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Peaks of Otter Winery  and Orchards calendar of events for 2017
Open noon to 5  weekends January  – March;
Open noon to 5 daily  April through December;  Other times by chance, special events or appointment.


We are looking for Sponsors for the Horse and Hound Wine Festival, Virginia’s most unique wine festival. This festival is held on July 8th 2017 and has numerous events throughout the day with horses and dogs as the primary attractions such as the Parade of Horses, agility dogs and muskrat racing.  Families enjoy this festival because it appeals to both young, old and dogs.  The event takes place on the spacious and gracious grounds of Johnson’s Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523 with spectacular Blue Ridge mountain views. Part of the proceeds will benefit 501-3c organizations that benefit horses and dogs. Our Website is www.bedfordwine.com


This sponsorship will benefit many businesses. If you own a business and would like more information about a sponsorship then please call 540-586-3707 or email appleseed@earthlink.net
If you know of a business that you think would benefit with a sponsorship of this kind then please copy this info and send it to them with a personal note
thanks so much
danny

February 11-12-13-14
Happy Valentines Day  at Peaks of Otter Winery

Just Married? Receive a free gift. Sweethearts love our “grandma’s wines". Come sit by the fire with us and taste. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523.   Info: 540-586-3707. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com
E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net.
Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

March 17 18 19  Saint Patrick’s Day at Peaks of Otter Winery
Visit our winery wearing green and receive an extra discount on wines. We call it the “Luck of the Irish”. Noon-5p.m Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County.        www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com .  Info: 540-586-3707.
E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

March 24-25-26,  31April 1-2, 7-8-9
Blossom to Bottle Open House at Peaks of Otter Winery

Visit our farm and enjoy the many blossoms here and along the way. Picnic under a blossoming tree. Taste our wines, visit our farm animals and get advance tickets for The Horse and Hound Wine Festival  www.BedfordWine.com  Noon-5p.m Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com 
Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

April 15
Blossom to Bottle 5K Race
Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl over the hills and through the blossoms, down in the valley and across the streams in a benefit race for the Bedford Area Family YMCA programs.  The course is an off-road venue with spectacular mountain views at the foot of the Peaks of Otter in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains held at Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523.  It will be a wonderful spring filled with the smell of blossoms, views of animals and companionship with good folks united in a good cause.  At the half way mark we will serve samples of the famous Peaks of Otter wine. Taste a little bit and continue towards the finish line while you traverse the valley on either a 5K competitive run or 3K walk over an off-road course.
In addition to the entry fees contributed to the Y; and by not receiving, but rather donating a shirt you will benefit a third world country thru the auspices of Goodwill.  They will accept any shirt regardless of condition.  Those items donated that are not destined and suitable for resale are packaged as salvage and shipped to be used for the making of braided rugs, wall hangings, mattress stuffing and other useful purposes.  A container will be provided for collection.
After the race you may listen to music, enjoy some chili, and free wine samples with a roaring fire.  Site registration 3:30-4:45 pm.  Race starts at 5:00 pm.  SHARP!  Advanced registration
http://www.BlossomToBottle.com    $20/single & $20 single on race day.  Information:  E-mail Josh Ranes jdranesymyw@gmail.com or Phone no. for Josh at the Y 540-586-3483

May 12-13-14
Peaks of Otter Winery invites you to Mother's Day Weekend

Follow the back roads along the picturesque Blue Ridge for a taste of grandma’s fruit wine. Mom gets a gift. Noon-5p.m. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523.  You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com
Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527.

May 26-27-28-29
Memorial Day Weekend at Peaks of Otter Winery
Start your summer at Peaks of Otter Winery with a glass of wine while gazing at the mountains and enjoying the valleys. Noon-5p.m. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523.  Remember all those that sacrificed for us to be free. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail,com
Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

June 3-4-5-6
Celebrating D-day at Peaks of Otter Winery

Because of the great sacrifices that was made on June 6, 1944, we would like to encourage everyone to visit The National D-day Memorial. Bedford lost more men per captor than any other place. After your visit, you can then visit Peaks of Otter Winery, present your receipt and receive a 10% discount on your purchase. You may taste Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523 You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County.
Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

June 16-17-18
Father’s Day Celebration at Peaks of Otter Winery

Dazzle Dad with tastes of our many   fruit wines. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County.  www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com   
Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

July 4 Red, White and You at Peaks of Otter Winery
Visit the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford and stop by the our winery for some of our “Chili Dawg”, apple-pepper wine. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523. We accept D-Day dollars. Free Noon-5p.m. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County.  www.TheBedfordWineTrail’com
Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: http://www.peaksofotterwinery.com
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527.

