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Upcoming Events

The details for our already scheduled events can be found under the Events option in the top menu list. Here you will find a list of some of our upcoming event plans for the Spring and Summer.

Tour of George Washington's Distillery, Mansion and Gardens at Mt. Vernon

Grain fermentation at a whiskey distillery
Grain fermentation at a whiskey distillery
In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it the largest whiskey distillery in America at the time. Today, a reconstructed working distillery produces small batch spirits on site and is open to visitors. We will take a tour of the distillery, mansion and outdoor gardens on May 28th.

Feria de Sevilla - Flamenco, Paella and Sangria

Feria de Sevilla by the Centro Español de Washington, DC
Feria de Sevilla by the Centro Español de Washington, DC
Flamenco dancers stomping onstage, to the sensuous rhythm of the Spanish guitar. There’s chorizo on the grill and paella bubbling around in the food tents and it wouldn’t be a Spanish party without bocadillo and cold sangria. We will attend, this annual event organized by Centro EspaƱol de Washington, D.C. on June 4th at the Strathmore Feria fairgrounds.

Sunday Afternoon at a Beer Garden 

An afternoon at a beer garden
An afternoon at a beer garden
As we get ready for the hot Summer season, we will kick-off our summer plans with an afternoon at a beer garden in DC on June 11th.

Exploring Breweries in Fredericksburg Maryland (Date - TBD)

Brewery tour
Brewery tour
We will spend a Sunday afternoon visiting some breweries in Fredericksburg Maryland, followed by a walk around the historic downtown.

Tasting Wines from an Ancient Region (Date - TBD)

Wines from an ancient region
Wines from an ancient region
We will be tasting a number of different wines from the ancient wine region of Georgia during the course of the evening and also talking about them. This event will be hosted by one of our core member's Jeannie.

Beer and Barbecue in a Beach setting (Date - TBD)

Beer and Barbecue in a Beach setting
Beer and Barbecue in a Beach setting
Just less than an hour's drive from DC, MacDowell Brew Kitchen is the place to come and relax on the weekends, enjoy great craft beer from their own brewery (or others from across the country), and eat delicious food in a comfortable outdoor beach setting.

Italian Wine Tasting (Date - TBD)

Tasting Italian wines
Tasting Italian wines
We will be tasting a number of different Italian wines during the course of the evening and also talking about them. This event will be hosted by one of our members.

Hiking Sky Meadows  State Park and Exploring Wineries (Date - TBD)

Virginia countryside
Virginia countryside
Sky Meadows State Park in Virginia offers a peaceful getaway on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With rolling pastures and woodlands, the park boasts beautiful vistas of the foothills and access to the Appalachian Trail.

We will do a moderate hike, led by our member Katherine and then explore some wineries in the area.

Wine Music & Potluck under the Stars (Date - TBD)

Wine and Potluck
Wine and Potluck
This is an event to invite your friends, grab a chair or a blanket and join us for a fun evening under the stars, with live music, wine and a potluck food pairing at the Tarara Winery.

Tasting Wines from Portugal (Date - TBD)

Porto Portugal
Porto Portugal
We will explore wines from the different regions of Portugal, a country that produces some great wine but still relatively unknown to many wine lovers.

Wine and Polo Picnic (Date - TBD)

Polo match
Polo match
We will spend a Saturday evening at the Great Meadow in The Plains to watch a twilight game of polo, with our favorite summer wine or other beverage of choice, picnic blanket and some food to share.