Virtual Harvest Party Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes closed. 

It’s October and that means it’s Virginia Wine Month! Celebrate with us and you could win a Virtual Harvest Party Tasting. Savor the flavors of our region during a guided tasting for you and your friends with a local expert, with tasty pairings included. 




This sweepstakes is sponsored by Ringwood Boyd Marketing on behalf of the Virginia Wine Board, 600 E. Main Street, Suite 308 Richmond, Virginia 23219,  (the "Sponsor").

How to Enter!


1. Preliminary Information and Sweepstakes Period: The Virtual Harvest Party Sweepstakes is open for entries starting October 1, 2020, when announced on social media, and ending at 11:59 p.m. Eastern standard time on October 31, 2020. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Ringwood Boyd Marketing (Sponsor), 600 E. Main Street, Suite 308 Richmond, Virginia 23219.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant agrees to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules and decision of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding. Contestant represents and warrants that they meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, Contestant agrees to accept the decisions of Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Sweepstakes.

3. Eligibility: Contestant may enter to win if they are a legal resident of the U.S. and age 21 or older at the time of entry. Contestant grants Sponsor permission to utilize their likeness. Contestant grants Sponsor permission to display, broadcast and/or share submission for promotional purposes of this Sweepstakes or future Sweepstakes. Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the households of Virginia Wine or wineries in the state of Virginia, their parent companies, subsidiaries, agencies and anyone connected with the production and distribution of this Sweepstakes may submit an entry for use by Sponsor solely to promote the Sweepstakes, but are not eligible to win or be awarded a prize.

Entries that are incomplete or that contain errors, copyrighted images or inappropriate/derogatory/defamatory images or language, guns/firearms, nudity, violence or profanity will be automatically disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, altered or destroyed entries. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and/or the number of contestants participating in the contest. If Contestant uses fraudulent methods or otherwise attempts to circumvent the rules, the submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Sponsor. The Contestant may be asked to provide all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the submission.

All entries become the property of Sponsor. Proof of sending will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to edit or summarize the submission or any written description or picture prior to posting to Sponsor’s website and/or social media channels.

4. Prize: One grand prize winner (“Winner”) will receive a Virtual Harvest Party Tasting. This prize includes a tasting led by a local expert and will take place on a virtual platform such as Zoom. There will be no in-person tasting. The tasting can include up to ten virtual participants aged 21+ as determined by the Winner.  Winner will receive a gift card from a local retailer for purchase of pairings. Winner will conduct their own pairing purchase utilizing the awarded gift card. Winner will be selected and will receive prize mailed or emailed to the address they provide. Winner and participants must have a computer, smartphone or tablet with high-speed internet access in order to accept Prize and participate in the Virtual Harvest Party Tasting. Any applicable Federal, State or Local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not expressly included as part of the prize. Any technological, data or internet/web related costs in order to redeem prize are responsibility of Winner. Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize or any component thereof is not available. 

5. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. The winner and runners-up will be notified by direct message on Instagram or Facebook, by November 20, 2020. Sponsor shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk email, or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within three (3) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited, and an alternate Winner selected. If after three (3) attempts, the Sponsor has not qualified a winner, the Sponsor has the option to NOT award the prize.

Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any violation of these official rules by winner (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) will result in Winner’s disqualification, and all privileges as Winner will be immediately terminated. 

6. Rights Granted by Contestant: By entering this Sweepstakes, Contestant understands and agrees that Sponsor, anyone acting on behalf of Sponsor, and Sponsor’s licensees, successors, and assignees, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, Contestant’s entry, name, portrait, picture, likeness, image, statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this Sweepstakes, Contestant represents and warrants that entry is an original work of authorship and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights or right of publicity. If entry infringes upon the right of any third party including, without limitation, any intellectual property right or right of publicity, Contestant will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If the content of the entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights or right of publicity of any third party, Contestant shall, at his or her sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. Contestant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense (including attorneys’ fees), which Sponsor may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

7. Terms & Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsor may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void entries for any reason. Any attempt by a Contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

LIMIT ON ENTRIES: Please respect the following limit or your Entry may be disqualified: one (1) Entry per person per social media account during the Entry Period. Each “day” starts at 12:00:01 AM ET and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on each calendar day during the Entry Period. If more than one (1) Entry is received from the same person or e-mail address only the first Entry received will be considered valid.

8. Limitation of Liability: By entering, Contestant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such Contestant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any Prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion or Prize; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

9. Disputes: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States of America, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, Contestant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall Contestant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, or costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes. Contestant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes.