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Events




Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trivia Night with Pour House Trivia
6:00 pm
Join us at 868 for an evening of drinks, eats, and thinks! Test your knowledge of useless facts as we go head to head with Pour House Trivia in the Tasting Room at 868 for glory and prizes.  Bring your own team or join one here.  No admission fee.   Walk-ins welcome as space allows.
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm
Shuffle the Truffles at 868
11:00 am
  We’re mixing up our truffle line-up for 2019 and you can help us pick!  Come in for a truffle tasting every weekend in January and you’ll discover two new flavors each time.  From Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough  to Pistachio Ginger – we’ve got a sweet treat for you!  Vote on the truffles you like best and be entered to win prizes from 868 Estate. Each day, someone will win a year’s worth of truffle tastings and at the end two winner…
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Author:  Millie Gallahan
2:00 pm
Come meet local author Millie Gallahan, signing her children’s book, Our Princess Daisy, a wonderful gift for a child in your life. While you’re here, enjoy a chocolate truffle tasting and a glass of wine!
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
868 Open On MLK Day!
12:00 pm
Spend your holiday with us!  We’ve got wine, hot grilled paninis and a cozy place to hang out with friends on Martin Luther King Day.  Our mulled wine will warm you up and you can help us “Shuffle our Truffles”  – do a chocolate tasting and vote on the new truffle line up for 2019!
The Vine:  Tapas, Paella and Spanish Guitar - SOLD OUT
7:00 pm
Banish thoughts of winter with a night filled with food and wine from sunny Spain where dining is as much about the food as it is about the socializing with friends, new and old!  We’ll transport you to Spain with wine carefully chosen by Sarah Rinehart, our resident sommelier, and we’ll give you the skills you need to navigate a restaurant wine list featuring a variety of choices from Spain.  We’ll enjoy tapas tonight and then feast on an authentic…
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm
The Super Bowl Elevated Tasting is Back!
11:00 am
Join us for an Elevated Tasting of Super proportions! Chef Author works his magic on traditional Super Bowl snacks to present them in ways you’ve never imagined. The tasting includes a Cheeseburger Slider, a Mac & Cheese Bacon Ball, a Buffalo Chicken Pita and two sweet bites including Peanut-Chocolate Sausage and a Reese’s Cookie Cake. Each bite is paired with wine and comes with our best guess on who will win the Big Game.  Reservations required for groups over 7 people and…
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm
Shuffle the Truffles at 868
11:00 am
  We’re mixing up our truffle line-up for 2019 and you can help us pick!  Come in for a truffle tasting every weekend in January and you’ll discover two new flavors each time.  From Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough  to Pistachio Ginger – we’ve got a sweet treat for you!  Vote on the truffles you like best and be entered to win prizes from 868 Estate. Each day, someone will win a year’s worth of truffle tastings and at the end two winner…
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trivia Night with Pour House Trivia
6:00 pm
Join us at 868 for an evening of drinks, eats, and thinks! Test your knowledge of useless facts as we go head to head with Pour House Trivia in the Tasting Room at 868 for glory and prizes.  Bring your own team or join one here.  No admission fee.   Walk-ins welcome as space allows. New!  Pre-order your charcuterie board and we’ll throw in two chocolate truffles for a sweet treat.  It’s the perfect complement to our signature cheese, meat and…
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Paint a Wine Bottle at 868! SOLD OUT
2:00 pm
Join us to paint a classic forest scene on a wine bottle while enjoying a glass of wine on a winter’s afternoon. Debbie Winkles of HueArtWorks will lead us through the process of painting a grove of aspens on the bottle.  When it’s all done, we’ll add a cork with tiny fairy lights to make the aspens glow from within!  Enjoy a glass of wine from 868 while painting! Make an event of it and select a charcuterie snack board…
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm
The Super Bowl Elevated Tasting is Back!
