James River Cellars Winery

Events at James River Cellars

What's Happening at the Winery?

James River Cellars hosts a number of fun-filled activities throughout the year! Whether kicking off the weekend with a live band at our "Fridays on the Patio" series, heading into the workweek after a relaxing "Sundays in the Shade" event, or bidding "farewell to summer" at our Labor Day Wine & Cheese Party, we invite you to take part in our many family and pet-friendly offerings.

Many of our events don't require an advanced ticket purchase; however, for those that do, tickets can be purchased through our secure website and will be waiting for you at the entrance gate the day of the event. Just present your receipt upon arrival and let the fun begin! All of our events are "rain or shine" and advanced purchases are non-refundable.

 Take a look at what's in store in the coming months…

Our Annual Events are listed below. All of our events are Rain or Shine! Ticket purchasing if noted, is online through our secure shopping cart. Retain your purchase receipt and present it day of the event. Tickets are "will Call" and Non Refundable!

  • FRIDAYS...
  • SUNDAYS...
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January

- Pay At The Door -

$10.00 Per Person

$5.00 Designated Driver

 

FRIDAYS ON THE PATIO MUSIC SERIES:

Join us for our Fridays on the Patio events! Join us under the tent for this great event featuring local musicians, wine tasting and good cheer. Pair your wine with delicious food from a great local food truck and enjoy a fun night with community and friends.

 

Event inclusions:

Tickets: $10.00/person
(designated driver ticket: $5.00/person):
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Note:
Rain or shine; picnics welcome, no outside alcohol!

MAY
Music Line Up:

May 1st:
Planet Full of Blues

May 15th:
Rockfish Willie

May 29th:
Blues Flash

JUNE
Music Line Up:

June 12th: Spoonful

JULY
Music Line Up

July 3rd:
Jeremy Staubus
July 17th:
Reunion VA
July 31st:
the Taters

AUGUST
Music Line Up

August 14th:
Scattered, Smothered & Covered

August 28th:
Felix

SEPTEMBER
Music Line Up

September 11th:
Curtis Prince & Associates

September 25th:
Kevin Kelly

 

 

   
   

- No Fee -

Regular tasting fee applies

 

SUNDAYS IN THE SHADE MUSIC SERIES:

Join us for our Sundays In The Shade Series: Join us for some relaxing live acoustic music, bring a picnic, sample some wine and relax with us at James River Cellars.

Event inclusions:
- Winery Opens: 11am-5pm
- Live Music from 1-4pm

MAY
Music Line Up:

May 10th:
Darryl Ellyson

May 17th:
Chris Adams

May 31st:
Kurt Stemhagen

JUNE
Music Line Up:

June 14th - Justin Smith

June 21st - Peter Fitzgibbon
(Father's Day Event)

June 28th - Jack Winn

JULY
Music Line Up

July 4th:
Darryl Ellyson
July 12th:
Justin Smith
July 26th:
Felix

AUGUST
Music Line Up

August 9th:
Zack Artis

August 23rd:
Josh Walker

October
Music Line Up

October 25th:
Kevin Kelly

 

 
   
   
February 14, 2015 Valentine's Day
$15.00 Per Person
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February 14, 2015 Valentine's Day Event

Tickets include a full tasting of our wines, and a flight which includes 3 oz. pours of the following:

• Trump Blanc ded Blanc Sparkling (paired with a cream puff)
• Blue Bee Mill Race Bramble Cider (paired with a cheesecake)
• James River Cellars Chambourcin (paired with a Chambourcin truffle)

Time: 10am - 6pm. Tickets are $15.00/person

Advance tickets for exclusive events can be purchased at the winery or by phone. (804) 550-7516

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER SEE MARCH'S INFORMATION
February 17, 2015- Wine Club Exclusive Event

Our first ever Touriga National Vertical Event - try all four of our Rare Tourgia Vintages! Cost is $15 per wine club member and includes Riedel glassware.. Limited Tickets Available. Must be purchased in person, in advance. Not a Wine Club Member yet? Don't miss other opportunities to experience wines - Join Today Here...

