Mermaid Winery’s Virginia Beach location will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, March 15 at 4 p.m. Following the ribbon cutting, Mermaid Winery will serve guests exclusive tastings as well as offer complimentary tours of the winemaking facility.
Mermaid Winery established itself as Virginia’s first urban winery in 2012 when owner Jennifer Eichert opened her first location in Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood. After many years of success, Eichert decided to extend her winemaking journey to the beach.
“The energy in the Chic’s Beach area is amazing and has fueled the Mermaid Winery team with exceptional enthusiasm,” says Eichert. “We are excited to be part of the Shore Drive community and produce Virginia Beach-made wines.”
In addition to the winery’s hand-pressed bottles crafted from Virginia and California grapes, Mermaid Winery also serves 750 wines from around the world. Guests can witness Mermaid Winery’s winemaking process up close at the Virginia Beach wine bar.
The 8,084-square-foot winery located on Shore Drive also features a tasting room, event space and restaurant offering both indoor and outdoor dining areas.
Tickets to Thursday’s event may be purchased for $25 and include admission, a sparkling toast, light hors d’oeuvres and access to a cash bar. Due to the limited on-site parking, the winery will also offer a complimentary shuttle service from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. from the three overflow lots located at the Philip J. Geib Law Offices, Bayside Christian Church and Bayville at Joyce neighborhood.
Mermaid Winery’s coastal facility is located at 4401 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach. To purchase your tickets for the grand opening event, visit here.