Mountain Run Winery

Culpeper Triathlon

Mountain Run Winery is proud to partner with VTSMTS for the 2020 Culpeper Triathlon. We are just two minutes from Mountain Run Lake Park and just five minutes from downtown Culpeper.

Saturday, August 1st, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm we will have live music by South Canal Street and Why Not Grill food grill for all your post-race relaxation and calorie-loading needs.

Sunday, August 2nd, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm If you are making a long weekend of it in Culpeper, come back by as we will have live music by Get Down Jack and The Bavarian Chef food truck will be serving delicious German inspired dishes.

Mountain Run Winery will be open Friday, July 31st, from 2:00 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 during and after the Saturday Triathlon 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/after the race? Mountain Run Winery is opening one of our fields across from the vineyard for camping both Friday (before the triathlon) and Saturday (after the triathlon). Camping is $20/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!

Mountain Run Winery will have a tent set up at Mountain Run Lake Park during and after the triathlon on Saturday, August 1st

South Canal Street will be playing from 5-8pm on Saturday, August 1st at the winery.

Get Down Jack will be playing from 4-7pm on Sunday, August 2nd at the winery.

Why Not Grill  will be at the winery from 4-8pm on Saturday, August 1st for all your post-race calorie needs. If you are hanging around the town for the weekend, The Bavarian Chef will be serving at the winery in the afternoon/evening of Sunday, August 2nd.