February/March 2017 Newsletter​

Boxwood Estate Winery

The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop

 

WINTER HOURS

Friday - Sunday, 11-6 pm

 

REGULAR HOURS

Beginning March 23

Thursday - Sunday, 11-6 pm

 

WINERY EVENTS & NEWS

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

 February 11-12 - Sweet & Savory Weekend

 

RSVP for Cupid's Cave, email michele@boxwoodwinery.com today!

ALSO AVAILABLE

Wine & Chocolate Pairing $15.00

2 glasses of Trellis & 2 artisan chocolate truffles

Truffles a la Carte $2.50

 

MARCH

 

March 18 - Rose & Sauvignon Blanc Release PLUS Live Music

Celebrate the release of our Sauvignon Blanc and Rose 2017. 

Live music with Tommy Rothman from 2-5 pm.

 

 

#Boxwoodontheroad with Jessica

 

 

Happy, healthy, and joyous New Year to all of you Boxwood fans. 

 

It has been a pleasure showcasing our elegant Boxwood blends to the marketplace this past year and I am looking forward to what is shaping up to be a spectacular 2017. I have met many retailers and restaurant owners who are just as appreciative and supportive of our wines as you are, as a result we have managed to introduce more Boxwood wines into the marketplace!

As I mentioned in our last newsletter, we are now available in Total Wine - all over Northern Virginia. Additionally, many other local retailers/restaurants carry us as well, so be sure to ask for Boxwood when you are out at your favorite local eatery. Check out the vendor list on our website.  
Stay up to date on my latest partnered events by visiting our Facebook page Stop by and join me in supporting your local establishment over a glass of your favorite Virginia wine! 
 We are excited to report that Montgomery County is heating up. Among others, you can find us at Congressional Country Club, Beer and Wine Cellar, Bethesda Beer and WineGrapes and BarleyCapitol Beer and Wine, Beer and Wine Co, Capitol Grill, Clydes Tower Oaks, and Vino Volo. -  to name a few. 
Finally, a very heartfelt thank you for your continued support of Boxwood Winery - and as always,
#eatdrinkshoplocal #vawine 
 
Cheers,
Boxwoodontheroad
-Jessica Chivers-Wilson, Sales Representative VA/DC/MD

 

 

Check the winery website here to find restaurants and retailers offering Boxwood wines.  Available for retail sales in: VA, DC, NY, NJ, NC, SC, AL, TN, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Ship to: CA, CO, DC, FL, MD, MO, NC, VA

 

Vineyard News

 

 

 

 

Vintage 2016 is over but your Boxwood winemakers and vineyard crew are still working hard.  Boxwood's 2016 Vintage was historic, we made our first white wine – Sauvignon Blanc! We are very optimistic about this fragrant, full bodied wine and feel that it will be a crowd pleaser.  Our rose wine,

a finely assembled blend of direct to press red grapes and juice from the saignee procedure, should prove to be a summer thirst quencher with its crispy texture and delicate salmon color.

All Boxwood 2016 red wines are safely ageing in barrels. Though, still early in the life of these wines,

it is very likely that 2016 will once again be a stellar year for Boxwood Estates wines.  But this does not mean that the winemakers’ work is over. The winery has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized awating the next stage, bottling.  The red blends from 2015 are truly exceptional.  We can't wait to share them with you! 

Though we are busy in the cellar, the Boxwood vineyard crew is even busier. The crew has repaired posts and wires throughout the vineyard and they have prepared the soil for potential damaging winter weather. The new block of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris is being readied for its vine trellising system. This will be one of the few Sauvignon Gris plantings in North America.  In addition to its vine trellising work, the vineyard crew is sharpening its tools for pruning.  Vineyard pruning is the single most important task that can be done to prepare vines for Vintage 2017.

We invite you to come visit us in our tasting room to see and taste for yourselves.

 

-Zane Katsikis, Interim Winemaker

 

Wine Club News
 

Under the management of Kaitlyn Murphy, Boxwood Estate Wine Club had a very successful 2016.  The Wine Club grew to its largest membership level to date.  We are excited to  announce that many of our new members are from California, Texas, Missouri, New York, Alabama, and more!  We look forward to continued success, growth, and great Wine Club events in 2017.

On Sunday January 15, 2017, we had our annual Wine Club Post Holiday Party at our Tasting Room Wine Bar in Reston Town Center. We had an excellent turn out!  Members enjoyed a delicious catered meal and GREAT WINE. At the party, our first-ever Boxwood photo contest was a hit!

 Congratulations to Benny Andersen for winning the Boxwood wooden case filled with our 2014 vintages. Thank you to all the  members who attended and we look forward to seeing you at future events!

 

 

Wine Club Events

 

March 11 - 12 - Wine Club Allocation

We will be hosting our semi annual Pick-Up Party.  Members will get a “sneak peak” of our new vintages while enjoying a catered lunch. The spring package will include Boxwood’s Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and our Red Blends. 

