DuCard Vineyards' All-Summer-Long Wine Pairings

Head south for a little wine pick-me-up -- DuCard Vineyards is offering weekly food and wine pairings.

Here's the deal: Every Sunday through August, DuCard Vineyards in Madison County will host a special dining series aimed at pleasing all your senses. The series includes wine tastings of the vineyard's latest releases, paired with gourmet small plates.

Each menu is farm-fresh and prepared by an in-house chef. Guests are also privy to yet-to-be-released vintage wine poured directly from the barrel.

Important facts: Each wine pairing event holds up to 10 people inside the DuCard Barrel Room and gives you a true, behind-the-scenes- look into wine making and work flow of a winery.

Sunday Pairing Times: 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Price: $35 per person

Where: DuCard Vineyards: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan, Virginia, about two hours from downtown D.C.

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