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Raise a Glass to Virginia Wine Month with "Taste of the Region" at The Omni Homestead Resort

HOT SPRINGS, Va. (October 1, 2013)
The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, is kicking off Virginia Wine Month with a Taste of the Region event on Saturday, October 5. The historic resort, which hosted the Old Dominion's first gourmand, Thomas Jefferson, nearly two centuries ago, will welcome guests with palate-pleasing plates. 

Fill up on local favorites including craft brews, Virginia wines and regional spirits, as well as specialty dishes created with fresh and distinctive ingredients from throughout the area. Menu items will include Grilled Rock Barn Pork Sausages, Barbecue Local Chicken, Local Grass-Fed Beef Burgers, Smoked Brisket and Whole Tenderloins, with a selection of condiments including Jake's Mustard of Riner, Virginia, and Honey Barbecue Sauce from Hungry Hill Farm in Shipman. 

Everona Dairy of Rapidan will offer an assortment of artisan cheeses. Seafood lovers can look forward to a Chesapeake Crab Boil, Crispy Allegheny Trout, and Cornmeal Fried Rappahannock Oysters. And the dessert selection will include Virginia Cherry Cobbler with Crème Anglaise, and Cast Iron Cooked Spoon Bread with Strawberry Compote and Whipped Cream, to name a few. 

Meanwhile, thirsts will be quenched by winemakers, craft beer producers and distillers from the region including - but hardly limited to - White Hall Vineyards and Trump Wineryof Charlottesville; Rockbridge Vineyard of Raphine; Ingleside Vineyards of Oak Grove;Devil's Backbone Brewery of Roseland; Starr Hill Brewery of Crozet; Foothills Brewing of nearby Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Smooth Ambler Spirits of Maxwelton, West Virginia; Bold Rock Hard Cider of Nellysford, VA; and Chesapeake Bay Distilleryof Virginia Beach. Local band Cedar Creek will provide entertainment throughout the event. 

Taste of the Region will run from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, October 5 on the Casino Lawn at The Omni Homestead. Price of admission: $50 for adults and $20 for children (plus taxes and gratuity), with additional drink tickets available for $2 apiece.

Resort rates from $300, per night. For more information, resort reservations or to purchase tickets to Taste of the Region at The Omni Homestead, please call (540) 839-1766 or visitwww.thehomestead.com. 

About The Omni Homestead Resort
Open since 1766, The Omni Homestead Resort is one of America's most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and southern charm in a 2,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Renowned for its natural healing springs, The Omni Homestead Resort is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, championship golf courses that include one of the nation's finest mountain courses (The Cascades), Allegheny Springs, a two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, water slides and water play zone. The resort also offers the South's first downhill ski area; a beautiful Equestrian Center with 28 stalls, visiting barn with 40 stalls and riding arena; top-rated Shooting Club; Back Country Driving School; off-road Segway tours; The Mini Cascades, a new 18-hole miniature golf course and a wealth of other recreational attractions. The Homestead became part of Omni Hotels & Resorts on July 1, 2013. 

About Omni Hotels & Resorts Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at nearly 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America.  From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options.  Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program.  The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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