Friday Nights Under the Stars – Fridays through Aug. 24 – dinners served any time after 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Enjoy a special dinner, a bottle of wine per couple (half-bottle available for singles), and entertainment, all under the stars. Special wines will be selected to pair with the night’s menu, which will be a three-course dinner with appetizer. Complimentary tastings will be conducted at wine stations with the serving of appetizers, followed by dinner, based upon the arrival of all guests in a party at 6 p.m. or after.
This year, AmRhein’s is offering the Friday Nights Under the Stars dinners in support of six local charities. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to that night’s guest charity by AmRhein’s Wine Cellars (approximately $10 per couple)!
- August 3 – St Francis Service Dogs — music by Uptown Trio
- August 10 — Center in the Square — music by Phat Boys
- August 17 — VA Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure — Cuban Music by Kike, Migel & Janiah
- August 24 — Opera Roanoke, also providing entertainment
$54.95 per couple, or $27.48 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The price includes dinner for 2 (1 dinner for individuals), wine tastings, 1 bottle of AmRhein’s Wine with dinner (1/2-bottle for individuals), entertainment, and charity donation. Tax and gratuity will be calculated at checkout.
This is an event for ages 21+. Please bring ID. No outside food or alcohol allowed. This event is held rain or shine under the comfort of our covered veranda and tented lawn. If Mother Nature should blow up a storm, we have provisions to move the event indoors. It averages 10 degrees cooler on Bent Mountain, so come beat the heat with us!
Registration via PayPal at AmRheins.com is required to reserve your dinners. Reservations are required. Non-refundable. (The complete link to the events page with online reservations is AmRheins.com/winecellars/events.
Art Down the Parkway, a trail event of the Mountain Road Wine Experience – Aug. 18-19
Local artisans set up at each of our seven trail locations. Visit for wine, cider or mead tastings plus the best of Southwest Virginia’s artisan trails. $25 in advance/$35 day of purchase. Purchase your ticket at the first winery you visit; ticket covers both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting any winery or on the tour weekend at your first location. Details at MountainRoadWineExperience.com.
Labor Day Hike & Potluck Dinner – Sunday, Sept. 2 at 12 p.m.
Meet at AmRhein’s Wine Cellars on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. We will do a group hike of Bottom Creek Gorge from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. AmRhein’s will provide a main item on the grill for everyone. Please bring a side dish to share. Dinner will be about 5:30 p.m. We will also have games on the lawn, and wine tastings will be available. This is a free event for the whole family! Simply join in the fun and bring a side dish! Please reserve your space by Aug. 25 via email to Info@AmRheins.com or call 929-4632.
Moonlight Stomp – Saturday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Have your photo taken stomping grapes “I Love Lucy” style, and enjoy great music by Ministers of Soul, all by the warmth of a huge bonfire — the perfect setting for roasting marshmallows or making s’mores! Food available for purchase, or pack a picnic. Bring chairs, blankets, jackets and ID. The brisk mountain air can be cool in the evenings, and Bent Mountain averages 10-degrees cooler than the Roanoke Valley. No coolers or outside alcohol allowed. Advance tickets: $10 adults, $5 children under age 21. Tickets at the gate: $15 adults, $5 children under age 21. Advance tickets available by early September online, at AmRhein’s Wine Cellars, and at AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry stores in Roanoke and in Salem.
– Submitted by Rebecca Spaid