' June 2014 - Let's Do This Thing!
Tarara Winery
In This Crushin' Issue:
1)  Concerts
2)  Friday Night Flights! 
3)  Summer Solstice in the Vineyard!
4)  The Boneyard in Purcellville!
5)  Smithsonian Genome Event!  FREE!!!
6)  Fine Vine Early Tickets!
7)  Where are we?
8)  More poetry!
The Tarara Road Show
Where we at?  Here we be!  If you happen to live near or visit any of the following spots, be sure to stop in and say hello:
Saturday, June 14
Tarara and Boneyard Tasting at Glen's Garden Market in Washington, DC 
1:30 pm - 5 pm
Thursday, June 19
Tarara tasting at Iron Bridge Wine Company in Warrenton
6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday, June 21
Tarara tasting at Wine Outlet in Vienna, VA
1 pm - 4 pm
Sunday, June 22
The RAMMY Awards in Washington, DC 
Saturday, June 28
Tasting at Tel'Veh Wine Bar in Washington, DC
5 pm - 7:30 pm

Ode To Wine 
by Pablo Neruda
Day-colored wine,
night-colored wine,
wine with purple feet
or wine with topaz blood,
starry child
of earth,
wine, smooth
as a golden sword,
as lascivious velvet,
wine, spiral-seashelled
and full of wonder,
never has one goblet contained you,
one song, one man,
you are choral, gregarious,
at the least, you must be shared.
At times
you feed on mortal
your wave carries us
from tomb to tomb,
stonecutter of icy sepulchers,
and we weep
transitory tears;
spring dress
is different,
blood rises through the shoots,
wind incites the day,
nothing is left
of your immutable soul.
stirs the spring, happiness
bursts through the earth like a plant,
walls crumble,
and rocky cliffs,
chasms close,
as song is born.
A jug of wine, and thou beside me
in the wilderness,
sang the ancient poet.
Let the wine pitcher
add to the kiss of love its own.

My darling, suddenly
the line of your hip
becomes the brimming curve
of the wine goblet,
your breast is the grape cluster,
your nipples are the grapes,
the gleam of spirits lights your hair,
and your navel is a chaste seal
stamped on the vessel of your belly,
your love an inexhaustible
cascade of wine,
light that illuminates my senses,
the earthly splendor of life.

But you are more than love,
the fiery kiss,
the heat of fire,
more than the wine of life;
you are
the community of man,
chorus of discipline,
abundance of flowers.
I like on the table,
when we're speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.
Drink it,
and remember in every
drop of gold,
in every topaz glass,
in every purple ladle,
that autumn labored
to fill the vessel with wine;
and in the ritual of his office,
let the simple man remember
to think of the soil and of his duty,
to propagate the canticle of the wine

Grapes are growing, vines are creeping, and the hot time in the summer is just beginning!  We've got Summer Concerts, we've got Friday Night Flights, we've got mustaches... oh, yeah!!!  
Natch - we've also got wine!  2014 is shaping up to be an awesome time and we want to share it with everyone!

This week we welcome the legendary Gonzo's Nose!
Want to come and enjoy the concert like you're the rock star?!?!
The Bistro VIP Tent at Tarara’s Summer Concert Series is your opportunity to have a fun, laid-back yet elegant experience while rocking out to some of your favorite tunes. 
In the Bistro VIP tent you will walk the Red Carpet to a disco ball lit lounge where you can chill, order up some bubbles, eat up some killer local BBQ from Monk's BBQ, and groove at your table for the night.  Really it is the ultimate way to celebrate the concert series.  Southern Hospitality meets a red rope experience!
You also don’t have to wait in line for wine.  The tent has its own bar!
$45.00 per person / includes dinner and the ticket to the concert
CLICK HERE to see the menu!
Must be 21 and over for Bistro VIP Tent admission
We've kicked off our 2014 Summer Concert Season and are in full-on celebration mode as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Tarara opening its doors to the public!  This is a very special milestone we'll be celebrating throughout the year and we want you all to be a part of the party!  We hit the ground running last week with Almost Queen and won't stop until the end of September.    
Check out the full Summer Concert schedule here and get your tickets today!  
Come out and rock out, LoCo-style!
Friday Night Flights
It's back, bigger, and better than ever! Get a babysitter and grab your friends!  Unwind with us every Friday night, starting June 6th from 6 pm – 9 pm.
Come on and be a part of the fun over at Lakeside Pavilion!  As those who attended last year can attest, we promise an enjoyable, laid-back, adults-only evening, complete with entertainment, good friends, and great wine.  Check it out!
Must be 21 or over to attend.
Summer Solstice Tasting in the Vineyard
It's the longest day of the year and one of our favorite events - Solstice Celebration with Mateo Monk!
Year after year, we have such a great time at this event and the view is always magical!  Easily Jordan’s favorite day of the year, the Summer Solstice is the transition of the early summer and the start toward the vineyard getting riper and riper.  The next stop after the Solstice is harvest!

The best part is that we’ve managed to again have the event on a Friday so no need to go into work the next day.  Just a great opportunity to come enjoy some wine up in the vineyard, talking wines and vines as the sun sets over the Catoctin Mountains.  Get the picture in your mind yet?
June 20th, 2014 – 6-10ish
June 27 - Sean Mahon - keyboard wizardry!
The Boneyard in Purcellville
June 29 and July 12, July 13, July 27
Super-secret-stealthy no more!  We're back in Purcellville and will be pouring some awesome Boneyard wines at the Purcellville Visitors Center at the historic train station every month!  Located at 200 N. 21st Street, we'll be pouring the Boneyard Unrefined lineup of White, Rose, Red, Boneyard Skins, Boneyard Cabernet Sauvignon, plus our awesome Bad to the Bone Bubbles!
This is  also the chance to grab some of the last spots in the charter membership for the exclusive Boneyard Club!  Sign up and receive some killer wine, including the 2010 Boneyard Syrah!
We'll be rockin' the Boneyard on the second and fourth weekends of each month (excluding June 28 and July 26), so pop in and grab some tasty Boneyard wines for your table!  

Smithsonian Institute Genome and Wine Event
On Saturday, July 12 we'll be holding a unique event that promises to be unlike any other we've ever held.  Led by winemaker Jordan Harris and Dr. Marcia Pelchat, a sensory scientist whose research focuses on acquisition of food preferences, attendees will have the chance to delve deep into the chemistry of wine, food, and what makes it all happen at the molecular level.  This is a special event limited to the first 40 who sign up, so make your reservations today!  And oh yeah, it's FREE!!!  Yes, that's right, FREE!!!  
Fine Vine Celebration Early Notice
On Sunday, October 5 come celebrate Tarara's 25th Anniversary with us at our annual Fine Vine Celebration - our one-of-a-kind not-to-be-missed main event of the year!  
Guests will begin their experience with an elegant cocktail reception, followed by an exquisite five-course meal from some of the region's most celebrated restaurants, including Market Table BistroPatowmack FarmThe Wine KitchenGrandale Farm, and Salamander.  Each course will be designed specifically to complement a carefully chosen selection of Tarara wines.  
And this year, we're adding something really special to the mix!  Each guest will receive a limited-edition 25th Anniversary bottle of 2013 Chardonnay, sourced from our oldest vines in the vineyard.  You guessed it....they're 25 years old!
$125/person if purchased by August 1st.
$150/person if purchased after August 1st.  

Special corporate rate:  $1,500/table of 8.  Includes a wine and cheese reception for your group in your own private tent, as well as personalized signage at your tent and table(s)! 

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