9 Things to Do This Weekend in Middleburg, Virginia

— Our end-of-the-week picks for April 6-8, including a disc golf tournament at Salamander Resort & Spa and your chance to be a winemaker for a day at 50 West Vineyards.

The Masters: Disc Golf Tournament at Salamander Resort & Spa: April 7 | 1 p.m.

The Masters may strictly be an invitation-only tournament but Salamander’s Disc Golf Tournament is open to everyone. To celebrate one of the largest days in the golf world, join us on our new nine-hole disc golf course and test out your skills! Salamander will have a youth and adult bracket with prizes for first, second and third place for youth and adults. All skill levels welcome. Reservations are required.

For reservations or more information, please call 540-326-4060.


Virginia Country Dinner Class with Chef Dinah Corley at Salamander Resort & Spa: April 7 | 2 p.m.

Learn the basics of cooking a southern-style dinner with all of the fixings as Chef Dinah Corley guides you through an unforgettable, hands-on experience. Chef Corley is a classically trained chef who has worked under great chefs including Julia Child. $79 per person. Starts at 2 p.m. Reservations required, please call 540-326-4070.


Winemaker for a Day at 50 West Vineyards: April 7 | 1-3 p.m.

Love Chardonnay? Whether you love the oaky, buttery chard or lean more toward the crisp, refreshing chardonnay, you’ll want to attend this event!

Winemaker for a Day is back! During 50 West’s spring session, you will learn what it takes to make the perfect Chardonnay. They’ll guide you through the blending process and provide the tools you need to make your perfect blend!

Love what you made? Corry Craighill, 50 West’s winemaker, will hand bottle your Chardonnay. Take your custom wine home for $28/bottle. You’ll be able to name your specific wine and impress your friends when you serve it at your next dinner party!

Tickets are $40 each and will sell out fast – so get yours today! Club member discount applies to this event.

What better way to welcome spring than with a glass of white wine that you created!

This is a limited capacity event so registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Also this weekend

Upcoming events

Grilled Cheese Lunch at the Middleburg Community Center: April 12 | Noon-1:30 p.m.

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day! Join us for FREE sandwiches in the Terrace Room! MCC will have 3 types of grilled cheese/bread combos, chips and a drink for all participants. Please call 540-687-6375 to RSVP by April 10.


“A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the VMFA” at the National Sporting Library & Museum: April 13-July 22

This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland— celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA. It also proposes a fresh look at sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts, including the scientific and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of the British countryside, the evolutionary history of the horse and other animals, and society’s changing habits and customs.


Perfect Pairings at 50 West Vineyards: April 13 | 1-8 p.m.

Want to impress your friends and family with your wine and food paring knowledge? Join 50 West on the second and fourth Friday of each month this spring and they’ll show you how to create the perfect pairing at home. They’ll feature three wines with a corresponding food pairing, explain why it pairs well, and provide you with a recipe that turns the “bites” into an appetizer or course for you to replicate at home.

Friday, April 13
BBQ Theme paired with Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, and Cabernet Franc

Friday, April 27
Pizza Theme paired with Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, and Aldie Heights Cuvee

Friday, May 11
Asian Theme paired with Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, and Cabernet Franc

Friday, May 25
Picnic Theme paired with Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, and Aldie Heights Cuvee

Enjoy what you tried? Take home a three-pack of the featured wine and information on how to make your perfect pairing at home!

Add on the food pairing to your tasting for $10.


Wakefield 2018 Masquerade Ball and Auction: April 14 | 6-11 p.m.

The Wakefield School Auction is their biggest fundraiser and social event of the year. This year’s auction, Black and White Masquerade Ball, is going to be a fantastic extravaganza, all the while helping to support the academics, arts, sports, and financial aid programs at Wakefield School. The auction will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in Wakefield’s Upper Gym. Come dressed in black and white formal/semi-formal attire and wear a mask in honor of the theme.


“With a Little Help From My Friends” Auction at the Middleburg Community Center: April 14 | 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, as we raise funds for the Middleburg Community Center swimming pool. Enjoy live music by a Beatles tribute band, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Tickets: $60. Click here to buy tickets.


“Arts in the Afternoon” Benefit for the Middleburg Concert Foundation’s Concert Series: April 15

This is a rare opportunity to see and hear world-renowned concert pianist John O’Connor play a legendary Steinway in the intimate setting of the Middleburg United Methodist Church. A post-concert cocktail reception will follow at the National Sporting Library & Museum. Concert attendees will be among the first to enjoy a private viewing of the new exhibit “A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art.” Tickets are $100. Proceeds from this gala will help the foundation continue to provide quality musical events in our community. To reserve your invitation, contact middleburgconcertseriesgala@gmail.com. Click here to buy tickets.


Sipping for Sprout

Sipping for Sprout at Stone Tower Winery: April 15 | Noon-4 p.m.

Please join us for the 6th Annual “Sipping for Sprout” Fundraiser to support Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center! This event is a family-oriented fun day that will consist of wine tasting for the adults, local food, music, activities for the children and a bountiful silent auction, all enjoyed while in the beautiful Virginia countryside! Dogs allowed OUTSIDE only (this excludes service dogs). Please bring your family, friends and neighbors — get the word out and enjoy a delightful afternoon, while supporting a great cause!

All tickets include food!
Tickets available online or at the event:

$40 – Stone Tower Wine or Solace Beer Tasting Ticket
$30 – Non-Wine Tasting Ticket
Kids 12 and under – FREE!

Also upcoming

 Remember to check our calendar for even more upcoming events!