MARCH 14, 2020

On a late winter day when you’re itching for spring, satisfying your appetite may require something more than soup. That’s where an Earthly Escape comes in!  An overnight in a country farmhouse, or an invigorating hike.  Warming up with mulled cider or cooling off with a craft cocktail.  Lingering in an art gallery or dancing to a fiddle.  Sipping wine while learning to paint.  Leave behind the confines of the ordinary and come with us on an Earthly Escape!

Beech Spring Gift Shop – 11600 Lee Hwy., Sperryville, VA 22740

Stop by after your earthly escape hiking in the Shenandoah National Park to sample the hot mulled cider and “Good Earth Peanuts.”  Stay a while and relax with your warm local beverage and these healthy and tasty Grown in Virginia snacks that are salted and roasted in the shell!  Check out more of our food products and other gifts.  Don’t miss the boutique where you will find unique items including quilts, jewelry and stylish clothing. and many pieces that are fair trade.  Thoughts of winter fade away when there’s so much to see, taste and touch!


Before and After  – 31 Main St., Sperryville, VA 22740

Escape into Matcha Madness!  We have an array of green drinks to delight your palate just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  New to Matcha? Enjoy this health-wise drink and one of our baked items to start your day right, fight the winter cold and get ready for spring!


Belle Meade B & B – 353 F.T. Valley Rd., Sperryville, VA  22740

Let your cares go!  This B&B is the perfect setting for an Earthly Escape!   Hike Old Rag or just enjoy looking at it and explore villages, vineyards, and farm-to-table restaurants nearby.  Take advantage of a $20 discount off each night of a two-night stay.



Dida’s Distillery – 14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640

What could be more delicious on a blustery day than a Brandy Alexander?  We’d suggest a Brandy Alexander with truffles!  Escape to our distillery amid acres of vineyards and treat yourself to a pairing fit for royalty.  12 – 5 pm

Gadino Cellars – 92 School House Rd., Washington, VA 22747

We are bringing our 2012 Petit Verdot out of the cellar for one month only!  This Petit Verdot has a wonderful nose of earthy forest floor (no snow here!). This wine is included in our add-on tasting for the month of March along with our 2013 Finale Port. Treat yourself to a flight of gourmet dark chocolate truffles – delicious on their own and even better when paired with the red portion of our tasting flight. Available while supplies last.   11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy. Amissville, VA 20106

We are hosting our own idea of March Madness!  Back by popular demand, is a flight of 3 vintages of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for $18. Vote for your favorite and the winning vintage will be featured by the glass in April! Premium flights available every Friday-Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Also, Gray Ghost will be the featured winery at The Marriott Ranch’s winemaker dinner on Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 pm.  Please see the menu and details.

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627

St. Patrick’s Day Pre Party!  Fiddlin’ Dave Van Deventer and Morgan Morrison (half the Furnace Mountain Band) have been blending the sounds of the fiddle and bouzouki for 20 plus years.  Playing and singing a mixture of originals, world music and Old-Time fiddle tunes, the couple are sure to keep you dancing.  7:30 to 10:30 pm.  

Gay Street Gallery – 337 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Contemporary artist Joe de Feo, landscape painter Kevin Adams and glass artist Candi Durusu each have unique ways of seeing the world.  Resident artist Kevin Adams brings a realistic and yet softly sentimental view to his work, whereas Durusu looks for the stories that glass wants to express as it comes out of her hands. de Feo is inspired by the structure of biology, chemistry, and math.  They are featured in an exclusive exhibition that will transport you!  


Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Magic mountain girl and folkish songwriter Maddi Mae performs 2- 5 pm.  Patty Sevre, master glass engraving artist, will be in the tasting room Saturday 3/14 and Sunday 3/15, selling beautifully engraved glass items. She also offers custom engraving on wine glasses and assorted other glass items while you wait! 


Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA  22747

This year the 20 gallery members are joined by 15 artistic friends for the annual Members and Friends show. This exhibit represents the epitome of the gallery’s mission to support quality, innovation and collaboration in the arts. Exhibition through March 22.  Open Fri. – Sun. 10 am – 5 pm

Narmada Winery– 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106 

Make your reservation for a Sip-and-Paint workshop with local painter Dennis King who will introduce you to the world of watercolor.  The class is primarily directed to new painters but those with experience will profit, too.  Learn about  paint, brushes and paper selection as well as brush strokes, color blending and washes.  You will  have fun and learn the basics as you paint a cone flower.  The class is limited to 8 people and the $35 ticket includes all supplies needed plus your first glass of wine!  Reserve here. Following class, join in the Holi celebration to welcome spring and also enjoy the music of Aubrey Driggers from 1 – 4 pm.


Rappahannock Cellars – 14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640

Visit the Barrel Room for a wine and trivia event!  With our food and wine menu available for sale, this is something you do not want to miss. Please park in the lower lot.  2 – 4:30 pm

Warmglass Designs –  at Hazel River Arts & Antiques, 12625 Lee Hwy., Washington, VA 22747

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, make a fused glass shamrock sun catcher or ornament – something cute to keep for yourself or a gift for someone dear.  Glass artist Jennifer Webb will provide all materials and guide you.  Bring a friend for extra fun.  Call or text 571-278-3196 to reserve your spot between 11 – 2 pm.  $25.