisine in the VIP tent to be enjoyed by guests.

  • 11:00 am
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Dusty Rose & Tom Lofgren

    Dusty Rose and Tom Lofgren will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 11:00 am
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Bruce Parker

    Bruce Parker will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 12:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Official Grand Tasting Opening

    Over forty exhibitors will be sampling and selling Virginia wines and foods. Samples of food and wine are included with festival entry.  Each Festival attendee will also receive a Schott Zwiesel etched wine glass provided by Founding Sponsor Fortessa Tableware Solutions.

  • 12:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    VIP DJ Experience

    Loo Katz from the Loo & Chilli Morning Show on WASH FM, 97.1 will be providing music for the VIP guests

  • 12:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Bruce Parker

    Bruce Parker will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 12:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Andrew Tufano

    Andrew Tufano will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 12:30 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session One

    The Ultimate Winemaker Experience, hosted by Marianne Frantz, will allow guests to team up with Loudoun Winemakers for a Speed Blending Competition! Winemakers and participants will have 30 minutes to sample blending components and complete their blend entry. The last 30 minutes will be used to judge and announce the three finalist for the session.   You must purchase admission into the event before entering the random drawing of participants. Enter to be selected here

  • 12:30 pm
    VIP Tent

    Epicurience Virginia Wine Blend Sneak Peek

    Get a sneak peek of the 2013 Epicurience Virginia Red Wine Blend created from wines by Bluemont Vineyards, Breaux Vineyards, Sunset Hills Vineyards and Tarara Winery.

  • 12:45 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Jason Lage, Market Table Bistro, Lovettsville, VA

    Chef Jason Lage from Market Table Bistro will demonstrate his skills for the audience on the Sterling Restaurant Supply Demonstration Stage at Epicurience Virginia 2015

  • 1:00 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Get to Know Virginia Chardonnays

    Here you will sample a wide array of Virginia Chardonnays, with Virginia vintners. Hear how Virginia Chardonnays are crafted first-hand, with the influence of terroir, oak and more. Some will be lean and crisp – others will be fuller bodied. Try for yourself and discover the range of styles being produced in Virginia, today.

  • 1:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Dusty Rose & Tom Lofgren

    Dusty Rose and Tom Lofgren will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 1:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Tommy Gann

    Tommy Gann will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 1:15 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Book Signing - Chef Bryan Voltaggio

    Connect with Chef Bryan Voltaggio for the opportunity to buy his cookbook "Home...Recipes to Cook With Family and Friends" and get it signed!

  • 1:30 pm
    VIP Tent

    VIP Exclusive Beer Tasting

    Lost Rhino Brewing Company is offering VIP Guests the opportunity to taste never before released, limited production specialty beers.

  • 1:45 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Bonnie Moore, Willowsford Conservancy, Ashburn, VA

    Chef Bonnie Moore from Willowsford Conservancy will demonstrate her skills for the audience on the Sterling Restaurant Supply Demonstration Stage at Epicurience Virginia 2015

  • 2:00 pm
    Butcher Demo Tent

    Farm-to-Butcher Demonstration

    In a world where industrially raised meats butchered in slaughterhouses for mass consumption are the norm, practitioners of old school whole-animal butchery are rare. But French-trained master butcher Marc Pauvert is bringing this lost art back to the DC/Baltimore region. 

  • 2:00 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Virginia Dark Horses

    Sip, savor and learn more about the eclectic varieties that are produced in Virginia today.  Up and coming varieties such as: Petit Manseng, Tannat, Albariño are gaining recognition as quality as unique varieties. Taste for yourself.

  • 2:00 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session Two

    The Ultimate Winemaker Experience, hosted by Marianne Frantz, will allow guests to team up with Loudoun Winemakers for a Speed Blending Competition! Winemakers and participants will have 30 minutes to sample blending components and complete their blend entry. The last 30 minutes will be used to judge and announce the three finalist for the session.  You must purchase admission into the event before entering the random drawing of participants. Enter to be selected here

  • 2:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Andrew Tufano

    Andrew Tufano will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 2:00 pm
    VIP TEnt

    Live Music: Todd Wright

    Todd Wright will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 2:30 pm
    VIP Tent

    Chef Joy's VIP Tasting

    Founder of FOODE and Bravo Top Chef Contestant Chef Joy Crump will be featured in the VIP tent and offer guests the chance to try her award winning farm-to-table cuisine.

