At The Winery
CHURCH CREEK WINE & OYSTER TOURS
Saturdays | October through December
A singular and epicurean opportunity to learn about aquaculture and viticulture on Virginia's Eastern Shore with our partners at Shooting Point Oyster Company aboard the Oyster Queen in Church Creek and at Chatham Vineyards. Saturdays in October, November and December.
The tour includes an immersive three hour experience in wine and oyster tasting that begins with an oyster farming tour on Church Creek aboard the Oyster Queen with Shooting Point Oyster Company. The water tour is followed by a wine tasting at Chatham Vineyards with oysters on the half shell. The tour price includes a bottle of Chatham's Church Creek wine and a dozen oysters per couple.
Saturdays, 1 pm sharp, weather permitting with Sundays for rain dates.
Limited to six persons per tour. $100/person
Please call the winery for details and arrangements.
Special Events & Festivals
VIRGINIA'S EASTERN SHORE WINE & BRINE MONTH
Celebrate the Eastern Shore’s distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings and tout the hyper-local benefits of growing grapes within steps of some of the best aqua farming in the country. A full calendar of events includes traditional Shore oyster roasts, wine & oyster festivals, wine dinners, raw bar tastings, and wine & oyster lover's weekend getaway packages. Restaurants and retailers offer signature Eastern Shore oyster dishes, or products, paired with an Eastern Shore wine. But tasting this place is not limited to the Shore! Restaurants all along the East Coast are participating.
ARTISANS GUILD OPEN STUDIO & VINEYARD TOUR
Friday, November 25 - November 26, 2016 | 12noon to 5pm
The Eastern Shore Artisans Guild will hold its 14th Annual Holiday Tour on Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26 from 12 to 5pm. This is a free, self-directed and self-driven tour. There are thirteen stops off Rt. 13 in Accomack and Northampton counties, stretching from Cape Charles in the south to Onancock in the north. The stops include nine artisan and art studios, two historical buildings, an alpaca farm, and Chatham Vineyards.
At Chatham, we are pleased to host guest artists Karyn and Mark Belknap who offer one-of-a-kind artistry in wool and carving. For more information on their beautiful work, please visit the Ten Good Sheep website and the Red Dog Decoys profile on the Artisans Center of Virginia website.
We will be serving a raw bar selection of Eastern Shore oysters on both Friday and Saturday, 12 to 5pm. A glass of wine and a half dozen oysters will be $15. This is a special offer for the Artisan's Guild weekend.
Visitors on the tour will discover a wide variety of high quality items, most of which are one-of-a-kind pieces. Jewelry, decoys, wildlife carvings, ceramics, art quilts, pottery, metal sculptures, wearable fiber, Windsor chairs, oil and watercolor paintings and more will be found at the various stops on the tour.
The work created by ESAG artisans is inspired by the unique beauty and history of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and most incorporate materials found or produced locally. ESAG members are dedicated to promoting and preserving the rich artistic heritage of the area. Light refreshments will be available at most stops.