January 16 – Kelly May Brown
Menu by Scrumptious Suppers
Fixin’s for chili and potato to include: cheese, bacon, chives, sour cream
Assorted desserts: Swedish cream brownie trifle with raspberry puree, chocolate mousse shooters, apple and pear strudel
February 20 – Who Shot John
March 20 – Scruffy Murphy
April 17 – Gabby Haze
May 15 – Little Walter & the Convictions
June 19 – Haze & Dacey
July 17 – Vic Hill
August 21 – The Hook & Bullet
September 18 – TBA
October 16 – Tara Mills
November 20 – TBA
Every 3rd Friday of the month, Barren Ridge hosts an evening of live music from 7 till 10, with dinner available for purchase from one of our favorite caterers or a popular local food truck! These fun and casual events cost only $10 per person and are free for members of our Crush Club!
Call us by the Tuesday prior to the event to order a catered dinner for $15. Or feel free to bring your own snacks or dinner. No outside alcohol please. Events will be hosted outside on the patio when weather permits. Otherwise they will take place in our upstairs event space, the Audrey Blackford Room. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle, and the wine glass is your souvenir to keep, as our thank you for joining us!
Table reservations are available for parties of 8 or more. Reservations for both tables and catered dinners must be paid in advance so that we may plan accordingly and accommodate all our guests. Call us at 540-248-3300 with any questions or to place a reservation.
The Swedish Fire Festival–one of our most popular events–is back and better than ever in 2015!
As in years past, we’ll be lighting up Swedish fire torches to line our driveway and greet you as you approach the winery.
As you enter the tasting room, you’ll be greeted with a glass of wine to pair with Raclette cheese upstairs. Dinner will be served in the Audrey Blackford Room (table reservations are available for parties of 8 or more). Michael Clay, Executive Chef of Mary Baldwin Catering, is treating us to a Swedish smorgasbord, with authentic Scandinavian dishes!
Swedish Meatballs – Sunrise Farms ground beef with Swedish cream sauce
Gravlax and Svenska Pankakor – House-cured salmon on Swedish pancake with dill mayonnaise
Julskinka and Janssons Fretelse – Breaded pork tenderloin with mustard, potato casserole, and sauerkraut
Venison Stew with Rutabaga and Carrots
Artsoppa Shooters – Rich yellow pea soup with sour cream
Pitepalt – Potato dumpling with lingonberry jam on the side
Pepperkaka – Gingerbread cookies with lemon buttercream frosting
Ostkaka – Swedish cheesecake (different from American) with lingonberry preserves
Meanwhile, Barren Ridge wines will be on the table for your enjoyment, and entertainment will be provided by local band Randy Black and Soul Dressing!
After dinner, join us on our newly-enclosed patio to listen to our Swiss alpenhorn under the stars, with an enchanting view of the Swedish fires lighting up the night. Then linger for dessert and dancing under the stars! We’ll have the fireplace roaring, the propane heaters cranked up, and mulled wine to help you stay warm!
This extraordinary event offers a taste of Sweden, Switzerland, and the Shenandoah Valley all in one, and is the perfect antidote to the dreary depths of winter. Call us at 540-248-3300 to reserve your place. Please note that guests should be 21 or older, and that no outside food or alcohol is permitted. And don’t forget to dress warmly!
Looking for the ideal place to stay if you’re not from the area? Staunton’s beautiful and historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center is offering a special Swedish Fire Festival package!
We are pleased to announce that all nine wines we entered into the 2014 Virginia Governor’s Cup competition were awarded medals!
Gold – 2009 Meritage
Silver – 2010 Meritage
Silver – 2012 Viognier
Silver - 2012 Red Barren
Silver – 2010 Merlot
Silver – 2012 Harmony
Silver – 2011 Christof
Bronze – 2012 Tinkling Spring
Bronze – 2012 Vidal Blanc
Please join us for live music every Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 till sundown! The one exception to the calendar is the third Friday of every month, when we host Sunsets in the Vineyard or Firelight Friday.