11:00 am
Join us for an Elevated Tasting of Super proportions! Chef Author works his magic on traditional Super Bowl snacks to present them in ways you’ve never imagined. The tasting includes a Cheeseburger Slider, a Mac & Cheese Bacon Ball, a Buffalo Chicken Pita and two sweet bites including Peanut-Chocolate Sausage and a Reese’s Cookie Cake. Each bite is paired with wine and comes with our best guess on who will win the Big Game.  Reservations required for groups over 7 people and…
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Barrel Tasting
11:00 am
Join us as we celebrate our inaugural Loudoun County Winter Barrel Tasting wine event! Loudoun Counties winemakers are opening up their cellars and tasting wine directly from the barrel. Taste your way up and down Harpers Ferry Rd with stops at 868 Estate (of course!), Breaux, Two Twisted Posts, Maggie Malick’s or venture out to Doukenie, Hillsborough and others.  Your ticket price includes barrel tastings at each of these wineries for the day. Tickets, $40/pp in advance, $55 day of…
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Valentine's Day at Grandale
5:00 pm
Two wonderful options for the wonderful two of you! Make your reservation now to enjoy Valentine’s Day at Grandale and choose from either the Chef’s Table menu or selections from our regular menu. The Chef’s Table menu is an indulgent 5-course tasting menu, selected by Chef Author, and presented in the “omakase” tradition, where the guest entrusts the Chef to select exemplary expressions of his creativity and the freshest ingredients of the day.  The Chef’s Table meal is $250 per couple, each…
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
868 Open for President’s Day
12:00 pm
  We know from historical records that Thomas Jefferson loved Bordeaux blends from France.  Given Jefferson’s legendary passion for making wine in Virginia, we think he’d really like our house Bordeaux blend called Grandale, grown in Virginia, made in Virginia and enjoyed far and wide.   Join us to celebrate your President’s Day holiday with wonderful wine (including our house red, Grandale), chocolate truffles and hot grilled paninis in our Tasting Room from noon – 5.  We look forward to welcoming…
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chili Cook-Off:  At the Eights!
11:00 am
There’s a Chili Challenge in town!  We’ve thrown the gauntlet and challenged our good friends over at 8 Chains North to a chili cook-off. Join us at 868 Estate Vineyards and 8 Chains North vineyard for chili tasting – then vote on the chili you like best.  Enjoy a wine tasting at each vineyard (standard tasting fees apply) and then you’ll be treated to a complimentary sample of each winery’s own signature chili.  Vote for your favorite and let the best chili…
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists:  Loudoun Sketch Club
2:00 pm
Spend some time with art and wine at 868 Estate as we welcome the artists from our current show, Vineyards & Vines, this afternoon.  The artists of this curated show are all members of the Loudoun Sketch Club which is celebrating 75 years of creating fine art this year.  Most of the paintings were created from plein aire sessions on site at 868 during the fall of 2018. All are welcome to join us for this celebration of our artists! …
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Vine:  California Undiscovered
7:00 pm
Sonoma and Napa get all the press, but California is filled with lesser-known regions that are home to world-class wine.  Take a tour of some of the Other California wine regions as we taste through three wines from places you may not know yet!   We’ll talk about California wine tourism and give you suggestions on where you might like to travel next to get a taste of unique wines in beautiful and unexpected places. Now in our sixth year, the…
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring Wine Glass Painting
2:00 pm
Back by popular demand, Debbie Winkles of HueArtWorks will lead us through the process of painting spring flowers on a set of two stemless wine glasses.  Each painter will receive step-by-step instructions to create two permanent, washable, and beautifully decorated wine glasses, bursting with spring flowers.  Enjoy your choice of a glass of wine from 868 while painting!  Make an event of it and select a charcuterie snack board ($22) at checkout to enjoy during the class.  Additional wine may be purchased on site.…
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Girl Scout Cookie Booth
2:00 pm
Come support our girls in green at a cookie booth provided by a local Girl Scout chapter.  Our staff will be happy to share their cookie and wine pairing tips with you! Cookies, wine and a great place to spend a March afternoon!
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Reception:  A Blooming Good Time
2:00 pm
All are welcome! Join us for a celebration of our newest art show – A Blooming Good Time – featuring artists Marthe McGrath, Nancy Ramsey & M. Jane Johnson.  These three artists capture flowers through abstracted still-life, lush sophistication, and wild abundance. The artists will also be on site Sunday, April 28, 2 – 4PM for a painting demonstration on the back deck. All of the works in our Tasting Room Gallery are available for sale.  Find one of the…
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Vine:  Chillin' the Reds
7:00 pm
Some rules are made to be broken… Everyone knows you’re only supposed to chill white wine and not red, right?  Tonight, we break the rules with chilled reds that are crisp, high-acid, and simple enough that you can drink them without worrying about whether you’re tasting black pepper or tobacco smoke.  A chilled light red is like your favorite white shirt: easy, elegant, and unexpectedly cool. Come find out how to make these chilled reds part of your entertaining throughout…
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring Wine Club Pick Up
1:00 pm
Wine Club Members…  We can’t wait to share Carl’s new wines with you!  Plan to join us for the member pick up party Saturday, April 6th from 1 – 4 or stop by anytime after April 5th to pick up your shipment.  Details in your wine club member newsletter. Don’t miss the wine club prix fixe menu  served all weekend at Grandale – make your reservations today!