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

 

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

February 28, 2015: 12-5pm HAPPY MARDI GRAS...AT COOPER VINEYARDS!!!

Join Central Virginia's Premier Wineries: Grayhaven, James River, Mattaponi, Weston Farms and Lake Anna at Cooper Vineyards! This is a ONE DAY HOVA Wine Festival. Price includes souvenir tasting glass, tastings at all six HOVa wineries, live music by the Rhythmasters, beads, New Orleans fare, and of course King Kake.

 

 

 

 

 

March 17, 2015

Advance tickets for exclusive events can be purchased at the winery or by phone. (804) 550-751

March 17th - Wine Club Exclusive Event

Our first ever Touriga National Vertical Event - try all four of our Rare Tourgia Vintages! Cost is $15 per wine club member and includes Riedel glassware.. Limited Tickets Available. Must be purchased in person, in advance. Not a Wine Club Member yet? Don't miss other opportunities to experience wines - Join Today Here...

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

March 21 & 22, 2015

March 21st & 22nd - Spring Open House

Stop by and sample some of our award winning wines. Be the first to come out and see what has sprung up this season. Enjoy a preview of our upcoming new releases and gift shop specials.

Time: 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday

March 28 & 29, 2015
*Ticket processing by JRC on behalf of HOVA.

Tickets: $20.00 Choose Attending Date at check Out.

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March 28 & 29 2015 – HOVA WINE TRAIL APRIL FOOLS FESTIVAL

Join Cooper, Grayhaven, James River Cellars, Lake Anna, Weston Farms, and Mattaponi for a two day wine festival on the grounds of James River Winery in Richmond, VA. Taste wines from 6 Wineries. Music by the Taters on March 29th, visit with craft vendors and check out our food truck vendors. Tickets: $20.00/person in advance; $25 at the gate. [Rain or Shine - Advance ticket sales end Friday Noon]

Location: James River Cellars - Noon - 5pm.
Fee: $20.00/pp Advance - $25.00 Day of Event

   

April 21 & 22, 2015

April 21st & 22nd - Our Second Quarter Wine Club Release PARTY!

Not a wine club member yet!?! Check out our wine club page, give us a call or stop by the tasting room to find out more!

 

 

 



 

   

May: 1st & 15th & 29th

- Pay At The Door -

$10.00 Per Person

$5.00 Designated Driver

Music Line Up:

May 1st: Planet Full of Blues
May 15th: Rockfish Willie
May 29th: Blues Flash

FRIDAYS ON THE PATIO MUSIC SERIES:

Join us for our Fridays on the Patio events! Our beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians and wine tasting. Bring a picnic and some friends. Food is available from a vendor. Food prices a la carte.

Event inclusions:
- live music: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- outdoor tasting wine tent: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- admissions gate opens: 6:15 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00/person - includes: admission, wine tasting, souvenir glass, live music
(designated driver ticket: $5.00/person):
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Note:
Rain or shine; picnics welcome, no outside alcohol!

May 8, 2015
$15.00

Please call the winery for reservations

May 8, 2015 JRC Wine glass Pain Night

Come unwind withus after the long work week for a night of painting, socialzing, and enjoying your favorite wines.

All ability levels welcome!
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Cost: $15.00
Please call the winery for your reservation
*Price includes your glass, supplies and a free glass of JRC Wine (please no outside wine, but snacks are welcome)!

- No Fee -

Regular tasting fee applies - Vendor Trucks Available.

May 10, 2015 Mother's Day Strawberry shortcake & Wine Pairing

Bring Mom out for a very special pairing of Strawberry Shortcake and Wine! Enjoy the afternoon on our shaded patio or overlook the vineyards while sitting on the balcony. Visit with the food trucks and join in some lawn games.

Music by Darryl Ellyson
Time: 11am-6pm

May: 23rd
11 - 5pm

Fee: $20.00

May 23, 2015 – Experience Virginia – BEER, WINE AND CIDER all in ONE Place!

