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Live Music: Willie DE
Live Music: Willie DE Willie DE, a nationally touring young artist based in Central Virginia, blends blues, jazz, and rock (mostly rock!) to create a fresh, original sound.

 

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.

 

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Live Music with Caroline Vain
Live Music with Caroline Vain

Come Join us in the Orchard room for Music & Cider

Caroline Vain is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Richmond, VA. Caroline combines her experience as a fiddle player with indie rock elements to create a unique sound that is enticing to both listen to and watch.

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Albemarle CiderWorks 15th Anniversary Dinner
Albemarle CiderWorks 15th Anniversary Dinner

Please join us as we celebrate 15 years of making cider! This is an intimate dinner paired with fine ciders from Albemarle Ciderworks. We will enjoy appetizers and a delicious multi-course meal prepared by local North Garden Chef, Ian Rubenoff. The evening promises to be full of great food, cider and friends!

Reservations are $105/person. Upon purchase of tickets, your name will go on our Guest List. If there are other guests you would like to be seated with or if you have any food restrictions, please let us know in advance at events@albemarleciderworks.com

 

Hors d’oeuvre:

“Oyster Po Boy” crispy oyster, lettuce, heirloom tomato, remoulade.

Course 1:

Pecan crusted Camembert, baby lettuces, peaches, charred
red onion, bacon, herb vinaigrette

Course 2:

Miso glazed duck leg confit, herb spaetzle, apple fennel slaw

Course 3:

Almond torte, orange whipped mascarpone, apple cider caramel

 

 

 

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29 South Sangria Ramble 2024
29 South Sangria Ramble 2024

Route 29 South wineries and cideries present our 2024 Sangria Ramble: 5th annual!

7 wineries and cideries are participating this year, each offering a fresh exciting Sangria and a unique experience to be won. All guests have a chance to win Fantastic on site experience. Take a selfie at each of the participating venues over the course of the two weekends, tag the venue or put us in your story then sit back and enjoy your drink.

Visit each location for details and offerings.

Competition dates are the:

8th & 9th of June 2024

13th & 14th of July 2024.

Participating wineries and cideries are:

Albemarle CiderWorks
2545 Rural Ridge Lane
North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Mountain & Vine Vineyards & Winery
500 Delfosse Winery Lane
Faber, Virginia 22938
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Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery
3340 Sutherland Road
North Garden, VA 22959
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Lovingston Winery
885 Freshwater Cove Lane
Lovingston, Virginia 22949
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
5022 Plank Rd
North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Potter's Craft Cider
1350 Arrowhead Valley Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

 

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Albemarle Ciderworks 15th anniversary Celebration
Albemarle Ciderworks 15th anniversary Celebration

Dear Patrons & cider lovers,

Please join us in celebrating the auspicious 15th anniversary of Albemarle Ciderworks!

Marking the opening of our Tasting room on the 13th of July 2009.  We have planned to make this occasion a special day, to commemorate this milestone by way of thanking you, the Shelton family want to extend an invitation to come and celebrate the institution of cidermaking.

We hope you will Visit us on the 13th of July 2024 and help make this event a memorable day for the Shelton family.

Thanking You for your ongoing support.

Albemarle Ciderworks.

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29 South Sangria Ramble 2024
29 South Sangria Ramble 2024

Route 29 South wineries and cideries present our 2024 Sangria Ramble: 5th annual!

7 wineries and cideries are participating this year, each offering a fresh exciting Sangria and a unique experience to be won. All guests have a chance to win Fantastic on site experience. Take a selfie at each of the participating venues over the course of the two weekends, tag the venue or put us in your story then sit back and enjoy your drink.

Visit each location for details and offerings.

Competition dates are the:

8th & 9th of June 2024

13th & 14th of July 2024.