  • 2:30 pm
    VIP Tent

    Premier Wine Tastings

    Stone Tower Winery will be offering premier wine tastings to VIP Guests in the VIP tent throughout Epicurience Virginia

  • 3:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Bryan Voltaggio, Volt & Family Meal, Leesburg and Richmond, VA

    Chef Bryan Voltaggio from Volt and Family Meal will demonstrate his skills for the audience on the Sterling Restaurant Supply Demonstration Stage at Epicurience Virginia 2015

  • 3:00 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Think Pink: Virginia Rosés

    Rosé season is upon us. Rosés are versatile, and can be fruit-forward or bold and savory. Learn more about the different methods for making rosés in Virginia, straight from the winemakers.

  • 3:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Tommy Gann

    Tommy Gann will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 3:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Justin Trawick

    Justin Trawick will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 3:30 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Wine Blending Judging Ceremony

    Wine industry professionals will begin to judge the submitted speed blended wines. Hear what the judges have to say about your wine and see if you win!

  • 4:00 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Virginia's Native Grape: Norton

    Learn more about Virginia’s indigenous grape. Founded in Richmond, VA by Doctor Daniel Norton in the early 1800s, this variety is producing wines that are garnering interest and acclaim. And the rich history of this grape provides a glimpse of the history of America itself.

  • 4:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Justin Trawick

    Justin Trawick will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 4:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Todd Wright

    Todd Wright will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 4:15 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Chris Edwards, Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg, VA

    Chef Chris Edwards from Salamander Resort & Spa will demonstrate his skills for the audience on the Sterling Restaurant Supply Demonstration Stage at Epicurience Virginia 2015

  • 6:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Festival Closes

    Unfortunately, the fun has to end at some point. However, make sure to experience Loudoun while you are here. Go out to dinner to some of our favorite restaurants or continue your education of Loudoun wine and visit a winery!

  • September 6, 2015

  • 9:00 am
    Harrimans - Salamander Resort & Spa - $80 per adult/$18 per child

    Epicurience Virginia Brunch at Salamander Resort & Spa

    Join us for the culmination of Epicurience at Salamander Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, Harrimans. Enjoy numerous culinary selections, including bountiful breakfast choices, a carving station, a seafood tower and decadent desserts. Listen to live music and custom-make your own Bloody Mary with 10 house-infused vodkas including bacon, cucumber-carrot, fresh garden herb and ghost chili along with a Loudoun County sourced garnish bar. To make your reservation, visit Open Table – Harrimans. The Brunch is from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm $80 per adult, $18 per child (12 and under)

    Education Tent

  • 1:00 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Get to Know Virginia Chardonnays

    Here you will sample a wide array of Virginia Chardonnays, with Virginia vintners. Hear how Virginia Chardonnays are crafted first-hand, with the influence of terroir, oak and more. Some will be lean and crisp – others will be fuller bodied. Try for yourself and discover the range of styles being produced in Virginia, today.

  • 2:00 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Virginia Dark Horses

    Sip, savor and learn more about the eclectic varieties that are produced in Virginia today.  Up and coming varieties such as: Petit Manseng, Tannat, Albariño are gaining recognition as quality as unique varieties. Taste for yourself.

  • 3:00 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Think Pink: Virginia Rosés

    Rosé season is upon us. Rosés are versatile, and can be fruit-forward or bold and savory. Learn more about the different methods for making rosés in Virginia, straight from the winemakers.

  • 4:00 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Virginia's Native Grape: Norton

    Learn more about Virginia’s indigenous grape. Founded in Richmond, VA by Doctor Daniel Norton in the early 1800s, this variety is producing wines that are garnering interest and acclaim. And the rich history of this grape provides a glimpse of the history of America itself.

    Chef Demonstration

  • 12:45 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Jason Lage, Market Table Bistro, Lovettsville, VA

    Chef Jason Lage from Market Table Bistro will demonstrate his skills for the audience on the Sterling Restaurant Supply Demonstration Stage at Epicurience Virginia 2015

  • 1:45 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Bonnie Moore, Willowsford Conservancy, Ashburn, VA

    Chef Bonnie Moore from Willowsford Conservancy will demonstrate her skills for the audience on the Sterling Restaurant Supply Demonstration Stage at Epicurience Virginia 2015

  • 3:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Bryan Voltaggio, Volt & Family Meal, Leesburg and Richmond, VA

    Chef Bryan Voltaggio from Volt and Family Meal will demonstrate his skills for the audience on the Sterling Restaurant Supply Demonstration Stage at Epicurience Virginia 2015

  • 4:15 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Chris Edwards, Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg, VA

    Chef Chris Edwards from Salamander Resort & Spa will demonstrate his skills for the audience on the Sterling Restaurant Supply Demonstration Stage at Epicurience Virginia 2015

    Grand Tasting - Sept. 5, 2015

  • 11:00 am
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Media and VIP Preview

    Media and VIP ticket holders enjoy early access to the Grand Tasting at Morven Park.

