Things to do

Winery Pot Luck Dinners

These sociable events are perfect for trying new food and meeting new friends. We supply the main course and ask each attendee to bring a dish and purchase 1 bottle of Chateau MerrillAnne wine. That's it! Then just come and enjoy. Pre registration is required. Contact winery for dates and details. Seating is limited.

Vintners Wine Tasting

These seated, after hours wine tastings offer you the chance to sit down with the winery owners and try both the wines on the current tasting list, and wines that are not currently being tasted. A small meat and cheese plate is included as is the souvenir tasting glass. These events typically last an hour. Seating is very limited.

Game Night

Game nights vary from event to event. But one thing they always have in common is great wine, good people and lots of fun! Watch our Facebook page for postings about our next Game Night!

Have a Picnic

Unlike some wineries, we love when people bring lunch. After all, food and wine are meant to be together! So pack a picnic lunch, bring a bunch of friends and get a picnic table in the meadow, a spot on the deck or a table in the tasting room and enjoy yourselves!

Paint with Wine

Local artist, Betsy McGinnis, will walk you thru an incredible painting experience. Subjects such as "Paint your Pet" and "Mason Jar with Flowers" are creative and personal ways for you to decorate your home. Betsy is a true artist, who really enjoys teaching. A wonderful creative experience!

Just stop by

Easily one of the most fun things to do at Chateau MerrillAnne is to just stop by, do a tasting or buy a glass or bottle of wine, sit down and enjoy yourself. Our quiet surroundings are perfect for conversation and enjoying great Virginia wine.

Event Hosting

Weddings

While not a wedding venue, we do host small weddings on occasion. Chateau MerrillAnne is located in the rolling farmlands of Orange County, Virginia. Centrally located to Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Culpeper and all of Central Virginia. While it is only about 15 minutes from Hotels and some of Virginia's finest B&B's it still offers that rural, private atmosphere. Chateau MerrillAnne offers a rustic farm/winery venue and some of the finest Virginia wines you will ever taste.  

Wedding Packages

 Our basic wedding package is for groups of up to 60 people. For a Saturday wedding the event area is available from 9AM to 9PM. The package includes use of the 24' x 48' pavilion, 24' x 36' Tavern building (which includes a serving bar and caterers kitchen), your choice of several ceremony sites, all tables needed for the reception and 2 sets of chairs (one set for the ceremony and one for the reception). Also included is a 4 hour window on Thursday or Friday for a rehearsal and rehearsal dinner with tables and chairs included. The cost of this package is $1,800. 

Bachelorette Parties

Bachelorette parties are available as well at either the Pavillion/Tavern OR the Winery Tasting Room (after hours). Or, if you are just doing a tour of wineries, let us know you are coming, we will try and make it special for you. Wine packages for all events are extra and can be custom tailored to meet your needs. Please e-mail the winery to arrange your visit, we would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your event.   

Please remember

Groups

 Please call ahead for groups of 8 or larger. Buses and Limos are welcome, but call first and plan on arriving before 1PM.  We specifically designed our tasting room to be small and intimate to allow for personalized individual attention as you experience our wines. If you plan to arrive via limo or with a large group, please call ahead so we can ensure you have that same experience.  For large parties we MAY be able to give you a seated tasting in our pavilion depending on weather, staffing and pavilion availability. Call ahead for details.

Children

Wineries are adult spaces. However children are welcome at Chateau MerrillAnne provided they are CLOSELY WATCHED AND WELL BEHAVED. Do not let your children run around without supervision. This is a farm and there are areas that could be dangerous for unsupervised children. Please be courteous of other patrons who come here to enjoy the quiet country atmosphere.

Outside alcohol

Absolutely NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL allowed. This violates our Virginia ABC license and could cause us to lose our license. Violators will be considered trespassers and will be treated as such.