Join us at James River Cellars Winery on May 23rd for a craft beverage experience.
Sample Virginia WINES from James River Cellars and Rosemont Vineyards, plus Virginia BEER from Isley Brewing and Center of the Universe, plus Virginia CIDER from Blue Bee and Virginia MEAD from Black Heath Meadery. Local food trucks will be onsite in addition to Virginia craft vendors. Event runs from 11am to 5pm.

Time: 11 – 5pm With music by THE TATERS and great LOCAL food trucks to enjoy! Fee: $20 per person

May 25th

10 - 6pm
Fee: $10.00 /pp

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May 25, 2015 - MEMORIAL DAY WINE & CHEESE PAIRING

Celebrate the holiday with a gourmet wine and cheese pairing. Learn the basics of putting our award-winning wines together with specialty cheeses to enhance the flavors of both.

Tickets: $10/person Time: 10am-6pm

May: 17th & 31st
- No Fee -

Regular tasting fee applies

Music Line Up:

May 10th:
Darryl Ellyson

May 17th:
Chris Adams

May 31st:
Kurt Stemhagen

 

SUNDAYS IN THE SHADE MUSIC SERIES:

Join us for our Sundays In The Shade Series: Join us for some relaxing live acoustic music, bring a picnic, sample some wine and relax with us at James River Cellars.

Event inclusions:
- Winery Opens: 11am-5pm
- Live Music from 1-4pm

   

June: 12th

- Pay At The Door -

$10.00 Per Person

$5.00 Designated Driver

Music Line Up:

June 12th - Spoonful

 

FRIDAYS ON THE PATIO SERIES: June 12, 2015

Join us for our Fridays on the Patio events! Our beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians and wine tasting. Bring a picnic and some friends. Food is available from a vendor. Food prices a la carte.

Event inclusions:
- live music: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- outdoor tasting wine tent: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- admissions gate opens: 6:15 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00/person - includes: admission, wine tasting, souvenir glass, live music
(designated driver ticket: $5.00/person):
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Note:
Rain or shine; picnics welcome, no outside alcohol!

June: 14th
- No Fee -

Regular tasting fee applies

Music Line Up:

June 14th - Justin Smith

June 21st - Peter Fitzgibbon (See Fathers Day Event for more details)

June 28th - Jack Winn

SUNDAYS IN THE SHADE SERIES: June 14, 2015

Join us for our Sundays In The Shade Series: Select a month and see the details! Our beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians and wine tasting. Bring a picnic and some friends. Food is available from a vendor. Food prices a la carte.

Event inclusions:
- live music: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- outdoor tasting wine tent: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- admissions gate opens: 6:15 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00/person - includes: admission, wine tasting, souvenir glass, live music
(designated driver ticket: $5.00/person):
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Note:
Rain or shine; picnics welcome, no outside alcohol!

June 6, 2015
Purchase Tickets at the website:

www.Massey.vcu.edu

June 6, 2015 6-10:30 p.m. James River Cellars Hosting: Moonlight Magic 2015

The Massey Alliance invites you to join us for the 13th Annual Moonlight Magic on Saturday, June 6, from 6 - 10:30pm. This year's event will feature live music by The Remnants, expanded food and James River Cellars wine options, in addition to specialty beers and frozen beverages. A silent and live auction will once again be the feature of this signature event - no one will go home empty handed!

Over the past 12 years, Moonlight Magic has raised more than $400,000 for cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

Registration levels:

Patron ticket
$75 (includes three drink tickets and a $20 donation to Massey's research mission)

General admission ticket
$45 (includes two drink tickets)

Patron table
$500 (includes one reserved table and tickets for six guests, including three drink tickets per guest; $200 is tax deductible)

We look forward to another celebratory and successful Moonlight Magic with you!

June 23
$50.00/pp

Please call the winery for reservations.

