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

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Saturday February 26th

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

Upper Shirley Vineyards
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
600 Shirley Plantation Road
Charles City, Virginia 23030

Bacchanalia is a spectacular evening of wine and food with stunning views of the James River, topped by a silent, online auction, live music, a sparkling reception, and a special keynote speech. This is the new, opening night celebration for the Expo featuring five courses and eight wines curated by Wine Manager, Taylor Dameron Jr., and Upper Shirley Vineyards Owner, Taylor Dameron.

Upper Shirley Vineyards is a beautiful 14,000-square foot Low Country winery featuring the fresh, seasonal cuisine of Chef Carlisle Bannister and the skills of legendary Winemaker Michael Shaps, who has won more Gold Medals at the Virginia Governor's Cup, Virginia's premier wine competition, than any other winemaker in Virginia.

 The Details

  • All-inclusive wine pairing dinner, with presentation of wine and food pairings by Taylor Dameron, Jr. and Taylor Dameron
  • You may arrive any time after 5:30 pm
  • We cannot accomodate special dietary restrictions or preferences at this dinner
  • There is ample parking on the grounds of Upper Shirley Vineyards
  • Dress is smart casual
  • Keynote
  • Indoor dinner with opportunity to saunter outside
  • Live Music
  • Sparkling reception


  • Chef Carlisle Bannister

Wine Pairings and Menu

  • Coming Soon

All inclusive.  21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at historic Main Street Station. 

  • + 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