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4th Annual Southwest Virginia Wine Festival


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Contact: Anne-Lewis Vowell

Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway

276.492.2423 | sales@myswva.org

4th Annual Southwest Virginia Wine Festival

Featuring the best of the region’s wines, cider, mead and craft beer at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway.

ABINGDON, VA –One of Southwest Virginia’s most distinctive assets is its wines, cider, mead and craft beer.  The Fourth Annual Southwest Virginia Wine Festival is the perfect way to not only experience these assets, but also learn the stories and meet the makers behind the wines.

The SWVA Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 1p.m. to 5p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 per person the day of the event and may be purchased online at swvawinefestival.com or at Heartwood.

“Last year’s event was a great success. We had a great turnout that day to taste the wines of eight of our best wineries,” said Todd Christensen, Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation. “And now going into our fourth year, we have craft breweries planning to attend. This event is very exciting for us because it’s a way to not only showcase, but educate people about the great natural and creative resources we have here in Southwest Virginia.”

The 19-county, four-city region produces an extensive range of award-winning wines, as well as cider and mead, all of which will be poured by participating Artisan Trail members − Abingdon Vineyard and Winery, Davis Valley Winery & Vineyard, Foggy Ridge Cider, MountainRose Vineyards, Rural Retreat Winery & Vineyard, Stanburn Winery, Vincent’s Vineyard, and West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery − during the event. There will also be tastings from area breweries – Damascus Brewery, and Old Glade Brewery.  Light hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir wine glass are also included in the ticket price.

Online ticketing and more information about the June 13th Southwest Virginia Wine Festival can be found online at swvawinefestival.com or by calling (276) 492-2400. Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway is located at Exit 14 on I-81 in Abingdon, VA, for more information visit them online at heartwoodvirginia.org and at facebook.com/HeartwoodVirginia. This event is sponsored by Clinch Valley Printing, FM94, ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Trail, The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming, and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation.

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