Mountain Run Winery

Culpeper Triathlon

Mountain Run Winery is proud to partner with VTSMTS for the 2018 Culpeper Triathlon. We are just two minutes from Mountain Run Lake Park and just five minutes from downtown Culpeper. Our signature Meritage wine will be featured as prizes for the top race and age group participants.

Saturday, August 4th, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm we will have live music by Mandorla and Why Not Grill food grill for all your relaxation and calorie-loading needs.

Mountain Run Winery will be open Friday, August 3rd, from 4:00 pm to sunset and Saturday and Sunday from noon to sunset during the race weekend.  We also will have a tent set up at Mountain Run Lake Park where you can purchase our special race weekend edition wines. We will be doing free wine tastings for all Culpeper race weekend participants at the winery and will have a discounts available on our wines, to include our signature Meritage, for race weekend participants.

Interested in camping before the race? Mountain Run Winery is opening one of our fields across from the vineyard for camping both Friday (before the Gran Fondo) and Saturday (before the triathlon). Camping is $25/tent and we have restrooms, but no showers, on site. If you are interested in camping out please email to make a reservation.


MRL triathlon 2005

David (right) and his triathlon mentor George (left) at the Culpeper triathlon in 2005

Why the link between the winery and triathlon? Back in 2005 our owner, David Foster, visited Culpeper for the first time to race in the Culpeper triathlon held at Mountain Run Lake Park (pictured here with his good friend George). This was his first triathlon, and having been struck by the beautiful scenery and the thrill of racing, he returned every year to participate in the triathlon. Triathlon grew into an important part of his life and helped keep him happy and physically fit throughout graduate school and then in preparing for a deployment to Iraq.

As usual, David will be racing alongside you in the triathlon this year 🙂




Looking for a unique race souvenir? How often have you seen a winery produce a special wine for a triathlon? We are proud to offer a special Culpeper race weekend edition of our Meritage wine featuring the triathletes racing along the shore of Mountain Run Lake. Our Meritage is a perfectly balanced blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc and this special-edition bottle makes a great gift for the triathlete in your life!

Top race and group participants will receive a special label bottle of our award winning Meritage wine

Mandorla will be playing from 5-8pm on Saturday, August 4th at the winery.

Need to fuel up the night before the race? Why Not Grill  will be at the winery from 4-8pm on Saturday, August 4th