News & Releases from Philip Carter Winery

Discount Day of 1762

On October 20, 2021, we celebrated 260 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!

This year, on Friday, November 11th we celebrate this momentous day with a discount on our 1762 port-inspired wine! This wine is named after the year that Charles Carter’s wine was recognized with a Gold Medal by the Royal Society of the Arts in London. This port-style dessert wine is 100% Chambourcin that has been aged in Bourbon Whiskey barrels from the A. Smith Bowman distillery for 60 months. It is fortified shortly after fermentation with high alcohol brandy and is both unfiltered and unfined. This wine shows an intense deep red color with orange hues from longer barrel aging. On the palate, it is full of ripe red fruit flavors, rich dark chocolate, and a touch of bourbon leading to a long-lasting finish.

 

In celebration of this historic event, we are offering all customers the opportunity to purchase this normally wine club exclusive wine! You will also receive a 30% bottle discount on all bottles of our *Newest Vintage* 2017 1762 port-inspired wine! Maximum two cases per person.

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

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

Winery CLOSED in observance of New Year’s Day

The winery will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day in order for our staff to enjoy time with their families. May the joy of the season be yours. We wish our neighbors, friends, and customers a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Winery CLOSED in observance of Christmas Day

The winery will be closed in observance of Christmas Day in order for our staff to enjoy time with their families. May the joy of the season be yours. We wish our neighbors, friends, and customers the brightest and best of the season.

Ten Vines Day

In 1619, the Virginia House of Burgesses – the first legislative assembly of the New World – passed Acte 12. The Acte required every landowner in Virginia to plant ten vines on their property yearly for the purposes of growing grapes to make wine. This Acte was the first recorded history of the efforts to grow European varietals in the New World. While unsuccessful due to Phylloxera aphid and disease, today we celebrate this Acte as the beginnings of wine production in Virginia. Additionally, it was in response to Acte 12 that Charles Carter planted 1,800 vines at Cleve Plantation. It was from these vines that he produced the first internationally recognized wine in the New World in October of 1762.

Our Ten Vines label was created as a tribute to Acte 12 and the Ten Vines that the landowners were required to plant.

In celebration of this historic Acte, on Friday, November 11th, we are offering our customers a 30% bottle discount on all bottles of our Ten Vines Wines! Maximum two cases per customer.

WINE CLUB MEMBERS: receive a discount at 40% off.
AMBASSADOR CLUB: purchase a case and get 50% off! Today and every day!

Veterans Day

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

Harvest on the Halfshell – Wine, Cider, Mead & Oyster Fest!

Get your tickets now for the 15th Annual
Harvest on the Halfshell
Oyster Festival
November 5th & 6th
11 am – 6 pm

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, ciders, and mead!

Tasting tickets are $15 per person in advance ($20 at the event) and include a tasting flight of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 meads, and a souvenir wine glass to take home. Oysters and other seafood will be available for purchase by Blue Ridge Seafood. Live music, beautiful views, and firepits in the vineyard. We look forward to having you!

Additionally, all weekend Howlers and Growlers of our Sangria will be greatly discounted!

Flight Tickets $15 in advance ($20 day of the event) and includes a taste of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 meads, and a souvenir glass.

Early bird tickets are discounted! Live music and yard games in the vineyard.  Tickets are available via shop.pcwinery.com and at the door while supplies last.  Purchase tickets now.


Tickets Options:

Tasting Flight Ticket: $15 per person in advance ($20 at the event) and include a taste of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 meads, and a souvenir wine glass provided by Philip Carter Winery, Valley View Hard Cider, Honey & Hops Meadery.

Wine Club Members: Receive 2 free Tasting Flight Tickets per membership with reservation ahead of time. Email wineclub@pcwinery.com to make your reservation.

Buy Your Tickets Now


Additional Event Details:

All participants in the tasting must be aged 21+. On the day of the event, please be prepared with valid identification at check-in.

This event is rain or shine and predominantly outside. We recommend dressing for the weather.

Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring their own folding chairs or blankets as outdoor tables are limited and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Harvest on the Halfshell – Wine, Cider, Mead & Oyster Fest!

Get your tickets now for the 15th Annual
Harvest on the Halfshell
Oyster Festival
November 5th & 6th
11 am – 6 pm

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, ciders, and mead!

Tasting tickets are $15 per person in advance ($20 at the event) and include a tasting flight of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 meads, and a souvenir wine glass to take home. Oysters and other seafood will be available for purchase by Blue Ridge Seafood. Live music, beautiful views, and firepits in the vineyard. We look forward to having you!

Additionally, all weekend Howlers and Growlers of our Sangria will be greatly discounted!

Flight Tickets $15 in advance ($20 day of the event) and includes a taste of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 meads, and a souvenir glass.

Early bird tickets are discounted! Live music and yard games in the vineyard.  Tickets are available via shop.pcwinery.com and at the door while supplies last.  Purchase tickets now.


Tickets Options:

Tasting Flight Ticket: $15 per person in advance ($20 at the event) and include a taste of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 meads, and a souvenir wine glass provided by Philip Carter Winery, Valley View Hard Cider, Honey & Hops Meadery.

Wine Club Members: Receive 2 free Tasting Flight Tickets per membership with reservation ahead of time. Email wineclub@pcwinery.com to make your reservation.

Buy Your Tickets Now


Additional Event Details:

All participants in the tasting must be aged 21+. On the day of the event, please be prepared with valid identification at check-in.

This event is rain or shine and predominantly outside. We recommend dressing for the weather.

Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring their own folding chairs or blankets as outdoor tables are limited and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Cruise the Enchanting Danube River

SS Maria Theresa • 7 Nights • Passau to Budapest • April 23-30, 2023

THE BEST OF CENTRAL EUROPE!

The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow through
the very heart of Europe. A veritable showcase of the best of
Central Europe, this journey is one any culturally curious world
traveler will love, featuring old-world capitals and charming towns
and villages rich in winemaking history. Join your exceptional
hosts from Barrel Oak, Molon Lave, Philip Carter and
Rappahannock Cellars on this magical journey. Learn about their
unique stories, taste their delicious wines and create lasting
relationships with your wine hosts and fellow wine enthusiasts
over intimate tastings and dinners; a truly exclusive experience!

 

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