Franklin Wine Festival

The 14th annual Franklin Wine Festival is coming up on October 12 throughout the Factory at Franklin, and results thus far show a record-breaking year is in store for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

The event, hosted by Cool Springs Wines & Spirits and supported by Nissan, has grown over the years to include not only great wines and delicious food, but also artisan beers, an exceptional silent auction, live music on multiple stages, a fun photo booth, and the crowning of a King and Queen of the Vines to create an exceptional evening for the 2,000+ attendees.

This year’s wine list will be announced next week, but restaurants already confirmed include Sinema, Deacon’s New South, Granite City Brewery, Tempered Café and Chocolate, and many others.

Providing a fun musical environment for the evening, live musicians featured will be The Jim Fox Trio, The Sofia Goodman Group, Rick Armentrout, Douglas Allen, The Winnie Blues, Michael Biscotto, and David Seckman – musical offerings truly include something for everyone. A souvenir photo booth will also be available for attendees sponsored by Delta Dental of Tennessee.

The silent auction for the event offers mobile bidding, and weekly offerings have already begun at www.501auctions.com/FranklinWineFestival. This year’s catalog offers a diverse assortment of items from great wines and restaurant gift cards, to travel getaways and sporting event tickets. Bidders do not have to be present at the event to win.

The 2018 Royal Court is on track to break new records for fundraising with an intense competition for the crown. Final totals will be announced that evening, but one candidate has already surpassed the previous all-time high for individual fundraising on behalf of the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

This year’s Vintner’s Dinners for the festival are being held at Sperry’s Restaurant in Cool Springs on Sept. 27 featuring Papapietro Perry Winery, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse in Nashville on Oct. 4 featuring Whitehall Lane Winery.

All proceeds from the Franklin Wine Festival benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and allow the organization to offer mentoring programs to young people throughout Middle Tennessee.

Tickets and complete event information is available at www.FranklinWineFestival.com.

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