Adventure Brewing Company brews full-flavored beers for a growing audience of craft beer lovers. They brew year round, seasonal and specialty beers and release new beers almost weekly. Owners Tim Bornholtz, John Viarella and Stan Johnson learned to brew beer in the 1990s but it wasn’t until 2010 that their hobby brought them together and they began to brew as a team. At about the same time they formed the Stafford Brewers Club, a local organization dedicated to the creation and sharing of home brewed craft beer.
An interesting update to plain old IPAs, Expedition IPA calls forth a blend of citrus and white wine hop flavors that temper a clean lightly malted grain background. Certain to satisfy the long time IPA lover, this beer avoids the hop punch associated with many IPAs.
No adventure is complete without a backpack, right? We brewed this traditional German-style beer with summer adventures in mind. It is refreshing and smooth, like any good summer wheat, but has citrus overtones. It is brewed with German grains, German hops, and German yeast.
This Irish style ale will arouse your senses with its refreshing aroma and pure malt inspired body. Treat yourself to its unforgettable flavor, creamy head, and deep red color.
OOZLEFINCH CRAFT BREWERY
Fort Monroe, Virginia
At Oozlefinch, they believe beer should be complex yet uncomplicated, familiar yet surprising—with a nod to tradition while blazing new trails. Made for people who appreciate the nuances of grains and hops and for those who are simply looking for a great beverage. There you will find classic style beers reimagined with new ingredients and techniques, as well as experimental and hybrid style beers designed to challenge and please the palate.
Headshaker Helles Lager
Brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, or German Beer Purity Law, this pint was made with nothing but high quality German malts, German hops, German yeast, and Virginia water. Our brew team gave this beer 7 weeks to develop into a clean, balanced, golden German lager. The grainy-sweet barley, spicy floral hops, and bottomfermenting yeast marry to create a malty beer with restrained bitterness and a clean fermentation profile.
Ordinary Courage IPA
Built on a tried and true foundation of Simcoe, Centennial, and Cascade hops, this pint hits you with citrus and resiny hop flavors over deep golden crisp malt. A healthy addition of oats keeps the mouthfeel smooth while a big injection of Simcoe lupulin powder right before packaging turns the aroma up to 11.
Lady In Pink - Strawberry Hefeweizen
Everything you love about our Lady in White hefeweizen, plus strawberries. An enormous addition of strawberry adds a pleasant complementary fruitiness to the banana notes from our hefeweizen yeast. The classic combination of strawberry banana makes this beer feel like a light dessert — not too sweet, but fruity and refreshing. Tart wheat and generous carbonation keep this a quenching pint.
THREE NOTCH’D BREWING COMPANY
Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Richmond, Virginia
At Three Notch’d Brewing Company it is our primary goal to align our products with the rich history of Virginia and lead our patrons down the famous Three Notch’d Road to great beer.
“Minute Man” New England IPA
This unfiltered and unclarified style of IPA has a super low bitterness, allowing the fresh fruity flavor and aroma. The Galaxy, Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops make this beer super “juicy” and fruity with a strong, citrus bouquet aroma.
“Passionfruit ” Gose
When it starts staying lighter later, nothing beats a refreshing brew enjoyed by a Spring sunset – so we put that feeling in a beer! This German sour ale became a Spring favorite with the addition of the sweet flavors of Passionfruit. Tartness from kettle-souring with Lactobacillus gives the beer the same dry, crisp quality of these warming evenings. Spring never tasted so good!
“Firefly Nights” Summertime Ale
This beer was created as a reflection of Dave Warwick’s (Brewmaster) summers of his childhood growing up chasing fireflies with a mason jar and indulging in the sweet nectar of the honeysuckle flowers. This light, crisp, refreshing summer ale with the sweet, fruity, floral flavors of delicious honeysuckle pays homage to those warm summer evenings when life was so simple.
BARRON RIDGE VINEYARDS
Barren Ridge Vineyards has been making award winning wines since 2007. A small, family-owned winery in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Previously cultivated as an apple orchard, the land features low nutrient, mostly limestone, soil. The low vigor and excellent drainage create excellent growing conditions for several vinifera varietals.
