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The Black Dog Blog

Chateau Morrisette is among the oldest and largest wineries in Virginia. We also operate an award-winning restaurant with a 95% recommendation rate on OpenTable. With fresh vintages, flavors, and events at the winery, restaurant, vineyard, and festival field throughout the year, we will keep you abreast of all the great happenings and the people who make up Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant in this blog and through our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest sites.


Shannon Atkins
July 31, 2017 | Shannon Atkins

The Black Dog Beach Music Festival 2017

The Black Dog Beach Music Festival 2017 wine glass sunrise

Saturday, August 12, The Black Dog Beach Music Festival returns to the Nancy Morrisette Festival Field at 3641 Black Ridge Road Floyd, VA, one mile from the winery, with sales by the glass or bottle; beers on tap; food, art, and craft vendors; and of course an afternoon of beach music to get you and your friends moving!

Steve Owens and Summertime open the festival, with the Dancing Chicken Band at mid-day, with headliners The Entertainers.

Adult Admission tickets will be sold at the gate for $30. Advanced ticket sales end at 4p on Friday, August 11. Tickets sold after this time will be gate price.

Admission includes tastings through the afternoon, on site parking, and entertainment. Gates open at 11a. Tastings and sales begin at 11:30. Music begins at noon and continues until 5p.


The Black Dog Beach Music Festival 2016

Our beloved tasting host Ray shared with Natalie of Daytime Blue Ridge a few shag steps to get ready for the festival!

Time Posted: Jul 31, 2017 at 8:05 AM
Keith Toler
July 4, 2017 | Keith Toler

David Morrisette Radio Interview on WART

Chuck Blethen is the host of the "The Mountain Grapevine" radio program – about all things grape & wine in the mountains 
wART 95.5 FM radio Thursdays at 1PM EST, encore broadcast at 6PM every Sunday.  On the Internet broadcasting worldwide at  WART is located in Madison County, North Carolina not far from the City of Asheville.

The interview with David Morrisette first aired on June 29, 2017.  Listen to the interview here:  RADIO INTERVIEW WITH DAVID MORRISETTE

Time Posted: Jul 4, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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