Ways to Celebrate Virginia Wine Month at Arcadia Run

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October is such a fun month, with fall in full swing and Halloween just around the corner. However, it is also Virginia Wine Month! Virginia has many vineyards and produces some of the best wine in the country not far from our historic city of Manassas. Check out some ideas below for how to celebrate Virginia Wine Month here at Arcadia Run!

Wine Wednesday at Arcadia Run

Don’t have time to drive to different wineries in Virginia? No worries! We host Wine Wednesday’s at our beautiful clubhouse right here at Arcadia Run every other week. Sample different wines from around the region, brush up on your wine knowledge, and get to know your fellow neighbors! Even better news: Wine Wednesday is this week! Grab a friend and head to the clubhouse from 6pm-8pm and start celebrating Virginia Wine Month.

Host Your Own Wine Night

One of the best ways to celebrate Virginia Wine Month is to host your own wine night! Our spacious apartments are perfect for gatherings with friends and family. Invite a few of your friends over and have everyone bring a different bottle of local Virginia wine. This way, you’ll be able to sample a variety of Virginia wines and even some that you might not have picked out yourself!

Friends at the Fire Pit

These cool autumn nights are perfect to spend at the fire pits at Arcadia Run. Cozy up with a blanket and a bottle of wine in front of the fire to celebrate Virginia Wine Month. Chat with people around the fire, and maybe even get recommendations about different types of wine to try.


If you’re looking to get out and experience Virginia Wine Month, there are plenty of events and activities going on around the area! Check out the official Virginia Wine Month list of events and see which ones pique your interest. Many wineries are offering specials when you purchase wine, food specials, and even live music! Make sure to tag any pictures using #OctVAWineMonth to get featured by Virginia Wine!

For more information about our wonderful apartment homes and amenities at Arcadia Run, visit us online.

Source: https://www.virginiawine.org/october-wine-month

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Summer at Arcadia Run

There’s nothing quite like the warm, sunny, endless days of summer. We’re hoping that you make this the best one yet during our summer of fun at Arcadia Run! We offer gorgeous apartment homes with amazing amenities right here in Manassas, Virginia, so you don’t have to look far for summer fun! From the shimmering waters of our pool to our state-of-the-art fitness center, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here at Arcadia Run. Check out a few of our ideas for getting the most out of you summer!

Marco, Polo

What’s that you hear? That’s the sound of our resort-style swimming pool calling to you! If you have kids, load them up with sunscreen and snacks and head out for a fun day at the pool. Get them splashing away in the pool while you relax on one of our comfortable lounge seats. Our pool is also the perfect place to spend a Saturday with friends!

Get in Summer Shape

Getting in shape and working on your fitness has never been easier when you live at Arcadia Run! Our state of the art fitness center features both a cardio room and weight room perfect for a quick workout or a more intense training session. We have also partnered with Power for Life fitness to offer different classes and training right here at our gym!

Wine Wednesday’s

Grab a couple of friends or plan a fun date night and join us for one of our Wine Wednesday’s! We offer a fun, relaxing night at our clubhouse for residents twice a month that features different wines and the chance to meet your neighbors. If you aren’t a wine connoisseur, no problem! Brush up on some of the wine basics with one of our recent blogs on what you should know about wine.

Host a Party

Summer is the perfect time to host friends or family for a get together at your Arcadia Run apartment home! Open the door to your balcony or patio and enjoy a warm summer evening with some delicious food and great company. Hosting a family game night or having another couple over for dinner is a great way to pass a summer’s night. Our open floor plans and over-sized kitchens ensure that there will be enough room for everyone!

Night at the Fire Pit

While the summer days may be warm, the nights can be cool! Join us for a relaxing night around our fire pit, which provides a warm, welcoming outdoor space for our residents at Arcadia Run! Have a date night underneath the stars, or strike up a conversation with your neighbors.

For more information about our apartment homes and all the great amenities at Arcadia Run, visit our website!

Wine Wednesday Prep: Brush Up On Your Knowledge

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day and opening your favorite bottle of wine. Whether you’re relaxing and catching up on your favorite TV show, or having a dinner party with friends, a bottle of wine can brighten up your evening! At Arcadia Run, we are happy to offer Wine Wednesday’s twice a month for residents at our beautiful clubhouse! Bring a friend, significant other, or just yourself and meet your neighbors while enjoying different types of wine. If you’re new to the wine scene and interested in learning more, here are some wine facts and tips before you go:

Red and White

Lets start at the beginning. Most people develop a preference for red wine or white wine over time. The good news is there’s no wrong choice! White wine is made from white grapes, and can range from sweet to dry. Popular types of white wine include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling.

Red wine is made from red grapes, and tends to be more robust in flavor than white wine due to the different technique used to make it. Popular types of red wine include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Malbec.

World of Wine

When one thinks of quality wine, places such as France, Italy, and Australia usually come to mind first. These countries have been making wine for a very long time, and produce some of the best wine in the world. However, great wine can be found right here in the United States! California, Oregon, and even Virginia are known for their delicious wines. Check out where some local Virginia wineries are by visiting https://www.virginiawine.org/.


One of the best ways to sample different wines and figure out what you like is by attending a wine tasting! Wine tastings allow you to sample small pours of different wines, with a professional providing you descriptions of each wine. Get the most out of your wine tasting by drinking lots of water and snacking on some bread and cheese so you can fully enjoy the wine without mixing wine flavors or needing a nap!

Price Point

While it’s nice to save a fancy bottle of wine for a special occasion, drinking good wine doesn’t have to break the bank! The average cost for a bottle of wine will run you only $10-$12, making wine affordable for the casual wine drinker. The experts at Food and Wine put together a list of 150 different wines you can buy for $15 or less! Don’t let people convince you that you need to spend large amounts of money in order to enjoy decent wine.

With all this in mind, mark your calendar for the next Wine Wednesday at Arcadia Run! For more information about Arcadia Run and all of the great amenities, features, and events our community has to offer, visit http://staging.arcadiarun.com/.

Source: http://www.winegeeks.com/articles/18