May 1 and 2 the Montpelier Wine Festival, Orange, Virginia
Fine wine, arts and crafts by local artisans, specialty food, live music, cooking-with-wine classes -- all in a day's visit. Sound appealing? Then pay a visit to the annual Montpelier Wine Festival May 1 and 2 in Orange, Virginia, a beautiful 45 minute country drive from the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm.
Enjoy tasting wine from 24 of Central Virginia's fines wineries while walking through the beautiful estate of James Madison, 4th President of the United States and Thomas Jefferson's great friend. Spectacular vistas, rolling pastures, formal gardens and old-growth forest await you. Madison himself described the property as "just a squirrel's jump from Heaven".
James and Dolley Madison's mansion will be open for tours and Festival attendees will receive a special discount.