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Upcoming Grapes & Grains Events

The details for our already scheduled events can be found under the 'Events' option on the top menu list.   We also have a listing of  interesting events in the DMV.  

Here you will find a list of some of our upcoming event plans and dates. Our events are usually announced around 2 weeks in advance.

Grapes & Grains events are first published on our blog website and our blog subscribers notified, before we announce them on meetup.

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We constantly explore new and fun things to do in the DMV, discover places off the beaten path and collaborate with some of the best art and historical communities to create a fun learning and social experience for our participants.

Tasting Wines from Portugal - Sep - 17

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.

Apple Picking and Autumn Picnic - Sep 23

Apple picking
Apple picking
Our annual apple picking event followed by a picnic at a winery and cidery as we try to enjoy the beautiful days of autumn, before winter is here again.

National Arboretum Walk and Brewery Visit - Sep 30

National Arboretum in autumn
National Arboretum in autumn
An early autumn walk around the National Arboretum and a visit to a nearby craft brewery.

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band Music Concert - Oct 6

Afrofunk music concert
Afrofunk music concert
Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, hip-shakin West African and American popular music on the planet. The core of the Chopteeth music is Afrobeat, a spicy stew of modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and James Brown inspired rhythms, besides serving up lyrics in a total of seven different languages. We will attend their concert and CD release show at the Hamilton in DC.

Oktoberfest 2017 Celebration - Oct 7

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
Our annual Oktoberfest celebration, and this year we have selected to visit Port City brewery and join their outdoor Oktoberfest party with multiple food trucks and live music.

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.

Exploring Breweries and Distilleries in Frederick Maryland (Date - TBD)

Brewery tour
Brewery tour
We will spend a Saturday afternoon in July, visiting a brewery and distillery in Frederick Maryland, followed by a walk around the historic downtown. This event will be hosted by our members Ruth and Mary Ann.

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.