Jun
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Chardonnay: Virginia vs. Burgundy Blind Tasting

Our Chardonnay: Virginia vs. Burgundy Blind Tasting will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 2-5 pm. This sit-down event will feature our traditional cheese board and pates to pair with chardonnays from Virginia and Burgundy.  Michael will conduct this educational blind tasting with discussions to follow each of the four flights of four wines.  

The cost to attend is $45/person (only $35 for Wine Club members).  Please RSVP by sending your name to tastingroom@virginiawineworks.com.  The deadline to RSVP is Monday, June 15.  Please note that space is limited and we anticipate this event will sell out quickly.

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May
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Caromont Farm & Wineworks Dinner

A Unique Wine Dinner
at Michael Shaps Wineworks

APERITIF
Maison Shaps Crémant de Bourgogne

FIRST
Vidalia Onion Broth with Preserved Meyer Lemon and Farmstead Chèvre Cheese Crostini
Michael Shaps Odette 2014

SECOND
Wood Grilled Asparagus with Smoked Mushrooms and Esmontonian Cheese
Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2012

THIRD
Cabrito Lamb Curry with Scallion Kulcha, Pickled Baby Carrots & Roasted New Potatoes 
Michael Shaps Meritage 2007

SALAD
Little Gem Lettuces with Nectarine Vinaigrette and Mount Alto Goat's Milk Feta Cheese
Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons 2012

FINAL
Seasonal Selection of Fruit, Caromont Cheeses, and Garnishes 
Raisin D'Être Blanc 2011

$90 includes gratuity
For reservations, please call (434) 296-3438 or click here to email.  Seating limited. 

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L Scott Commemorative Wine Release (Free Tasting Event!)
Mar
28
12:00pm12:00pm

L Scott Commemorative Wine Release (Free Tasting Event!)

Michael Shaps announces the release of long-awaited L Scott, a proprietary red blend wine, made in honor of his brother Scott who lost a ten-year battle with ALS in 2010. 

The release party will be held in the newly built Tasting Room of Michael’s winery, Michael Shaps Wineworks, on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 5 pm.  Michael will donate 10% of every bottle sale to Project ALS, a non-profit organization whose aim is to find a cure for this terminal disease.  The event is free to the public.

The L Scott wine is a red blend of 75% Tannat, 20% Malbec and 5% Merlot.  Conceptualized in 2012 and harvested that same year, this wine has been aging in French oak barrels for nearly two years.  This wine is near and dear to Michael’s heart, as his oldest brother Scott was an inspiration to Michael.  “When everyone else in my family told me I was crazy to move to France to study winemaking, Scott encouraged me and supported my decision.  I credit him for giving me the courage I needed.”  During Scott’s illness, the family helped organize several fundraisers for Project ALS, hoping to find a cure in time for Scott, and though Project ALS is closer than ever to finding a cure, they still need funding for more research.  

The 2012 vintage is the first of many that Michael plans to produce in honor of his brother Scott, and will continue to donate a portion of each bottle sale to Project ALS for years to come.  The retail price is $58/bottle.  This is a limited release of 100 cases, so get them while you can! 

All are welcome to come taste the L Scott wine on March 28. Cheese and freshly baked bread will be served with the wine tastings.

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Feb
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Virginia vs. the World: Bordeaux Blend Blind Tasting

You are invited to attend our Bordeaux Blend Blind Tasting on Saturday, February 28 from 2-5 pm. This sit-down event will feature our traditional cheese board and pates to pair with ultra-premium Bordeaux-style wines from around the world.  Michael will conduct this educational blind tasting with discussions to follow each of the four flights of four wines.  

The cost to attend is $75/person.  Please RSVP by emailing us at tastingroom@virginiawineworks.com.  The deadline to RSVP is next Tuesday, February 24th.  Please note that space is very limited and we anticipate this event will sell out quickly! 

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Sparkling Wine Blind Tasting
Dec
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Sparkling Wine Blind Tasting

On December 13th we will be holding a blind tasting event featuring sparkling wines and champagne. Everyone needs a little bubbly in their life for New Year’s Eve!  Not only is this a great date (your significant other will be pleased as sparkling punch, we're sure) -- it's also a wonderful opportunity to learn which sparkling wines you truly prefer.

The cost for this event will be $45, for wine club members it is $35. The tasting is located in the Michael Shaps Wineworks tasting room. 

To RSVP contact info@virginiawineworks.com or call 434-296-3438

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Burgundy Wine Club Launch!!!
Nov
16
11:00am11:00am

Burgundy Wine Club Launch!!!

Join us for the launch of our all new Burgundy Wine Club! 

We will be featuring the Michael Shaps Wines made in Meursault, France. These wines are produced using traditional Burgundian techniques with grapes sourced from many of most prestigious Burgundy appellations.

This special tasting is set to happen from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Michael will be conducting the tastings himself from 11:00 to 2:00 so this is a great chance to hear about Burgundy wines straight from the source! 

This event is open to everyone, not just Wine Club Members. 

Club Details: 

Wine selected 4 times per year. All Wine Club selections are discounted at 30%. Members always receive complimentary tastings for you and a guest. Invitations to Michael Shaps Wineworks club member events. Discounts on other winery events. Receive a 20% discount on any additional purchase. Two Levels of Membership: 3 Bottle Club ($60-$120 per quarterly selection), 6 Bottle Club ($120-$240 per quarterly selection) 

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UVA Women's Hockey Wine Dinner Fundraiser with L'Etoile
Nov
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

UVA Women's Hockey Wine Dinner Fundraiser with L'Etoile

Join us for a UVA Women’s Ice Hockey Team Wine Dinner Fundraiser 

hosted by Michael Shaps of Michael Shaps Wineworks and catered by l’étoile

Friday, November 14th, 2014

6:00-8:00 p.m.

$75 per person, raffle ticket included

Raffle Items Include: A private tasting for 15 given by Michael Shaps, a bottle of 2006 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, 4 tickets to a UVa Basketball game…and more to be posted to the website soon!

Learn more and buy tickets here: https://winedineandwomenshockey.splashthat.com

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