Everyday Sommelier Private Wine Dinner with Ankida Ridge Vineyards

May 18th, 2019 – Everyday Sommelier Private Wine Dinner with Ankida Ridge Vineyards – CLICK TO RSVP

Mark your calendars for this fantastic opportunity! Everyday Sommelier is hosting a wine dinner featuring the Burgundian-style wines of Ankida Ridge Vineyards. These beautiful wines have received glowing reviews from New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and Food & Wine Magazine–just to name a few. They are also featured on the notable wine lists of The Inn at Little Washington as well as Blackberry Farm. The wine dinner will be hosted at the Bedford Social Club with Chef Michael Siehien creating a lovely 5-course dinner paired with six of Ankida Ridge’s wines. Vineyard owners, Christine and Dennis Vrooman will guide us through each wine and share why Ankida Ridge is such a special place to make wine in Virginia. Your $75 reservation fee includes all wines and dinner (including tax and gratuity). You will also have the opportunity to purchase wine at the end of the evening.


Host your private party, intimate small wedding, rehearsal dinner or other private event in our rustic, yet elegant tasting room facility.  We recommend a maximum of 50 people for these events. Inquire to for more information

“SENSES & SEASONS” at Ankida Ridge

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Join us in celebrating the four seasons of Ankida, where you will immerse yourself, walk with and connect to Mother Nature using your five senses. This lovely journey of self-discovery will allow you to experience the natural world in a unique and personal way as you enjoy your own “Allurement Walk,” where Mother Nature becomes your guide and constant companion.  Facilitated by Michele Zehr, founder and executive director of the “Center for Earth-Based Healing,” Michele will guide you on how to re-connect to your own internal wisdom as Mother Nature “draws you” to the places she wants you to see. Before heading out on your walk, Michele will offer you some exercises you can do, in your own way, place, and time on this beautiful land of Ankida, where heaven and earth join.

All sessions will include a visit to the vineyard and a guided discussion by Ankida’s owners on the stage of the vineyard’s life during that particular time of year.  After our walk, we will gather and enjoy a cup of tea made from plants grown indigenously on the mountain. Sessions will end with a light meal, wine and conviviality as we share experiences of our Allurement Walk and forest immersion.

Four sessions – 1-5pm
July 27 – Summer: A Bountiful Time
Nov 2 – Autumn: A Colorful Good-bye
Jan 25 – Winter: A Time of Rest

  Limited to twelve (12) participants each session
•   Attendance to all four sessions is recommended to achieve the full experience. Sessions are transferable to another if unable to attend a particular session.
•   Book all four sessions or individual dates, but reservation preferences are given to “Four Season” subscriptions and to Wine Club members. Rain or shine. No refunds 2 weeks prior to session.
•   Price includes:
       Guided sessions
       Facilitated group discussions
       Nature Walk
       Vineyard tours/lesson by Ankida owners
       Meal with wine
•   Prices: All Four Sessions: $250. Single Session: $75 each

 Wine Club members receive a 20% discount and will receive preference in placement


Michele Zehr is founder and executive director of the Center for Earth-Based Healing, a local non-profit organization that offers free ecotherapy (nature-based) programs for trauma survivors. You can learn more about her work here:

Experience for yourself this place named Ankida, where heaven and earth join.