Everything is just PEACHY here at Philip Carter Winery! Come out and enjoy the very best of Virginia’s peach season with us! Peach sangria and orchard fresh peaches straight from Valley View Farm (harvested daily) will be available for purchase at our peach stand. Also enjoy a bowl of everyone’s summertime favorite, Valley View peaches and locally made hand dipped vanilla ice cream!
Be a part of tradition as PCW honors the worker tradition of our country. An incredible six sangrias will be available – Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach, Pineapple, Apple Cider, and Traditional. $5 Howler (32oz) and $10 Growler (64oz) refills. PCW Howlers and Growlers required and can be purchased at Philip Carter. Food truck, yard games, vineyard tours, and live music. Join the End of Summer Celebration.
Virginia’s symbol of hospitality carried up the coast from the Caribbean isles – the bountiful pineapple. Enjoy this end of Summer treat and reflect on the relaxed vibes carried on the summer breeze. Zingy, fruity, and seasonal, it will be gone with the turning leaves of Autumn.
On September 6th, we celebrate the life of founding father Robert “Councillor” Carter, III (February 1727 – March 10, 1804), of Nomini Hall located in Westmoreland County. RCIII was an American planter, and for two decades sat on the Virginia Governor’s Council, which among other things, promoted the establishment of a Virginia wine industry. On September 5, 1791, Carter began what became the largest release of enslaved persons in North America prior to the American Civil War, and is now remembered as the “Great Emancipator”.
In celebration of this important day in American wine culture, we are offering our customers a 30% bottle discount on all bottles of our Nomini Hall Cabernet Franc! 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!
Join the annual celebration of the harvest at Philip Carter Winery with a Tidewater Virginia tradition of steamed Chesapeake Blue Crabs, Hush Puppies, Corn Fritters, and more. We are proud to team up with the finest purveyor of Virginia seafood, Blue Ridge Seafood, for our 12th annual Philip Carter CrabFest! Come out on Saturday, September 7th for an all you can eat CRAB and WINE extravaganza!
Reservations Required. $49.95 per person which includes all you can eat crabs and 1 glass of select wine. Minors will be $32.00. Children 12 and under $10.00. Event is from 5 PM to 8 PM.
Enjoy the beautiful setting of the vineyard for a sermon with Pastor Kim. Begins at 11AM, rain or shine.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a winemaker? As the cool of autumn flows across the landscape of the northern Piedmont and liquid sunshine transforms into the harvested fruits of our labor, we invite you to immerse yourself in the winemaking experience. This is your opportunity to go behind the scenes to have a hands-on experience with one of the top winemakers on the East Coast. In this intense emersion course learn what happens during harvest as the grapes come off the vineyard and are processed in the cellar. Take your hand at blending wines and find your passion in the winemaker’s lifestyle. Then enjoy lunch and a glass of wine with the winemaker. (Includes course materials, and a boxed lunch with a glass of wine. $45 per person, space is limited) (9:30am-12:30 p.m.)
Philip Carter Winery is grateful to be a part of a sustainable farming community that is rich in agricultural traditions and heritage. We honor the people of the northern Piedmont and are thankful for the support of the residents of our neighboring winegrowing Villages of Hume, Orlean, Markham, Delaplane, and Paris. On this weekend we give thanks for our neighbors and appreciate them with a 40% discount to all Fauquier residents on all wine bottle purchases. Proof of residency required. We will be taking donations for the Orlean Fire Department this weekend.
En plein air is a French expression that means ‘in the open air’, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called peinture sur le motif (“painting on the ground”) in French. Philip Carter has long been a home for Virginia artists, and has proudly displayed fine works for art in Cleve Hall over the years. On this very special weekend each year, we invite all artists to Philip Carter Winery to share in the vineyard grounds by setting up on easel and painting the experience with the landscape. Every participating artist receives a complimentary glass of wine and a 25% discount on any wine bottle purchase.
ART EXHIBITION: The weekend of art events will also include an exhibition by the Orlean Artist’s Collective, a group of local artists that gather to share and nurture a passion for art in a cooperative environment, while providing an additional cultural opportunity in our beloved northern Piedmont community. 25% of all sales proceeds from the art exhibit will be donated to the Orlean Fire House Building Fund.
On Saturday the 5th, as part of the En Plein Air Weekend, we will host Creative Mankind for a paint and sip event in the vineyard. Learn to be an artist, even if you have no experience! The folks at Creative Mankind provide all the necessary supplies and instruction, and you walk home with your own masterpiece! Registration required. See website for details.