Epicurience Virginia is a weekend of culinary enlightenment. The highlight of the weekend will be the Grand Tasting at Morven Park on Saturday, August 31st. DC's Wine Country welcomes you to kick off this epic weekend with a variety of unique wine country activities to introduce you to Loudoun's scenic beauty, award-winning wines, and farm-to-table foods. The Epicurience weekend begins on Friday with a vast menu of culinary activities to stimulate your appetite for the weekend ahead:
- Champagne Tea Located in the heart of Loudoun’s hunt country, Hunter's Head Tavern is an English style pub and the restaurant for Ayrshire Farm, known for their use of Certified Humane ®, organic, and sustainable farming methods. Enjoy this champagne tea featuring organic loose leaf teas brewed to taste, champagne, hearty canapés, petit fours, and scones.
- Vineyard Dinner and Twilight Tour 8 Chains North Winery hosts a gourmet, seasonal, four-course dinner paired with their old-world-style wines and a twilight tour of the vineyard led by winemaker Ben Renshaw.
- Celtic-Themed Highland Fling Dinner WeatherLea Farm & Vineyard is one of Loudoun’s premier rural event venues and will showcase their farm and Scottish heritage with this Celtic-Themed Highland Dinner. Enjoy cocktails in the garden, a Scottish/Irish themed dinner in the 19th-century barn prepared by Chef Jason Lage of Market Table Bistro, live Celtic music by the local band “Jug of Punch”, and a guided tour of the heavens with local astronomer and telescope builder Dr. James Crowley.
- Victory Garden Dinner and Swing Dancing Former home of General George C. Marshall, The Marshall House celebrates the Marshall-era with a Victory Garden Dinner and Swing Dancing with Dance King, Adam King. Dinner will highlight foods from Loudoun farms, expertly prepared by local chefs, and paired with wines from 8 Chains North, Otium Cellars, and Tarara Winery.
- Ultimate Dining Event The newly opened Salamander Resort and Spa hosts their first public event, an Ultimate Dining Event featuring a welcoming reception hosted by Chef Todd Gray and five of the most recognized and best loved chefs from the region. Sample culinary delights, enjoy the open bar, and mingle with some of the biggest names in the culinary world.
- Private Distilling Workshop Learn how whiskey is made with Scott Harris, founder and distiller of Catoctin Creek Distillery - Loudoun's first distillery since Prohibition. Using processes that mimic 18th century methods, learn how to mash, ferment, distill, barrel-age, and bottle spirits.
Sip and savor your way through as many events as you can fit in to this amazing weekend! Epicurience is less than two weeks away - get your tickets today!