2016 VIDAL BLANC
A refreshing wine with bright acidity and aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, and a crisp mineral finish. The grapes were pressed then racked after two days of cold settling. The fermentation took place at very low temperature, which slowed the fermentation and preserved many of the aromas from the grapes and produced an elegant and complex profile. Two barrels were separated from the lot and fermented in barrel, one in neutral barrel, one in new French barrel. This was blended into a portion of the wine kept for 7 months in tank for clarification.
2015 PETIT VERDOT
This vintage of Petit Verdot has a more refined finish accompanied by a sweet and smokey tobacco aroma from the oak blends with the baked cherry pie from the fruit. Grapes were de-stemmed with minimal crushing of berries, then chilled for two days ‘cold soak’. The grapes were fermented in small lots with different yeast and oak treatments to maximize complexity. Each bin or tank was punched down twice daily and during the peak of fermentation. When fermentation was complete the free run was racked in barrels and the wine from the skins was gently pressed to barrels. Once the malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine was racked from lees and aged for 14 months in new and seasoned oak. We used 85% French oak and 15% American oak of medium toast levels and tight grain selection, which gave a more refined finish to the wines.
Bluestone Vineyard is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery, committed to crafting small-batch wines from locally sourced and estate grown fruit that showcase the very best in each varietal and each vintage. The result is a wine selection that constantly evolves to reflect the passion of the winemaker, the year, the weather, and the fruit.
From one of the most vigorous vines on our property, big flavors of peaches, honey, and sour apple. Sweet and lightly effervescent, we are one of the only wineries to make Moscato in the state!
2015 STEEP FACE
Grown on one of the steepest vineyard slopes in the Commonwealth, this 100% Chambourcin blend is inky, dry and fruit forward. The nose carries licorice, leather and dried fruit through a finish of capsicum, hazelnut and nutmeg.
CARDINAL POINT VINEYARD AND WINERY
Family owned and operated, Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery lies in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge, in the shadow of Afton Mountain. In 2002, the Gorman family decided to open their own winery. Tim Gorman’s years in the vineyard as a respected grape producer have served him well as Winemaker at Cardinal Point. The quality of the grapes has everything to do with the quality of the wine, and his award-winning vintages are evidence of his skill both as a grower and as a vintner. With 24 years of experience growing vitus vinifera vines at Cardinal Point, Tim’s expertise as a grower shows up in the quality of his wines.
51% Riesling, 33% Gewurtztraminer, 10% Traminette, 6% Viognier
A one of a kind blend of Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Viognier, and Traminette. Apple, pear, and peach notes with a refreshing finish.
Just released, fresh from the Vineyard! This year’s wine boasts some Pinot Gris along with the usual co-ferment of Petit Manseng and Chardonnay. Aromatically dense with scents of roses and green apple, and ripe apple and lime zest on the palate.
CASTLE HILL CIDER
Castle Hill Cider blends time-honored traditions with modern techniques to bring you refreshing and award-winning Virginia cider. Their world-class cider makers use time-tested and cutting-edge practices, working to renovate an 80-year-old orchard while collaborating with growers of prime apple varieties.
Stellar fruit, floral and spice aromas overlay a foundation of supple tannins. Bright acidity leaves a clean refreshed palate. Bittersweet cider varieties such as Dabinett are blended with heirlooms (Albemarle Pippin, Winesap, and Grimes Golden). Pairs with Asian dishes, ripened cheese or other exotic fare.
Like a cold pool on a hot day, Terrestrial’s acidity gives this cider a crisp finish. Made with a blend of Winesap and Albemarle Pippin apples, this cider pairs nicely with oysters or aromatic dishes and makes a cleansing counterpoint to rich cheeses.
Serendipity is a bright, fresh, and fruit-forward cider made from Albemarle Pippin apples. Arrested fermentation preserves a bit of the apples’ natural sweetness. Silver Winner at Great Lakes Cider Competition and 2017 Governor’s Cup, Best Overall Cider 2016 Virginia State Fair.
GABRIELE RAUSSE WINERY
Like the man himself, the wines of Gabriele Rausse are immensely charming, and bear an unmistakable European stamp. The genial, Italian-born winemaker has become the go-to person for vineyard consulting throughout Virginia. In the late 1990s, after years of consulting for many of Virginia’s top wineries (as well as serving as assistant director of vineyards and grounds at Jefferson’s Monticello), Rausse started his own operation, Gabriele Rausse Winery, located on a seven-acre estate in Charlottesville, Virginia.
