Vine to Wine 5K
The Vine to Wine 5K is a fun and unique summer evening race in the Shenandoah Valley that began in 2011! For the last three years, this event has been held at Barren Ridge Vineyards located in Fishersville, Virginia, just a short drive off route 250. The out-and-back 3.1 mile course starts and finishes at the vineyard and comes with spectacular mountain views, a performance race shirt, a commemorative wine glass and a post-race party with wine samplings and live music. Acoustic music will delight the ears and delectable wines will tempt the pallet, so grab a date, your spouse or a friend and have them tag along with you for a great evening run, or have them meet you at the finish for a swirl, a sniff and a sip.
Better yet...make it a getaway weekend of fun. From historic tours to area wineries and microbreweries, to hiking and rock climbing, the area has something for everyone! Barren Ridge Vineyards is close to Staunton, Crozet, Waynesboro and just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive! Fishersville is an hour from Richmond and two hours from DC.
June 27, 2014
June 2014 means summer vacation and the Vine to Wine 5K at Barren Ridge Vineyards! In its 4th year, the Vine to Wine 5K offers the same great mixture of running, relaxing and enjoying great wines paired with simply one of the best sunsets the Shenandoah Valley has to offer!
This mostly flat out-and-back course begins in the beautiful Barren Ridge vineyards, meanders along a hard-packed gravel country road and finishes back at Barren Ridge, with your finisher wine glass and wine tastings close at hand!
Rounding out the evening will be the soulful sounds of Chris & Goose, a post race awards ceremony and food (for purchase). So grab some friends, a picnic blanket and join us for a remarkable evening run!
Spectacular mountain views, a performance gender specific t-shirt, a commemorative wine glass and a post-race party with wine samplings from Barren Ridge Vineyards' fantastic wines. There will be live music, a post race awards ceremony and food (for purchase). Details about pre-ordering your picnic dinner will be posted and emailed closer to race day.
The out and back 3.1 mile route will start and end in the vineyards at Barren Ridge Vineyards, located in Fishersville, Virginia, just a short drive off of route 250. The primary surface is hard pack gravel with a few sections of asphalt. The course is mostly flat and is walker-friendly with a water stop at the halfway mark. Runners and walkers will start in the vineyards, exit the winery and go left, cross St. James Road, continue for about 1.5 miles, turn around and re-trace their steps to a downhill finish.
Overall Male & Female - A basket of goodies and a bottle of wine from Barren Ridge Vineyards.
Division Winners (8-11, 12-15, 16-20) - 1st place winners will receive a bottle of sparkling cider.
Division Winners (21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over) - 1st place winners get a bottle wine from Barren Ridge Vineyards.
Post Race Party…it’s more than just a run!
If you are you a runner with a drinking problem or a drinker with a running problem….don’t worry, this race is designed for both of your vices. Barren Ridge Vineyards experienced staff will be on hand to share with you their passion for their delectable vintages. New this year will be a wine purchasing station for those of you that have already decided your favorite spirit for the evening. You must be at least 21 years old to partake in the wine tastings so please bring proper ID. Food will be available for purchase prior to race day (details to come) so that you can stay and play (and catch a beautiful sunset!) after your race. Rounding out the evening will be the soulful sounds of Chris & Goose. So grab some friends, a picnic blanket and join us for a remarkable evening run!
Packet pick-up will be at Barren Ridge Vineyards on race day (date TBD) from 4:30 pm - 5:45pm. Race will start promptly at 6:00 PM.
Barren Ridge Vineyards