June 23, winemaker's Blending Seminar

Join us for this very exclusive event. You get to spend the evening with our winemaker, James Batterson, sample many of our red wines, then work with these wines to help the winemaker create our blends for the 2014 vintage. Limited Seating to only 20 people, so this is a very small and interactive opportunity. You must buy your tickets in advance at the winery. Tickets are Time: 6pm - 8pm | Cost: $50 per person - Please call for reservations.

June 20th

*Tickets processing by JRC on behalf of HOVA Tickets: $20.00 Add to cart

June 20 - 21: SUMMER SOLSTICE POW WOW AT MATTAPONI WINERY

Join Cooper, Grayhaven, James River Cellars, Lake Anna, Weston Farms, and Mattaponi for a one day wine festival on the grounds of Mattaponi. Taste wines from 6 Wineries, listen to live music, visit with craft vendors and check out our food truck vendors.

Time: Noon - 5pm. Tickets: $20.00/person in advance; $25 at the gate day of event. [Advance ticket sales close Friday, noon]

July: 3rd , 17th ,31st

- Pay At The Door -

$10.00 Per Person

$5.00 Designated Driver

Music Line Up:

July 3rd - Jeremy Staubus

July 17th - Reunion VA

July 31st - The Taters

FRIDAYS ON THE PATIO SERIES: July: 3rd , 17th ,31st

Join us for our Fridays on the Patio events! Our beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians and wine tasting. Bring a picnic and some friends. Food is available from a vendor. Food prices a la carte.

Event inclusions:
- live music: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- outdoor tasting wine tent: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- admissions gate opens: 6:15 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00/person - includes: admission, wine tasting, souvenir glass, live music
(designated driver ticket: $5.00/person):
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Note:
Rain or shine; picnics welcome, no outside alcohol!

July: 4th ,12th, 26th
- No Fee -

Regular tasting fee applies

Music Line Up:

July 4th - Darryl Ellyson - Celebrate with Us!

July 12th - Justin Smith

July 26th - Felix

SUNDAYS IN THE SHADE SERIES: July: 4th, 12th, 26th

Join us for our Sundays In The Shade Series: Enjoy relaxing live acoustic music, bring a picnic, sample some wine and relax with us at James River Cellars.

Event inclusions:
- Winery Opens: 11am-5pm
- Live Music from 1-4pm

   

August 1, 2015
$20.00 pp Advance Ticket


Purchase Tickets
*Ticket processing by JRC on behalf of HOVA.

August 1, 2015 CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL at LAKE ANNA

A HOVA Festival Event. Join Cooper, Grayhaven, James River Cellars, Lake Anna, Weston Farms, and Mattaponi for a one day wine festival on the grounds of Lake Anna winery. Taste wines from 6 Wineries, listen to live music, visit with craft vendors and check out our food truck vendors. [Rain or Shine - Advance ticket sales end Friday Noon]

Location: Lake Anna Winery Website
Tickets: $20.00/person in advance; $25 at the gate

August: 14th , 28th

- Pay At The Door -

$10.00 Per Person

$5.00 Designated Driver

Music Line Up:

August 14th - Scattered, Smothered and Covered

August 28th - Felix

FRIDAYS ON THE PATIO SERIES: August -14th ,28th

Join us for our Fridays on the Patio events! Our beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians and wine tasting. Bring a picnic and some friends. Food is available from a vendor. Food prices a la carte.

Event inclusions:
- live music: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- outdoor tasting wine tent: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- admissions gate opens: 6:15 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00/person - includes: admission, wine tasting, souvenir glass, live music
(designated driver ticket: $5.00/person):
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Note:
Rain or shine; picnics welcome, no outside alcohol!

  August 18th, 2015 - Wine Club Exclusive EVENT ! - Paint your own Wineglass!
   

July: 9th ,23rd
- No Fee -

Regular tasting fee applies

Music Line Up:

August 9th - Zack Artis August 23rd - Josh Walker

SUNDAYS IN THE SHADE SERIES: August: 9th, 23rd

Join us for our Sundays In The Shade Series: Enjoy relaxing live acoustic music, bring a picnic, sample some wine and relax with us at James River Cellars.

