Check out the 2014 schedule and check back often for 2015 updates!

    Schedule

  • 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.

  • 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

    Live Entertainment - The Green Beets

  • 12:30 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session One

    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.  One winning team will be announced at 5:30 pm. Enter "EpicBlend" when purchasing tickets for a chance to take part in one of the Blending Sessions!

  • 12:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    The Perfect Pour

    Whether you know a little or a lot about wine, Marianne Frantz, Founder and President of American Wine School, will walk you through how selecting the right stemware as well as Proper Wine Service influences the taste of your favorite varietal or blend.

  • 1:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Scott Drewno, The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Washington DC

    Chef Scott Drewno prepares Red Hot Beef Short Rib Curry with Hot Red Curry Paste.

  • 1:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Virginia Wine 101

    An overview of what it means to grow grapes in Virginia, prominent Virginia varietals, and stylistically, how wines are made in Virginia.

  • 1:30 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Book Signing - Chef Nathalie Dupree

    Connect with Chef Nathalie Dupree and get a signed copy of her latest book, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.

  • 1:30 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session Two

    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.  One winning team will be announced at 5:30 pm. Enter "EpicBlend" when purchasing tickets for a chance to take part in one of the Blending Sessions!

  • 2:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef "Red" Shannon Overmiller, The Majestic Cafe, Alexandria, VA

    Chef “Red” Shannon Overmiller prepares Red’s Maryland She Crab Soup.

  • 2:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Virginia Cider and Cheese

    Join three of Virginia's prestigious cidermakers and learn more about the state's rapidly growing artisan cider movement.  Three ciders (from three different cideries) will be paired with cheeses from Caromont Farms.

  • 2:30 pm
    Butcher Demo Tent

    Farm-to-Butcher Demonstration

    Live butchery 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. 

  • 2:30 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session Three

    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.  One winning team will be announced at 5:30 pm. Enter "EpicBlend" when purchasing tickets for a chance to take part in one of the Blending Sessions!

  • 3:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Nathalie Dupree, Television Host, Cookbook Author

    Chef Nathalie Dupree prepares Sausage & Cream Biscuits followed by Cream Scones with Berries

  • 3:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Bubbles and Brine

    Learn more about the nuances of saline and sparkling!  Sample three sparkling wines from three different Virginia winemakers as they share stories about what it takes to produce sparkling wine in Virginia. Rappahannock River Oysters will be paired with each sparkling wine.

  • 4:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Jason Alley, Pasture & Comfort, Richmond and Charlottesville, VA

    Chef Jason Alley prepares Heirloom Tomato Salad with Whipped Coconut & Palm Vinaigrette.

  • 4:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Bordeaux Blending

    The Modern Gentleman, author, wine educator and wine ambassador – Jason Tesauro, will host a seminar on how to produce your own Bordeaux Style Blend using Virginia wines. He will walk you through the process, step-by-step. Then, as you sip and savor – see how your new creation pairs with a succulent sampling of lamb from the infamous Shepard, Craig Rogers of Border Springs Farm.

  • 4:45 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Judging

    Winemakers and VIP's will judge the 12 finalists and select the Epicurience 2014 Ultimate Winemaker.

Book a vehicle to these events with Reston Limousine, Epic Virginia’s Transportation Sponsor by calling 703-478-0500 option 1.

    Education Tent

  • 12:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    The Perfect Pour

    Whether you know a little or a lot about wine, Marianne Frantz, Founder and President of American Wine School, will walk you through how selecting the right stemware as well as Proper Wine Service influences the taste of your favorite varietal or blend.

  • 1:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Virginia Wine 101

    An overview of what it means to grow grapes in Virginia, prominent Virginia varietals, and stylistically, how wines are made in Virginia.

  • 2:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Virginia Cider and Cheese

    Join three of Virginia's prestigious cidermakers and learn more about the state's rapidly growing artisan cider movement.  Three ciders (from three different cideries) will be paired with cheeses from Caromont Farms.

  • 3:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Bubbles and Brine

    Learn more about the nuances of saline and sparkling!  Sample three sparkling wines from three different Virginia winemakers as they share stories about what it takes to produce sparkling wine in Virginia. Rappahannock River Oysters will be paired with each sparkling wine.

  • 4:30 pm
    VA Wine Education Tent

    Bordeaux Blending

    The Modern Gentleman, author, wine educator and wine ambassador – Jason Tesauro, will host a seminar on how to produce your own Bordeaux Style Blend using Virginia wines. He will walk you through the process, step-by-step. Then, as you sip and savor – see how your new creation pairs with a succulent sampling of lamb from the infamous Shepard, Craig Rogers of Border Springs Farm.

Book a vehicle to these events with Reston Limousine, Epic Virginia’s Transportation Sponsor by calling 703-478-0500 option 1.

    Chef Demonstration

  • 1:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Scott Drewno, The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Washington DC

    Chef Scott Drewno prepares Red Hot Beef Short Rib Curry with Hot Red Curry Paste.

  • 2:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef "Red" Shannon Overmiller, The Majestic Cafe, Alexandria, VA

    Chef “Red” Shannon Overmiller prepares Red’s Maryland She Crab Soup.

  • 3:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Nathalie Dupree, Television Host, Cookbook Author

    Chef Nathalie Dupree prepares Sausage & Cream Biscuits followed by Cream Scones with Berries

  • 4:00 pm
    Chef Demonstration Tent

    Chef Jason Alley, Pasture & Comfort, Richmond and Charlottesville, VA

    Chef Jason Alley prepares Heirloom Tomato Salad with Whipped Coconut & Palm Vinaigrette.

Book a vehicle to these events with Reston Limousine, Epic Virginia’s Transportation Sponsor by calling 703-478-0500 option 1.

    Grand Tasting

  • 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.

  • 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

    Live Entertainment - The Green Beets

  • 12:30 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session One

    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.  One winning team will be announced at 5:30 pm. Enter "EpicBlend" when purchasing tickets for a chance to take part in one of the Blending Sessions!

  • 1:30 pm
    Grand Tasting Pavilion

    Book Signing - Chef Nathalie Dupree

    Connect with Chef Nathalie Dupree and get a signed copy of her latest book, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.

  • 1:30 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session Two

    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.  One winning team will be announced at 5:30 pm. Enter "EpicBlend" when purchasing tickets for a chance to take part in one of the Blending Sessions!

  • 2:30 pm
    Butcher Demo Tent

    Farm-to-Butcher Demonstration

    Live butchery 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. 

  • 2:30 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Session Three

    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.  One winning team will be announced at 5:30 pm. Enter "EpicBlend" when purchasing tickets for a chance to take part in one of the Blending Sessions!

  • 4:45 pm
    DC's Wine Country Tent

    Ultimate Winemaker Experience - Judging

    Winemakers and VIP's will judge the 12 finalists and select the Epicurience 2014 Ultimate Winemaker.

Book a vehicle to these events with Reston Limousine, Epic Virginia’s Transportation Sponsor by calling 703-478-0500 option 1.