Aspiring winemakers, oenophiles and wine-lovers looking to immerse themselves in the wine-making process are presented with a unique immersion experience at Doukenie Winery’s Winemaker for a Day. The four-hour experience begins in Doukenie’s 500 acre vineyard, pruning, and learning the care and handling of the vines with winemaker James Phillips. Guests will then move into the cellar to participate in a rare tasting of the 2017 vintages directly from barrels, venture into Doukenie's underground 'Library' to uncork decades-old, unlabeled vintages and enjoy an immersive and in-depth experience in the wine-making process. The Winemaker for a Day program concludes with an private, intimate dinner by Savoir Faire hosted by winemaker James Phillips in Doukenie’s Tasting Room.
Winemaker for a Day Schedule
4pm: Guests will meet winemaker James Phillips in the cellar, then venture in the vines for a study and lesson on care of the vines.
5pm: Guests will return to the cellar for a library tasting, barrel tasting and exploration of 2017 vintages and blending lesson.
6pm: Guests will enjoy the seclusion of the Tasting Room held privately for a stunning dinner by Savoir Faire with wine pairings.
Winemaker for a Day Dinner Menu
Salad of Roasted Beets, Crumbled Local Goat Cheese & Candied Pecans
with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Beef Stew with Shiitake Mushrooms served with Garlic & Leek Mashed Potatoes
Flourless Chocolate Torte with Cream & Berries
Tickets are $175/per person and can be purchased here on Eventbrite.
Relax this Sunday and enjoy the music of Stealing Dawn with musical selections from a wide range of styles, including the torch songs of the 30s, jazz standards of the 50s and 60s, some classic rock and current popular tunes. Stephanie and Phil will entertain you, as you sip on your favorite Doukenie wine.
World-renowned singer/songwriter, John Gorka, brings his compelling songs and guitar playing to the fourth concert in the Mandolin Wind Music Series. This is a ticketed, seated event presented in Doukenie Winery's historic Tasting Room. Doors will open an hour before the concert to allow guests to explore the picturesque winery. Doukenie's celebrated wines, cheese, charcuterie, and snacks will be available for purchase before the concert and during intermission. For further information call 202-903-7356. Buy your tickets HERE. $35 per person.
Third concert in our Mandolin Wind Music Series, brings Grammy-winner, Al Petteway & his wife, Amy White, who have long been a favorite, with their eclectic repertoire that includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to Blues, New Age, and Jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, mountain dulcimer, and some of the finest vocals you'll hear in any genre. This is a ticketed, seated event presented in Doukenie Winery's historic Tasting Room. Doors will open an hour before the concert to allow guests to explore the picturesque winery. Doukenie's celebrated wines, cheese, charcuterie, and snacks will be available for purchase before the concert and during intermission. For further information call 202-903-7356. Buy your tickets HERE. $20 per person.
More music this Saturday with Joey and The Waitress in our Tasting Room. Come on in and enjoy some of our award-winning wines while you listen. Brother Shuckers will be here with their fabulous Oysters on the Half Shell, Oyster & Catfish Po’Boys, Lobster Rolls, and Smoked Salmon!
Celebrate the end of Harvest with us! This fun-filled Fall Festival offers everyone a Barrel Tasting experience with our winemaker. Regular tastings are available as well.
Hog it up BBQ will be with us serving up their tasty BBQ and live music from the Billy Thompson Duo will fill the air from 12pm-5pm !
Don’t miss it!
Free wine tasting event for Heritage Club Members only
$20.00 for general public, if choosing a barrel tasting downstairs with our winemaker.
$12.00 for general public if choosing a regular tasting in our tasting room.
Food available for purchase directly from our food vendor.
Delicious gourmet foods will also be available for purchase in our tasting room.
Outside food of any kind can only be enjoyed out by the pond and picnic area.
Animals of any kind must be on leash at all times and only permitted out by the pond and picnic area.