 

Wine Club did you know we had a Facebook Page exclusively for wine club members?  Join the Boxwood Wine Club page for exclusive offers and updates!  

 

Not a member?  If you would like to receive complimentary tastings, discounts, and private events by joining the wine club please e-mail Kaitlyn at kaitlyn@boxwoodwinery.com.  Check out some of the wine club advantages below!

 

Here are a few advantages of being a member in this low commitment, high benefit program.

Receive a 20% discount the day you join.

No membership or application fee.

Semi-annual allotments that can be shipped or collected at Boxwood Winery in Middleburg, VA.

New Release Priority. 

Membership levels include; Gold (3 wines), Platinum (6 wines), or Diamond (1 case).

Unlimited complimentary tastings of Boxwood wine at the winery and our Tasting Room Wine Bars in Reston, VA and National Harbor, MD.

10% Discount on any bottle purchase at all locations. 

Access to exclusive, quarterly events like our Wine Club Harvest Celebration. 

 

Click here for more information or to sign up today!

 

 

 

TASTING ROOM WINE BAR EVENTS & NEWS

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

February 10 & 11 - Live Music is Back!

National Harbor - Friday, February 10, 8-11 pm featuring live jazz with Cornell Pearce

Reston - Saturday, February 11, 8-11 pm featuring newcomer Shane Gamble

 

 February 11-14 - Sweet & Savory Weekend

Bring your sweetheart to our intimate wine bar and enjoy

2 glasses of Trellis and 2 freshly made Chocolate Truffles or truffles a la carte.

 

  February 12, 4-7 pm -  National Harbor's Jamaican Me Crazy with Love

Valentine's Dinner

Jamaican inspired 3 course menu to include Ceasar Salad, Jerk Chicken Pasta,

Rum Cake and $10 Tasting Card.  Look for more information to follow regarding details and how to purchase tickets.  

 

 February 17, 5-8 pm - Reston's Persian Inspired Dinner

Chef Sabastian from Amoos Restaurant in Tysons will be creating a 3 course Persian dinner.  Look for more information to follow regarding details and how to purchase tickets.  

February 21 - Sip N Paint in Reston Town Center

More information to come!

 

 

MARCH

 

 March 12 - Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing

Join us for our 2nd Annual Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing event in Reston and National Harbor.  We will pair some of our favorite Girl Scout Cookies with our fine wine and explore what makes them a perfect combination.  Last year we sold out!  Purchase tickets in advance on our website beginning February 1st. 

 

 

WEEKLY SPECIALS

 

Check out our Happy Hour Menus Today!

National Harbor

Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center

 

Beginning February 11 

Saturdays, 8:00 pm-11:00 pm - Live Music

SCHEDULE

2/11 - Shane Gamble

2/18 - Dan Fisk

2/25 - Mike Leverone

3/4 - Tony M

3/11 - Lenny Burridge

3/18 - Matt Waller

3/25 - Tommy Rothman

 

National Harbor

 

Beginning February 10 

Fridays, 8:00 pm-11:00 pm - Live Jazz

SCHEDULE

2/10 - Cornell Pearce

2/17 - Ro Cube

3/3 - Kerensa Gray

3/31 - Kerensa Gray

More information to come!

 

 

Private Events At

The Tasting Room

 

 

 

 Looking for a venue to hold a holiday party, corporate event, customer appreciation party, or wedding/bridal shower?!  

BOOK WITH US TODAY!

 

Find more information here.

 

WE NOW OFFER BRIDAL SHOWER PACKAGES IN BOTH LOCATIONS!

Email us today for more information!

Group Tasting Experience at Boxwood Winery

 

 

Looking for a unique experience for a group event? Search no more!  

Click here for more information!  These reserved tastings include a dedicated host and guided tour.  Book your group tasting today!

Meet The Staff

 

 

Allyson

National Harbor Tasting Room

Allyson started with us in August 2013.  She began on a part-time basis as a Prep Cook in National Harbor.  After a couple years of working we found not only was Allyson great in the kitchen but she was also knowledgeable about wine and excellent with customers.  In no time, she was working both the front and the back of the "house." Since she is excecllent with both serving and cooking, she is often pulled into many directions.  She has a can do attitude and a great sense of humor.  She keeps both the staff and customers laughing. Allyson is an essential part of our team and we are grateful to have her.  

  

Allyson moved to the United States from Trinidad 20 years ago.  She is the proud mother of a beautiful, young daugher who is currently attending college in New York. Although they live many miles apart, Allyson keeps in close contact with her and always has great stories to share.

 

We are thrilled to have Allyson as a part of our team, her flexibility and strong work ethic have been vital to our success.

Recipe of the Month

 

 

OMG Chocolate Lasagna

 

Click here for the recipe!

 

 

Wine Pairing Suggestion:

 

Make your sweetheart something as sweet as they are and pair with something sweeter like a Tawny Port or Madiera. 

Wine 101

 

 

Contact Us

Boxwood Estate Winery

2042 Burrland Road 

Middleburg, VA 20118

 

540-687-8778

 

contact@boxwoodwinery.com