20th Smith Mountain Lake Wine Fest

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20th Smith Mountain Lake Wine FestThe 20th Anniversary Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is right around the corner and promises to be the best to date.  Over 95 quality food and craft vendors will be participating in this years festival, including of course, many award winning names in wines (see end of post for list).

The festival and entertainment, to be held on September 27th and 28th, will be good as always and will include several popular bands. Whether you are a wine lover or just want to have an enjoyable day of music and fun, this 20th year celebration may just be the thing to kick of a lovely fall.

The wineries represented will provide offerings to please every palette. Winemakers will be on hand to answer wine-related questions and assist visitors. It will be a great festival to attend with friends and family who appreciate fine wines. So please help spread the word about this special 20th anniversary event.

The Smith Mountain Lake 20th Wine Fest will be held at Lake Watch Plantation (Rt. 122 south from Hales Ford Bridge about 2.2 miles, turn left into Lake Watch Plantation). You can purchase tickets at the SML Visitor Center or at one of many ticket outlets spread throughout our outlying community. Discount pricing is available through 5 p.m. on September 24.

Participating wineries include Amrhein Wine Cellars, Barboursville Vineyards, Bright Meadows Farm, Chateau Morrisette,  Davis Valley Winery, Delfosse Vineyard & Winery, Doukenie Winery, Fincastle Vineyard & Winery, First Colony Winery, Hickory Hill Vineyards, Horton Cellars Winery, James River Cellars, Inc., Lake Anna Winery, Leogrande Vineyard & Winery, Peaks of Otter Winery, Piedmont Vineyards & Winery, Rebec Vineyards, Rockbridge Vineyards, Sans Soucy Vineyards & Winery, Savoy-Lee Winery, Tomahawk Mill Winery, Valhalla Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Villa Appalaccia Winery, Virginia Mountain Vineyards, White Fences Vineyard & Winery, White Rock Vineyards & Winery, and Wintergreen Winery.

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  1. I don’t see how they can call it the SML wine festival when it’s not even being held on/by the lake. We personally know over 75 couples that won’t be attending as it’s not accessible by water. We hope the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce wakes up for next year’s event and brings it back to the lake.

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    A good question Ruth. According to the SML Chamber of Commerce the 20th Annual SML Wine Festival, as with every previous year,
    will be held Rain or Shine. They are expecting the rain to move north and the overcast sky should turn to shine on Sunday. Whatever the outcome, this will be an incredible event with 4 bands, 28 VA wineries, 90 Quality Food and Craft vendors. It’s a full day of enjoyment for everyone rain or shine. Get tickets at the gate. Free parking right on site.

  3. Hi!

    Could you tell me who the bands were on Saturday? Really enjoyed both of them and would love to get that information.

    Thank you!

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    Sure Kym, I did not make it Sat. but the bands that were scheduled to play were:

    Saturday Bands – Part-Time Party Time Band
    11 AM – 2 PM
    Domino 2:30 PM – 6 PM

    Sunday Bands – Backstreet Band 11 AM – 2 PM
    The Embers 2 PM – 5 PM

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  5. I am interested in participating as a craft vendor. I paint on glassware & recycled wine bottles. I have participated in other local craft shows, some which were juried. A friend of mine, who worked for the Parkway Department, was telling me what a great festival this is and my family and I plan to attend but I would really like to participate.Can you give me some information as to whom to contact? Thank You. Leslie Dixon

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      Leslie, your craft sounds neat. Here is the link for info. on the 2009 SML Wine Festival. Maybe we’ll see you there.

  6. We have been attending SML wine festival for about five years. We were very disappointed when they move the event from SML to a pond. If you couldn’t host it at Bernard’s Landing, at least find another spot on the lake. That pond is no substitute. We have a bigger pond in Stafford, VA.

  7. Hello i am a crafter i build corn hole games an bird houses would like to no if i could attend your events or whom do i need to talk to about attendeing Thanks Paul

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