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Fredericksburg Winter Wine Fest on December 5th and 6th

What’s the best way to deal with that cold weather coming through? A nice glass of wine in heated buildings! The Fredericksburg Winter Wine Fest is happening on December 5th and 6th from 11AM – 4PM at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, and it’s a great opportunity to enjoy some of the best wines that Virginia has to offer! Both buildings will be packed with food, music, vendors and of course, wine! Admission is $25 online, and $30 at the gate. This is an all-you-care-to-taste event, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite wine! We encourage all attendees to drink responsibly, and have a designated driver in order to get home safely. If you love Virginia wine, then be sure not to miss this anticipated event! For more information, Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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The 45th Annual Virginia Wine Festival is happening on October 3rd and 4th!

The 45th Annual Virginia Wine Festival is happening on October 3rd & 4th, 2020 from 11AM – 6PM at 44600 Freetown Blvd in Ashburn, VA! Here you’ll get the opportunity to taste over 200 different Virginia wines, and for those that you love, you can buy a case and take it home! What kind of wine festival would it be without food? Multiple food trucks will be set up, giving you a variety to choose from; including pizza, tacos, Korean, BBQ, vegetarian and more! General admission tickets are $39 if purchased in advance, and are good for a single day, with your choice of going on Saturday or Sunday! Tickets include a Virginia Wine Festival wine glass, and unlimited tastings! VIP tickets can also be purchased for $69 in advance and include “exclusive” Reserve Wine Tasting, as well as additional benefits! More information about the event and where you can purchase tickets can be found on the Virginia Wine Festival Facebook Event page.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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Dueling Piano’s and Irish Buffet on 3/14 at Potomac Point Winery!

Looking to have a night filled with music, fun and food? This may the perfect event for you! Potomac Point Winery is holding a night of dueling pianos on St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Listen to Irish tunes and enjoy a delicious Irish-inspired buffet while you laugh at the comedic interactions between musicians. If you’re looking to test your luck and skill, then join in the annual leprechaun toss! If you’d rather spend time relaxing, then sit back and enjoy a glass of wine as you let the music flow through you. This is a time to laugh, dance and have lots of fun in the good Ol’ Irish spirit! Doors open at 6 PM on March 14th, with the show starting at 8PM. Tickets are $64 and include the dinner buffet and entertainment. Don’t miss this fun-filled event!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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LOW Garden’s Club Valentine Warm-up Party on 2/12!

Looking to spend some time warming up to a significant other? Then be sure to stop by the LOW Clubhouse on February 12th for the Valentines Day Winter Warmup Party, hosted by the LOW Garden Club! From 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM you’ll enjoy your choice of wine, beer or sparkling cider, cheese and delectable chocolate covered strawberries! Seasonable snacks will also be served, and a raffle will be held with your chance to win either a secret surprise, brunch at the LOW Clubhouse, or a dozen roses! Tickets for the party are $18 each, and must be purchased in advance. The Garden Club will also be collecting for the food bank, and ask for a single-served item for a kids lunch to be donated. For more information about tickets or general information, be sure to Click Here!

2020 Fredericksburg Brew Fest is Happening on April 11th!

Beer Lovers Rejoice! The 2020 Fredericksburg Brew Fest is happening on Saturday, April 11th from 11AM – 5PM at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds! Enjoy unlimited samples from various vendors that are ready to showcase the best drinks that the area has to offer! Here you’ll get the opportunity to sample numerous craft beers, bourbons, wines and ciders! Live music will also be playing throughout the day, so be sure to bring your friends and family for a day filled with fun! Tickets are on sale now, and range between $30 – $60, and only $10 for designated drivers. Be sure to get your tickets, and don’t be late for this amazing day! We encourage everyone to have a safe time, and to always drink responsibly. For more information, be sure to Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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Virginia Spirits Roadshow at A. Smith Bowman Distillery Happening On February 8th!