2017 VIN GRIS DE PINOT NOIR
No maceration with the skin. Stainless steel fermentation. This is a White Wine that will surprise you with candied floral and apple flavors. Soft and round on the mouth with a bold crisp finish.
2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE
Earthy, elegant and refined with layers of cassis, herbs and a hint of leather. Nice youthful tannic structure with a soft, silky, and lingering finish. Aged 9 months in French Oak.
GRANITE HEIGHTS WINERY
Family owned and operated, Luke and Toni Kilyk, bought the initial piece of what is now known as Granite Heights in 1997. Their goals are simple: make high quality, fine-tasting wine that can be enjoyed and be proud of. These goals are met by resourcing high quality vines, using the best grape processing equipment, on-site automated bottling equipment and high quality control (hand sorting/inspections) on the grape processing and wine making.
2013 LOMAX RESERVE
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged in American oak for approximately 20 months, this Bordeaux-style is medium bodied and supple, with astringency that kicks in on the midpalate. The acidity keeps the palate feeling lively, and the notes of blackberry, cassis, tobacco and mocha are stimulating. GOLD Medal- Virginia Governor’s Cup-2018
Oak Grove, Virginia
Opening in 1980, under the direction of Doug Flemer, Ingleside Vineyards is one of Virginia’s oldest and largest wineries and produces over 18 types of wine from its estate-grown grapes. For over thirty-five years, their hand-crafted wines have won numerous awards and top honors in state, national and international wine competitions, such as the London International Wine & Spirits Competition, the San Francisco International Wine Competition and the Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition.
Fruit-forward with a refreshing acidity, this wine pairs well with local seafoods, especially oysters.
2014 LEFT BANK
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot
This handcrafted red was inspired by the wines of the left bank of the Gironde River in Bordeaux, France. These wines are traditionally Cabernet Sauvignon-based with a smoky mouthfeel and complex blackfruit and berry aromas. Our version reflects the true nuances of our Virginia terroir.
Keswick Vineyards is one of the few wineries that ferments most of its wines without the addition of yeast. Since their 2006 harvest, they have not fined nor filtered any of their red. Keswick Vineyards is committed to producing world-class wines and are now seeing the potential Virginia, as well as Keswick Vineyards, has to offer.
78% Verdejo 22% Vidal Blanc
The wine has incredible acidity, with vibrant flavors of gooseberries, green apple, lime and grapefruit, which follows through onto the palate. The palate has a smooth texture and a bit of minerality. Not an overly complex wine, this is bright, vibrant.
The nose on the 2016 vintage is very fruit forward, which is unusual for this old world Portuguese grape. The aromas gravitate towards tart red fruits such as pomegranate, rhubarb and cherries. The palate is quite light as more of the acidity shows at its young age. Blending in the Cabernet Franc gives it a touch of green or herbal quality that brightens the wine. This vintage will keep changing over the next five years, possibly into something spicier.
KING FAMILY VINEYARDS
King Family Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Crozet, Virginia just fifteen minutes from Charlottesville. The winery specializes in the production of ultra-premium wines that showcase the remarkable quality and terroir of the Monticello AVA. Beginning with carefully selected estate grapes, winemaker Matthieu Finot creates wines inspired by the old world, but are uniquely expressive of Virginia.
The wine opens on the nose with zesty citrus, honeysuckle, and white peach notes. A rounded attack and smooth mouthfeel bring these notes to the palate. The finish is bright and fresh. Aged in a combination of stainless steel, neutral French oak, acacia, and concrete.
Aged for 16 months in a combination of both neutral and new French oak barrels. Bright notes of cherry, strawberry and leather are intertwined with a soft aroma of wet iron. On the palate, black tea leaf, mocha, and vanilla flavors are smoothly delivered along with fine tannins. A delicate and well integrated oak influence is carried through the finish.
The Morais family has been making wine for over a hundred years. In Portugal, the heritage of wine making has been passed down from generation to generation. Joining this age old family tradition with Virginia’s rich history of winemaking, the Morais family has built a legacy which has become an area landmark.
