Chateau Morrisette is one of the largest wineries in Virginia We also operate an award-winning, AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. With over 50 employees, there is always something happening. If you enjoy Chateau Morrisette, the wine, the winery and the restaurant, then we hope you will follow our blog posts and stay abreast of all the great happenings and the people who make up Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restauarnt.
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Chateau Morrisette Restaurant features the talents of Sous Chef, Ricky Caviness at our Spring Chef's Dinner. The dinner features a set menu of five courses, each paired with a different Chateau Morrisette wine. The evening begins at 5:30 with a light reception. Seating will be promptly at 6:00 PM. Our Sous Chef has planned every detail of the evening's meal, procurring foods from local farms and working with Chateau Morrisette's gardener to ensure estate grown winter micro greens will also be available. The menu is as follows:
The cost of the meal is $95.00 per person and includes food, wine pairings, taxes and gratuity. Other wines may be purchased at menu prices. The dinner lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Each course is introduced by the Chef. Seating is limited to 56 guests. There are no refunds for unused tickets.
Tickets for the evening meal may be purchased in advance on the website www.thedogs.com or by clicking this link - 2017 Spring Chef's Dinner Tickets.
March 3 is Mulled Wine Day! If you're making a trip to the Tasting Room, we offer a convenient bagged mulling spice blend, but it's easy enough to prepare your own mulling spice at home:
Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.
Celebrate our last chilly days in good health and great spirits!
Many of our patrons know that almost any day is a good day to drink wine, but to celebrate official National Drink Wine Day, February 18, we are offering Buy One Get One tastings in our Tasting Room February 13 - 28, 2017. Try something new, or bring a friend to try one of your favorites!
Print and bring the coupon below, or you can claim your BOGO tasting by emailing 'Drink Wine Day 2017 BOGO' with your full name to TRstaff@thedogs.com on your way here or while in the Tasting Room!
WINE AND CHOCOLATE EVENT
Indulge in select Chateau Morrisette wines paired with sweet and savory chocolates and chocolate tinged amuse-bouches prepared by our culinary team and by select local and single-origin chocolatiers. Our Winemaker Brian Smyth will interpret the pairings with guests. Seatings available at 1PM and 5PM, Saturday, February 11th and at 2PM on Sunday , February 12th. The Wine and Chocolate Pairing takes place in the William Morrisette Room located above the Tasting Room at Chateau Morrisette.
$48 per person, includes wines, chocolates, taxes, and gratuities. Each seating is limited to 45 guests. Advanced reservations and pre-payment required. Event tickets may be purchased at THEDOGS.COM or by calling 540.593.DOGS.
PUPPY LOVE VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER
Join us for a special, three-course, prix fixe menu with options for each course. Dinner seatings offered Tuesday, February 14th from 4PM through 8PM.
$99 per couple. Does not include wine, tax or gratuity. Ask your server about our special wine pairing option. Reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are seated at the discretion of the manager based on service availability.
First Course (Select 1)
Warm Salad of Blue Cheese stuffed Radicchio, Pomegranate Molasses, House Bacon Dust (GF) (MV)
Hearts Of Palm and Crab Fondue with Benne Seed Lavosh
Fried Gulf Oysters, Shaved Beets, Saffron Pickled Fennel, Horseradish Crema
Heirloom Radish Salad, Fresh Buttermilk Cheese, Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Preserved Lemon, Parsley (V)
Main Course (Select 1)
Roasted Painted Hills Beef Coulotte, Marrow Broth, Wild Mushroom, House Worcestershire, Duck Fat Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Fermented Baby Carrots (GF)
Joyce Farms Chicken with Three Day Mole Sauce, Root Vegetable "Salsa", Smoky Sweet Potatoes (GF)
Seared Scallops, Bentons Ham, Blood Orange Gastrique, Parsnip Puree, Charred Tuscan Kale (GF)
Roasted Squash Ravioli, Grilled Mushroom Hash, Brown Butter and Grana Padano Broth, Crispy Sage. (V)
Desserts (Select 1)
Dark Chocolate "Cloud 9" Cake, High Road Coconut Sorbet, Passionfruit Caramel & Spicy Crunch
"Petits Bisous d'Amour" - Collection of Handmade Bite Size Petits Fours
Sugar & Spice Beignets, High Road Balsamic Fig Ice Cream, Cabernet Dulce
MAKE IT AN OVERNIGHT GETAWAY
Our Winter Wonderland Travel Package makes a great Valentine's Day Gift. Choose from over twenty preferred lodging partners. The package includes an $85 lodging voucher, an $85 Chateau Morrisette Gift Card which may be used in our Restaurant or our Tasting Room, a standard wine tasting for two with souvenir glasses, and a 20% off coupon for use in the Tasting Room. The package cost is $190.00.