Event inclusions:
- Winery Opens: 11am-5pm
- Live Music from 1-4pm

 



 

   

September 5
$20.00 / pp

Purchase Tickets

September 5, 2015 - 10th Annual HARVEST WINE FESTIVAL
The 10th Annual Harvest Wine Festival! Join us and three other guest wineries to celebrate the fall harvest. Listen to live music, taste wine from 4 different wineries, attend wine 101 seminar and tours, visit with craft vendors and check out our food truck court.

Tickets: $20.00/person
Time: Noon - 5 p.m.

Music by: Reunion Virginia
Note: Rain or shine
Location: James River Cellar Winery (11008 Washington Hwy. Glen Allen, VA 23059)

September: 11th , 25th

- Pay At The Door -

$10.00 Per Person

$5.00 Designated Driver

Music Line Up:

Sept 11th - Curtis Prince and Associates

Sept 25th - Kevin Kelly

FRIDAYS ON THE PATIO SERIES: September -11th ,25th

Join us for our Fridays on the Patio events! Our beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians and wine tasting. Bring a picnic and some friends. Food is available from a vendor. Food prices a la carte.

Event inclusions:
- live music: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- outdoor tasting wine tent: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- admissions gate opens: 6:15 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00/person - includes: admission, wine tasting, souvenir glass, live music
(designated driver ticket: $5.00/person):
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Note:
Rain or shine; picnics welcome, no outside alcohol!

September 7th

Fee: 10.00 /pp

Purchase Tickets

September 7, 2015 - LABOR DAY WINE & CHEESE PAIRING

Celebrate the holiday with a gourmet wine and cheese pairing. Learn the basics of putting our award-winning wines together with specialty cheeses to enhance the flavors of both.

Tickets: $10/person Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

   


October 20th & 21st, 2015 – Fourth Quarter Wine Club Exclusive Release PARTY!

October 31, 2015

*Ticket processing by JRC on behalf of HOVA. Add to cart

October 31, 2015: GHOSTS & GOBLETS

Join Cooper, Grayhaven, James River Cellars, Lake Anna, Weston Farms, and Mattaponi for a one day wine festival on the grounds of Weston Farm. Taste wines from 6 Wineries, listen to live music, visit with craft vendors and check out our food truck vendors.

Time: Noon - 5pm. Tickets: $20.00/person in advance; $25 at the gate day of event. [Advance ticket sales close Friday, noon]

   

October: 25th
- No Fee -

Regular tasting fee applies

Music Line Up:

October 25th - Kevin Kelly

SUNDAYS IN THE SHADE SERIES: October: 25th

Join us for wine tasting and pumpkin decorating from Noon-5. We will have seasonal wines to sample, hot chocolate and cider with live music and a food truck. More details to come so check back! This is a no carving event!  But we will have a best decorated contest and guess the weight for our HUGE pumpkin! Music by Kevin Kelly. Wine tastings are included with any PUMPKIN purchase! Check back later for pictures from last years winners!

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Event inclusions:
- Winery Opens: 11am-5pm
- Live Music from 1-4pm

 




 

   

November 7 & 8
Passport Ticket Purchase Add to cart

 

November 7th & 8th , 2015 – HOVA HARVEST WINE TRAIL

Tour Central Virginia's Premier Wineries: Cooper, Grayhaven, James River Cellars, Lake Anna, Mattaponi, and Weston Farms! Buy a passport ticket from (www.HOVAwinetrail.com). You will get a souvenir wineglass, tasting at the six Heart of Virginia Wineries and a chance to win amazing prizes upon completing the trail. Please note that Heart of Virginia Wine Trail can be completed anytime during normal hours of operation, throughout the entire year. www.HOVAwinetrail.com

 

 

 



 

   


 

 

 

 



 

   

2016 Coming Soon

January 9th & 10th, 2016 - Merlot Vertical
January 16th & 17th, 2006 - Petit Verdot Vertical
January 30th & 31st, 2016 - Heart of Virginia Chili Cook-off Wine Trail Weekend!

 



 



 

 
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