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Orange Uncorked Wine Festival this weekend in GrelenThe Orange County Chamber of Commerce Orange Uncorked Wine Festival is back this weekend for its 30th anniversary and an assortment of wineries, cider houses, vendors, groups and presenters are lined up and ready to go.
The festival will take place at the Grelen Market at the Sprawling Grelen Nursery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. A total of 11 wineries and two cider houses will participate.
Listen to live music on Saturday from Enya and the Fellas, followed by a performance by Chamomile & Whiskey, a hat contest and a new mustache contest hosted by award-winning beard / mustache contestant Robert Baker.
Sunday, a set by Culpeper musician Aubrey Diggers, a presentation of festival exhibitors and wine and cider makers, a beard contest again hosted by Baker and finally a musical performance by The Unsuitables to close the day.
For many years, the festival took place in Montpellier, near James Madison. It was recently renamed and moved to Grelen, a 600 acre property in Orange County. The weekend will feature wildlife demonstrations from Earthquest, a Georgia-based nonprofit environmental education and conservation organization with a secondary location in Virginia.
There will be food at Grapevine Restaurant, Gregory’s Grill and Buffalo Wild Wings. Featured drinks will be from Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyard, Castle Glen Winery, Chestnut Oak Vineyard, Eastwood Farm & Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Mattaponi Winery, Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, Rogers Ford Farm Winery, True Heritage Wines, Well Hung Vineyard, Virginia Mountain Vineyards, Castle Hill Cider and Cobbler Mountain Cider. See orangevachamber.com/orange-uncorked.