Participating wineries and cideries are:

Albemarle CiderWorks
2545 Rural Ridge Lane
North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Mountain & Vine Vineyards & Winery
500 Delfosse Winery Lane
Faber, Virginia 22938
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Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery
3340 Sutherland Road
North Garden, VA 22959
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Lovingston Winery
885 Freshwater Cove Lane
Lovingston, Virginia 22949
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
5022 Plank Rd
North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Potter's Craft Cider
1350 Arrowhead Valley Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

 

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live Music In The Orchard: Irish Music
live Music In The Orchard: Irish Music

Enjoy this energetic and eclectic Irish jam session every 2nd Sunday of the month. Patrick & Aaron Olwell and friends play their fine renditions of traditional tunes all afternoon.

  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages

*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during inclement weather

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North Garden Trivia Night
North Garden Trivia Night

Every third Wednesday is Trivia Night at Albemarle Ciderworks. Come by and play with up to a six person team.

Starting at 6pm in the Orchard Room we host a night of fun, with a four-round trivia night.

All are welcome. Light bites, snacks, and cider will be available for purchase.

Doors Open from 5 pm. The quiz will begin promptly at 6 pm. Feel free to come early for a glass of cider.

Free Admission, with winnable prizes.

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Live Music in the Orchard: Her Checkered Past
Live Music in the Orchard: Her Checkered Past

Come sip cider and enjoy an afternoon with Her Checkered Past.

Enjoy live music by Her Checkered Past.Join Anne O'Brien and Frank Bechter in the orchard 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.

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Silent Book Club
Silent Book Club

Sip cider and read in quiet camaraderie. No assigned reading, no obligations. Bring your own book of choice. This is a free social event hosted in our Orchard Room.

We are excited to be Charlottesville's second chapter of Silent Book Club, an international organization bringing bibliophiles together.

From the official website of Silent Book Club:

"At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading. All readers are welcome—ebooks, audiobooks, textbooks, comic books... it's BYOBook. Our events are free and support local businesses. Friends and strangers gather at a set time and location, order food or drinks, share what they're reading, and settle in for an hour of silent, sustained reading. At the end of the hour, attendees can socialize—or not! 

We started Silent Book Club because reading with friends enriches our lives and makes us happy. We love hearing about what people are reading (often in their other book clubs) and we think it's important to put down our phones and be social."

Schedule:
12:30 Arrive early to order food/ drinks/ chat
1-2pm Reading
2-3pm Mingle (or keep reading)

You can read about the experience in Cville Weekly's "Tried it in Cville Column" thanks to talented local journalist Kristie

We also have a Goodreads and a Facebook page for the group, if you'd like to connect!

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Blue Ridge Irish Music School Family Social & Beginner Session
Blue Ridge Irish Music School Family Social & Beginner Session

Join us for an informal Irish music gathering hosted by the Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) and Albemarle Ciderworks. This will be a great opportunity to meet other BRIMS families and find out more about BRIMS' offerings in an informal setting while enjoying some delicious cider!Starting at 3:00 there will be a slow/beginner session led by Matthew O'Donnell. This session will be geared towards musicians who are beginners and are new to sessions. All ages welcome, no admission

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Live Music in the Orchard: Jon Spear
Live Music in the Orchard: Jon Spear

Join us in the Orchard room for the songs you know and love.

Jon will be entertaining Cider lovers with his special blend of original songs, oldies, folk, acoustic blues, fancy fingerpicking and more.

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Live Music in the Orchard: Kenn Herrington
Live Music in the Orchard: Kenn Herrington

Come sip cider and enjoy some live music.

Singer and songwriter Kenn Herrington strummed his first guitar when
he was eight. Over the years, Kenn carved time during his career in the
steel business to play in several rock bands, including Night Shift, Blind
Wolf Myron, and The Sitting Ducks. He was also part of an acoustic trio,
Applewood, and was part of an acoustic duo, Mike and Kenn, for many
years. Flash forward: Kenn currently performs solo, in The Bob and
Kenn Duo, and with Jefferson Speedboat.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm