All Events

All Events

SPECIAL NOTE:  We are working on a very special Expo for 2022 and expect to announce the opening of ticket sales soon.  The schedule will feature a cache of new events, some spectacular new venues, the Virginia Wine Expo Academy, and an extraordinary remote and in-person Auction.  Our two biggest signature events, SMOKED! and the Walk-Around Grand Tastings, will return to beautiful Main Street Station.  Please join us!

A Premier Destination Wine, Spirits & Food Event

Highlighted by the Walk-Around Grand Tastings and SMOKED! the 2022 Virginia Wine Expo presented by Publix is a nine-day, immersive and educational craft beverage and culinary experience showcasing Virginia's renowned wines, spirits and ciders, and impeccable local cuisine.  Every event is curated. 

Heart of the Expo

The heart of the Expo is the Walk-Around Grand Tasting (there are 3 sessions) at beautiful Main Street Station, where you'll taste hundreds of the finest Virginia wines, spirits and ciders, as well as selections from 2022 National Guest Region, Napa Valley, and 2022 International Guest Region, Argentina.  In addition, the Grand Tastings feature artisan specialty food and products, and an incredible new Auction.

Important Notes

  • Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or Rapid Test within 48 hours of the event is currently required to attend the Virginia Wine Expo.  This requirement may be modified or eliminated by the time the event is held based on how conditions evolve over the months preceding the event.  Information regarding the verification of vaccination and negative tests will be shared closer to the event
  • Must be 21 or older for all events, except the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special (must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian) 
  • Tickets are immediately e-mailed to you upon purchase.  You may print out the e-ticket or bring it on your phone
  • Tickets are available in advance but not necessarily at the door.  Ticket availability at the door will be announced in early March at the event and online on the website
  • All ticket sales are final unless the event is cancelled.  No refunds, exchanges or replacement tickets
  • Ticket prices are all-inclusive - no additional charges at the event unless noted

Full Event Schedule

Saturday February 19th

VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW, Online - Class #1

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW, Online - Class #1
VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW, Online - Class #1
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Saturday February 26th

Bacchanalia Reception & Dinner at Upper Shirley Vineyards with Chef Carlisle Bannister

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Bacchanalia Reception & Dinner at Upper Shirley Vineyards with Chef Carlisle Bannister
Bacchanalia Reception & Dinner at Upper Shirley Vineyards with Chef Carlisle Bannister
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Sunday February 27th

Signature Wine Brunch with Chef Kara Gavitt & Barboursville Vineyards

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Signature Wine Brunch with Chef Kara Gavitt & Barboursville Vineyards
Signature Wine Brunch with Chef Kara Gavitt & Barboursville Vineyards
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Monday February 28th

Signature Cider Dinner with Chef David Dunlap

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Signature Cider Dinner with Chef David Dunlap
Signature Cider Dinner with Chef David Dunlap
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A Natural & Biodynamic Wine Pairing Dinner at Lillie Pearl with Chef Mike Lindsey & RichWine

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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A Natural & Biodynamic Wine Pairing Dinner at Lillie Pearl with Chef Mike Lindsey & RichWine
A Natural & Biodynamic Wine Pairing Dinner at Lillie Pearl with Chef Mike Lindsey & RichWine
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Tuesday March 1st

The Broken Tulip Signature Wine Dinner with Chefs Sariann Lehrer & David Crabtree Logan

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Broken Tulip Signature Wine Dinner with Chefs Sariann Lehrer & David Crabtree Logan
The Broken Tulip Signature Wine Dinner with Chefs Sariann Lehrer & David Crabtree Logan
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Peter Chang’s Family Reunion Signature Wine Dinner

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Peter Chang’s Family Reunion Signature Wine Dinner
Peter Chang’s Family Reunion Signature Wine Dinner
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The Stables at Belmont Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Evan Campbell

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Stables at Belmont Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Evan Campbell
The Stables at Belmont Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Evan Campbell
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Wednesday March 2nd

POP NAPA! Sparkling & Champagne Celebration with Chef Bryan McClure

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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POP NAPA! Sparkling & Champagne Celebration with Chef Bryan McClure
POP NAPA! Sparkling & Champagne Celebration with Chef Bryan McClure
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Virginia’s Surf & Turf Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Mike Ledesma

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Virginia’s Surf & Turf Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Mike Ledesma
Virginia’s Surf & Turf Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Mike Ledesma
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Thursday March 3rd

Icons of Napa Valley, Virginia & Argentina Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Lee Hendrickson

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Icons of Napa Valley, Virginia & Argentina Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Lee Hendrickson
Icons of Napa Valley, Virginia & Argentina Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Lee Hendrickson
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The Art of Wine Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Greg Haley

