WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Winery needs no introduction. For decades the vintners there have put Virginia wines on the map by turning out quality and sought after wines in seemingly endless variety. On top of that feat, the Gabriel Archer Tavern routinely serves original fine dining board of fare that changes with the season.
However, what might not be quite as well known is that the Winery has a wonderfully space for musicians to play acoustic sets while patrons sip on vino and take in the post card like view of the vineyard.
We sat down with the Winery’s Tasting Room Manager Debi Kidney to find out what makes the 1619 Wine Pavilion a great place to listen to music.
Here are some quick facts about the Pavilion
Q: What makes this venue unique?
A: One thing is that we have wine. Some of the best wine in the state. The venue itself overlooks the vineyard. If you sit upstairs you can see the entire place. It is also right next to the restaurant, so you can order food there and bring it over to the Pavilion and listen to music while you enjoy the wine and delicious food.
Q: What is the ideal genre to play the Pavilion?
A: We usually book solo acts. Sometimes duos or trios. We don’t have a lot of space for them to use amplification out there, so they need to be able to project without a lot of speakers and other amplification.
Q: Are there any acts scheduled to play that you are particularly excited about?
A: We have several musicians that have never played here before. There is Junior Wilson who is more a blues act as our first show this Friday. Then there is Paul Norfleet who does covers and originals. Also, there is Scott Varney. He is just good. A crowd pleaser. I am looking forward to hearing him again.
For more information on the 1619 Wine Pavilion, please check out the website.
Ready to head out for the weekend? Check out who is playing where around the Historic Triangle!
- Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill, 199 S Boundary Street
- Friday, March 4, 3:30 p.m. Dave Crumpler & Michael Glass
- Brass Cannon Brewing, 5476 Mooretown Road
- Saturday, March 5, 6 p.m. Grayson Torrence
- Copper Fox Distillery, 901 Capital Landing Rd.
- Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m. Mieka Dovey
- Jolene’s Bar and Grill, 3032 Richmond Rd.
- Friday March 4, 7:30 p.m. Brand Franklin
- Saturday March 5, 7:30 p.m. Barry Manilow’s Wardrobe
- K’Bola Cuban Restaurant, 5201 Center St.
- Friday, March 4, 8 p.m. Standup Comedy Show
- Pisco 51, 4917 Courthouse St.
- Saturday, March 5, 7 p.m. Standup Comedy Show
- Revolution Golf and Grille, 1430 High Street
- Friday, March. 4, 7 p.m. Superstition
- Tradition Brewing, 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News
- Trojan Grill, 11833 Aspengraf Ln, New Kent
- Two Drummers Smokehouse, 8864 Richmond Rd.
- Thursday, March 3 6:30 p.m. Smith Wade & White
- Virginia Beer Company, 401 Second Street
- Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred