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JUNE 18, 2023

June 18, 2023 By: Erica Jackson Curran  and Wine Enthusiast Gabriele Rausse Winery Many consider the viticulturist Gabriele Rausse to be the father of the Virginia wine movement. In addition to overseeing the vineyards at Monticello, Rausse also runs Gabriele Rausse Winery, a destination for serious wine lovers known for its small-production, European-style wines. “Gabriele Rausse’s tasting room is a… DETAILS

APRIL 10, 2023

April 10, 2023 By: Gretchen Stenger and CBS19 NEWS CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Easter Bunny made a special appearance at the Dairy Market on Saturday for an Easter celebration. There were 3,000 eggs distributed around Dairy Market, and someone won a gift card. There was also a scavenger hunt for families to complete and miniature horses from Rainbow… DETAILS

MARCH 7, 2023

March 7, 2023 By: Mike Kropf with The Daily Progress The Charlottesville-based construction nonprofit Building Goodness Foundation is holding a free International Woman’s Day event featuring two speakers on Wednesday morning. The event features Niya Bates and Zuliana Cristabel López Toledo. Bates is a Ph.D. candidate in history and African American studies at Princeton who has worked to help preserve… DETAILS

FEBRUARY 8, 2023

February 8, 2023 By: Katherine Schwartz for The Georgetowner Charlottesville: For Foodies & Lovers In the coming months, as the cold subsides and leaves start to go green, take a weekend trip to Charlottesville, Virginia, about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Washington, D.C., to find some peace, quiet and love. Combine your love of food, wine and hiking and explore Thomas… DETAILS

JANUARY 13, 2023

January 13, 2023 By: Elizabeth from Drift Cville The world may have reopened but I am still working from home. I love it but it can be challenging as someone who loves being around people. As a result, I often find myself thinking about happy hours much more often than I used to. There is something really appealing about getting… DETAILS

JANUARY 5, 2023

January 5, 2023 By: Maria Sonnenberg for FLORIDA TODAY A trip to this Virginia city offers history, horseback riding, dining and shopping, too Try as he could, Thomas Jefferson never managed to encourage vitis vinifera, aka grapevines, to grow at his beloved Monticello. That was unfortunate, since the Founding Father so enjoyed his vin that he yearly imported from France… DETAILS

DECEMBER 30, 2022

December 30, 2022 By: Brenna Kiefner CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Fifty percent of all traffic deaths on New Year’s Eve involve drunk drivers. “So, we’re really kind of in that danger zone when it comes in respect to drunk driving,” said David Irvine with the Allen and Allen law firm. This year, Allen and Allen is distributing Uber gift… DETAILS

DECEMBER 28, 2022

December 28, 2022 By: Elizabeth from Drift Cville Mocktails in Charlottesville for Dry January Charlottesville is a town where it’s easy to imbibe. There are a ton of breweries, wineries and distilleries to choose from and I won’t lie – sometimes I enjoy a fun afternoon of getting a little in the cups over a glass of wine with my… DETAILS

DECEMBER 12, 2022

December 12, 2022 By: Renée Sklarew Home to the Monticello Wine Trail with dozens of wineries, the Charlottesville area is an oenophile’s dream As a traveler who loves wine, I’m driving to Charlottesville on this late-September day to visit Virginia’s wine and culinary capital. The sun’s rays peek over the horizon, lighting the golden fields and wildflowers that flank undulating… DETAILS