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32nd Annual Vintage Virginia — one of the originals, still the greatest!

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Food, wine and music lovers enjoyed the best in Virginia wines and local music at the 32nd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival.

Virginia wine festival

Photo by Roger Gupta.

Held on the first weekend in June at the Bull Run Special Events Center in Centreville, Virginia, this year’s festival hosted six spectacular wine and food seminars and featured over 50 wineries pouring over 250 great Virginia wines.Guests also sampled the wares of nearly 20 different gourmet food trucks.

Vintage Virginia chef seminars gave guests the opportunity to relax under a shaded, 200-seat tent wired for sound and video, as Virginia’s star chefs demonstrated Virginia-inspired dishes like Jumbo Crab Ceviche, Skirt Steak “Cilantro Chimichurri”, Virginia Apple Bread Pudding and more.

Virginia wine festival

Chef seminars were a highlight at Vintage Virginia. Photo by Roger Gupta.

On-site were Chef Roshni Mansukhani, who appeared on Chopped ; Chef Barbie Marshall, who appeared on Hell’s Kitchen; Chef Michael Langdon; and Chef Ronaldo Linares.

Virginia wine festival

Fascinating ingredients were put together in unique ways by the many celebrity chefs. Photo by Roger Gupta.

Virginia wine festival

Fresh, local ingredients were featured in many dishes. Photo by Roger Gupta.

Virginia wine festival

Music of every genre kept the crowds dancing all day. Photo by Roger Gupta.

Live bands played rock, bluegrass, alternative, folk, and more on the Main Stage and over 100 specialty food and craft vendors were on hand. This comprehensive, family-friendly festival included family tent with entertainment for everyone.

Narmada Winery owner Sudha Patil was delighted by the enthusiastic attendees who kept her staff on the move. “This is one of our favorite festivals,” she said. “Every year people discover new wines and have great experiences with tastes they never knew they would love!”

Virginia wine festival

Vintage Virginia 2014 promises to be bigger and better than ever! Photo by Roger Gupta.

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