Eclipse Party at The Vineyard

There are many places in the area where you may view the 2017 Solar Eclipse, but none better than the Eclipse Party at The Vineyard at 37 High Holly, Monday, August 21, from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M.  Vineyard owner Jim Vance and Chef Tim Lundy, owner of Rosewood Gourmet, have joined forces to create a once in a lifetime event to be remembered for years to come.

“It appears that our vineyard is one of the best places in the country to experience the total solar eclipse,” Vance says. “We wanted to share our vineyard with a small group of guests to witness the two-and-a-half minute-long solar eclipse.” 

The Vineyard is partnering with Rosewood Market to create an afternoon of fun, food, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Scott Duresky, the special events coordinator for the Charlottesville Astronomical Society, will be their special guest.  He’ll be speaking about the eclipse and will be available to answer any questions.

Lundy, owner of Rosewood Gourmet in Highlands is event coordinator and will be providing a whimsical menu based on Spanish food.  They will be serving Spanish Tapas, or small plates, of regional Spanish cuisines paired with Spanish wines.

When asked how the idea of the Eclipse Party came to be, Chef Lundy explained that the event was designed to have a multi-faceted impact.  Vance and Lundy wanted to bring awareness to the beautiful vineyard and event venue.  They also wanted to commemorate this incredible scientific moment with a food and wine culinary component accessible to the public.

It’s forecast that 10,000-25,000 tourists will be gracing Highlands the preceding weekend through the Solar Eclipse 2017.  Organizers feel it is a way to showcase a small bit of Highlanders’ mountain-event lives to the world, through the Vineyard’s stunning landscapes, unique culinary design, tasty accessible wines, and themed entertainment.

“We are all connected in this world by six degrees of separation and what better way to create new bonds, breaking bread together, centered around this wow-moment in time,” said Chef Lundy. 

The Vineyard at 37 High Holly’s 5,400 square foot open-air pavilion is its main event setting and is handicap accessible.  Tickets are $75 per person and advance reservations are mandatory.  Valet parking will be available.  For more information and reservations, email or call (828) 526-0383.