Mount Vernon Wine Festival and Sunset Tour, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6, 7 and 8, 6 to 9 p.m. (sold out on Oct. 7).
I bet you haven’t spent enough time checking out Mount Vernon after all these years, have you? Should the perfect weather we’ve been having this month extend to this weekend, what could be a more romantic and educational experience, combined, than lounging on the broad lawns of Mount Vernon with spectacular views of the Potomac whilst sipping the best offerings from 16 Virginia wineries and absorbing the mellow sounds of Bruce Ewan and the Solid Senders? Candlelit mansion tours include the rarely-seen cellar and appearances by George Washington, himself (not the imposer who races between innings at the Nationals games). $25 per person includes fruit and cheese boxes. Order through ticketmaster.com.