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Salamander Resort & Spa Celebrates Summer with Twilight Tastings

Celebrating Virginia beverage makers with exciting libations and culinary event, July 22


MIDDLEBURG, VA – Back by popular demand, Salamander Resort & Spa will host the second annual Twilight Tastings at the resort’s Equestrian Center from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Tickets can be purchased for $85 for all-you-can-enjoy beverage tastings and food, and $45 for all-you-can-enjoy food. The anticipated Twilight Tastings celebration will showcase a number of local Virginia beverage makers, indulgent culinary offerings and will feature live music provided by the “Songs from Nashville” tour.

The highly-awaited food and beverage festival will host more than 12 of Virginia’s most recognized wineries, breweries and distilleries at Salamander Resort & Spa’s beautiful Equestrian Center – the resort’s 14,000-square-foot stable complete with 22 stalls, nine stunning paddocks and a spectacular outdoor riding arena. Vineyards such as the Greenhill Winery & Vineyards and Stone Tower Winery, and breweries including the Old Bust Head Brewing Company and Port City Brewing Company, are just some of the many participating vendors attendees will be able to get a taste of.

To complement the array of beverage offerings, Salamander’s culinary team, lead by Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf, will be presenting a selection of favorite delicacies including BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Country-Style Mac & Cheese and Key Lime Mousse Verrines.

Along with providing guests with superior food and refreshing libations in a beautiful and natural setting, Twilight Tastings will feature live music performances from artists on the “Songs from Nashville” tour.  The tour includes four featured performers from the Nashville songwriter community – each with their own unique southern style. Preforming as part of the “Songs from Nashville” tour is Marc-Alan Barnette who has opened for artists such as Charlie Daniels and Garth Brooks, David Mininberg, who holds a dedicated fan base throughout Virginia and West Virginia; Eric Haines, a featured artist of Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café; and John Carroll, who has been a finalist in a number of national songwriting competitions.

Salamander Resort & Spa is nestled in Virginia’s horse and wine country in Middleburg, VA and is a LEED Green Building Certified resort on 340 picturesque acres. Located only one hour from Washington, D.C. and just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, the resort is designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside with 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into the natural environment. The luxurious destination features an award-winning 23,000 square-foot spa, a beautiful Equestrian Center, and decadent culinary experiences at the resort’s Harrimans Grill, Gold Cup Wine Bar and its Cooking Studio.

For more information, please call Salamander Resort & Spa at 540-687-3600 or visit Salamander Resort & Spa is located at 500 North Pendleton Street, Middelburg, VA 20117.



Salamander Resort & Spa

Salamander Resort & Spa is a LEED Green Building Certified resort situated in the historic village of Middleburg, VA on 340 picturesque acres. Located only one hour from Washington, D.C. and just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, the resort is designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside with 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into their natural environment. Resort Owner Sheila C. Johnson has created a luxurious destination featuring an award-winning 23,000-square-foot spa, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, the Gold Cup Wine Bar, a dedicated Cooking Studio, a chef-inspired Culinary Garden as well as the adventurous Tree Top Zip Lining Tour. The resort includes a full-service Equestrian Center with unique programming, a 22-stall stable and riding arena. All spa, culinary and equestrian facilities and programs are open to the community.


About Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, the company has a luxury portfolio featuring two distinct collections. The Signature Collection includes the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; NOPSI New Orleans, a new 217-room luxury historic hotel conversion in opening Summer 2017; and Hotel Bennett, a 179-room luxury hotel in Charleston, SC, opening in late 2017. The Golf Collection includes the famed Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts an annual PGA TOUR on its Copperhead Course; the elegant Reunion Resort in Orlando, which includes Signature Course designs from Nicklaus, Palmer and Watson; and the recently renovated oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL, home to layouts by Nicklaus and Watson. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For additional information, visit


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