Tourism leaders announce inaugural UC Wine Festival

UC Wine FestivalCOOKEVILLE – A first-of-its-kind-event for the region will put Upper Cumberland wineries on display this April.

The Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, along with Upper Cumberland Wine Trail member wineries and historic Granville, announced this week the inaugural Upper Cumberland Wine Festival. The event, set to take place from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, will feature tastings, live jazz and blues music performed by Lynn Beal Trio, food, and festivities centered around the gazebo and surrounding grounds of Granville.

The Upper Cumberland Wine Trail includes eight wineries: Cellar 53 in Brush Creek, DelMonaco Winery in Baxter, Highland Manor in Jamestown, Holly Ridge in Livingston, Northfield Vineyards in Sparta, Red Barn Winery in Lafayette, and Stonehaus and Chestnut Hill in Crossville. Tickets for the festival are $20 onsite and $15 in advance; tickets will go on sale in March and will be available at each of the wineries and Granville Sutton General Store.

The festival will coincide with the launch of Granville’s 2016 summer season, which includes Granville’s fourth Genealogy Festival, and special exhibits at the Sutton Homestead and Granville Museum highlighting the challenges of rural life in the 1930s.

Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through Granville to visit the antique car show, homestead, museum, old time craftsmen in Pioneer Village, craft booths, gift and antiques stores. Sutton General Store will serve dinner at 5 p.m., and the 8th anniversary of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour begins at 6 p.m.

Admission to the Upper Cumberland Wine Festival includes wine tastings at each of the winery booths and a complimentary souvenir wine glass. All guests must be at least 21 years of age. Wine will also be available for purchase. Photo ID is required for entry – no exceptions. Tickets are non-refundable. Event will take place rain or shine. No coolers or outside food/drinks allowed.

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