franklin wine festival

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee announces the 15th annual Franklin Wine Festival to be held on October 25, 2019, from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. at the Factory in Franklin.

The Franklin Wine Festival, presented by Cool Springs Wines & Spirits, and supported by Nissan, offers a truly exceptional wine tasting of more than 300 world-class vintages paired with offerings from 30 top local restaurants creating a one-of-a-kind evening.

“The Franklin Wine Festival is a truly ‘Grand’ experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs alike. This regionally recognized event pairs extensive offerings by Nashville’s finest chefs with selected wines from around the world.  Nowhere else will you have the opportunity to sample so many prestigious wines and culinary favorites while enjoying the best entertainment anywhere,” says Melissa Hudson-Gant, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

In addition to amazing wines and incredible food, guests will enjoy live entertainment, the Bubble Lounge, Whiskey Lounge, and Biergarten, plus a silent auction and fundraising competition – King and Queen of the Vines. The Bubble Lounge is an exclusive area of the festival to experience a relaxing, lounge vibe while tasting champagne, prosecco, and sparkling wines.The Whiskey Lounge, hosted by Messer Construction, will be located in the Jamison Theater which will be transformed into an old-world saloon with rustic wood, whiskey barrels, barn wood bar tops where guests will enjoy a wide variety of exclusive tastings from the top distributors for Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch. Fine cigars will also be available for purchase to enjoy on the patio. Lastly, the Biergarten will feature a variety of beers from local, regional and nationally renowned beer makers.

Country artist Erin Kinsey will be the 2019 Franklin Wine Festival headliner with The Winnie Blues as special guests.

General admission tickets for this popular charity event are on sale now at www.FranklinWineFestival.com for $89.00. The VIP Experience is $145.00, and a Designated Driver ticket is $35.00. VIP’s will walk the red carpet with sponsors as well as have early access to the event, silent auction and MAFIAoZA’s Franklin After Party.

Event sponsors include: Cool Springs Wine & Spirits, Nissan, Delta Dental, Western Express, Kroger, First Tennessee Bank, Publix, Jackson National, HCA/Tristar Health, TruStar Marketing, Printers Press, StorePlace Self-Storage, Messer Construction and Draper James.

Hilton Green Hills and Hilton Cool Springs will offer special room rates for attendees. Tiff’s Treats will provide gourmet gift boxes to all VIP attendees as well as gourmet cookies throughout the event and NashRides will provide 10% off transportation for guests that use the code: FWF10.

All restaurants, volunteers and sponsorship inquiries for the Franklin Wine Festival should please contact Helen Demestihas at helen.demestihas@mentorakid.org

All proceeds from the Franklin Wine Festival benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and allow the organization to offer mentoring programs to young people throughout Middle Tennessee. To date, the annual event has raised over $2 Million for the charity.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. We operate using the core belief that young people have the potential to change the world, and together, we are Defenders of Potential. We seek to empower those we serve by igniting possibilities that transform lives and enhance the community for years to come.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves youth all across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson county as well as Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner, and Wilson counties. Get involved today by visiting www.mentorakid.org or calling (615) 329-9191.

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