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March 2019

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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 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, along with a copy of our grafting handbook. Extra rootstock and scion 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- please make sure they are sharp!  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
 
Her Checkered Past
Her Checkered Past

Join Anne O'Brien and Frank Bechter by the hearth for some live music that will warm your heart.

This duo will keep you humming along to popular songs.  The cider will be flowing so bring a thirst, and treat yourself to a little relaxation.

No cover charge, cider and light fare available for purchase.  No pets inside, please.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Pruning 101 Workshop
Pruning 101 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.

This class is structured to take orchardists from the planting of the nursery tree, through the early years of training and pruning, into lifetime maintenance, rejuvenation, and even bringing old or feral trees back into production.  We'll go over basic pruning cuts and strategies, do's and don'ts, and tool selection and maintenance, all peppered with anecdotes from lifetime practitioners.  We'll touch on pruning for stone fruits as well.  The first portion of this class will be conducted indoors, followed by a foray into the orchard for live demos.  Sign up for this workshop to have your name entered in the drawing for the classroom demo tree!

The Vintage Virginia Apples staff instruct.

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

Click HERE to sign up.

9:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
Mojo Pie
Mojo Pie

Join Mojo Pie, also known as local songwriters Susan Munson and Frank Bechter, for an afternoon of live and local music.

MoJoPie was created when Susan Munson invited Frank Bechter to a songwriters workshop, and they've been bringing harmonies to wineries, restaurants and events in Central Virginia ever since. Happy to be returning to Albemarle Ciderworks, both have been featured artists in Charlottesville's First Night Virginia and Jason Burke's Six-Pack Songwriter Series, and they make up 2/3 of the acoustic trio Oh Wow Boy. Susan also rocks many a stage with Alligator, Jeebus, and Mama Tried, as does Frank with Das Homage, The Good Guys, and Her Checkered Past.

2:30-4:30 pm, no cover charge.  Cider and light fare available for purchase.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Pruning Intensive
Pruning Intensive

This class is limited to 9 participants, so sign up early and please do not attend without a registration.

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

Topics include:

    Anatomy and Physiology
    Principals of Training Young Trees
    Responses to Various Cuts and Manipulations
    Pruning Throughout the Life of the Tree


(Strongly) Suggested background for participants:

    Have trees that have been planted for at least one year
    Have some basic knowledge of pruning (either through our Pruning Workshop or through their own study)

Please dress for the weather, including warm boots!  Bring sharp and clean pruners, loppers, or small hand saws if you have them, VVA will have some loaners for the class as well, or you may wish to purchase tools in our tasting room.  Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch, or you may order one through VVA for an extra $10.  To sign up, and to place your lunch order if needed, please call us at 434 297 2326, or e-mail fruit@albemarleciderworks.com.  Space in this workshop will be limited to 9 people.

Click here to sign up.

Cancellation Policy:  For refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to event.
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
 
Irish Music Ft. Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends
Irish Music Ft. 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 2:30-5:00 pm.

Cider and snacks available for purchase, or bring a picnic.  No outside alcohol.  All music rain or shine in the tasting room or on the patio.  Leashed pets outside only.

2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Willie DE
Willie DE

Willie DE is a nationally touring young artist who was born, raised and resides in Central Virginia.

Growing up on Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, he busked on Charlottesville’s downtown mall and outside football games in Charlottesville performing original material and most anything the crowd asked for.  At the age of 13 he formed a band called The Wave.  The young band’s success landed them at major festivals like Floydfest where the group took the Main Stage in 2011.  The Wave recorded two full albums and one EP worth of Willie’s original rock songs. To find out more about Willie DE, click here.

Catch him live today in the Orchard Room at Albemarle CiderWorks, 2:30-4:30 pm.  No cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.  No outside alcohol.

All music rain or shine.  Pets allowed outside only, on a leash.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Silo
Silo

Treat yourself and join us at Albemarle CiderWorks for cider and music!  Silo is Fiona Balestrieri and Seth Swingle, two musicians entwined in the True Vine of traditional music from England, Ireland, West Africa and Appalachia. Music is from 2:30 to 4:30, rain or shine, no cover charge. Cider and light picnic fare is available for purchase.

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Miles Pearce & Loren Oppenheimer
Miles Pearce & Loren Oppenheimer

Enjoy an afternoon of Spanish Guitar and Tabla by Miles Pearce & Loren Oppenheimer at Albemarle CiderWorks.  Catch them live in the Orchard Room at Albemarle CiderWorks, 2:30-4:30 pm.   No cover charge. Cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.

Leashed pets allowed outside only.

All music rain or shine.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Tara Mills & Jimmy Stelling
Tara Mills & Jimmy Stelling

Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, " original mountain americana;" an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and americana.

Writing and singing most of her life, it wasn't long before Tara picked up a guitar and taught herself how to express the melodies in her head through her songs and hauntingly beautiful lyrics. Influenced by bluegrass, old country, and traditional mountain folk, she creates an original sound that captures true human feeling and emotion.
Based out of Charlottesville, VA, Tara plays and writes in a couple of different musical projects. In Tara's current project, Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling, she combines her lyrics and voice with Tennessee native Jimmy Stelling to create a very powerful yet driving original sound described as a mix of modern day folk, bluegrass, and americana.

Jimmy Stelling is the son of Geoff Stelling, founder of Stelling banjos, and plays in the successfully touring band, The Hackensaw Boys, out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Jimmy's unique drive and tasteful melodies on the banjo compliment and harmonize to the sweet songs and emotion the two capture while playing.

Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling have played at many music festivals including DelFest, The Festy Experience, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Campout East, Camp Barefoot, Misty Mountain Music Festival, The Crozet Music Festival, The Blue Ridge Oyster Festival, Mountain Cove Music Festival, and many other venues, radio and television broadcasts, and on the internet.

 

To find out more about Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling, click here.

Music is from 2:30 to 4:30, rain or shine, no cover charge. Cider and light picnic fare is available for purchase.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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