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Heart of Virginia Chili Cook Off

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chili.jpgLet's hope the snow has stopped long enough for visitors to attend the annual Chili Cook-Off. What better to warm up then with a big bowl of piping hot chili! Visit Central Virginia's wineries: Cooper, Grayhaven, James River and Lake Anna on January 29-30th, 2011. Sample chili at each winery and vote for your favorite one.  Passport tickets are only $10 and include a souvenir wineglass, tasting at the four Virginia wineries and a chance to win amazing prizes upon completing the trail.

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*Can't make the event in January? Virginia Wine Lover - shares their favorite chili recipe HERE.

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Halloween & Fall Events in Wine Country

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girl2.jpgWhat's your Halloween tradition? Looking for things that go bump in the night, getting lost in a maze of maize, or celebrating the night in scary style? It's the season of fun and whether you're looking for kid friendly or grown up approved, we can certainly point you in the right direction for events near you!

"Women Wild About Wine"

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"Women Wild About Wine" October Weekend Package, by Alison Lundberg of The Tides Inn

tidesinn.jpgHere in Virginia's Wine Country you'll have a fantastic wine tasting experience, with very little research required. The Women Wild About Wine Weekends at the Tides Inn returns in time for October's wine harvest and Virginia's wildly popular wine month. Virginia celebrates its 21st Virginia Wine Month with festivals, tours, concerts and more from the state's 150 wineries. October has become an eagerly awaited annual highlight as Virginia's wine production ranks fifth in the U.S.

Fourth of July Celebrations Around Wine Country

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Fourth of July is fast approaching. Do you know what your plans are for the three day weekend? If you're staying local and live in California, Oregon, and Virginia, you might want to check out the calender event listings on WineCountry.com. Several towns are hosting parades, firework shows and many wineries will also be open with several celebrations of their own. Read on for some of our suggestions!

Father's Day Events in Wine Country

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fathersDay.jpgDad's typically don't get enough credit for all they do. So why not spend some quality time with your Dad in Wine Country that he actually might remember instead of the usual glow in the dark tie or something equally hideous that he will never wear.

There are a slew of events happening around Wine Country with Father's in mind.  Events range from BBQs, golf, wine tasting to auto shows. Check out what's happening near you!

If you're going the gadget route, some cool wine gifts we mentioned around the holidays will still be perfect as a great gift for Father's Day too!

Wine Tasting in the Winter Time

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arcadySnow.jpgMost people think the best time to visit Wine Country is during the Spring and Summer. But, wine tasting during the Winter season is just as fun. Read what Erika of Arcady Wine Tours and Bed and Breakfast in Virginia has to say....

Wine Tasting in the Winter Time
"Guests are always asking me when the best time to go wine tasting would be. My answer ? "It depends!"The cooler weather of Spring starts showing the grass and flowers starting to bud as well as the grape vines. It's not hot yet so the tasting rooms are not so busy. Many wines are released at this time so there are lots to choose from for your tastings."

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