First published in 2003, Patricia Schultz's 1000 Places to See Before You Die changed the face of travel publishing. Equal parts wish-list and practical guide, it spent 85 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and quickly became the #1 bestselling travel book of all time.
1000 Places To See In the United States and Canada Before You Die came next, inspiring the same burning spirit of wanderlust through a bucket list covering our own 50 states and northern neighbor. It too became an instant bestseller and together, the 1000 Places books have 4.26 million copies in print.
Chateau Morrisette is featured prominently in the section describing the Blue Ridge Parkway and we could not be more pleased to be counted among the prestigious places included in this edition of such a popular travel book. Click here to see our listing in 1000 Places To See In the United States and Canada Before You Die
Results are in for the Harvest Challenge, 2016 Harvest Challenge, 2016 was a smashing success! The field of entries that were included: Hawaii to New York, down to New Zealand, and all parts in between. Our judges were truly some of the very best from all across the United States. We are pleased to announce the official results for the Harvest Challenge, 2016.Your standings are listed below. This judging promotes "wine to purchase for the Holidays!"
Wine Appellation Designation Price Award
2013 Chateau Morrisette Archival II Virginia Barrel Aged $19.99 Silver
NV Chateau Morrisette Chai Spiced Hard Cider Virginia $2.99 Silver
2014 Chateau Morrisette Chambourcin Virginia $19.99 Silver
NV Chateau Morrisette Cherry Ginger Hard Cider Virginia $2.99 Silver
NV Chateau Morrisette Hard Cider Virginia Barrel Fermented $2.99 Silver
NV Chateau Morrisette Sweet Mountain Laurel American $9.99 Silver
The awarded Best of Show winner was : Brian Arden Winery, Rose of Cabernet Franc, 2015 Napa CA Top wines received Best of Class by Category, Best AVA, and ultimately the Best of Show. The Brian Arden's Rose of Cabernet Franc was a stunning example of the "perfect" Rose. We wish to express our appreciation for your support of our wine competitions. Your medal should arrive in about six (6) weeks. We are very enthusiastic about the success of the Harvest Challenge, 2016 and look forward to seeing your entries next year Cheers! Wine Competitions Management & Productions
Wines of the South Competition is conducted by the Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee. This year, there were 302 entries into the competition the judges awarded medals to 272 of these wines. Chateau Morrisette received medals for all six wines entered into the competition.
Sweet Mountain Laurel received Concordnace Gold which means all judged awarded this wine with a gold medal standing in it's catagory.
Our Dog Blue® received a Gold Medal.
Cherry Wine received a Gold Medal.
The Black Dog® received a Silver Medal.
WSLS in Roanoke put together two lovely spots letting folks know about our Christmas Weekends, which offer complimentary hors d'ouevres, tastings, and discounts in the Tasting Room gift shop. Our Holiday Wine Sale offers 20% off bottles and 30% off cases through the month of December.
Looking for that perfect holiday gift for someone special or for a person who has been kind to you during the year? Look no further than Chateau Morrisette. Shopping in our Tasting Room or online has never been easier. Visit our Tasting Room Gift Shop for unique gift items like engraved wine boxes, apparel emblazoned with the Chateau Morrisette logo or one of our dogs, cork holders and cork art, locally made cutting boards and cheese knives, wine stoppers, cocktail napkins, and so much more. Visit our website and order wine or Morrisette Farms® food items to be shipped directly to you or to your gift recipient. We are legally able to ship wine to 32 states and the District of Columbia. We can ship Morrisette Farms®, gift cards, travel packages and other non-alcohol items anywhere in the country. You can read all about shipping by clicking on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Shipping.
