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March 2015

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First Sundays with Sabra Guzman
First Sundays with Sabra Guzman

Local favorite Sabra Guzman struts her solo stuff in the Orchard Room today, 3-5 pm.

Sabra is well known for her solid guitar and bass skills, her unique vocal stylings, and her captivating stage presence.  Sabra brings a musicianship and her unique approach to all projects, regardless of genre or instrumentation.  She takes her instrumental and vocal cues from Mother Maybelle Carter, Alice Gerrard, The Louvin Brothers and many others, and has spent time working on traditional ballad singing with Tracy Schwarz and Ginny Hawker.

Check her out every First Sunday at Albemarle CiderWorks, 3-5 pm.  No cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.

Sample Sabra's music here.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Saturdays with Jim Waive at Albemarle CiderWorks
First Saturdays with Jim Waive at Albemarle CiderWorks

Jim Waive, Charlottesville's favorite country gentleman, warms up our corner of the county for another year!

Join us every First Saturday, rain or shine, for original tunes and beloved standards from one of the area's hardest working musicians.  Bring your requests, bring a thirst, sit back and relax.

This event is free and open to the public.  Light picnic fare and cider available for purchase.  Pets welcome outside on leash.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
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Second Sundays with Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends
Second Sundays with Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends

We're very happy to continue our Second Sundays with Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends!

Enjoy this energetic and eclectic Irish jam session at Albemarle Ciderworks, every 2nd Sunday of the month: Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends play their fine renditions of traditional tunes from 3-5 pm.

Cider and snacks available for purchase, or bring a picnic.  All music rain or shine in the tasting room or on the patio.  Pets outside only, please.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Planning and Planting the Home Orchard
Planning and Planting the Home Orchard

Join Rich Marini, Penn State University pomologist, and the team at Vintage Virginia Apples and Albemarle CiderWorks for a day-long course on planning and planting your own orchard.

Topics to be discussed include site selection and preparation, varietal and rootstock selection, the physical planting of the trees including notes on high density planting, and care over the life of the tree.

Continental breakfast and lunch included.

To sign up, click here.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Fiona Balestrieri at Albemarle CiderWorks
Fiona Balestrieri at Albemarle CiderWorks

Fiona Balestrieri's music defies genre categories. Trained and versed in everything from traditional Irish music to rock and middle eastern styles, it's a musical adventure every time she plays.

Catch her at Albemarle CiderWorks today, 3-5 pm. No cover charge, picnic fare and cider available for purchase. Music rain or shine.  Pets welcome outside and on-leash.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
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Gallatin Canyon at Albemarle CiderWorks, and food by Morsel Compass Food Truck
Gallatin Canyon at Albemarle CiderWorks, and food by Morsel Compass Food Truck

Join the guys of Gallatin Canyon for an afternoon of live music at Albemarle CiderWorks!

Spring is sooo close- get out of the house and watch it unfold in the orchard, with a soundtrack provided by Gallatin Canyon and a mouthwatering menu provided by Morsel Compass Mobile Kitchen.

From their website: "Despite the Montana namesake, Gallatin Canyon is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based bluegrass band. Influenced by dozens of great artists, both contemporary and from the past, the band showcases masterful instrumentation, air-tight arrangements and soaring vocal harmonics. And if traditional bluegrass isn’t your cup of bourbon, don’t worry — you’re likely to hear a few familiar, creatively-arranged classic rock and country covers too. From Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, to the Beatles and the Avett Brothers, at any given show, you’ll hear an eclectic mix, crossing multiple musical genres."

3-5 pm, rain or shine.  Cider available for purchase.

Sample their music here.

Check out a sample menu from Morsel Compass here.

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Grafting Workshop
Grafting Workshop

Since apples do not reproduce true from seed, propagation depends on grafting the desired variety onto a reliable rootstock.   Expert hands-on instruction by Tom Burford and the Vintage Virginia Apples staff will introduce you to the fine art of grafting.  Each participant will graft two trees from a choice of scionwood from the Vintage Virginia Apples collection to take home with them.  A copy of The Fruit Grafter's Handbook is included in the price of the workshop. Extra rootstock will be available for sale after this workshop. 

If you have them, feel free to bring a pair of handheld pruners and a grafting knife.  If you do not have these tools, there will be several available during the class to practice with or you can purchase your own when you arrive.

Cancellation Policy:  For refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to event. 

Click HERE to sign up.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Pruning Intensive B
Pruning Intensive B

Jim Moniz, a protege of Tom Burford, teaches this hands-on pruning workshop. Classroom instruction is combined with work in the orchard to give examples of different pruning techniques.

Please note: Pruning Intensive A and Pruning Intensive B are the same workshop on two different dates. Please choose one or the other.

Click here to sign up.

Cancellation Policy:  For refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to event.
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
 
Pruning Workshop
Pruning Workshop

Careful pruning ensures a more bountiful harvest. Find out how much to prune, where to make the pruning cuts, and when it should be done. Tom Burford and the Vintage Virginia Apples staff instruct.

 

Note: This workshop has been postponed from it's previous date of 2/21

Cancellation Policy:  For refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to event.

Click HERE to sign up.

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
3rd Saturdays with Bill Adams
3rd Saturdays with Bill Adams

Catch Bill Adams at the CiderWorks every 3rd Saturday!

Join local finger pickin' blues man Bill Adams in the Orchard Room every 3rd Saturday, from 3-5 pm.  Bill plays the blues, and old-time music creating very unique fingerstyle guitar arrangements. He is an active member of the Charlottesville Contradance Dance Society board, and of WTJU Charlottesville 91.1 FM where he is host of Walking Blues.

All music rain or shine.  No cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.  Pets outside only, please.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
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The Deputies
The Deputies

Live music today by The Deputies!  

Enjoy a mix of early jazz, dixieland, and western swing music by this local 5 piece band.

3-5 pm, rain or shine.  No cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available for purchase. Bring a picnic, bring a friend, bring a thirst!

Check out The Deputies here.

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Winter Songwriters' Series w. Sam Cregger
Winter Songwriters' Series w. Sam Cregger

This winter, warm your bones by the CiderWorks fire, and warm your heart with some original tunes and arrangements by a posse of Charlottesville's leading songwriters, lead by local frontman Sam Cregger.

With 2 records under his belt, participation in the 6 pack Songwriters Series, and fresh off of his recent shows at First Night Virginia and The Southern, Sam Cregger has played with many of the area's most prominent musicians. This month Sam will be joined by Jason Burke, another Charlottesville-based songwriter with his own share of local fame.

All music rain or shine, no cover charge. Cider and light picnic fare available for purchase. Pets welcome outside and on-leash.

Check out Sam's music here.

Check out Jason's music here.

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Bomar & Ritter at Albemarle CiderWorks
Bomar & Ritter at Albemarle CiderWorks

Spend your Sunday afternoon at Albemarle CiderWorks with folk duo Bomar and Ritter.

Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter met in 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee and since then have been performing their brand of contemporary folk /pop music. Combining a list of strong originals and cover tunes, they have become known for their special blend of vocal harmony, intricate guitar arrangements and easygoing stage manner.

Music rain or shine, no cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm