We are all working hard to make this exciting event a success. We’d like to thank the Carlyle Community Council and the City of Alexandria for their support without which the event would not be possible.

This week I am thrilled to announced two wineries that will be participating: Mattaponi Winery & Unicorn Winery. Mattaponi winery is a small family-owned winery in the heart of Spotsylvania County, with a passion for making a variety of wonderful wines for over 20 years.  A Native American-Indian winery, they are a national and international award-winner for best fruit wine! 

Unicorn Winery is also joining us. The UNICORN Vineyard and Winery is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the banks of the Rappahannock River, 7 miles west of Warrenton, Virginia, near the small town of Amissville, VA. They specialize in producing premium quality Virginia varietal wines. It is a small family-owned, quality-driven farm and boutique winery.

Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival will feature seven (7) different wineries and 14 restaurants. We have many restaurants excited about the opportunity to compete for the best appetizer, main course and dessert but I cannot give out names just yet, Sorry!

Do you know how to select your vinegar and olive oil? Do you just pick up the Italian olive oil because it sounds good, or do you go with the cheapest? Olio Tasting Room from Old Town Alexandria will give a presentation about their olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar in our food showcase tent. Remember, it is free to attend so come listen to the presentation and enjoy our live music.

Don’t forget to share this information with your friends!. This is an event not to be missed, please spread the word!