Saturday, April 18, 2015

Upcoming Events at DuCard Vineyards

From our friends at DuCard Vineyards...

Here are some upcoming events at one of Virginia wine country's most beautiful hidden gems, DuCard Vineyards.

Mother’s Day Weekend
Saturday, May 9th, 12 noon - 5:00 PM. No cost.
The picturesque Shenandoah National Park serves as a stunning backdrop for a day of celebrating Mom! Sample DuCard’s latest varietals while enjoying live music courtesy of fan-favorite Mattie Fuller.  DuCard has partnered with the Madison Garden Club to bring a special Plant Sale to the vineyard that day.

Sunday, May 10th, 11:30 AM. $50/person
DuCard’s elegant Sunday brunch will feature a special menu catered by the Madison Inn Restaurant and the beautiful music of harpist Vicky Lee. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required. To secure your spot for brunch please call 540-923-4206 or by visiting

Saturday, May 16th, 12 noon - 7:00 PM
DuCard’s annual wine, music, food and crafts festival is back! Live musical entertainment will be provided by two bands: The Local Vocals and Scuffletown, while Pig & Steak Restaurant will provide a delicious food menu. Numerous craft vendors will be on site to display and sell their wares. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door (entry includes an official DuCard wine glass for each attendee to take home.) Pets and families are welcome!

Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event
Saturday, June 13th, 12:30 - 6:00 PM. $30/person
Noted Washington DC chef, Anh Thu Hoang will present a tasting of her gourmet chocolates carefully paired with a flight of DuCard’s red wines. Following the tasting, which will be held in DuCard’s Barrel Room, guests can enjoy live music on the patio courtesy of the Charlottesville Municipal Band’s Rivanna Winds & Brass Quintet. Four seatings for this event will be available (12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5:00 PM) and reservations are required. Secure your spot by calling (540) 923-4206.

Father’s Day Cigar & Wine Pairing
Sunday, June 21st, 12 noon - 5:00 PM. No cover charge.
What better way to celebrate Dad than by treating him an afternoon of great wine, great cigars, live music and breathtaking views? This Father’s Day, DuCard will partner with Panacea Cigar Company to host a special cigar and wine pairing event. Representatives from Panacea will be on site to offer cigar education and answer questions. Specially priced wine and cigar combinations will be for sale that day. Local singer-songwriter Paulo Franco will be on hand to entertain guests with his unique blend of folk, country and rock music.

About DuCard Vineyards
DuCard Vineyards is a boutique Virginia winery that produces some of the region’s most exceptional blends and is an established industry leader in sustainability and eco-friendly winemaking. Nestled among the majestic mountains bordering Shenandoah National Park, DuCard is truly unique place that offers one of the best wine-centric experiences on the East Coast. DuCard’s wines are made in small lots that emphasize each varietal’s unique characteristics. Owner Scott Elliff’s passion for producing excellent wine is matched by his dedication to sustainability. DuCard was the first solar powered winery in the state of Virginia and their commitment to the environment extends to all aspects of the business.

DuCard was awarded the Virginia Green Travel Star designation for its environmentally sound and socially conscious practices. Some of their green efforts include composting grape waste by-product for use in fields and gardens, using reclaimed hardwoods from barns and other Appalachian sources for flooring and tasting room bar (which is made locally by Mountain Lumber Co.) and recycling wine bottle corks for use in flooring products through Re-Cork C’ville, an initiative of Carpet Plus in Charlottesville.

DuCard Vineyards is located at 40 Gibson Hollow Lane in Etlan (Madison County), VA. Learn more about DuCard by visiting their website: or by calling (540) 923-4206.