I just did a casual poll in my office, 100% in favor of the rocky little mollusks! Disclaimer: several people were away from their desks or at lunch. Whether or not you’re an oyster lover is a moot point, this years Oyster Festival at Early Mountain Vineyards strikes a nice balance, offering alternatives for those who pass on bivalves. Last year the event was a fixed price for all you can eat oysters, this year is structured a little different and in my opinion, better. All food is priced a la carte and for those with shellfish allergies or are not fans of oysters, there’s always wine! Raw & steamed oyster, crab cakes, and Barcat chowder will be served in addition to the excellent selection of wine. A limited alternative menu will be available in the Market Place in the winery. Bonus! A free souvenir stemless EMV glass and wine tasting are included in the ticket price.
Gotta get the T-Shirt!
If you’ve never visited Early Mountain Vineyards you’re in for a treat, the staff is well trained in making your experience pleasurable and no doubt you’ll want to return. The facility is gorgeous, allow enough time to see how artfully designed this venue is and the blends and contrasts of textures from the pillows on the sofas to the course brick walls and tables to the smooth polished wood tasting bar.
Come out and enjoy the sounds of Folk rock band, Mercy Creek from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $12 in advance, $10 for EMV Wine Club Members, and $15 at the door.
Under 21 are admitted free and Early Mountain Vineyards keeps a stock of fun games for the family. Hope to see you there!
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