– Upcoming Events: 2017 Calendar –


Vertical Tasting
Saturday, January 14 2 PM: Cabernet Franc Vertical Tasting. We'll be pouring vintages from our library - 2009 to present - tasting and talking about the effects of that season's weather, vineyard practices and winemaking techinques on the finished wine. This is a really fun event that we do only about once a year. Nibbles accompany the tasting and the small remaining stock of these wines will be available for sale. Limited seating, advance reservations required using this form. $39 per person (Wine Club member discount applies).

Author, Author !!
Sunday, January 15 2 PM: Our friend and fun local author Tony Vanderwarker will be here to talk about his new book "I'm not from the South but I got down here as fast as I could." Filled with fabulous vignettes about life here in the Piedmont, Tony will also have autographed copies available. No charge, plus complimentary glass of wine to everyone who RSVPs in advance (email with name and how many in your party to marty@ducardvineyards.com).

Painting and Wine
Saturday, January 21 2 PM: Paint your own masterpiece, while sipping DuCard wine. The nice folks at Creative Mankind will lead this program and supply materials and expertise. We have the wine - all current vintages available for purchase by glass or bottle (need for added 'inspiration?). You do the rest. Details and reservation form here.

Music by the Fireside
Saturday, January 28 2-5 PM: Gina Sobel and her band Incognito will be in the house. No cover.

Author, Author !!
Saturday, February 4 2 PM: Bestselling author Marietta McCarty will give an entertaining and interactive talk about philosophy, life and wine - and how they all interrelate (we agree!), based on The Philosopher's Table and her two other books. Autographed copies will be available for purchase too. No charge, plus complimentary glass of wine to everyone who RSVPs in advance (to marty@ducardvineyards.com).

Rose Release Party
Saturday, February 11 2-5 PM: Here comes our new Rose - a dry french style rose sipper, traditionally released this weekend. Come join us. No cover, plus music by Grass Fed (these guys are good!) .

Valentine's Sunday Wine Brunch
Sunday February 12, 11:30 AM: Join us for our annual Valentine's brunch, an elegant affair catered by l'etoile catering in Charlottesville, plus our classic harp accompaniest. DuCard wines served with each of the four courses. A tradition at DuCard. Advance reservation, limited seating. $59 per person (Wine Club discount applies). Reservation form here.

Music by the Fireside
Saturday, February 18 2-5 PM: Mattie Fuller will be playing - one of our faves. No cover.

Open for President's Day
Monday, February 20 2-5 PM: We're here ! Get out of town for a relaxing getaway with us, maybe a winter's day hike at Whiteoak Canyon just down the street (before wine tasting ..). Local noshes available to accompany the wines.

Cheesemaking Class
Sunday, February 26 3 sessions - 12, 2 and 4 pm: Yes! The Hobby Hill Farm team will teach us how to make cheese - this class promises to be super fun, sipping some DuCard wine alongside (all current releases available for purchase by the glass or bottle - including several that actually go great with ... cheese). Hobby Hill snacks included. Limited seating, advance reservations. Reservation form here.

Balance of the year
Our full calendar will be posted soon. Yes, spring and fall oyster festivals, Mother's Day brunch, lots of music on the patio, HOWL, and oh so many other great events. Sign up for our email newesletter and you will get advance announcements on all of these, and more.

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