Rain knocking the fun outta summer? Come to the happiest place on earth and join us Friday, June 14, for the return of Eric & Kate Avey to the Distillery. This awesome musical couple plays bluegrass, folk, jam band and more on standup bass, guitar, and a variety of other instruments. Expect tasteful originals, thoughtful covers, and rich vocal harmonies. These guys are back by popular demand! On Saturday, June 15, CassiRaye will perform Indie Folk-Jazz originals. Accompanied by guitarist extraordinaire Jimmy Cherry, CassiRaye’s voice will startle and move you. Both shows are not to be missed. Music starts at six both nights. Like the tastings, the music is free. As is the laughter.
Farm Day 2013, Saturday June 15 10 am to 5 pm
Join our next door neighbors Laura and Hugo at Mountain View Polo, 261 Falcon Ridge, the road just past our driveway, as one of four featured farms for this year’s Farm Day, 2013. View the thoroughbreds, watch a polo game and then stop on over to the Distillery to quench your thirst. Farm Day is always fun, educational and entertaining!
Support our local farms. No farms. No hooch!
Paddle to the SweetShine Hooch
River & Trail Outfitters has teamed up with Bloomery Plantation Distillery, crafting a fun, festive and flavorful day where participants paddle the mellow, wilderness-surrounded Shenandoah River and then tour our distillery and taste a variety of our farm-fresh cocktail liqueurs.
The splash and spirit day kicks off with a guided 3-to-7-mile mellow kayak or canoe tour – depending on water levels – down the winding tree-lined Shenandoah River. Nestled in lush wilderness of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, the river is encircled by the sprawling Blue Ridge Mountains. Deer, otters and beaver are often spotted along and beyond the shoreline, while there are plenty of Blue Herons, Egrets and Osprey on the water – and an occasional Bald Eagle overhead. Refuel with a tasty fried chicken, potato salad, and fresh fruit picnic after the trip.
Upon arriving at the award-winning Distillery, thirsty paddlers join a Hooch Guru for a tongue tapping taste of five of the distillery’s cordials, such as Original Limoncello, Raspberry Limoncello, Cremma Lemma, Lemon Ice and Dark Chocolate Raspberry liquor, which are paired with sweet treats and “great storytelling.”
Following a guided tour of the farm, which is peppered with lemon trees and raspberry shrubs, it’s time to chill out in the shady picnic area listening to live music. For $4, you can purchase refreshing ice tea, lemonade or – childhood favorite – a Slushie, which can be spiked with each guest’s favorite handcrafted hooch.
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*tax not included
Bloomery Plantation Distillery Live Music Schedule
Fri May 24: John Durant
Sat May 25: OPEN MIC hosted by Deane Kern
Fri May 31: Mike Clement
Sat June 1: Steve Warner & Friends
Fri June 7: Bob Keel
Sat June 8: John Durant
Fri June 14: Eric & Kate Avey
Sat June 15: Jimmy Cherry & CassiRaye
Fri June 21: Billy Thompson
Sat June 22: Josh Morningstar
Fri June 28: Dill Pickers
Sat June 29: OPEN MIC Hosted by Luke Johnson
Fri July 5: Jason Perry Duo
Sat July 6: Gary Smallwood
Fri July 12:
Sat July 13: Rich Moxley