Chateau Morrisette® wines are perfect for any palate. If that special person enjoys red wines, then consider one of our newest dry red varietal wines like 2014 Chambourcin or Cabernet Franc. There is still a limited supply of our very popular 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. If you're looking for a blended wine, don't overlook 2012 Archival I, 5 Red Grapes®, or our most popular off-dry wine The Black Dog®.
If white wines are more to your liking, then there are an equal number of delicious options from which to choose. Our latest Petit Manseng 2015 recieved 89 points at the San Diego International Wine Competition and a Platinum Award from Virginia Wine Lovers. Petit Manseng is a hybrid grape that grows very well in Virginia. Other white wine varietal grapes include Chardonnay, Chardonnay Reserve, Viognier and Vidal Blanc. If blended wines are more suited to your palate, don't miss the 2014 Nouveau Chien, also made with Petit Manseng, and the semi-sweet Our Dog Blue®. For something totally decadent, try our ice-style dessert wine, Frosty Dog®.
There is also a variety of Chateau Morrisette® sweet wines, including Sweet Mountain Laurel® and Red Mountain Laurel®, both made with grapes that do well at high elevation and are grown on the estate. The Orchard Series wines are very popular too. These sweet fruit wines include Blackberry, Cherry Wine, Sweet Mountain Apple, made with 100% Virginia apples, and our Farmhouse Sangria Red, made from a base of delicious Merlot wine.
Just in time for Christmas, these wines are made even sweeter by our Holiday Wine Sale. Beginning November 25th (Black Friday) and running through New Years Eve (December 31), all Chateau Morrisette® wines are offered at 20% off bottles and 30% off cases. You may purchase as much as you want from our Tasting Room but individual state laws determine how much we can ship to you. Please see our Shipping FAQs for specific information.
A Chateau Morrisette Sampler pack is the ideal Christmas gift. It includes four bottles of wine and you can even add a gift message to the order. There is a sampler pack for every taste and every budget - sampler packs are marked down 10% everyday and 20% during the sale. Think that special someone might like some sweet red wines, try the Sweet Red Sampler Pack which retails for $49.96 before the sale price. Want sweet white wines, we've got you covered with the Sweet White Sampler Pack also at $49.96. If you're feeling experimental, try the Orchard Series Sampler Pack at $47.96 before the sale discount. Next up on the palate scale would be our dry wine samplers. The Dry White Sampler Pack goes from semi-sweet to very dry and retails for $72.96 before the sale. There's also a Dry Red Sampler Pack at $78.96 retail and includes an off-dry wine, two blends and a Cabernet Sauvignon. For the wine aficionado, aka the wine snob, the Top Tier Sampler is the perfect gift. It retails for $135.96 and includes some of our very best red and white wines.
Travel makes a wonderful gift. Everyone needs to get away for a long weekend or even a few days mid-week. Why not give the gift a travel with a Chateau Morrisette® Getaway Package. Choose a package that's just right for the season. Each travel gift recipient will receive vouchers for lodging for use with one of our preferred lodging partners along with a Chateau Morrisette® Gift Card, a wine tasting for two, and a coupon for 20% off purchases made in the Tasting Room Gift Shop, including wine. Our most popular package is our Winter Wonderland Package offering travel during the slower times when the mountains are chilly and there's time to relax by the fire. There is a Mountain Blooms Package for spring, a Summer Sunsets Package, and an Autumn Harvest Package too. Packages range from $190 to $199 each.
Morrisette Farms® offers a gourmet selection of pasta sauces, bruchetta, salsas and salad dressings. We ship Morrisette Farms® food items to all 50 states. Items include Spicy Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta with Chianti, Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Creamy Parmesan Vodka Pasta Sauce, Herb Marinara with Malbec, Gorgonzola with Pear Dressing, just to name a few. You could make it a truly exceptional gift by pairing a favorite wine with one or two of these delicious food offerings.
Chateau Morrisette offers gift cards in the amount you want to spend. Let that special person on your Christmas list select a gift that's just right for them. Gift cards may be redeemed in the Chateau Morrisette® Tasting Room or in the Chateau Morrisette® Restaurant.