Pollak Vineyards is a small family-owned winery founded in 2003 with the purchase of a 98-acre farm west of Charlottesville and Crozet, Virginia. Today there are 31 acres of French vinifera used to make estate grown wine that has the finesse and balance of the traditional French varietals.
2016 PINOT GRIS
100% Pinot Gris
Pale straw color with a light pinkish hue, nose of stone fruit, orange blossom, and fresh tropical fruit flavors. Round and creamy with a bright minerality and fruit forward finish.
2016 CABERNET FRANC
100% Cabernet Franc
Dark garnet in color, with fragrances of pomegranate, cherry jam and fresh cracked black pepper. On the palate: soft impressions of ripe blackberry, cassis, and dark cocoa flavors are prominent with a concentrated and velvety texture.
Recognizing the promise in Virginia wines, they moved their family’s winery from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia. With careful tending of the vineyard and exacting knowledge of the cellar, they strive to create rich, supple, and elegant wines, dedicated to the winegrower’s art.
The Thibaut-Janisson Winery is a joint venture between internationally acclaimed Winemaker, Claude Thibaut and Champagne producer, Manuel Janisson, owner of Champagne Janisson & Fils. The goal is to produce a world class sparkling wine from the Monticello Appellation in Virginia.
2013 BLANC DE CHARDONNAY
100% Chardonnay 5gr R/S
The Cuvee, made of 100% Chardonnay from the Monticello Appellation, has vibrant aromas of pear and ripe apples; the taste is perfectly balanced, crisp and refreshing.
2012 XTRA BRUT
100% Chardonnay 3gr R/S
This 100% Chardonnay blend is made from Tête de Cuvée, or first pressing of the grapes, considered superior in quality, with a high percentage of reserve wines for extra complexity, depth and richness, and a low added dosage to preserve purity and freshness.
Catoctin Creek® was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition. Virginia is the birthplace of American whiskey, and at Catoctin Creek, they faithfully dedicate themselves to that tradition, producing Virginia’s most awarded whisky— Roundstone Rye! They source their grain and fruit from local and organic entities, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would, otherwise, come through in the spirits they produce. The results are the finest, cleanest spirits possible, with the greatest attention to detail in every single bottle they produce.
Minnesota white oak barrels at a stage 3 char. Solar Power made, Organic and certified Kosher, 100% made in house from grain to glass. From grain to glass 100% American made.
Roundstone Rye Distiller’s Edition
Roundstone Rye casks that have been further seasoned in more intense barrel extraction, aged slightly longer in the barrel and then bottled at a higher proof creating a more aromatic, rich, robust, spicy, woody rye with a smoother mouthfeel and a longer, lingering and assertive finish.
Made from the spent rye mash used to make our whiskies to offer up that grainy spiciness, we add wheat to the distillation to offer a vanilla creaminess to the palate and then play with a reversed London Dry recipe where we lower the juniper content significantly and focus on classic ingredients such as orange peel, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, star anise, angelica root and a handful of other botanicals making this proprietary blend a very layered, complex, sippable gin that can be enjoyed as is, on the rocks, or in your favorite gin cocktails.
A. SMITH BOWMAN DISTILLERY
In 1935 after the repeal of prohibition in the state of Virginia, the farmer, A. Smith Bowman, built and licensed a distillery. His sons maintained his tradition by continuing to feed the distillers grains to the dairy cattle, which were known to be the most contented cows in Virginia. In 1988 the distillery was moved to its current location in Spotsylvania County. As a small and American family owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery balances time-honored traditions with innovation and creativity to produce World Renowned hand-crafted spirits. Distilled from the finest ingredients, their premium products honor the legacy and ground breaking spirit of Virginia’s pioneers.
This small batch bourbon has been copper distilled three times using the finest corn, rye and malted barley. After many years of aging in new charred oak barrels, this 90 proof Virginia bourbon whiskey will please even those with the most discerning tastes. The nose is warm and its complex flavor has hints of vanilla and oak, while the finish is smooth and mellow. Enjoy straight, over ice or with a splash of water.
George Bowman Rum
This dark Colonial-Era pot-still rum has been distilled, aged, and blended much like it was centuries ago. Imported from a small rum maker down south, this rum spent years aging in the Caribbean heat to garner its dark color and full flavor and is hand bottled in Fredericksburg. The subtle aroma of coconut and vanilla are followed by the rich flavors of molasses, honey and brown sugar. Drink straight, over ice or in your favorite rum cocktail.
