Stone Tower Announces 2017 Wine Retreats

Adding to its busy tasting rooms and events schedule, Stone Tower Winery has announced a Wine Retreat and Wine Camp program starting next year.

The first-ever Wine Retreat will be held Feb. 24-26. The program is designed to offer fun, educational workshops focused on food and wine paring, winter vineyard management, cellaring and production techniques, and more. A five-course wine pairing dinner with locally sourced ingredients and champagne brunch are among the highlights. Participants also will experience crafting artisan Bordeaux-style blends with Winemaker Tim Crowe.

Founded three years ago, Stone Tower Winery is located on 306 acres atop Hogback Mountain, south of Leesburg. It has more than 60 acres of French vinifera that include 12 different varietals and plans to increase to 100 acres under vine within the next few years. Stone Tower produces roughly 15,000 cases of wine per year under the Stone Tower Estate label and their secondary label, Wild Boar Cellars.

The retreat is open to only 25 registrants who, in addition to attending the workshops, will be able to interact one on one with the winery owners, winemakers, and Stone Tower’s own sommeliers. In partnership with Lansdowne Resort and Spa, the participants will enjoy two nights of luxury accommodations including resort amenities, complimentary transportation to and from the winery and gourmet meals.

“Our team is incredibly passionate about wine and food, and we can’t wait to share our collective knowledge and get the retreat participants in on some behind-the-scenes action at the winery,” stated Lacey Huber, Stone Tower’s vice president. “The Winter Wine Retreat is a truly exciting expansion to our programs here at Stone Tower. We hope everyone leaves the weekend having had an exceptionally fun time and feeling more knowledgeable about artisan winemaking and culinary pairings.”

The cost for the three-day, two-night retreat is $1,250 per person. Those wishing to sign up can register by contacting Huber at lacey@stonetowerwinery.com or calling 703-777-2797.

For more information about the retreats and Stone Tower Winery go to stonetowerwinery.com

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