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Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
868 Open On MLK Day!
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
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!
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
  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
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!
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!
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 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Valentine's Day at Grandale
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 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chili Cook-Off:  At the Eights!
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 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Vine:  California Undiscovered
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 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Vine:  Chillin' the Reds
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 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Vine:  Hooray!  It's Rosé!
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.…
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