To make unfine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. See more sophisticated grape pulverization with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get one admission to the Caribbean Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Heart of Virginia Wine Trail at Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania (a $15 value). Festivities take place 5–10 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. Today's Groupon does not cover wine or food at the festival.
Tongues are invited to trailblaze their ways through the wine-filled woods of the Richmond area during the Caribbean Food and Wine Festival. Guests can slurp Caribbean spices from jerk-chicken wings ($6.50–$11.50) and other dishes cooked by Carena's Jamaican Grille or douse their palates with vine juice from four participating local wineries. As visitors peruse locally produced wares on display, rhythmic revelry from a live band reverberates off their food-filled bellies, encouraging fancy footwork and spontaneous tummy drumming under the stars.
Thirsty festival-goers can also drink in Lake Anna Winery's scenic vistas of rolling hills and emerald grass. Like its variety of other events, Heart of Virginia Wine Trail's Caribbean Food and Wine Festival opens the door to the sights, terrains, and tastes of the Virginia countryside while providing grape guidance, eliminating the risk of mistaking flies for fancy raisins.
Heart of Virginia Wine Trail
Heart of Virginia Wine Trail honors its home state by guiding guests through six wineries—James River Cellars, Cooper Vineyards, Lake Anna Winery, Weston Vineyards, Mattaponi Winery, and Grayhaven Winery. Although not included with this Groupon, the wine ambassadors proffer passports that award patrons tastings at each of the wineries and encourage them to enjoy the scenic countryside while navigating the path in between. Both regular tastings and special events typically include food pairings and a chance to talk to knowledgeable enophiles.
5621 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553Get Directions