South African Food & Wine Festival at Grayhaven

South African Food & Wine Festival
Only a few more days left until the South African Food & Wine Festival!  South African wine makers Tyrell Myburgh of Joostenberg Wines and MAN Vintners and Gordon Newton Johnson of Newton Johnson Wines will be here to represent their wines.  We have amazing entertainement, great food and a Market Tent filled with wonderful South African spices, arts & crafts.  Even the good weather we ordered is on it’s way!
Join us!

For a celebration of South African culture, wine, food & music!

Date: September 10th & 11th 2011

 

Time:  11 am – 6 pm

 

Location: Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring, VA  

Information:  South African Food Fest or call (804) 556-3917

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  • Taste and purchase South African wines, from rare finds to iconic blends
  •  Live South African music and dance performances by JuxtaPower and friends
  • Discover the exotic, multi-cultural cuisine of South Africa
  • Shop The Market for spices, arts & crafts imported from South Afirca
  • Enter for a chance to win two round trip tickets to South Africa, compliments of South African Airways!

David Jenkins
Artist Spotlight:  David Jenkins
David Jenkins – musician, singer, songwriter. Called the “White Zulu” from Empangeni, South Africa, David is an acknowledged master of traditional Zulu maskandi music. Read more on our festival Web site!
 

Nomsa Mazwai
Artist Spotlight:  Nomsa Mazwai
A SAMA award winning artist, Nomsa weaves the rhythms and melodies of jazz, afrocentric, drum ‘n bass, electronic and neo soul music into her own unique style.  Visit Nomsa’s Web site and take a listen (we love them all, especially “Nguwe.”)
What about the weather?
So far, it looks good!  Mostly sunny Saturday with only 10% chance of rain – a little higher for Sunday.  Check weather.com with our Gum Spring zip code 23065 or look for weather updates on Grayhaven’s Web site.  Remember Gum Spring weather can be quite different from D.C., Richmond or Charlottesville.  The event is on rain or shine!

Purchase Tickets
Save $5 per ticket by ordering in advance (ends Thursday.)  Visit our festival Web site to purchase:
 

South African Food & Wine Festival

 
Grayhaven Winery

Grayhaven Winery

Grayhaven Winery

4675 East Grey Fox Circle
Gum Spring, Virginia 23065
(804) 556-3917

*Tickets to the festival are for one day only.  You may choose either day to attend.

Sponsored By:

South African Airways
Grayhaven Winery is a member of 35 Mile Drive. Visit our website at www.35miledrive.com. Follow us on Twitter @35miledrive.

Spring Jubilee Ticket Treasure Hunt

The Spring Jubilee Heritage & Wine Festival at Rassawek in Goochland County will be May 21-22.  Enjoy Byrd Cellars and six other Virginia wineries, a variety of music stages including bluegrass, old time, blues and country, traditional arts and crafts, antique cars and farm equipment, fishing derby, wholesome food, early American homesteading demonstrations including hearth cooking, canning, spinning and bee keeping, 4H livestock show and children’s activites.

Tickets for the wine festival and heritage festival are $20 for adults/ $35 a couple. Tickets to the heritage festival only are $10. Children 12& under are free.

Follow us on Twitter (@35miledrive) to join in the ticket treasure hunt! Follow the clues to find your own tickets to the event compliments of the 35 Mile Drive Association! Stay tuned for the first clue.

www.rassawek.com, www.35miledrive.com

Rockabilly and Elvis at White Hawk Music Cafe Tonight

 Put on your blue suede shoes and head out to the White Hawk Music Cafe for an evening of rockabilly and Elvis with Wrenn Mangum tonight!

Tonight, Friday, 4/8

Where: White Hawk Music Cafe, 1940 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, Va 23063 (804) 556-3388

Time: 8 pm to 10 pm, $5 cover

Wrenn Mangum celebrates the music of the 50’s- commanding the stage with only a guitar, microphone and amp, he takes you back when life seemed innocent and cars were cool. www.wrennmangum.com

The White Hawk Music Cafe is a member of 35 Mile Drive. Visit our website at www.35miledrive.com

Rassawek Spring Jubilee Heritage & Wine Festival

Save the date!

May 21 & 22, 2011, Saturday 10-6 – Sunday 11-5

At Rassawek Vineyard

6276 RIVER ROAD WEST COLUMBIA, VA

 A new event is debuting in Goochland! The Rassawek Spring Jubilee is a two-day celebration that will showcase the cultural, musical, agrarian and artistic traditions that are the heart and heritage of Goochland County. The Rassawek Spring Jubilee will feature a variety of activities and demonstrations designed to connect Goochland’s unique rustic past with its current crafts, talents and commerce.

Features include a jam-packed music stage, fascinating Virginia traditional arts demonstrations, unique youngster activities and delicious wine tastings throughout the day. The event also boasts a fishing contest in the many lakes on the property, wholesome food provided by local producers and farmers, and dozens of gifted artists and antique vendors.

Byrd Cellars and 6 other Virginia wineries

Music that highlights our rich musical heritage. Bluegrass, Old Time, Blues & Country!

Traditional Arts & Crafts vendors such as specialty pottery, textiles, black smithing, crafts & antiques

Antique cars and farm equipment displays • Fishing Contests in the ponds for youth & adults

Wholesome food vendors

Early American homesteading demonstrations such as hearth cooking, caning, spinning & bee keeping

Goochland 4H Club livestock show and childrens activities

$20 per person, $35 per couple 12 and under free

www.rassawek.com, www.35miledrive.com, www.goochlandchamber.org

Get Out The Map!

Where else can you find fine arts and crafts, wine, specialty beer, live bluegrass music, alpacas, farm fresh produce and meats, General Cornwallis, a beagle, Halloween festivities and a scenic drive (ride) along River Road less than 30 minutes from Richmond!
 
 The 35 Mile Drive Courthouse Village Fair, Goochland, VA
Saturday, October 30 
Spend a day in the country at the Goochland Courthouse Village Fair this Saturday!
Put your joy in drive… all 35 miles!

See our event listing on www.virginia.org, www.richmond.com, www.whofish.org, and www.35miledrive.com