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Shrimp and Wine Festival

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Enjoy a day at Sans Soucy Vineyards, in Brookneal Virginina, where you can sample fine Virginia wines, indulge in local eats of farm-raised shrimp and bison dishes, shop artisans and craftspeople selling their wares, listen to live music and relax in the countryside with your loved ones and friends as the summer winds down.  The festival starts at 12 and lasts until 6pm.  $15 per person admission charge.  You’ll be glad you made the trip from Lynchburg!

For more information contact Sans Soucy Vineyards at 434.376.WINE or visit their web site at

Thomas Jefferson’s Passion for Music

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As the summer turns to fall Poplar Forest is offering its “Passion” series during September and October, focusing on Thomas Jefferson’s personal interests.

Beginning with the inaugural event on Sunday, September 11, 2011, the roof of the wing will be transformed into a stage as you are entertained with “Jefferson’s Passion for Music.”  A concert by singer and Celtic harpist Eve Walters blending song, sound and story follows a concert by Lynchburg’s violinist Jasper Oliver.

The event begins with a wine and cheese reception at 4:30pm during which attendees may wander through the house and grounds of Poplar Forest.

Guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, for a minimum of two consecutive nights including September 11, 2011, will receive complimentary tickets to this after-hours event.  Advance reservations are required and seating is limited to 100.  In the event of rain the series will relocate to another area on the Poplar Forest property.  Call 434.846.1388 for more details and to make your room and “Passion” reservation.

Future sessions will include “Jefferson’s Passion for Hops” to be held later in September and “Jefferson’s Passion for Writing and Democracy” to be held in October.  Call 434.846.1388 for information about these upcoming sessions. 

Fine Print:  this package cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or voucher.  Advance reservations and event tickets are required and are subject to availability.

Blackberry Harvest Festival

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Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery is hosting it’s annual Blackberry Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2011 between 9am-5pm.

More than a dozen “True to the Fruit” Virginia wines will be paired with food.  Taste historical honey meads.  Listen to live music played throughout the day. Enjoy a “Pig Pick’n Pull” lunch (additional cost).

Stay with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast to enjoy this summer festival and your tickets will be complimentary.  You must: stay with us at least 2 nights during the festival, mention this special when booking your reservation and cannot combine this special with any other special, coupon, discount or voucher.

Visit our web site, to choose your room, call us to book your reservation, 434.846.1388 and come enjoy a day of good wine, mead, food and fun. 

Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery is just north of Lynchburg in Nellysford, VA.

Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival

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Enjoy Virginia’s beauty, culture, music and wine at the Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival, hosted by Lazy Days Winery in Amherst, Virginia.

Take part in the high noon Summer Solstice ritual performed by the Grove of the Seven Hills plus enjoy four other bands and musical performances throughout the day.  Taste a variety of Virginia wines and local foods.  Shop for unique arts and crafts.  Get away from the day to day and take part in this summer festival.

Come stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, just minutes away in Lynchburg, VA, then visit the festival on June 25 between 12-8 or June 26 between 11-5.

For more information visit or call Lazy Days Winery at 434.381.6088.  And of course for reservations at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast call 434.846.1388 or visit our web site at  We’ll see you soon!

Virginia Wine Week

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A great wine from a great local winery.

Travel to The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, in Lynchburg, Virginia during Virginia Wine Week (March 18 – 27, 2011) and you will be greeted at check-in (between 4-6PM daily) with a glass of local Virginia wine and appetizers.  Start your getaway by relaxing in our comfy parlor, while sipping wine, where the innkeepers will help you plan your visits to local wineries, historic sites, museums, hiking/biking trails, antique shops or make an appointment in our on-site Massage and BodyWorks Studio for a massage or body treatment.  Enjoy a delicious 4-course breakfast each morning, then head out on your day of exploration or just relax with a good book at the inn.  Visit our web site, choose your room and pick your dates to visit, then call 434.846.1388 to book your reservation.  We look forward to seeing you within the next few days!

Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

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If you missed the inaugural Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival in 2009 you won’t want to miss this one.  This is the last wine festival in Central Virginia for 2010 and even though it is late in the year, it is held in heated tents so weather shouldn’t be an issue. Because it is held in tents, there are a limited number of tickets for sale so don’t delay in purchasing your ticket.   The Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival will be held at Poplar Forest (Thomas Jefferson’s summer home).

The festival will be held on November 20, 2010 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.  Visitors will enjoy Virginia wineries, featuring the Bedford Wine Trail, local food purveyors and artisans, musical entertainment, and much more. “Mr. Jefferson” himself will also be present to talk about his love of wines and his home at Poplar Forest. Guided tours of Jefferson’s retreat home will also be available throughout the day.

Tickets are now available online! Please click here to access the ticketing site.

CLICK HERE to see photos from the inaugural Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival in 2009.

Participating wineries include:
* Barboursville Vineyards
* Kluge Estate Vineyards
* DelFosse Vineyards and Winery
* Jefferson Vineyards
* Gabriele Rausse Winery
* Rebec Vineyards
* Sans Soucy Vineyards
* Peaks of Otter Winery
* Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery
* LeoGrande Winery
* White Rock Vineyards and Winery
* Savoy-Lee Winery

Tasting: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Non-Taster or Ages 12-20: $10.00
Under 12, free
Available at the Poplar Forest Museum Shop, the Basket Case (Lynchburg), the Lynchburg Visitors Center and the Bedford Welcome Center.

Tickets are now available online: Please click here to access the ticketing site.
PLEASE NOTE: If you order tickets online (which is highly recommended) you will receive them no later than 10 days prior to the event. If you have questions concerning online ticket sales, please email or call (800) 594-8499.

If you will be traveling from outside the area, don’t forget to make your reservations with The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, in Lynchburg, Virginia.  If you mention the “Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival” you will receive two tickets to the event (assuming you make your reservation before tickets have been sold out).  You must mention this at the time of your reservation and a minimum two night stay is required to receive your complementary tickets.  You can not combine this offer with any other offer or discount.

Tickets includes general admission, a commemorative wine glass, and tastings from each winery. Wine glasses and tastings with tasting tickets only (adults will be asked to show proof of age at the gate).

The wine festival will occur rain or shine. All activities will be held in heated spaces. Must be 21 years or older to taste wines.