Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The 2012 Powhatan Festival of the Grapes

I had never been to Powhatan...And never been to their wine festival...but after this visit I'll be putting this one on the calendar for next year!  The 10th annual Powhatan Festival of the Grape, held at Powhatan's Historic Courthouse Square, turned out to be the perfect blend of sunny weather and beautiful location.

AmRhein's Winery

Yes that does say Well Hung Winery....should of heard the jokes
I heard while waiting in line

This is one of my favorite wineries to visit!

Four Seasons Restaurant

I didn't ask him to walk the line....he just rolls that way

We visited this winery as part of the Boat/Winery tour in May

And this was the best seat in the house...or festival!
There were 30 wineries, what seemed like dozens of craft vendors, food vendors and music to entertain the crowds while they sipped their wine.  We did have to park about a mile away from the festival and walk in but for those that couldn't handle (or didn't want to handle) the walk there were golf carts taking people back and forth if you gave them a "tip".   The festival was scheduled from 11-6 and we got there just after 12.  It was very crowded when we got there but by 3:30 the crowds were leaving.  I think I'll wait until about 3 next time....and save myself from the masses!  It was a fun afternoon and I'm glad we were able to be a part of the 10th annual festival!

1 comment:

  1. I had a good time while I was there! I definitely like to go to these, because it allows me to try wineries that I may not otherwise be able to get to. Plus, if I like the wine, it may be worth making the trip to see them!!!