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Daze Of Rosé

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    Sat, April 15, 2023 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Castle Hill Cider
6065 Turkey Sag Road
Keswick, VA 22947
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Join us for the first annual Daze of Rosé Festival and live the “Rosé all Day” lifestyle!
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Presented by Harmony Wine & Castle Hill Cider

Sponsored by the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Join us for the inaugural Daze of Rosé Festival and live the “Rosé all Day” lifestyle! Enjoy tastings of Rosé from several Virginia wineries and vote for your favorite in this People’s Choice Rosé Competition. Cast your vote and receive a full pour of your favorite Rosé. In addition to sampling the amazing Rosé wines, the festival will feature an art installation, food trucks, and a live set with RVA-based DJ Nobe.

About Harmony Wine & Inspo for the Daze of Rosé Festival

Founder Matt Harmon says it best: “Harmony came to life from the idea that wine is for everyone in all settings; as long as you have good company.” A business venture born during the pandemic, Harmony creates a library of wines featuring grapes from both France and Virginia, including a Rosé. Cue Matt’s next idea: create a People’s Choice Rosé Competition – and make it a fabulous spring day celebrating community, art, music, food – and of course – discovering which area winery makes the best Rosé. We look forward to a wonderful day of drinking Rosé in harmony, and in a beautiful setting at Castle Hill Cider. Come as you are, we look forward to welcoming you to the inaugural Daze of Rosé Festival.

Wear pink, drink pink! We’re encouraging everyone to wear pink as well - so plan an amazing outfit to spend the day drinking delicious Rosé.

Participating Wineries

  • Castle Hill Cider
  • Harmony Wine
  • Veritas Vineyards
  • Eastwood Farm & Winery
  • Flying Fox
  • Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyards
  • Ankida Ridge Farm & Vineyards
  • Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
  • Keswick Vineyards
  • King Family Vineyards
  • ... with more to be added!

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Live Set with RVA-based DJ Nobe

VIP Experience

  • Early admission to the festival at 11am, one hour prior to General Admission
  • VIP Lounge area in the Castle Hill Cider loft featuring sweeping views of the property, private bathroom
  • Private Chef culinary pairing from Hell's Kitchen Season 20 contestant and prominent Chef, Steve Glenn, located in the VIP Lounge
  • Access to a private silent auction that benefits Just Help Africa and Living Free
  • A glass of either Harmony Wine or Castle Hill Cider
  • A stemless wine glass to taste Rosé from each participating winery. Cast your vote for best Rosé and receive a full complimentary glass.
  • Access to an Eclectic Art Show
  • Music by DJ Nobe
  • Access to Food Trucks

Chef Steve Glenn - Appearance & Culinary Pairing in VIP Lounge

A native of Richmond, Virginia, 23-year-old Steve Glenn, Jr., found his calling to cuisine after being inspired by his nana's cooking and being fascinated by the world of culinary alchemy.

At the age of 10, Steve joined his grandmother in the kitchen and was intrigued by her ability to transform raw foods into the most delectable dishes. After losing her to cancer, he continued to follow his passion and implement what she had taught him.

Once Steve completed high school, he embraced cooking and sought opportunities to develop his own creativity further. He enrolled in the renowned Johnson and Wales University and has since become skilled in creating dishes with local offerings to create flavorful fusion cuisine.

Over the past six years, Steve worked in the field of culinary art while honing his skills as Executive Sous Chef at Richmond Country Club before deciding to venture independently as a personal chef.

He was 21 years old when he signed up to compete on the reality cooking competition, "Hell's Kitchen" with Michelin Chef Gordon Ramsay. The show was filmed in Las Vegas two years ago. However, due to the pandemic, the season premiere was delayed until this year.

In just a short time, Steve has been able to find the perfect balance between taste, presentation, and perfection. A significant part of his success comes from his diligence, efforts, and hard work helping him advance his ideas of innovative cuisine.

Food Trucks

  • Salty Bottom Blue Oysters
  • Blue Ridge Pizza Co.
  • Sliced Cake Bar
  • Crobys Lobster Rolls
  • ...with more to be announced!

Hotel Discounts

The Graduate / Charlottesville, Va

We are proudly perched on historic Main Street, overlooking The Corner and just across from The Grounds. Rose, blues, emerald hues and mountainous views of the lush landscape are celebrated in every room, including our rooftop Trophy Room. Use code "Harmony" to unlock a special rate.

Quirk Hotel / Charlottesville, Va

Quirk has a creative perspective. Located in Charlottesville’s historic downtown and built upon two adjacent 19th-century homes, Quirk Hotel offers a perfectly unique stay that’s committed to love, happiness, and celebrating the best of Virginia. 15% off stays Thursday, April 13 - Monday, April 17 using code ROSE (2 night minimum stay required). Click here to book.

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