Join us for On Sunny Slope Farm’s Inaugural “Virginia Wine, Oysters & Artisans at the Cultural Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley” Festival.

 
Enjoy tastings from valley wineries, coastal oysters and an array of craft foods as you explore our curated, local artisan booths and are entertained with live music and fun activities.
 
Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon on the farm with your family and friends. It’s an All Virginia Day!
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
$20 early bird online, $25 at door. $25 VIP Experience add-on.
 
Join us under the VIP TENT as Locally Renowned Chefs showcase Specialty Dishes paired with these Exquisite Virginia Wines.
 
And… Special Guest culinary writer, Patrick Evans-Hylton of Virginia Eats & Drinks Magazine will be providing cooking demos with festive oyster shucker Rex Hamaker Sr. from Taste Virginia Tours.
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Oyster Purveyors, Bruce and Daniel Vogt of Big Island Aquaculture Oysters from Hayes, Virginia are joining the Artisans Center of Virginia and On Sunny Slope Farm to pair their oysters with Virginia wines for an extraordinary Shenandoah Valley “Merroir to Terroir” experience!
 
Wineries/Vineyards: Bluestone Vineyard, Castle Glen Estates Winery, Hunt’s Vineyard, North Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Narmada Winery,
Whitebarrel Winery, Barren Ridge Vineyards, and Cave Ridge Vineyard and Winery.
 
Craft Foods: Big Island Aquaculture Oysters, Bella Festa by Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza,
Mashita, Dayton Tavern, Bazzle’s Bakery LLC and Smiley’s Ice Cream.
 
Curated Artisans: Designs by Melanie, Solace Studio & Gallery Fine Handcrafts, Woodturnings by Phil Evans, The Copper Patina,
Gorgeous Chain, Cottage Crafts, Tamara’s Designs, Rivers Edge Exotics, Bowls by Bowles, Hot Flash Pottery & d’vine baskets by brenda and BrydgeWorks Glass Studio, Warehouse & Gifts.
 
Musical artists include: The Lion Brothers, RW Smith , Stephanie Nakasian Trio and Strong Water.
 
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Proceeds from this event will be going to the Artisans Center of Virginia and the Virginia Oyster Trail.
 
On Sunny Slope Farm is a member of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail (Trail Site # 48 ) and Fields of Gold Shenandoah Valley’s Farm Trail and is situated in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Rockingham County.
 
Sponsored by: Hampton Inn – University | Virginia is for Lovers | Mix 93.1 | 93.7 Now | Blue Ridge Insurance Services | Ruffles & Rust | LDA Creations at Silver Lake Workshop | Another Chance Rentals | Steven Toyota | Avia | Lenhart Pettit | Campbell Print Center | Valley Roofing | Bearcade Music Productions | VisitHarrisonburgVA | Kline May Realty | Visit Rockingham Shenandoah Valley | Muddy Feet Graphics
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MAKE YOURS A WEEKEND GETAWAY and come in early for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail Open Door Tour on Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 – for a full day exploring artisan studios, farms, cultural sites and more all across the Cultural Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley.
* For More info on the Open Door Tour: http://www.opendoortour.org/2017/07/12/virginia-wine-oysters-artisans-cultural-crossroads-shenandoah-valley/

LOVEworks Letters | 2017 Wine Festival Attraction

Come out and take a picture with these iconic Virginia is for Lovers letters in front of our signature Shenandoah Valley Views!

Barren Ridge Vineyards | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Barren Ridge Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Owned by John and Shelby Higgs, the property was originally purchased in 1934 by John’s father James Higgs, an apple grower.

North Mountain Vineyard & Winery | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

The first grapes were planted in 1982 and included Chambourcin, Chardonnay, and Vidal Blanc. Today, our plantings are enhanced with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Traminette, and German-Austrian varietals Gruner Veltliner and Zweigelt.

Smiley's Ice Cream | 2017 Wine Festival Culinary Pairing

Smiley's Ice Cream began in 2001 to bring the freshest ice cream you can eat, made at your location, to your next event.   We started out at our local Farmer's Market, but due to requests from customers and businesses to bring ice cream to their events, we became too busy to continue the market on a regular basis. 

Whitebarrel | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Since 2006, Whitebarrel, previously known as Attimo, has grown from a small patch of “test vines” to a large vineyard and tasting room.

Bluestone Vineyard | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

These Virginia wines are aged either in barrels in our climate controlled barrel room or in stainless steel tanks where the temperature is computer controlled to give us the optimal conditions to develop the wine. 

Bazzle's Bakery | 2017 Wine Festival Culinary Pairing

Bazzle's Bakery will be serving up all kinds of chocolate and sweet treats to pair with the wonderful Virginia Wines that will be at the Wine Festival.

Narmada Winery | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Sudha’s knowledge of complex spices acquired during her childhood in India enable her to coax latent flavors from her grapes that perhaps would be overlooked by others. Her focus is to create graceful wines that are a true reflection of the fruit and to produce Virginia wines of the highest possible quality.

