The Passport Ticket provides a tasting at all five wineries with a souvenir wineglass. The Passport NEVER expires, so you can go at your own pace. Visit one winery a month, or knock it out in one weekend... it's up to you! Once you complete the Passport, you can turn in your ticket to be entered into a drawing. Each quarter, we draw from the completed tickets that year and choose a winner!
Passport Weekends occur throughout the year. The HOVA wineries all have a little something extra for Passport Ticket holders that attend their winery on these weekends.
HOVA Passport Tickets can be purchased online or at any of the Heart of Virginia Wineries. After your online purchase, keep your confirmation email and present it at the first winery you visit to claim your Passport and wineglass. Complete the trail anytime the wineries are open. Please visit each wineries page for up-to-date maps and hours.
Chili cook-off weekend
January 19th and 20th, 2019
From 11am to 6pm Saturday and 11am to 5pm Sunday
*Special Update - ALL the HOVA wineries will be serving on Friday, January 18th, from 4-7 pm
Each of the five HOVA wineries will be serving a sample of chili at the end of their tastings to HOVA passport holders. When you complete the trail weekend, cast your vote for your favorite chili! *Please, visit at least 3 wineries before casting your vote!*
Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyard (AKA Cooper Vineyards) - Uncle Norton’s Chili
Grayhaven Winery - Guajillo & Guinness Stout Chili (beef and vegetarian option)
James River Cellars Winery - Buffalo Chicken Chili
Lake Anna Winery - Queso Pollo Chili Blanco
Mattaponi Winery - Margarita Pork Chili
harvest passport weekend
stay tuned for 2019 dates
This special weekend celebrates the Harvest season and welcomes the cool weather of fall! Visit the HOVA wineries on Saturday or Sunday and get a taste of a deliciously warm soup or stew. November 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Purchase a HOVA Passport and enjoy this special addition to your wine tasting when you visit a HOVA winery this weekend only! Passports are available online or at ANY of the HOVA wineries.
OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED AT ALL HOVA WINERIES
Visit each winery's website for individual business hours and updates.