Photos Courtesy of Carmello’s

By Mia Finley

Wine Tastings

Gray Ghost Vineyards
June 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring Dad for free wine tastings, live music, winery tours and gourmet box lunches. Please call ahead for lunch reservations at 540-937-4869. / Gray Ghost Vineyards; 14706 Lee Hwy., Amissville.

DuCard Vineyards
June 21, noon -5 p.m. Singer-songwriter Paulo Franco will provide live music while Panacea Cigar Company helps pair fine cigars with wines. / DuCard Vineyards; 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan

Narmada Winery
June 21, 1p.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate Father’s Day with live music by Aubrey Driggers and free wine tasting for Dads all weekend. / Narmada; 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville

Fabbioli Cellars
June 20-21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. WoodFire Pizza food truck will be at Fabbioli’s to serve pizza while enjoying selections from the vineyard. Check the Facebook event page for more information. / Fabbioli Facebook; 15669 Limestone School Road, Leesburg

Miracle Valley Vineyard
June 21, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Chilled wine and light fare will be served along with blues singer Martha Capone. / Miracle Valley Vineyard; 3661 Double J Lane, Delaplane

North Gate Vineyard
June 21, noon-5 p.m. Two different varieties of raw Chesapeake Bay oysters will be served along with live music. / North Gate Vineyard; 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville



June 21, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A barbecue-style Father’s Day Brunch, $30 per person, while kids 12 years old and younger eat free.  / Carmello’s. 9108 Center St., Manassas

American Tap Room
June 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All-you-can-eat brunch buffet for $28 per person, including an omelet station and brisket bar. / American Tap Room; 3101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

June 21, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Paella Sunday offers unlimited gazpacho, salad, paella and dessert for $25 per person. Served all day. /Jaleo Crystal City; 2250-A Crystal Drive, Arlington

Tuscarora Mill
June 21, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will be a brunch spread plus shrimp cocktail, barbecued meats and crab cakes at $35 per person. / Tuscarora Mill; 203 Harrison Street, Leesburg

Mon Ami Gabi
June 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Father’s Day with a French breakfast as well as lunch offerings like steak frites and chicken paillard. / Mon Ami Gabi; 11950 Democracy Drive, Reston

Brx American Bistro
June 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Father’s Day brunch buffet served up for $26 with options like smoked salmon, lobster and an ice cream sundae bar. / Brx American Bistro; 1025 Seneca Road, Great Falls


Barbecue and Roasts

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Veramar Vineyard
June 21, noon-5 p.m. The grill will be open serving gourmet hot dogs, barbecue, live music starting at 1 p.m. and wine tastings all day. / Veramar; 905 Quarry Road, Berryville

Philip Carter Winery
June 20, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Hog Wild BBQ will be on site serving slow cooked pork with various sides and sauces. Tickets include two glasses of select PCW wine. Reservations required. / PCWinery; 4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
June 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Father’s Day Barbeque comes with choice of an entree, side, dessert and beverage for $30. Call for reservations 703-380-0011. / Mount Vernon Inn; 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon

Paradise Springs Winery
June 21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The cigar bar will be open; plus look for port-style wine along with the annual pig roast. Call the tasting room in advance for reservations at 703-830-9463. / Paradise Springs Winery; 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton



Laporta’s Restaurant
June 21, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (brunch), 4 p.m.-11 p.m. (dinner) Steak specials include a 12-ounce New York strip for $20, served all day. Live jazz and regular menu options will also be available. / Laporta’s Restaurant; 1600 Duke St., Alexandria

Not Your Average Joe’s
June 21, noon-9 p.m. A special Father’s Day menu will be served Sunday only. / Not Your Average Joe’s; 19307 Promenade Drive, Leesburg

Delia’s Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza
June 23, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. A special chef’s wine dinner will be served, created by chef Donnie Dennis with an emphasis on locally produced ingredients in season for summer and wine from Barboursville Vineyards. For more information call 703-329-0006. / Delia’s Brick Oven Pizza; 209 Swamp Fox Rd., Alexandria

Il Fornaio
June 21, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Il Fornaio will bring out a special menu featuring regional Italian fare for Father’s Day dinner. / Il Fornaio; 11990 Market St., Reston

Trummer’s On Main
June 21, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. A special three-course menu will be offered for $48 this Father’s Day. Call for reservations at 703-266-1623. / Trummer’s On Main; 7134 Main St., Clifton

Dogfish Head Alehouse
June 23, 7p.m.-9 p.m. A five-course menu will be paired with beers. Register online. / DFH Alehouse; 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax


All-Day Events

Taste of Reston Courtesy of Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest
June 20 & 21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Located in Bull Run Regional Park, the Summer BrewFest features seasonal brews from regional craft breweries. / Summer Brewfest; 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville

11th Annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival
Jun 21, 12 p.m.-7p.m. This year will feature headline artist Marcus Johnson on the Manassas Museum Lawn along with Virginia farm wineries and wine and craft vendors. /Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival; 9101 Prince William St., Manassas

Taste of Reston
June 19, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. and June 20, noon-11 p.m. Celebrate Dad with a weekend of food, drinks, music and carnival rides. / Taste of Reston; 11900 Market St., Reston

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