VIRGINIA: Early Mountain Vineyards Hosts Annual Oyster Festival on March 4 & 5

The always popular Early Mountain Vineyards Oyster Festival will return this spring for a two-day event on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, with live music, Virginia wine, and seafood from the esteemed Rappahannock Oyster Company who will provide their famous oysters on the half shell. Early Mountain’s Executive Chef Ryan Collins will provide a seasonal menu featuring fried chicken and two types of warm chowder. Live music will be provided by The Currys on Saturday and Blake Esse on Sunday. The menu will include:

  • Rappahannock River Oysters with red wine mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon, hot sauce 
Half dozen raw oysters: $10 
One dozen raw oysters: $20

  • Fried Chicken, fennel remoulade, cornbread 
Half chicken: $10 
Whole chicken: $18

  • Corn Chowder with corn, cream, saffron, potato, green onion, tomato 
Cup: $8

  • Clam Chowder with littleneck clams, rock barn bacon, potato, cream, celery 
Cup: $8

  • Kid’s Peanut Butter & Jelly: $6
Admission includes entry to the festival, a glass of Early Mountain wine and a stemless wine glass as a take-home gift. Guests can also order from Early Mountain’s extensive list of Virginia wines – both from their vineyard as well as others that have been hand-selected from the state – available by the glass and bottle. Guests under the age of 21 will receive a free beverage choice of water, soda or juice. Tickets for children age three and under are free.

Tickets are required of all visitors that day. All ages are welcome for a family-friendly fun day. Event will take place rain or shine.

March 4-5, 12pm-4pm
Tickets: Early Bird: $15.00
EMV Wine Club Members: $12.00
Week of & at the Door*: $20.00 ($15 for Members)
Under 21: $5.00

Early Bird ticket sales end Sunday, February 26th at 11:59 p.m.
Early Mountain Vineyards
6109 Wolftown Hood Road
Madison, Virginia 22727