It will be a Labor Day weekend of master winemakers, sommeliers, food producers, and culinary experts, at Epicurience Virginia, a new food and wine festival being held in Loudoun County, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.
Loudoun County, located in Northern Virginia and approximately one hour from Washington, DC, is is home to more than 30 wineries, a burgeoning brewery scene and more than 300 restaurants. Organizers are hoping this new festival will help "elevate Loudoun to the status of becoming the premier east coast wine region."
The signature event for the weekend will be a grand tasting on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Morven Park in Leesburg. The program for the day will include informative educational sessions for wine novices to experts covering a range of topics on Virginia wine including geographic terroir, varietals and culinary pairings.
There will be also be cooking demonstrations by some of the region's top chefs including Chef Todd Gray of Equinox Restaurant and Salamander Resort & Spa, Chef Roberto Donna of Al Dente Ristorante, Chef Bertrand Chemel of 2941 Restaurant, and Chef Jason Bond of Bondir Restaurant as well as Chef Maneet Chauhan of Food Network’s Chopped and Iron Chef.
In addition to the food and wine events, live entertainment will be provided throughout the day.
Complete details on the grand tasting and other festival events taking place throughout the weekend at various locations across Loudoun, visit the Epicurience Virginia website.