Wine and Food Festival
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Free parking. Easy walking.
A day long wine and food festival with live cooking demonstrations and the opportunity to sample and buy dozens of state-grown products including more than 50 vintages from West Virginia wineries and a Berkeley Springs Farmers Market section. Meet the faces behind these products.
A little bit of history: "Wilson Ward came up with the idea for the show," said Jill Klein Rone who developed the event with Travel Berkeley Springs. "He wanted a wine festival in the Eastern Panhandle that would work for his award-winning Fisher Ridge Winery," she said. "We massaged it into a celebration that included everything from smoked trout logs to handmade fudge." One of the greatest successes of Uniquely West Virginia since its inception in 1994 is how it changes public attitudes about the state's products. "By now we're used to all the road kill jokes when people first come in the door," said Rone. "Their attitude changes as they move around the room filled with all the great products. Repeatedly visitors to the festival tell us that they had no idea there were so many good things to eat and drink made in the state," she said.
2014 UNIQUELY WEST VIRGINIA VENDORS
CASCARELLI'S OLD COUNTRY WINE—Salem
John Cascarelli - 304-782-2768
FISHER RIDGE WINE CO—Charleston
FORKS OF CHEAT—Morgantown
Jerry & Susan Deal 304-599-8660
KENCO FARMS HONEY-WINES—Sutton
John & Barbara Kennen 304-765-7980.
Jim & Debbie Lambert 304-269-4903.
POTOMAC HIGHLAND WINERY—Keyser
Charles Whitehill 304-788-3066.
VU JA DE VINEYARDS—Spencer
Bryan George 304-377-1404
WEST-WHITEHILL WINERY LTD—Moorefield
Joe Worzala 304-738-9208.
Craig & Candice Bandy 304-865-0507 New York style wines.
LOT 12—Berkeley Springs
Damian & Betsy Heath 304-258-6462.
TARI'S PREMIER CAFÉ—Berkeley Springs
Amy McBee 304-258-1196.
PANORAMA AT THE PEAK—Berkeley Springs
Patti Miller & Leslie Hotaling 304-258-0050
Ben McKean 304-227-4414
Honey and beeswax products and handmade chocolates
Rose Young- 304-652-1920
Mustard spread, Pepper sauce and Sweet Pickles.
Berkeley Springs Farmers Market:
Glascock's Produce—Spring Vegetable Plants, Apple Cider
Mock's Greenhouses—Hydroponic Lettuce, Arugula, Basil
Quail Hollow Farm—Hard to find Herbs
Redbud Weekend adds free redbud seedlings and outdoor nature events to the celebration. Drive county roads, especially along the Washington Heritage Trail National Scenic Byway, for outstanding redbud viewing and photo opportunities. Hot tip: look under power lines for the best clusters.
Other weekend events range from the annual Delectable Mountain Quilt Show to a WV Winemaster’s Dinner.
Celebration Guide available that weekend. (download)