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Lafayette Bicentennial Wine Release Experience

October 20, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

Join The Williamsburg Winery & American Friends of Lafayette for a special 3-Bottle Lafayette Bicentennial Wine Release.

Join The Williamsburg Winery and The American Friends of Lafayette as we transport you back to 1824 and toast General Lafayette, the “Guest of the Nation.” An unforgettable historic occasion as The Williamsburg Winery celebrates the release of our 3-bottle Lafayette Bicentennial Wine Series. Meet George Washington’s adopted son and hear about his heroics during the American Revolution. Discover Lafayette’s lifelong passion for human rights that includes emancipation of the enslaved, women’s rights, and the support of Native Americans. Enjoy colonial music, sip Lafayette wines, and indulge in French-inspired bites while learning about the upcoming 2024-2025 bicentennial of Lafayette’s final return to the United States. Visit Lafayette200.org for more information.

Internationally acclaimed actor-interpreter Mark Schneider, of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will present Lafayette during this exclusive occasion. A portion of the evening’s proceeds and wine purchases will benefit the American Friends of Lafayette and their efforts to commemorate the Lafayette Bicentennial.

The three bottles of the Williamsburg Winery’s Lafayette Bicentennial Wine Series will explore Lafayette’s inspiring life story. From the 19-year-old solider who volunteered in the Continental Army, to becoming the symbol of the Franco-American Alliance, to being “Guest of the Nation” in 1824-1825 – Lafayette’s legacy is complex, engaging, and relevant to today’s America. In addition to Lafayette, the wine series also honors his wife, Adrienne, with her own bottle commemorating her contributions to the United States.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Event begins at 7:00 PM. Cocktail attire encouraged. Your ticket includes entry to the event, delightful French-inspired bites & desserts, and a 4-wine flight inclusive of our 3 Williamsburg Winery’s Lafayette Bicentennial Wines and a taste of our sparkling champagne. Additional wine & beer will be available for purchase. Event is rain or shine. No refunds.

$45 – $75

Williamsburg Winery

5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 United States