24 Jul

Finally, a wine festival for the Roanoke Valley!


Experience the most anticipated wine festival around on Saturday, August 29!  For years, Roanokers have been asking to bring an annual wine festival back to town, so save the date!  It’s time for the 1st annual Blue Ridge Wine Festival!  This year’s festival will host 10 wineries with over 75 different wine varieties.  Festival guests can enjoy the company of friends and family while sampling premier Virginia wines, listening to 2 great bands, and perusing the offerings of food trucks and local vendors.  Festival will also include a fundraiser for the American Heart Assocation. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate and include a complimentary wine glass (while supplies last), as well as a complimentary wine tasting at all winery booths.  Saturday, August 29, 12pm-6pm.


Wineries:  AmRhein Wine Cellars, Chateau Morrisette, Beliveau Estate, Blue Ridge Vineyards, Fincastle Winery, Brooks Mill Winery, West Wind Farm Vineyards and Winery, Virginia Mountain Vineyards, Stanburn Winery, White Rock Vineyards

Breweries:  Soaring Ridge, Devil’s Backbone

Vendors:  Cigar Volante

Bands:  Stone Canyon from 12pm-2:45pm, Groova Scape from 3:15pm-6pm

Fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

13 Jul

How to see more posts from AmRhein’s on Facebook…


If you are on Facebook regularly, then you probably have many friends, are following a few famous people, and have liked many business pages.  It’s a great way to keep up with what your friends are up to, what celebrities are posting, and what businesses are having sales and offering select promotions to their Facebook “fans”.   You might even be following AmRhein Wine Cellars, AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry, and AmRhein’s Brides and Formals.

If all of the above applies to you, then you may have noticed something else.  You might not be seeing all the posts from everyone you follow.  Facebook has their own algorithm for what you see and what you don’t see.  It’s basically all based on what posts you like and comment on the most.  But what if there’s content you want to see, but you don’t like or comment on that page often?  That’s possible, right?  Of course.  There are many pages we personally follow and want to see what they are up to, but don’t interact often with that page.  Until now, you’d be out of luck when it comes to seeing them in your news feed on a regular basis. Until the release of Facebook’s newest option “See First”.

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This feature can be used on all types of pages.  Even on your friend’s profiles. And it’s pretty easy to get to.  First, go to a page you follow.  Make sure it’s one you are really interested in and want to see all of their content.  Click on the “Liked” button.  A dropdown menu will appear.  Chances are the “Default” option for seeing posts is checked.  Right above the default option, you’ll see “See First”. Click on this option.  Viola!  That page’s posts will appear at the top of your news feed.

It should be noted that this is how to access the “See First” option from Facebook on your desktop or laptop computer.  If you only access Facebook from mobile, there are different instructions for iPhone users.  You’ll access that feature from your News Feed preferences. If you are on Android, you’ll have to use the desktop/laptop option in order to see the changes in your news feed on your mobile device.  Facebook says they plan on releasing this option for Android in the near future.

So go on, dear fans, and add us to the top of your News Feed!  We’d really appreciate it!


09 Jul

It’s time for fun in the sun with our annual Summer Beach Bash!


It’s time for fun in the sun with our annual Summer Beach Bash and Cornhole Tournament!  Saturday, August 15, 4pm-9pm.  Celebrate Summer with music, food, wine, and fun at AmRhein Wine Cellars!   Admission includes a complimentary wine glass and one complimentary wine tasting.

Music by Stone Canyon.  No coolers/outside alcohol allowed.  Picnic baskets are permitted. Food available for purchase.

Participants in the Cornhole Tournament can email us at info@amrheins.com to register their teams.  There is a $5 entry fee per team that will be collected on the day of the event during set up for the tournament.  100% payout to the winners!

Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.  Click the link below to purchase tickets online. If purchasing tickets online, please print out your receipt as your ticket.  Paper tickets will also be available for purchase at both jewelry stores and the winery starting August 1, 2015.


03 Jul

Closed for Independence Day


AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry and AmRhein’s Brides and Formals will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 10am.

AmRhein Wine Cellars will be open on July 4th!  Need something to do during the day, before it’s time for fireworks?  Come on up and have a nice glass of wine while listening to the awesome music of Marie Anderson!

Happy 4th of July from AmRhein’s!  Be safe and have a great weekend!