Final AVA Blog Post


This is my final blog post on what it was like to conceive of and run AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar. And it’s a big thank you to my closest supporters and customers!

Winter Holidays Wine Expo, Dec. 12th, 3-5pm

holiday wine expo

Join us for another in our Wine Expo Series. We’ll taste 13 wines for $15/per; includes light appetizers. Bottle discounts, great wine advice for the holidays.

A sparkling tasting for Sparkles & Sweets

Sparkles & Sweets

Support Downtown Staunton by coming out to Sparkles & Sweets this weekend. Visit AVA for free Thanksgiving sides samples and a sparkling wine tasting for $5.

Friday October 30: Michael David Wine Dinner

Michael David Wine Dinner

Join us next Friday for a stunning 5-course wine dinner accompanied by California’s Michael David Wines. The dinner focuses on hearty fall flavors and red wines.

Aussie Wine Dinner October 10


G’day mates, here’s a bottler — are you ready to go down under for a corker? Then come to AVA’s Australian Wine Dinner October 10th! You’ll be gobsmacked!

Foodie Road Trip: Cleveland Rocks!


I recently got out of Dodge — in a Dodge! — and hit the Midwest (Cleveland to be exact), with a fury. Food, museums, sports, food, food, food — I did it all!

Prince Michel Wine Dinner August 21

AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar menu

Join us this Friday for a sumptuous summer wine dinner that you’ll remember with fondness for a long time. Just $45 each for four courses with wine by Prince Michel.

Our fourth Wine Spectator Award

AVA wine award winner

You have to go a ways before your come to another Wine Spectator award winner in the Shenandoah Valley. Unless you come to AVA, the only winner in Staunton.

Summer wine expo Saturday, July 11

Curren Media Group

We’ll be doing a tasting with small plates from 3-5pm July 11 for an all-inclusive $10 price. Come find some great wines for the summer!

The whole wine world — fun book and graphics!

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

A fun board book that makes wine accessible to everyone as whimsically illustrated and educational scratch-and-sniff board book!