UC Wine Festival returns for second year

GRANVILLE – It’s back.

The Upper Cumberland Wine Festival, a showcase of regional vineyards and their wares, will return for a second year, Saturday, April 8, at the Pioneer Village in downtown Granville.

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The event, scheduled from noon-5 p.m. is hosted by the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail in collaboration with historic Granville.

Following an overwhelming response to last year’s first event, all eight Upper Cumberland wineries will return, including DelMonaco, Stonehaus, Highland Manor, Holly Ridge, Red Barn, Northfield Vineyards, Cellar 53, and Chestnut Hill.

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Visitors will spend the day tasting local wines, enjoying different flavors of food, listening to live jazz and blues music performed by Lynn Beal Trio, and shopping. The festival will also feature an assortment of arts and crafts vendors selling their wares. More than 100 volunteers will help run the event.

The festival will also coincide with the launch of Granville’s 2017 summer season, “Remembering the 1940s: A Decade of Change,” which includes special exhibits at the Granville Museum and Sutton Homestead. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to stroll through Granville’s 5th annual Genealogy Festival. The Sutton General Store will be open for dinners beginning at 5 p.m. (reservations required), and the ninth anniversary of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour starts at 6 p.m. featuring John Tomlin & Company. For reservations, call (931) 653-4151.

Pre-sale tickets are $20, or $10 for designated drivers, and are available at participating wineries, Sutton General Store and online at uppercumberlandwinetrail.com. Price increases to $25 the day of at the festival gate. This year’s ticket includes a 10 percent off coupon for purchases at Sutton General Store, Granville Gifts, and Granville Antiques & Gifts. The Upper Cumberland Wine Festival is a family friendly event; visit the website  for further ticket details


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