A group of seven wineries and two breweries located in Loudoun Heights – a cluster of businesses along Harpers Ferry Road and Route 9 – have teamed up to create an event designed to bring together single people on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
Nancy Deliso, co-owner of 868 Estates Vineyard, said during the pandemic the businesses in Loudoun Heights formed a relationship and they now work together on marketing strategies and other ways to support one another. They have done a number of things together, including a collaborative wine.
This spring they wanted to do something fun and different so people can visit each venue and they came up with an event where single people can meet in a casual environment.
”We know how difficult it can be to meet new people these days, and we think that this event will provide the perfect setting for singles to connect and enjoy themselves with activities all afternoon, local wine and beer, live music, and great food,” Deliso said.
Each location has planned a fun activity for Saturday – such as croquet, “bad date bingo,” “65 ways a date can go wrong” or speed dating while enjoying wine or beer tastings.
“We will provide a designated space for people who want to meet others,” Deliso said.
In addition to live music and food vendors, for $10, participants will receive a souvenir glass, a sticker to identify themselves with other group members and they will receive a discount at all of the locations, she said.
“It’s meant to be a fun afternoon and also, to give people a chance to be outside and meet other people,” she said.
Participating venues are Maggie Malick Wine Caves, Two Twisted Posts Winery, Notaviva Winery and Brewery, Bozzo Family Vineyard, 868 Estates Vineyard, Breaux Vineyards and Hillsborough Winery and Brewery.
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