The Tasting of 1762

Date: October 18, 2019


On Friday, October 18, 2019, we celebrate 257 years since the family’s historic achievement of successfully producing the first internationally acclaimed excellent wines of America and we recommit to the centuries old vision to create a viable Virginia Wine Industry rooted in a foundation of wine excellence!


On this momentous occasion, we are offering our wine club members a 40% discount on all bottles of our 1762 port-inspired wine! Maximum two cases per customer.


AMBASSADOR CLUB: purchase a case and get 50% off! Today and every day!

An Evening with Virginia Wine: Celebrating the 257th Anniversary of Virginia Wine Excellence

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Philip Carter Winery

Special Events

Wine Dinner

Take a voyage into Virginia wine history with an elegant four-course evening wine dinner. Each course will be paired with wines from Philip Carter that reflect the culture and story of five centuries of Virginia wine. Our wine dinner is truly unique Virginia-centric experience. Reservations required. Must be aged 21+ to attend. Business Casual or Cocktail Attire respectfully requested.  $95 per seat. Purchase a table for eight (8) and enjoy a $110 discount.

The Ghost of Mr. Carter Lives on during Halloween

Start date: October 26, 2019

End date: October 31, 2019



Stop in for a ghoulishly good time and enjoy “chilling” libations served by the frightening Wine Specters of Mr. Carter.  Wear your Halloween costume and receive a 10% discount on all wine bottle purchases.

Holiday Gift Baskets!

Start date: November 1, 2019

End date: December 31, 2019


Holiday gift baskets will be available for purchase during the months of November and December.

The 12th Annual Harvest on the Half Shell: Wine, Beer, Cider & Mead Oyster Roast

Start date: November 2, 2019

End date: November 3, 2019

Festivals | Special Events

Join us for the weekend event of the season and the start of Virginia Oyster Month!   We invite you to be part of an annual Virginia tradition at Philip Carter Winery.  Chesapeake Bay oysters, award-winning wines, beers, ciders and mead!  Tickets are $10 per person in advance ($15 at the event) and include a taste of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 beers, and 1 mead provided by Philip Carter Winery, Gnarled Orchard Cidery, 2 Silos Brewery, and Noble Hive Meadery.  Oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, and oyster po’ boy will be available for purchase all weekend while supplies last by Blue Ridge Seafood food truck.  Live music and yard games in the vineyard.  Tickets are available via InTix and at the door while supplies last.  We look forward to having you!

Corotoman Day

Date: November 8, 2019


One of the colonial Virginia’s most important houses, Robert “King” Carter’s Corotoman (circa 1725) stretched an impressive 90 by 40 feet along the banks of the Rappahannock River in Lancaster County, Virginia.  Graced by an arcaded piazza, a second-story gallery and multiple pavilions, Corotoman signified Carter’s position as Virginia’s wealthiest, most powerful tobacco planter.  Carter stocked Corotman’s cellars with the finest wines and claimed the most impressive wine cellar in the New World, but lost some 900 bottles when fire destroyed the mansion in 1729.


In celebration of this important day in American wine culture, we are offering our customers a 30% bottle discount on all bottles of our Corotoman! Maximum two case per person.


WINE CLUB MEMBERS: receive a discount at 40% off.

AMBASSADOR CLUB: purchase a case and get 50% off! Today and every day!

Veteran’s Day

Date: November 11, 2019



We honor our veterans on Veteran’s Day and are proud to offer our active and retired heroes a 20% discount on all wine bottle purchases. Military ID required.

Winery CLOSED in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 28, 2019

Holiday Hours


The winery will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day in order for our staff to enjoy time with their families.  May the joy of the season be yours.

Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Specials and Vertical Tasting Tradition

Start date: November 29, 2019

End date: December 1, 2019

Holidays | Tastings


40% off select wines on Black Friday, 25% off select wines on Saturday and Sunday.  Live music all holiday weekend.


We invite you and your family to join us for a very special thanksgiving tradition when we open our library of wines to offer vertical tastings of Philip Carter wines spanning the past decade.  A vertical tasting is arranged to taste different vintages of the same style of wine.  In our vertical tasting, we will evaluate our different vintages to discern the influence of the growing seasons and the influence of the hands and minds that were behind both the growing of the grapes and the cellar practices for these wines.


For $25 per person come out and taste these library wines, along with our current tasting line-up for a total of fifteen wines!  Wine Club Members receive a 15% discount.  This experience is truly a treat that we seldom offer.  Open to the general public.  Tasting times: 2pm and 4pm. Reservations suggested.

The Philip Carter Wine Club Christmas Party Weekend(s)

Start date: December 7, 2019

End date: December 21, 2019

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Wine Club


We welcome our Philip Carter Wine Club members to our annual wine club Christmas Party, featuring live music, complimentary hor d’oeuvres and wine spritzers/mulled wine.  Members enjoy a 50% off discount on our standard lineup and the chance to win a case of wine through our $5 wine raffle! Tickets can be purchased all three wine club weekends for a final drawing the week of the 23rd.  Each Ambassador Club attendee will also receive a special complimentary gift from the winery.  Reservation required.