2nd Annual Wine Fest Brings Drink, Food and Fun to Town Center Park
BY: Angela Veugeler
With temperatures in the 60’s and the sun shining, October 4th turned out to be a beautiful day in Town Center Park for the Suwanee Wine Fest. With the turnout nearly doubling from the 1st year, festival goers enjoyed: cooking demonstrations and food samples from The Fresh Market, an assortment of over 150 worldwide wines to taste, grape stomping, browsing a wide variety of local art and vendor booths and live bluegrass music. New this year was a craft beer tent which included Georgia craft beers and a pour your own beer station from Draftserv. College football games were also being played in the tent, and many spent the majority of the afternoon testing out the Draftserv machine and keeping up with the scores.
Chateau Elan brought their tasting room to the park with an elaborate set up of wine barrels and a large menu of wines to sample, and Beverage Superstore featured sommeliers educating attendees about the wine. The wine selection was hand-selected by Beverage Superstore, and wines tasted at the festival are available for purchase at both Suwanee locations. A portion of the proceeds from this successful event benefited Annandale Village, a Suwanee nonprofit organization. To see more photos from the festival, see page 80 or visit Facebook.com/suwaneewinefest.