Attention all lovers of local spirits; make sure to be at the Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg on Saturday, February 8th for Virginia Spirits Roadshow from 12PM-5PM! Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the advance promo price for tickets, being $20 for one general admission, or $35 for two GA tickets the day of the event, and all designated driver tickets are complimentary. Tickets include a sampling of all artisan spirits, as well as the craft cocktails made by the various Virginia distilleries that will be present. Any bottles that are purchased to take home can be stored at the concierge station, so you don’t have to worry about carrying them around! Ticket prices the day of the event are $30 for one GA. For a full list of the all participating distilleries, as well as more info about the event, be sure to Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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Annual Wine and Oyster Festival September 21st-22nd

Wine and Oyster lovers rejoice! Your favorite festival is back again! Make sure that you’re at Stratford Hall on Saturday September 21st, and Sunday September 22nd for the Annual Wine and Oyster Fest! Enjoy tasting countless wines from Virginia wineries, and have your fill of coastal Oysters. Be sure to check out some food trucks, and local artisan booths that will be set up around the event. The fun doesn’t stop there, as plenty of music and entertainment for all ages can be found; including specialty car with the Mustang club showing off on Saturday, and Memory Lane Car Club on Sunday. Ticket prices vary, and online ticket sales will end on September 19th at midnight. This is one festival that you don’t want to miss out on! For more information about the event, be sure to click here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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Wizarding Winery at Horton Vineyards in Gordonsville VA

For one day, Saturday, April 27th Horton Vineyards, located at: 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville VA 22942 will be hosting a free Wizarding Winery event! There will be indoor and outdoor games, shopping opportunities with different vendors, complete with make your own wand stations and much more! No tickets will be necessary to purchase or RSVP for.

This magical event will take place from 12pm to 4pm and open to everyone! You are encouraged and welcomed to bring tents and chairs for your group to set up outside as well as dress up and participate in all the activities. There will be Medieval Fantasies Company present dressed up and walking through the crowds for entertainment. The Bavarian Chef will also be at the Vineyard from 11AM – 4PM serving their best delicious dishes! Of course, it’s not complete without wonderful themed treats from Cocoa & Spice and Kilwins Charlottesville. So come thirsty, hungry, and ready for a fun Wizarding event!

This year the winery will have off site parking with a complimentary shuttle service to their vineyard. Location has not been determined yet, but you can check here for the latest updates.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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Adults ONLY Easter Egg Hunt is BACK at Morais Vineyards

Did you miss the Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt? Well it’s back again this year! Be sure to buy your tickets ASAP as they always SELL OUT quickly. This will be Morais Vineyards 5th year hosting this event located at 11409 Marsh Rd, Bealeton VA 22712 on Saturday, April 13th from 1pm – 5pm.

You MUST be 21 years or older to participate. So gather some friends and be prepared to scour the winery for carefully placed and hidden eggs containing tasty treats, vouchers, gift certificates, free tastings, free wine glasses, wine gear and many other great prizes! There will even be a GOLDEN Egg!!!

As previously mentioned, this event SELLS OUT quickly!! So be sure to RSVP and buy your tickets when they go on Sale on March 13, 2019. They’re only $20 (plus processing fee) per person and there are 2 times available for the hunt: 1pm – 2pm and 4pm – 5pm.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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Small Business Spotlight: Potter’s Craft Cider by Central VA SBDC

Tim Edmond and Dan Potter met as undergrads at Princeton University and quickly bonded over their shared passion for the outdoors, Frisbee-golf, bowling, Neil Young and, most importantly, brewing and drinking good beer.

After graduation in 2007, they both took jobs in the corporate world but still got together on the weekends to brew beer and kick around ideas about how to live “the good life”. Dan came up with an idea in 2009 and finally in June of 2011, they said goodbye to their former jobs and founded a new craft brewing business based in Free Union, VA, Potter’s Craft Cider. All of the ciders made by the company start with locally-grown fruit from nearby orchards and family farms.

Potter’s First Cider Press

Although Tim and Dan did most of the hard labor and legwork themselves, they did seek assistance from the Central Virginia SBDC early-on for help with financing, legal structure and business planning, and more recently in development of an employee handbook.

Their work has paid off! Over the last eight years, the company has continued to grow and now offers a varieties of hard cider available in pubs and restaurants all over Virginia. Their own tasting room, the Cider Garden, is located in Belmont and is open almost every weekend.

Brew Masters!

Stop by Potter’s Craft Cider’s Cider Garden in Belmont [209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902] and try a brew – or better yet, try a flight and taste a few! And know you are supporting a small business that believes in fresh home-grown ingredients, buying local and supporting other local businesses.