John J. Bowman
This single 100 proof barrel bourbon whiskey has been hand selected from some of the oldest barrels in our warehouse. Each barrel rests years on end while Virginia’s moderate, but ever-changing climate extracts the complex flavors from the oak and mellows the whiskey. When the time is right, these prime barrels are hand-bottled with care. Its fragrant nose is followed by hints of toffee, leather, figs and almonds with a long dry finish. Drink straight or over ice.
Mary Hite Caramel Cream
A 4 year old bourbon blended with caramel flavoring and dairy cream, This “Dessert in a bottle” is great as is, over ice, ice cream, brownies and a variety of other ways! This product is available only in Virginia. Refrigerate after opening.
TIM KUCA – Wood Carver
Tim’s love affair with hunting and the outdoors began while he lived in southern Illinois in the early 1950s. Now retired, Kuca carves, hunts and collects full time. His famous carvings may be found in private collections, at major wildlife shows, and for sale at Fraser Wood Elements in Fredericksburg.
FRASER WOOD ELEMENTS – Wood Works
By harnessing the talents of Fredericksburg’s artisans, woodworkers, and craftsmen, their creative team of designers are able to utilize as much local, natural, and reclaimed wood as possible to assist their clients in customizing home furnishings. Their new showroom, located at 1023 Caroline Street, maintains an exclusive inventory of custom, local and U.S. made furniture, rustic fireplace mantels, handcrafted home accessories, and reclaimed flooring.
BURNLEY FARM APIARY, LLC.
Burnley Farm Apiary is dedicated to one crucial mission: saving the world one hive at a time. Beekeeping started as a hobby for Thurman, but quickly grew not only into a business, but a way of life. Like a healthy colony, Burnley Farm Apiary is rapidly growing–and plans to serve the local community for years to come.
JAYME COOPER – Painter
Jayme is an expressionistic painter and has been painting professionally for over 20 years. Her work is known for its vibrant color scheme and whimsical imagery. Recently, she began her studies into pottery/ceramics and is currently working on a series of succulent pots..
KRISTIN McCOOK – Soapmaker
Kristin McCook has been fine-tuning her craft for nearly three decades. From painter to printmaker and baker to soapmaker, Kristin McCook loves the creative process in all forms. She longs for simplicity in life, which sparks inspiration for the vintage motif found in her handcrafted cards, boxes, soaps, and more.
ALEXANDRA SANDERSON – Photographer
Alexandra Sanderson is a photographer and travel blogger who captures reality with a simple shutter click. Born and raised in Fredericksburg, VA, she consistently finds new and exciting quirks in the area, and makes it her mission to document life in black and white. Currently, she is attending the New York Institute of Photography.
JOELLE CATHLEEN- Painter/Jewelry Maker
Joelle creates work with a function, be it “wearable art” or an acrylic work that will become a part of someone’s home. Her primary mediums are acrylic and resin-based works, but she loves experimenting in many art forms and has been refining her craft for over a decade.
MEGAN FALZARANO – Cermanic Artist
Megan has shown work in several juried exhibitions and in local galleries, and received an Award for Excellence in 2018 from UMW. She draws inspiration from nature, using earthy, supple tones and colors in her pieces. Megan is interested in exploring the unique relationship that a person can have with pottery, and her pieces focus on how form lends itself to function, or dysfunction in an object.
LAURA BUFANO – Ceramics Artist
Laura Bufano is an artist working in ceramics for almost a decade. She claims the moment she stepped into the classroom she fell in love with it. “I loved the feel of the clay and the uncertainty of it. I love to make functional work, but have recently gotten into scutlpure. I have started to combine functional and sculptural work into one piece.”
LAUREN RAUCH – Printmaker
Lauren experienced nature from a young age and this sparked her interest in animals. She claims she grew up with a deep appreciation for the beauty of all living things. Her work is driven by a fascination of the natural word and influenced by the symbolism that animals serve in different cultures. She likes to portray animals with personality and depict human emotions through the lens of non-human subjects.
The Kenmore Inn
Encounter a romantic retreat in the heart of Fredericksburg, delighting first-time visitors and charming return guests.
1200 Princess Anne St,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401