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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 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists:  Loudoun Sketch Club
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
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
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 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 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring Wine Club Pick Up
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 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rosé Release Weekend!
It’s Spring and that means it 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 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.…
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summertime Dance Party
Our pavilion will be rocking with hits from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond as Ralph the DJ gets everyone up and moving to the beat.  Got a request?  Let him know and he’ll make the music sing for you!  No admission charge.  Come early to enjoy plenty of wine and food to energize you for two hours of dancing.  Bring a group or meet one here!
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Summer Wine Club Pick Up
Wine Club Members…  Summer is one of the top four seasons to join us for wine at 868!  Plan to join us for the member pick up party Saturday, July 6th from 2 – 5 or stop by anytime after July 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!
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