Canines Uncorked is August 11

Canines Uncorked is a fun-filled event at Ashton Creek Vineyard on August 11 from 1 - 5 PM with wine, food, live music featuring The Melbays, Don’t Blame Us, The Guilty Parties, raffles, and plenty of adorable dogs looking for homes.


This event will help CARE raise funds to save homeless dogs from dying in animal shelters and to find them loving, permanent homes.

The Details 

The Basics 

When: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM

Where: Ashton Creek Vineyard
14501 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, Virginia 23831

What: Adorable dogs available for adoption, live music, plus wine and food, What could be better? There will be merchandise for sale and raffle tickets may be purchased for many great items. This is not a ticketed event.

Food and Drink 

Food and an amazing selection of wine is available for purchase from Ashton Creek Vineyard. Grab a glass, bottle or even a growler of wine.


We are very excited to have live music courtesy of The MelBays. Often described as "road trip music", The MelBays perform a variety of songs by artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Shelby Lynne, Arlo Guthrie, Nancy Sinatra, Steely Dan. John Prine, Neil Young, Jim Croce, Van Morrison, The Beatles, Glen Campbell, Nick Lowe, Buck Owens, and more.

We will also have music from Don’t Blame Us and The Guilty Parties.

Our Sponsors

We rely on our generous sponsors to make this event a success. Our sincerest thanks to these fine companies: 

Supporting Sponsor

Ashton Creek Vineyard

Barrel of Fun level

Randolph's on the River

Savoy Properties

Village Bank

Case of Joy level

Advance Techniques

J.O. Herbert Company

Toby Town RVA

Bottle of love level

Animal Eye Care of Richmond

Kreggers Tap and Table

Pet Pleasers

River Birch Gifts
Southern Plumbing and Backhoe

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Download our sponsorship packet and return to us no later than July 18, 2019. 

Raffle and Prizes

You can purchase raffle tickets and win big at Canines Uncorked. Stay tuned for a list of the amazing items we will have in the raffle.

We will also have a wine pull. This fun activity gives each participant the opportunity to take home an amazing Ashton Creek bottled wine or one of many wine-related gifts at Canines Uncorked.  A person buys a numbered token and wins the corresponding bottle of wine, and then pulls off the wrapping to see what kind of bottle they won. You have the chance to win a bottle of wine valued up to $36, but each participant purchases a bottle for a fixed amount (i.e. $20).

In order to make the wine pull successful, your help is needed. We need bottles of wine! For only $25, past adopters and CARE supporters may sponsor a bottle of wine in honor of, or in memory of, your adopted dog. Learn how to participate

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Can't attend?

Please consider donating to support our mission. Capital Area Rescue Effort, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) rescue raising funds to support our sanctuary dogs and offset veterinary expenses. Donations are accepted via PayPal, at our adoption stands, or mailed to us at P.O. Box 575, Sandston, Virginia 23150.


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