Dayton Tavern | 2017 Wine Festival Culinary Pairing

Most people who have an appreciation for food have that connection with stimulating all of the senses. I'm not talking about just the taste and texture of the meal, but if there is music or art or is it paired with a great wine or just a nice glass of lemonade…the experience is exponential!

Lion Brothers | 2017 Wine Festival Artist

This most recent project of The Lion Brothers consists of instrumental music that embodies their inspiration as musicians and artists. Sponsored in part by Hampton Inn Harrisonburg-University Virginia is for Lovers Mix 93-1 Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc. Ruffles & Rust Florals Another Chance Vintage Rentals Steven Toyota AVIA LLC Lenhart Pettit Campbell Print Center Valley Roofing Bearcade Music Productions Harrisonburg, VA Kline May Realty Visit Rockingham Shenandoah Valley In support of Artisans Center of Virginia and Virginia Oyster Trail

Big Island Aquaculture | 2017 Wine Festival Culinary Pairing

We offer the the best tasting oysters in the Chesapeake Bay Our Big Island Oysters are grown on a beautiful, pristine body of water nestled between the York River, the Mobjack Bay and Myrtle Point Narrows. Big Island is where a community…

North Mountain Vineyard & Winery | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Willkommen! Discover award winning wines, exceptional mountain vistas, and a storybook setting in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia! From the winery deck enjoy the views of our vineyard site that has been farmed since the 1700’s. The first…

Stephanie Nakasian | 2017 Wine Festival Artist

Stephanie Nakasian is an exciting, well‐seasoned vocalist and master of innovative jazz improvisation, completely authentic with a fresh and vibrant sound. Sponsored in part by Hampton Inn Harrisonburg-University Virginia is for Lovers Mix 93-1 Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc. Ruffles & Rust Florals Another Chance Vintage Rentals Steven Toyota AVIA LLC Lenhart Pettit Campbell Print Center Valley Roofing Bearcade Music Productions Harrisonburg, VA Kline May Realty Visit Rockingham Shenandoah Valley In support of Artisans Center of Virginia and Virginia Oyster Trail

Hunt's Vineyard | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

The Vineyard We love wine!  We are a family owned and operated vineyard located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.  We enjoy watching our vines grow and mature as the challenges of producing great vines…

Bella Festa | 2017 Wine Festival Culinary Pairings

Bella Festa! Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza Our fully restored 1950s classic truck, complete with wood-fired oven will add a unique element to the wine festival. BELLA LUNA WOOD-FIRED PIZZA  Neopolitan-inspired pizza made with 100% organic, unbleached…

RW Smith | 2017 Wine Festival Artist

Originating from Texas, RW Smith began studying classical music, taking to the guitar with rock-n-roll flare as a professional performer by the early age of 12. Sponsored in part by Hampton Inn Harrisonburg-University Virginia is for Lovers Mix 93-1 Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc. Ruffles & Rust Florals Another Chance Vintage Rentals Steven Toyota AVIA LLC Lenhart Pettit Campbell Print Center Valley Roofing Bearcade Music Productions Harrisonburg, VA Kline May Realty Visit Rockingham Shenandoah Valley In support of Artisans Center of Virginia and Virginia Oyster Trail

Castle Glen | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Born out of our love of fine wines and delicious food, Castle Glen Estates Farm and Winery has become the premiere boutique winery for the best Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in Virginia. After traveling the world and sampling Cabernet from the old world and the new, we decided to make our way back home and bring the world to you.

Mashita | 2017 Wine Festival Culinary Pairings

Mashita will be offering their standard menu options (steamed buns and lettuce wraps) in addition to two special menu items that have been created. Sponsored in part by Hampton Inn Harrisonburg-University Virginia is for Lovers Mix 93-1 Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc. Ruffles & Rust Florals Another Chance Vintage Rentals Steven Toyota AVIA LLC Lenhart Pettit Campbell Print Center Valley Roofing Bearcade Music Productions Harrisonburg, VA Kline May Realty Visit Rockingham Shenandoah Valley In support of Artisans Center of Virginia and Virginia Oyster Trail

Strong Water | 2017 Wine Festival Artist

Strong Water's eclectic collection of original songs and a handful of covers range from genres such as Bluegrass & Blues, to Americana and Folk-Rock. Sponsored in part by Hampton Inn Harrisonburg-University Virginia is for Lovers Mix 93-1 Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc. Ruffles & Rust Florals Another Chance Vintage Rentals Steven Toyota AVIA LLC Lenhart Pettit Campbell Print Center Valley Roofing Bearcade Music Productions Harrisonburg, VA Kline May Realty Visit Rockingham Shenandoah Valley In support of Artisans Center of Virginia and Virginia Oyster Trail

2017 Wine Festival On Sunny Slope Farm Press Release - February 14, 2017

2017 Wine Festival On Sunny Slope Farm Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017 On Sunny Slope Farm, https://onsunnyslopefarm.com Rockingham County’s Premier Special Events venue will be hosting a Wine Festival on August…

2017 Dates to Remember

Our Wine Festival will be held on August 6, 2017 from 11:00AM – 5PM. Tickets are set to go on sale in March of 2017.