July 8th
The 13th annual “Horse and Hound” Wine Festival
Enjoy wine from some of Virginia’s finest wineries while listening to good music and visiting art, craft and food vendors. Virginia’s most unique wine festival has numerous events throughout the day with horses and dogs as the primary attractions such as the Parade of  Horses, lure course and muskrat racing.  Families will enjoy this festival because it appeals to both young and old and we have a Kiddie Korral.  The event takes place on the spacious and gracious grounds of Johnson’s Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523 with spectacular Blue Ridge mountain views. 11am-6pm

Patriotic Opening
Exciting things are coming to the equine events this July 9th.  The events are under the direction of Campbell Co 4-H/Bits and Pieces and managed by Danielle Toms of Toms Performance Horses.  The girls will be presenting the colors on horseback at noon.  There will be a jousting exhibition and a variety of equine demonstrations throughout the day.  Carriage rides and pony rides will be offered for a nominal fee. If you don’t come as a horse-lover, you will leave as one.
At noon we will have our Patriotic Opening with the presentation of flags on horseback, pledges and anthems.
This is a very impressive event.

Lure Coursing
There will be a demonstration of Lure Coursing given by Laura Cormier. Lure coursing is a humane sport which recreates the chase of the hare by the pursuing hound. The "bunny" consists of strips of white plastic attached to a continuous loop line that runs through a
series of pulleys to simulate the zigzag path of a rabbit on the run

Muskrat Races
This event uses the Jack Russell Terrier's highly developed prey drive to swim through water in pursuit of an artificial lure.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to swim across the pond in pursuit of an artificial lure. There will be three divisions of competition: small, medium, and large dogs. The winner in each division will receive a trophy

Parade of Horses
The Horse parade will continue to be a crowd pleaser with a wide variety of horses to be exhibited.

Kiddie Korral
 Supervised activities for children simulating rodeo games and quiet games as well throughout the day. Supervision by the staff and volunteers of Brook Hill Farm Rehabilitation and Rescue

Part of the proceeds will benefit 501-3c organizations that benefit horses and dogs and are  All-American Mutt Rescue, Brook Hill Farm Horse Rescue and Commonwealth Search & Rescue   Tasters $20--Gen. Adm. $15--Children & Dogs $5.  Advance Tickets; Tasters $15--Gen. Adm. $12--Children & Dogs $3. For more info and online advance ticket sales http://www.BedfordWine.com  540-586-3707 appleseed@earthlink.net Facebook URL  http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Horse-and-Hound-Wine-Festival/281090608562  www.peaksofotterwinery.com

July 21-August 13
A “Peachy” Open House at Peaks of Otter Winery

Sample peaches, nectarines and apples that we make into wine. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy our pavilion. Purchase a bottle of wine and enjoy it while walking out through the orchards and vineyard. Families will enjoy our farm animals. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523.  . Free Noon-5p.m. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com   Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

August 18-September 24   
An Apple A Day Open House At Peaks of Otter Winery
Enjoy the benefits of sampling our many varieties of apples and taste Fruit of the Farm wine. Johnny Appleseed knew that "an apple a day would keep the doctor away”, long before medical science discovered that three apples a day helped with medical problems. Take your children to see the farm animals. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523 You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

September 29    thru Nov 12
Peak Foliage Open House at Peaks of Otter Winery

Enjoy breathtaking views to our farm. Sample apples and fresh cider, along with our Fruit Of The Farm Wines. Enjoy visiting our many farm animals. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523 You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com  Visit the farm animals   Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527.

October 23
5rd Annual dog walk at Peaks of Otter Winery

Friends of Bedford County Animal Shelter sponsor this event. Support the funding by walking your dog in this event. You may walk your dog, in memory of a dog and you can also make a donation to this fund, Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523. Enjoy breathtaking views while walking. Enjoy visiting our many farm animals. Starts at 9:00 am til noon Also, Picnic and Visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum, Poplar Forest and The Blueridge Parkway and www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com   Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: Dog Walk at Peaks of Otter Winery

November, 17-18-19
Thanksgiving for the Bounty of the Harvest at Peaks of Otter Winery

The sweetest cider, the most succulent apples, the jars of preserves, jams and jellies, the warmth of wine and conversation are here to share. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com
Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527

Nov 17,  Dec 23    
Christmas Time’s A’Coming Open House at Peaks of Otter Winery
Warm apple cinnamon wine and cider will be in the wine tasting room. Gift packs of wine and canned products will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523. You may taste three for free out of a free plastic cup or for $5 taste 20 out of a souvenir glass and keep your glass. Also, Picnic and enjoy visiting our many farm animals. While in the area visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway and Poplar Forest and all of the wineries in Bedford County. www.TheBedfordWineTrail.com  Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 2122 Sheep Creek Rd, Bedford Va 24523 Visit the Christmas lights at the Elks National Home in "The Christmas Capital of Virginia"  and www.TheBedfordWineTrail,com
Info: 540-586-3707.E-mail: appleseed@earthlink.net. Website: www.peaksofotterwinery.com.
Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Peaks-of-Otter-Winery/280375068527.

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