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VIP/Early Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting


+ Combo Package Available

Main Street Station
1500 E Main St. Richmond
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
+ M E F W D

Join us at spectacular Main Street Station in historic Shockoe Bottom for a premier tasting of a finely curated selection of hundreds of premium Virginia, Chilean, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains and Southern California wines, Virginia spirits, Virginia ciders, artisan foods and specialty products. This is THE most popular event at the Expo and offers a premier tasting experience at a beautiful, world-class venue.

Enter the tasting ONE-HOUR EARLIER than general admission attendees and get special access to premium wines.  There are five different Walk-Around Grand Tasting sessions, including this Saturday VIP/Early Afternoon session from 12 pm to 4:30 pm.  The other four sessions are as follows:

Ticket Package Availability:

If you want a special weekend culinary experience, this event can be purchased as part of several different ticket packages, including "VIP Super Saturday Evening", "VIP Saturday Evening NIGHTBEAT" and "VIP Saturday & VIP Sunday Walk-Around".  Full details on the ticket pages can be found on the Ticket Packages page and can be purchased on the ticket page

What will you experience?

  • All-inclusive, curated walk-around grand tasting, including tasting hundreds of wines, spirits, ciders, and specialty food
  • Enjoy a one-hour head-start compared to General Admission ticket holders and enjoy exclusive, premium wines only available during the VIP session (the specific location of the booths where the VIP wines will be located will be very clearly marked)
  • Chile is the International Guest Region and Central, Santa Cruz Mountains and Southern California is the National Guest Region in 2019
  • You receive a Riedel crystal wine glass to use at the event and take home
  • The alcoholic beverage tasting ends at 9:45 pm sharp but purchases of alcoholic beverages to go or any other products at the Expo may be made until 10:00 pm
  • A major buying opportunity: most Virginia wines and all Virginia spirits and ciders will be available for sale to take home
  • A complimentary wine check service will be available so that you do not have to carry or hold your wines during the session
  • Specialty food and artisan, luxury products available to sample and purchase
  • The food sampling will not be enough for a meal.  However, meal-size food will be sold separately at the event
  • Please see signage on individual wine booths to determine whether Virginia wines will or will not be for sale (most will be for sale).  There is no limit on how much wine (and spirits and cider) you are permitted to buy
  • Non-Virginia wine may not be purchased per Virginia ABC rules
  • A complimentary coat check service will be available
  • Complimentary water provided
  • Tables, lounge chairs and cocktail rounds will be spread out throughout the Shed for your convenience
  • Wear comfortable shoes

The Virginia Wine Expo benefits the Virginia Distillers Association.

All inclusive.  Price Covers Food & Drink.  21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special. 

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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting