Looking for something fun to do this weekend? If so, you might want to consider checking out the Vinton Wine & Food Festival this Saturday on the lawn of the Vinton War Memorial.
The festival, which benefits the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. You may purchase a basic ticket or a ticket that includes a wine glass and tastings from these participating wineries: Fincastle Vineyard & Winery; Rebec Vineyards, Inc.; Savoy Lee Winery; Brooks Mill Winery; Sans Soucy Vineyard; The Homeplace Vineyard; Peaks of Otter Winery; West Wind Vineyard & Winery; Hickory Hill Vineyards; White Rock Vineyards & Winery; Rural Retreat Winery & Vineyards; and Attimo Winery.
Food will be dished out by Teaberry’s; Buffalo Wild Wings; Sweet Keister’s; and Bruno’s Gastro Truck. Other beverage vendors include Foggy Ridge Cider, and there will be a Miller Lite Beer Garden and a bunch of vendors selling gifts and products (the vendors bazaar inside the War Memorial is free and open to the public).
Tickets are: In advance, $5 per person, $15 per person including wine tasting; at the door, $10 per person, $20 per person including wine tasting. There may also be some tables on the lawn still available for $200, which includes wine taster tickets, glasses, and seating for eight.
There also may still be VIP tables open for $300 – those seat eight, are under a tent and include wine and catering by Teaberry’s. The menu includes shrimp shooters, beef empanadas, Greek salad with pita bread, fruit skewers, caprese salad, Southwest turkey and Angus sirloin sliders, and crab cake sliders.
Entertainment will be provided by The Materia Project, which plays “original pop-rock-soul kind of stuff, and some jam elements, kinda funky” according to my colleague, music reporter Tad Dickens.
For more information or to order tickets visit vintonwinefestival.com/index.htm or call the Chamber office at 540-343-1364.