By: Rachel Pillow
The air is cool and crisp, leaves are crackling beneath your feet, the kids are still in a candy coma from Halloween… and wine is all around! It’s a little hard to imagine “cool, crisp air” when it’s still 85 degrees outside, but beautiful weather that’s begging to be enjoyed is right around the corner – and so is the 3rd annual Suwanee Wine Festival, set to take place November 7th, 2015 in Suwanee Town Center Park.
The event organizers behind the award-winning Suwanee Beer Fest and the inaugural Gwinnett Beer Fest are once again, stepping outside of the craft beer world, to bring you a premium wine event of equal caliber. But don’t worry – they are still demonstrating their craft beer love by bringing a college football/ Georgia beer tent to the festival again! Festival goers can expect another premium wine-tasting experience, as Beverage Superstore will hand-select a menu featuring over a hundred of the world’s top wines!
Festival attendees will sip and stroll around beautiful Suwanee Town Park while enjoying unlimited samples of delicious wines; specialty food items from The Fresh Market that pair perfectly with featured wines; live bluegrass music; artisanal products for sale from local vendors and artists; food for purchase from some of the area’s most popular restaurants, and more! The General Admission experience is $55 per person for unlimited wine & beer samples and festivities in the park from 1-5pm.
The VIP experience begins with early admission at noon, where VIP attendees can enjoy everything in General Admission plus access to a private dining & tasting tent. VIP tickets are very limited and at $110 per person include: higher-end exclusive wines to taste, sommelier insight during wine tastings, a gourmet food spread provided by The Fresh Market and a goody bag including a 2015 Suwanee Wine Fest shirt.
The event organizers are committed to providing the best wine-tasting experience around, while also giving back to the local community. A portion of proceeds will directly benefit Annandale Village: a Suwanee organization that provides care and life assistance to adults with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries, and enables them to maintain their independence in the least-restrictive environment possible. Earlier that morning, Annandale is hosting their 2nd annual 5K, “The Extra Mile” at Suwanee Town Center Park. Enjoy a morning workout and then treat yourself to unlimited samples of delicious wine!
Tickets for the 2015 Suwanee Wine Festival go on sale Friday, September 18th at noon at suwaneewinefest.com. Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase in advance, as this event may sell out early.