In recognition of the 400th anniversary of winegrowing in the Americas, Virginia’s finest producers were asked to each donate a barrel of their best red Bordeaux-style varietal wine. These were then blended together and bottled to create a limited-edition commemorative wine called Virginia’s Heritage. A truly Virginia wine, Virginia’s Heritage represents Virginia’s burgeoning wine scene while at the same time paying homage to the quadricentennial establishing Virginia as the cradle of winemaking in the Americas. Only 10,000 bottles of Virginia’s Heritage wine were bottled, each bottle representing one of the 10,000 grapevines brought to Virginia by the Virginia Company 400 years ago. Philip Carter Winery is proud to have been selected as one of the producers to participate in this project. The wine will be released on October 1st to coincide with the beginning of Virginia Wine Month.
On Saturday the 6th, 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.
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 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.
Join us Sunday with Pastor Kim as leads Sermons from the Vine at Philip Carter Winery at 11 AM!
On Friday, October 19, 2018, we celebrate 256 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, all bottles of our 1762 port-inspired wine will be sold at a 40% discount to wine club members (maximum 2 cases per customer). Ambassador Club members receive 50% cases today and every day!
Join us as we celebrate local author, Kristin George, who will be available to sign copies of her works.
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 wine purchases.
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.
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 one mead provided by Philip Carter Winery, Wild Hare Cidery, 2 Silos Brewery, and Misty Mountain Meadworks. 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!
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 Corotoman’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.
We celebrate this important day in American wine culture with our annual 30% discount on bottles of Corotoman to the public (maximum 2 cases per customer).
Carter Charter Club members receive a 40% discount and Ambassador Club members receive 50% cases today and every day!