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October is Virginia Wine Month

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We very proudly offer the largest selection of Virginia Wines!

To name a few of the closest wineries…

5mi Valhalla

16mi AmRhein Wine Cellars

24mi Brooks Mill

25mi Fincastle

29mi Hickory Hill

31mi Peaks of Otter

31mi Virginia Mountain Vineyards

47mi Chateau Morissette

47mi Villa Appalaccia

56mi Foggy Ridge Ciders

60mi Blacksnake Meadery

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Upcoming Tastings:

Virginia Mountain Vineyards – October 2, 5-7pm

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Wine Tasting on April 13, 2015

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Wine Tasting

Monday, April 13 (7:30pm)

River & Rail | 2201 Crystal Spring Ave, Roanoke

RSVP: (540) 400-6830

Topic: Aeration

Please join us for our 2nd Wine Tasting, hosted at River & Rail. This is an intimate affair- a great opportunity to ask questions, try new wines and meet other local people in the area! Light food samples provided by Chef Aaron Deal.

Please contact River & Rail to sign-up. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat now! $30 per person.

Like the wines you taste? Pre-order wines from Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar at the event.

Sometimes Wines need to breathe! We will taste wines at different levels of Aeration and discuss how it has affected the flavors, mouthfeel and more.

Learn. Indulge. Enjoy.


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German/Austrian Winemaker Tasting February 26, 2015

Special Winemakers Tasting!

Thursday February 26th


Dear Customers,
 We are privileged to welcome Thomas Hansen from Weingut Hansen-Lauer in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, and fellow winemaker Martin Hugl from Hugl-Weine located in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf, Austria this Thursday for a special tasting featuring some of their delicious wines! You won’t want to miss this. They will be pouring from 4-6:30pm. Hope to see you here.
Mr. Bill
Thomas Hansen is the third in the generation of the Hansen family to produce top quality wines at Weingut Hansen-Lauer in Bernkastel-Kues, overlooking the picturesque Mosel River in Germany.
Weingut Hansen-Lauer, with its perfect blend of soil and climate, produces white wines exclusively of the Riesling grape, carefully crafted by master winemaker Thomas Hansen. His expertise assures exquisite wines for the most discriminating wine lover.
Hansen-Lauer’s two hectares of vines are situated amid the Germany’s finest growing region which produces many of the best and costliest white wines in the world. Bernkastel-Kues, a picturesque village and tourist mecca overlooking the Mosel River, has long been the home of the finest Rieslings in Germany. Home of Germany’s famed Wine Symposium, Bernkastel is a community famed for its celebration of winemaking and good living.
For you Gruner Lovers…
Come meet Martin Hugl!
Martin graduated from the AGRO-HAK Agricultural College and subsequently studied at the University of Applied Sciences for International Business Relations. Since 2007 he has been responsible for quality control in the vineyards and for wine-making and he is the first point of contact for sales.Hugl-Weine is a young, family-run winery, it’s located in the north-east of Austria, in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf. The owners, Sylvia and Martin Hugl, make use of the experience of their parents and combine it with their know-how and modern techniques to create high-quality wines. They combined their family estates, Hugl and Wimmer, with the 2013 vintage.

Their main focus is on Grüner Veltliner in all its diversity.  Their goal is to produce easy-drinking wines suitable for every occasion, with fruity, fresh white wines and elegant, classic red wines.

We hope to see you on February 26!

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Support the Mill Mountain Zoo with Santa Luz Wines

Help Support The Mill Mountain Zoo, by purchasing Santa Luz Cabernet & Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. We are donating $1 per bottle to one of Roanoke’s favorite attractions.
Mill Mountain Zoo is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates – including 7 endangered species! The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is full of fun adventures for the entire family. And the excitement doesn’t stop with the animals! Experience breathtaking views from the Zoo’s amphitheater and take a ride on the popular Zoo Choo Train. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop before you leave. There’s something for everyone at Mill Mountain Zoo! Open daily from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
We love our furry and not so furry friends!

Hurry in while supplies last. Limited Time Only.

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