  • 11:00 am
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Dusty Rose & Tom Lofgren

    Dusty Rose and Tom Lofgren will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 12:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Official Grand Tasting Opening

    Over forty exhibitors will be sampling and selling Virginia wines and foods. Samples of food and wine are included with festival entry.  Each Festival attendee will also receive a Schott Zwiesel etched wine glass provided by Founding Sponsor Fortessa Tableware Solutions.

  • 12:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Bruce Parker

    Bruce Parker will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 12:30 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session One

    The Ultimate Winemaker Experience, hosted by Marianne Frantz, will allow guests to team up with Loudoun Winemakers for a Speed Blending Competition! Winemakers and participants will have 30 minutes to sample blending components and complete their blend entry. The last 30 minutes will be used to judge and announce the three finalist for the session.   You must purchase admission into the event before entering the random drawing of participants. Enter to be selected here

  • 1:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Tommy Gann

    Tommy Gann will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 1:15 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Book Signing - Chef Bryan Voltaggio

    Connect with Chef Bryan Voltaggio for the opportunity to buy his cookbook "Home...Recipes to Cook With Family and Friends" and get it signed!

  • 2:00 pm
    Butcher Demo Tent

    Farm-to-Butcher Demonstration

    In a world where industrially raised meats butchered in slaughterhouses for mass consumption are the norm, practitioners of old school whole-animal butchery are rare. But French-trained master butcher Marc Pauvert is bringing this lost art back to the DC/Baltimore region. 

  • 2:00 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session Two

    The Ultimate Winemaker Experience, hosted by Marianne Frantz, will allow guests to team up with Loudoun Winemakers for a Speed Blending Competition! Winemakers and participants will have 30 minutes to sample blending components and complete their blend entry. The last 30 minutes will be used to judge and announce the three finalist for the session.  You must purchase admission into the event before entering the random drawing of participants. Enter to be selected here

  • 2:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Andrew Tufano

    Andrew Tufano will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 3:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Justin Trawick

    Justin Trawick will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 3:30 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Wine Blending Judging Ceremony

    Wine industry professionals will begin to judge the submitted speed blended wines. Hear what the judges have to say about your wine and see if you win!

  • 4:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Live Music: Todd Wright

    Todd Wright will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 6:00 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Festival Closes

    Unfortunately, the fun has to end at some point. However, make sure to experience Loudoun while you are here. Go out to dinner to some of our favorite restaurants or continue your education of Loudoun wine and visit a winery!

    VIP

  • 11:00 am
    VIP Tent

    VIP Cocktail Samplings

    Catoctin Creek Distillery will be offering VIP Guests an exclusive cocktail sampling in the VIP tent all day long!

  • 11:00 am
    VIP Tent

    Premier Wine Tastings

    Stone Tower Winery will be offering premier wine tastings to VIP Guests in the VIP tent throughout Epicurience Virginia

  • 11:00 am
    VIP Tent

    Goodstone Inn Cuisine

    The Restaurant at Goodstone Inn will be offering delicious cuisine in the VIP tent to be enjoyed by guests.

  • 11:00 am
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Bruce Parker

    Bruce Parker will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 12:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    VIP DJ Experience

    Loo Katz from the Loo & Chilli Morning Show on WASH FM, 97.1 will be providing music for the VIP guests

  • 12:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Andrew Tufano

    Andrew Tufano will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 12:30 pm
    VIP Tent

    Epicurience Virginia Wine Blend Sneak Peek

    Get a sneak peek of the 2013 Epicurience Virginia Red Wine Blend created from wines by Bluemont Vineyards, Breaux Vineyards, Sunset Hills Vineyards and Tarara Winery.

  • 1:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Dusty Rose & Tom Lofgren

    Dusty Rose and Tom Lofgren will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 1:30 pm
    VIP Tent

    VIP Exclusive Beer Tasting

    Lost Rhino Brewing Company is offering VIP Guests the opportunity to taste never before released, limited production specialty beers.

  • 2:00 pm
    VIP TEnt

    Live Music: Todd Wright

    Todd Wright will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 2:30 pm
    VIP Tent

    Chef Joy's VIP Tasting

    Founder of FOODE and Bravo Top Chef Contestant Chef Joy Crump will be featured in the VIP tent and offer guests the chance to try her award winning farm-to-table cuisine.

  • 2:30 pm
    VIP Tent

    Premier Wine Tastings

    Stone Tower Winery will be offering premier wine tastings to VIP Guests in the VIP tent throughout Epicurience Virginia

  • 3:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Tommy Gann

    Tommy Gann will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.

  • 4:00 pm
    VIP Tent

    Live Music: Justin Trawick

    Justin Trawick will be performing live music for guests enjoyment in the VIP Tent. He represents Cancer Can Rock, a non-profit organization that records artists with cancer.