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Grandale and 868 Open on Easter
11:00 am
If you’re looking for an authentic farm-to-table experience, join us at Grandale Vintner’s Table for lunch (reservations recommended), then walk over to the Tasting Room to enjoy a wine tasting or a glass of wine in our relaxing space.   Our three-course prix fixe menu is full of delicious spring choices – and new this year, your child (10 and under) can enjoy their own specialty prix fixe. 868 Estate Vineyards will be open and celebrating the arrival of Spring on Easter Sunday.  Better…
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Vine:  Hooray!  It's Rosé!
7:00 pm
Hooray, it’s Rosé! Everyone knows dry rosés are trendy right now, but did you know that Washington DC has the highest per capita consumption of rosé in the US?  Let’s keep it that way as we take a tour of four rosés, each paired with innovative food from Grandale’s Chef Author featuring fresh spring flavors. Grab a friend and rose all day (well, all evening) with us. The Vine is a monthly women’s wine dinner served at 868 Estate Vineyards.…
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rosé Release Weekend!
11:00 am
It’s Spring and that means it’s time to Rosé the afternoon away!  Join us to celebrate our newest wine release – our 2018 Rosé, a beautiful blend of estate reds.  Dry, and both elegant and complex, our rosé will be your go-to for when you’re looking for something fresh and versatile.   Stop by to taste for yourself!  
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Demo:  A Blooming Good Time
2:00 pm
A Blooming Good Time: M. Jane Johnson, Nancy Ramsey and Marthe McGrath Join us to welcome our current featured artists to the Vineyard for a painting demonstration and spend time enjoying their show, full of exuberant floral displays!   The artists will be available to talk about their painting techniques and the inspiration for the pieces on display in our gallery in the Tasting Room.  Stop by to see what they’re working on and spend the afternoon with us at 868. This…
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Loco Young Guns:  Music All Day
1:00 pm
We’re kicking off the season early with all-day music from 1 – 8PM.  Discover four emerging young artists in the Loudoun County music scene:  Luke Andrews, Caleb Gossage, Everything in Between  (Kirsten Woods and Cole Zimmerman) and Wayne Snow.  Sing and dance to familiar songs and original compositions delivered with energy, heart and soul from our Young Guns, fresh new talent in Loudoun County.  At 5PM, Todd Brooks and Pour Decisions take the stage for a sensational show that will…
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mother's Day at 868
11:00 am
What does Mom want most?  An no-stress afternoon drinking wine slushies and eating tasty food from The Grill at 868!  We have you covered! We’ve got plenty of space for the kids to explore and, if your “kids” are of the four-legged kind, they are welcome in all of our outside spaces at 868 as well. Adriel Genet,will be playing in our picnic grove from 2 – 5.  His live acoustic repertoire is comprised of unique arrangements of vintage jazz…
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mother's Day Dining at Grandale
11:00 am
Grandale knows a thing or two about moms – what she really wants is special time with her family.  Bring the mom in your life to Grandale for Mother’s Day to let her know how much she means to you. Our three-course prix fixe has something for everyone – and it’s all fresh and delicious, prepared by Chef Author from tempting spring ingredients provided by our local suppliers.  After lunch, take a walk around the grounds to discover spring flowers popping…
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Under the Stars:  Frank Lombardi
6:00 pm
  It’s a “Unforgettable” night of silky romance as Frank Lombardi sings American Standards in the first of our “Music Under the Stars” Concert Series at 868.  Bring your special someone to enjoy an evening of crooner tunes served with a side of great wine and delicious food. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged.  Food and wine will be available for purchase.
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Taming of The Vine
7:00 pm
Eat, drink and be literary tonight as we share a lighthearted look at Shakespeare and wine.  We’ll enjoy a spring menu from Chef Author tied to some notable quotes from Shakespeare about having a good time with friends and good wine.  Grab a friend and join us for a lovely evening of laughter and friendship at The Vine, the monthly Women’s Wine Dinner at 868.The Vine is a monthly women’s wine dinner served at 868 Estate Vineyards.  Four courses, four…

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