Listening to music and drinking wine have become some of man's top recreational activities, just after contemplating infinity and napping in the fridge. Let smooth synthesizers entertain you with this Groupon to Grayhaven Winery. For $13, customers get two general-admission tickets to the Summer Solstice Wine Festival on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (a $26 value). Tasting tickets are available at the festival gates for $2.
In the fields of Grayhaven Winery, which was founded in 1978, horses graze patiently as the farm dogs playfully bark in their direction. French hybrid grapes grow on the hills, and a regular festival lineup keeps them reverberating with melodies.
On Saturday, June 23, Grayhaven guests can celebrate the official start of summer during the Summer Solstice Wine Festival. Wineries including Cooper Vineyards, Lake Anna Winery, and James River Cellars showcase their old-world varietals alongside a host of local vendors and artisans. As the evening advances, fire spinners keep the grounds aglow, and acrobats perform in rhythm with local band Former Champions—an electrorock outfit driven by staccato drumbeats, funk bass, and waves of synthesizers that could possibly be used as fuel in the future.
Grayhaven Winery LLC
With names like Voyager, Rendezvous, Trekker, and Sojourn, the wines at Grayhaven Winery LLC evoke a sense of getting away from it all. But their small-batch vintages aren't the only escape route from the everyday Grayhaven opens up. Visitors on estate tours will find Virginia-made goat cheese and baguettes in the tasting room, a child-friendly playground and nature trail, four resident horses, and three dogs with noses for fine wines. The vineyard also hosts three large events every year: the South African Food & Wine Festival, Blues in the Vineyard, and the Owens Creek Oyster Festival.