Fredericksburg Parent

February 2020

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8 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • February 2020 In the afterglow of the holiday season parents usually feel the need for a romantic escape as Valentine's Day approaches. The post-holiday season requires a bit of fun to remedy the winter blues and inevitable financial hangover. Here is the perfect remedy and cure for the midwinter blues. Just a short drive from Fredericksburg are eight premiere wineries that make up the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, located in Virginia's Chesapeake Bay wine region, encompassing the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia. Voted one of the top wine trails in Virginia by the readers of Savor Virginia Magazine, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail is known for its signature events, including Wine & Cherries Weekend, two annual oyster crawls and holiday open houses. Individual member wineries also host many of their own events throughout the year, including live music concerts, 5k run/walks, special wine/food pairing tasting events and more. The perfect blend of fun, romance, history, exceptional wines and food awaits you at the annual Wine and Cherries Weekend (February 15-17). This sounds like a great way to extend the Valentine's Day fun. "Wine & Cherries Weekend plays up Valentine's Day and the fact that the Northern Neck is the birthplace of George Washington and two other U.S. presidents—James Madison and James Monroe. The weekend features wine tasting and cherry treats to pair at all participating wineries," says Suzan Gennace, of FlackShack, the marketing company representing Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. WRITTEN BY MARSHALL CONNOR A Romantic Wine & Cherries Weekend Getaway This Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail signature event features romance, wine and fun This Chesapeake Great Escapes

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