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- $25 for admission for two to the Caribbean Wine Festival ($50 value)
- $45 for admission for four to the Caribbean Wine Festival ($50 value)
On Saturday, August 1 from 5–10 p.m., Lake Anna Winery transforms into an island paradise. Admission grants each guest a wine glass and complimentary tastings of wine from six different wineries. A live band provides a soundtrack of tropical tunes, and vendors serve up Caribbean cuisine.
Lake Anna Winery
Lake Anna Winery was once a farm in the Spotsylvania countryside. Its transformation began in the 1980s, when owner Bill Heidig took a trip to France, and noticed that the country's grape-growing regions reminded him of home. When he returned stateside, Bill and his wife decided to start growing grapes themselves. They started with more than 2,000 vines, and after research and some careful tending, the plants flourished—a few years later, their fledgling vineyard sprawled across 10 acres.
With all those grapes, the turn to wine-making was only natural for the Heidigs. They converted their barn—originally built for dairy cows and their butter-sculpture furniture—into a winery in 1990. Today, production is overseen by award-winning winemaker Graham Bell, who crafts acclaimed wines including Seyval Blanc, Chambourcin, and Spotsylvania Claret. Select bottles bear special labels depicting scenes from Civil War battles, celebrating the region's rich history with every pour.