Virginia Vineyard Month – Earth Day Weekend

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Philip Carter Winery

Holidays

Virginia Vineyard Month – Earth Day Weekend

Come and join Philip Carter’s winemaker for a vineyard talk with tasting.  Walk the vineyard with Philip Carter’s award-winning winemaker Chris Nelson; learn about bi0-dynamic and natural wine trends and sustainable agriculture.  Then take a tour of the cellar and wine production and go behind to the scenes to learn how premium wine is made from one of Virginia’s fastest rising star winemakers.  Sessions @ 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. ($25.00 per person, includes a full wine tasting of Philip Carter’s lineup, max. 12 guests per session, reservations required).

Celebrating of the Life of an American Wine Pioneer. – Cleve Day

Date: April 19, 2019

Celebrating of the Life of an American Wine Pioneer. – Cleve Day

On April 19th, we celebrate the life of Charles Carter of Cleve (ca. 1707–1764), who in 1762 received the first international recognition for producing excellent wine in Virginia in 1762.   Charles Carter, 5th child born of Colonel Robert “King” Carter and Elizabeth Landon-Wells was born in Lancaster County, Virginia, and resided in Lancaster and King George County, Virginia.  In 1754, he built Cleve Plantation and its magnificence vied with seats of his brothers, John of Shirley, Robert of Nomini, Landon of Sabine Hall, and with the homes of his sisters, Anne of Berkeley and Judith of Rosewell.

 

In 1759, a committee of the Virginia assembly was formed and charged with the question of economic diversification, a question made urgent by the depression in the tobacco trade.  As its chairman, Charles Carter entered into correspondence with Peter Wyche in London, chairman of the agriculture committee for the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture, and Commerce (now the Royal Society of Arts), which offered prizes for various desirable enterprises in the colonies, among them vine growing and winemaking.  Carter’s correspondence reveals that the prospects and methods for the cultivation of the grape in Virginia were an important subject.  Carter had already begun grape growing at Cleve, where he made wines from both native and European grapes, and it was natural that he should have chosen commercial winemaking as one of his proposals for economic reform in Virginia.

 

The London society took an encouraging view of Carter’s proposals and recommended various vines and practices, including the trial of distilling brandy from the native grapes.  In 1762 Carter, who by then had 1,800 vines growing at Cleve, sent to the London society a dozen bottles of his wine, made from the American winter grape and from a vineyard of “white Portugal summer grapes.” These samples were so pleasing to taste—“they were both approved as excellent wines,” the society’s secretary wrote—that on October 20, 1762, the society awarded Carter a gold medal as the first person to make a “spirited attempt towards the accomplishment of their views, respecting wine in America.”  Mr. Carter died on April 26, 1764.

 

In celebration of this important day in American wine culture, we are offering our customers a 30% bottle discount on all bottles of our 2016 Cleve! 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!

Easter Wine Tasting Traditions

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Philip Carter Winery

Holidays | Special Events | Tastings

Easter Wine Tasting Traditions

Experience a white linen Philip Carter Tasting in an elegant setting in the vineyard (or Cleve Hall weather dependent) with beautifully presented small plate samples of Virginia cured ham, locally farmed lamb with Virginia mint sauce, artisanal Virginia cheeses, Virginia chutneys, and sweet braided breads & hot cross buns. $35 per person @ 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. max. 20 guests per seating, reservations required by April 15th.

 

Special Easter Hours

Date: April 21, 2019

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Holiday Hours

Special Easter Hours

PCW will be open from 12:00pm – 5:00pm for the Easter Holiday.

The Craft Beverage Tulip Fest – Wine, Beer, Cider & Mead

Start date: April 27, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

Location: Philip Carter Winery

Festivals | Special Events

Join us for the weekend event of the season and a celebration of Virginia Vineyard Month!   We invite you to be part of an annual Virginia tradition at Philip Carter Winery – Virginia craft beverages, tulips & BBQ all set in the vineyard.

 

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.

 

Barbecue will be available for purchase by one of our local food trucks and hand-grown tulips, picked from our estate, will be available for purchase!  Early bird tickets are discounted to $10!  Tulips from the estate will be available for purchase all weekend while supplies last.  Live music and yard games in the vineyard.  Tickets are available via InTix and at the door while supplies last.  Purchase tickets early as this event will sell out.  We look forward to having you!

 

The Vintage Virginia Tasting

Start date: May 4, 2019

End date: May 5, 2019

Location: Philip Carter Winery

Special Events | Tastings

The Vintage Virginia Tasting

From the directive of Acte 12 in Colonial Williamsburg to the opening ceremonies of Philip Carter Winery in 2008 wine in Virginia was a foregone conclusion. Through an in depth look at wine through the centuries, this experience provides insight, history and taste. The Vintage Virginia Tasting features wines that reflect the history across Virginia that tell a beautiful story of culture, purpose and promise spanning 400 years of Virginia wine.  We invite you to Taste History and share the 257-year history of Virginia wine excellence celebrated at Philip Carter Winery.  This tasting will be available throughout the weekend in the Rosewell Tasting Room.  $25.00 per person ++.  Reservations suggested.  This educational opportunity re-emphasizes our commitment to Virginia Wines and to their promotion.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Start date: May 6, 2019

End date: May 10, 2019

Location: Philip Carter Winery

Teacher Appreciation Week

Philip Carter honors our active and retired heroes of the classroom with a 20% discount on all wine bottle purchases during the entire Teacher Appreciation Week.  ID required.

 

The Day of the Norton Grape

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Philip Carter Winery

The Day of the Norton Grape

On May 10th, we celebrate Virginia’s native grape, the Norton.  Norton was first cultivated in 1820 on Magnolia Farm located in Richmond, Virginia by Dr. Daniel Norton.  Over the remainder of the 19th century, the Norton grape varietal grew in importance as a wine producer especially adapted to the conditions of eastern North America.  In 1873, a Norton wine was declared the “best red wine of all nations” at a worldwide competition in Vienna.  Many of the nation’s finest hotels and restaurants stocked Virginia vintages, and President U.S. Grant is known to have kept a righteous supply in his White House cellars.

 

In celebration of this important day in American wine culture, we are offering our customers a 30% bottle discount on all bottles of our Oatlands! 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!

Mother’s Day Weekend: Roses & Rosé

Start date: May 11, 2019

End date: May 12, 2019

Location: Philip Carter Winery

Holidays | Special Events

Mother’s Day Weekend: Roses & Rosé

The PCW family welcomes families and mothers to share in the glory of the vineyard and explore the beauty of wine.  Our signature blind rosé tasting, “A Rose’ by Any Other Name,” featuring Philip Carter’s Rosewell and rosés from five different wineries.  All moms seated for this tasting will receive a long stem rose and signature chocolate.  Wine specials throughout the day.  $25.00 pp. @ 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.

A Memorial Day Growler Weekend

Start date: May 24, 2019

End date: May 27, 2019

Location: Philip Carter Winery

Holidays | Special Events

A Memorial Day Growler Weekend

All Memorial Day Weekend, $5 Howler (32oz) and $10 Growler (64oz) refills.  Philip Carter Winery or Valley View Farm howlers/growlers are required and can be purchased at Philip Carter.

 

Be a part of tradition as PCW honors the veterans of our country.  The celebration will feature our vineyard tours, lawn games, and live music all weekend.  Sangria will be served at our outdoor sangria bar!

 

Our Country’s active and retired heroes receive a 20% discount on all wine bottle purchases all weekend long. Military ID required.