A Trip to Die for: Drinks, Chocolate, Cheese & Murder Mysteries!
Available Pickups: Mansfield, Blossburg, Liberty, Williamsport
12:00 pm Arrive in MIDDLEBURG, VA and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping on your own. The historic downtown of Middleburg is lined with chic
boutiques, raffish men’s stores, and superb cafés and restaurants, while the surrounding countryside has roads lined with stone walls and
thoroughbred horses frolicking in the fields. Scores of wineries and breweries have recently sprung up, as well as a craft distillery.
2:00 Admission is included to the NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY & MUSUEM and enjoy
THE HIGHLIGHTS TOUR of the RARE BOOK ROOM. This tour has a little bit of something for
everyone and includes all their spotlight pieces! Founded in 1954, the inviting, 6-acre campus,
world-class research Library, and fine art Museum highlight the rich heritage and tradition of
country pursuits. Angling, horsemanship, shooting, steeple chasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo,
coaching, and wildlife are among the subjects one can explore in the institution’s general stacks, rare
book holdings, archives, and art collection.
3:45 Arrive at CHRYSALIS VINEYARDS/LOCKSLEY. Here you will take part in a PAIRED TASTING OF 8 WINES AND CHEESES. Chrysalis
Vineyards is about growing Norton, along with other tested European varieties, which thrive in our soils and climate. Our mission is to produce
wines of such distinction that they stand solely on their own merits as world-class wines, without any further explanation or excuse.
6:00pm MURDER MYSTERY DINNER is included at OATLANDS HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDENS. This
beautiful historic estate is sure to set the scene perfectly for a night of food, fun, mystery, and murder!
8:45 Upon conclusion of the show, depart for HOLIDAY INN WASHINGTON-DULLES for your 1-night stay.
Luggage service is included pending staff availability.
Sunday, March 13
At leisure BREAKFAST is included at the hotel.
8:00 am Check out and depart the hotel.
9:00 Arrive at BLUEMONT VINEYARDS for a SANGRIA MAKING EXPERIENCE. During the Sangria Making you will be split into teams
who will work together to craft their original sangria blend. The staff will give you pointers on some popular flavor profiles to get you inspired.
There will be a large set up of ingredients from wine, mixes, simple syrups, juices, fruit, and fresh herbs for guests to pick from to craft their
sangria. Once you have created your masterpiece, a glass in then presented to the judges who would rate the sangrias based on taste,
presentation, and the name each team comes up with for their sangria.
11:00 pm Depart.
11:30 Experience downtown LEESBURG, VA for lunch on your own and free time. The county seat for Loudin County is a picturesque little burg
with a historic downtown bustling with restaurants, cafes, bars, breweries, boutiques, and chic home décor stores. Dine on oysters, tacos,
and farm-to-table fare on King Street (restaurant row) and soak up the storied ambience of a town that’s been home to icons such as
General George C. Marshall and is now residence to artists, designers, tech entrepreneurs and more.
1:30 Next, enjoy a CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS at THE CONCHE. This hands-on class includes an introduction to the history and origin
of chocolates, how to differentiate between good and bad chocolate, chocolate tastings and a visit to
their chocolate lab to roll your own truffles and bon bons!
6:30 Arrive at MARZONI’S for a FAREWELL DINNER.
Entrée Choices: Pot Roast, Margherita Penne (chicken or shrimp option), or Stingin’ Honey Glazed Salmon.
Upon conclusion, depart for home with your palate fully satisfied from a weekend of wine, cheese,
chocolate, and fun!
PLEASE NOTE: All trips and itineraries are subject to change, pending the effects of COVID-19.
- From Saturday, 12 March 2022 12:00 AM to Sunday, 13 March 2022 12:00 AM