Holiday Sip & Savor Tour

Holiday Sip and Savor

Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 3:30pm

Join the Carter’s and the Erda’s to celebrate the holidays in their historic 18th Century homes along the James River in Charles City, Virginia. They will each host a guided tour of the first floor and offer a sampling of their favorite wines paired with a combination of savory and sweet hors d'oeuvres.

Visit to book. $90 per person. Space is limited. Email to inquire about booking as a private event.

Must be 21 years or older to partake in wine tastings. Please be prepared to show a valid ID at both homes.

Check in at the Shirley Gift Shop by 3:20 pm. The event begins at Shirley at 3:30 pm. Arrive at Historic Westover by 4:30 pm.

You will provide your own transportation to reach each location. This is a rain or shine event.

Space is limited.


Virginia's Historic Garden Week

Garden Club Week

Saturday-Monday, April 15-17, 2023

Nestled along the James River, off scenic Route 5 in bucolic Charles City County, Berkeley, Shirley, and Westover were all settled in the early 1600s as tobacco plantations, with Westover Church serving as the local parish. Their recorded histories date back over 400 years and are interwoven with stories of the earliest indigenous people, European settlers and indentured servants, enslaved Africans and their descendants through the colonization, founding, fighting, and reformation of the United States of America. Each property, designated as a National Historic Landmark built in the early 1700s, is unique in its architectural design and craftsmanship and features walking grounds and gardens.


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Saturday, Dec 9
Special Sip & Savor Tour

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Special Sip & Savor Tour

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