Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More Than a Dozen Area Wineries to Participate in Lake Norman Wine and Food Festival

Less than a month after sharing an initial sneak preview of
participating wineries, the number of vintners scheduled to provide
tastings at the Lake Norman Wine and Food Festival has more than
doubled. During the June 5-6, 2010 festival at Kenton Place in
Cornelius, NC, attendees will have an opportunity to experience the
selection and diversity of North Carolina wineries while benefiting
local charitable organizations.

"From Chardonnay to Viognier, the Festival has a little something for
everyone and will include a variety of sweet, semi-sweet, dry and
desert wines. Many of the participating wineries produce only a
limited number of barrels and cater to select area restaurants and
shops. The festival will offer many attendees a glimpse of local wines
that are not widely available," stated Acting Executive Director, V.
Tom Gardner.

To date, commitments have been received from Allison Oaks Vineyards,
Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery, Brushy Mountain Winery,
Daveste Vineyards, Dobbins Creek Vineyards, Old Stone Vineyard and
Winery, Raintree Cellars Winery, Round Peak Vineyards, Shadow Springs
Vineyard, Shelton Vineyards, Southern Charm Winery, Stony Mountain
Vineyards and Uwharrie Vineyards.

In addition to wine tastings, the Lake Norman Wine and Food Festival
will feature area restaurants and vendors. The event will include a
number of distinct areas including: the Fogle Insurance Group Wine
Tent, wine tastings from local wineries; the Restaurant Galley, small
dishes from local restaurants; as well as a Merchants area, regional
vendors and boutique offerings.

The Lake Norman Wine and Food Festival was founded to benefit local
charities in need and has filed for its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
The festival will be donating proceeds to Angels and Sparrows, Hope
House and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.

Prospective attendees, as well as vendors, restaurants, and sponsors
can get up-to-the-minute information by