FLOYD, Va., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than a minute from Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette Winery welcomes visitors year round for a picture perfect mountain getaway. Whether visiting for the day or a weekend, sample the winery's award-winning wines, enjoy an inspiring meal at the Restaurant at Chateau Morrisette, and relax at the winery's spectacular events or outdoor concerts.
"Our wines—many of which feature our newly re-designed signature 'black dog' labels—have delighted wine connoisseurs and newcomers alike, so begin your visit with a wine tasting," says winery owner David Morrisette. In 2012, twenty of Chateau Morrisette's wines were recognized for excellence in competitions around the country, from New York to California. The winery's most awarded wines include 2010's Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Cab Franc and Frosty Dog as well as 2011's Dry Rose.
At the Restaurant at Chateau Morrisette, enjoy a sumptuous farm-to-table dining experience featuring fresh local ingredients creatively prepared and expertly served. Choose inside seating or dine alfresco overlooking the New River Valley. Time-honored favorites are made with produce and herbs from the restaurant's garden, local organic meats and cheeses, and coastal seafood.
"Our 2013 travel packages and themed weekend events, including our Mountain Adventure Weekend, are packed with rustic fun," suggests Morrisette. From April 19 – 21, 2013, try skeet and trap shooting, horseback and trail riding, and guided hikes on Buffalo Mountain or Black Ridge Trail. Relax at Saturday's Wild Game dinner and Sunday brunch.
Save the date: Part of the famed Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail, the winery's Black Dog Music Festival kicks off Saturday, July 6, 2013 with The Greencards, which Time Magazine calls a "sweet spot half way between Americana and bluegrass." On Saturday, August 10, 2013, J.J. Grey and Mofro return with music from their new release, This River. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., advance $25 admission includes wine tasting, souvenir glass, and musical entertainment.
About Chateau Morrisette
A fun day trip from Roanoke, Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Christiansburg or the Piedmont Triad or a great weekend away from Washington, DC, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Knoxville or Charleston, WV, Chateau Morrisette is located at Milepost 171.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia. Wine tastings are $8 per person. For more information, visit www.thedogs.com, call (540) 593-2865, or follow us on Facebook.
SOURCE Chateau Morrisette Winery