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Art of Wine Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Greg Haley
The Art of Wine Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Greg Haley
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The Goddin-Taylor House Natural & Biodynamic Wine + Food Mingler in Historic Jackson Ward

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Goddin-Taylor House Natural & Biodynamic Wine + Food Mingler in Historic Jackson Ward
The Goddin-Taylor House Natural & Biodynamic Wine + Food Mingler in Historic Jackson Ward
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Friday March 4th

The Lusty Oyster Sparkling Wine Lunch at Upper Shirley Vineyards

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Lusty Oyster Sparkling Wine Lunch at Upper Shirley Vineyards
The Lusty Oyster Sparkling Wine Lunch at Upper Shirley Vineyards
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Masterclass Seminar with Ron Edwards - Mendoza’s Greatest Reds: Why Sub-region Matters

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

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Masterclass Seminar with Ron Edwards - Mendoza’s Greatest Reds: Why Sub-region Matters
Masterclass Seminar with Ron Edwards - Mendoza’s Greatest Reds: Why Sub-region Matters
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Sunset Rooftop Happy Hour Hosted by RichWine & The Black Restaurant Experience

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Sunset Rooftop Happy Hour Hosted by RichWine & The Black Restaurant Experience
Sunset Rooftop Happy Hour Hosted by RichWine & The Black Restaurant Experience
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VIP/Early SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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VIP/Early SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience
VIP/Early SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience
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General SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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General SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience
General SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience
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Saturday March 5th

VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW, Live - Class #2

9:30 am - 11:30 am

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VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW, Live - Class #2
VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW, Live - Class #2
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Masterclass Seminar: Lisa Giufre of Broadbent Selections Presents the Great Wines of Argentina’s Bodega Weinert

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Lisa Giufre of Broadbent Selections Presents the Great Wines of Argentina’s Bodega Weinert
Masterclass Seminar: Lisa Giufre of Broadbent Selections Presents the Great Wines of Argentina’s Bodega Weinert
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Grisette’s ‘Hunt Club’ Signature Wine Lunch with Chef Donnie Glass

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Grisette’s ‘Hunt Club’ Signature Wine Lunch with Chef Donnie Glass
Grisette’s ‘Hunt Club’ Signature Wine Lunch with Chef Donnie Glass
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VIP/Early Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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VIP/Early Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting
VIP/Early Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting
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General Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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General Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting
General Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting
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Masterclass Seminar: Discovering a New Frontier - Petit Manseng & Virginia’s Role in Defining the Varietal’s Potential

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Discovering a New Frontier - Petit Manseng & Virginia’s Role in Defining the Varietal’s Potential
Masterclass Seminar: Discovering a New Frontier - Petit Manseng & Virginia’s Role in Defining the Varietal’s Potential
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Masterclass Seminar: Virginia vs. Napa Valley - A Comparative

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Virginia vs. Napa Valley - A Comparative
Masterclass Seminar: Virginia vs. Napa Valley - A Comparative
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Masterclass Seminar: Virginia’s Top 12 Award-Winning Wines presented by Jay Youmans MW

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Virginia’s Top 12 Award-Winning Wines presented by Jay Youmans MW
Masterclass Seminar: Virginia’s Top 12 Award-Winning Wines presented by Jay Youmans MW
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Masterclass Seminar: Napa Cab - Past, Present & Future presented by Caroline Hermann MW

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Napa Cab - Past, Present & Future presented by Caroline Hermann MW
Masterclass Seminar: Napa Cab - Past, Present & Future presented by Caroline Hermann MW
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VIP/Early Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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VIP/Early Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting
VIP/Early Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting
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General Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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General Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting
General Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting
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Sunday March 6th

Masterclass Seminar: Tour Argentina presented by Sommelier Erin Scala

10:30 am - 11:45 am

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Masterclass Seminar: Tour Argentina presented by Sommelier Erin Scala
Masterclass Seminar: Tour Argentina presented by Sommelier Erin Scala
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VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special
VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special
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Sub Rosa Bakery’s Signature Wine Dinner with Bakers Evrim & Evin Dogu & Guest Chef Benjamin Burakoff

6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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Sub Rosa Bakery’s Signature Wine Dinner with Bakers Evrim & Evin Dogu & Guest Chef Benjamin Burakoff
Sub Rosa Bakery’s Signature Wine Dinner with Bakers Evrim & Evin Dogu & Guest Chef Benjamin Burakoff
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  • + Combo Package
  • M Main Street Station
  • B Craft Beer
  • E Educational
  • F Food
  • Music
  • N New Event
  • S Seminar
  • W Wine
  • D Distilled Spirits
  • A Auction
  • C Cider

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