Effingham Manor Winery and Virginia’s Heritage
AWARDED 2019 COMMEMORATION, AMERICAN EVOLUTION FINALE GRANT

Nokesville, VA 15 July 2019 – Effingham Manor Winery has been awarded one of 16 2019 Commemoration Finale Grants for Virginia’s Heritage Festival, a Celebration of 400 Years of Winemaking in Virginia. The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Finale Grants are for events taking place in November during the Virginia Customs, Cultures and Cuisine Festival. The grants are being administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

The month-long Virginia Customs, Cultures and Cuisine Festival, presented by TowneBank, will be filled with local, regional and statewide events honoring early Virginia history with cultures and styles that have shaped America over 400 years. This special capstone to the 2019 Commemoration will foster statewide participation, tourism, marketing and promotion, and public events to create a contemporary experience for all ages.

The winery at Effingham Manor will host a weekend long festival that takes place over the first weekend in November. In addition to tastings of the anniversary blend created in concert with contributions from 16 Virginia Wineries, the festival will feature music from The Cabin Raiders and guests will be able to sample culinary fares that highlight traditional Colonial Virginia. The entire festival is a celebration of Virginia’s culinary and agricultural arts. Locally sourced foods, such as oysters from the Chesapeake and meats and artisanal cheeses from local farms and markets will reflect the culinary experiences that have been served on Virginia’s tables for centuries.

Guests are invited to taste and sample all that the festival has to offer, and experience a more traditional glimpse into Virginia’s Heritage. Chris Pearmund, Owner of Effingham Manor Winery and visionary for Virginia’s Heritage, a special red wine blend created to commemorate the state’s 400th Anniversary of winemaking, wanted to create an event that fully embraced the history of Virginia and celebrated it in context. Effingham Manor and Winery is a perfect venue to highlight the traditions of the Commonwealth.

Established in 1767 by the Alexander Family, Effingham has retained much of its original buildings and construction over its 250+ years. Originally a 35,000+ acre farm, much of the land has become residential in Nokesville, Virginia, however the Winery maintains its link to History, offering tours and historical sessions on the property. As a winery, Effingham produces award winning wines under the leadership of Pearmund, a prominent face on the scene of Virginia’s Winemaking for the last 30 years.


EFFINGHAM MANOR WINERY
14325 Trotters Ridge Pl, Nokesville, VA 20181
Phone: 703-594-2300
Website: effinghammanor.com

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