Floyd, Virginia – Located along Virginia’s scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette Winery will play host this summer to a wide array of music, arts and culture events.
Voted the best winery within a two-hour drive by The Roanoker, the winery’s tasting room features many of the most recent award-winning wines, including Our Dog Blue, a platinum award-winner in the Winemaker Challenge International Competition, and 4 White Grapes and 5 Red Grapes, which both received gold medals. And according to a press release, the Restaurant at Chateau Morrisette has something for every discerning palate. A recipient of the Open Table – Diner’s Choice Award (2014 – 2015) and Top Scenic View Restaurants (2013) as well as a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (2014 – 2015), the restaurant’s seasonal menu features fresh, local cuisine by executive chef Sterling Steffens.
Summer 2015 Events
Sunday Sounds Music Series, June 7 – Oct. 25, 1 – 4 p.m.
Free Sunday music in the courtyard returns this summer and fall. Relax and enjoy award-winning wines while listening to a wide variety of music every week, including contemporary light rock Ragtop on June 21, rock/folk Marie Anderson on June 28, and jazz musicians the first Sunday of every month.
Father’s Day Brunch and Hawk Walk, June 21
Make Father’s Day extra special! Make reservations to toast dad with a sumptuous Sunday brunch buffet at the Restaurant at Chateau Morrisette. Then, join Eric Harrold, a permitted Falconry Educator, on a tour of the winery’s property as he showcases the art of falconry at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. The Hawk Walk is $55 per person and brunch is $24.99 per person; advance reservations are recommended.
Black Dog Arts Festival, July 11, noon – 6 p.m.
Featuring diverse artisans, regional wineries, and music by New Orleans’ based Bonerama and the Greensboro Symphony, the Black Dog Arts Festival will feature wine tastings from half a dozen Virginia wineries. Advance tickets are $20 and $30 at the gate.
Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival, Aug. 8, noon – 6 p.m.
The winery’s annual Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival includes an official Kansas City Barbeque Society Competition, bands like Kopecky and The Alternate Routes, and wine, food, and crafts. Advance tickets are $20 and $30 at the gate.
Beer and Brats, Aug. 9, noon to 4 p.m.
This free annual Beer and Brats event features Weeping Radish Brewery and Buchery out of Grandy, N.C. Along with musicians Scott Perry & Front Porch Swing, enjoy beer, wine and bratwurst concessions in the courtyard.
About Château Morrisette
A picturesque day trip from Roanoke, Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Christiansburg or the Piedmont Triad or a great weekend away from Washington, DC, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Knoxville or Charleston, W.V., Chateau Morrisette is located at Milepost 171.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, V.A. Wine tastings are $8 per person. For more information, visit www.thedogs.com or call (540) 593-2865.