An Evening with the Vintners

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Article Published: Apr. 19, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 19, 2012
An Evening with the Vintners

Banner Elk Winery vintner Dick Wolfe displays some of the fruits of his labors.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero

Banner Elk Winery & Villa will kick off its 2012 season with “An Evening With the Vintners,” a free wine tasting with wine descriptions by Banner Elk Winery & Villa’s vintners Jeff Walker and Dick Wolfe from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 26.

“An Evening with the Vintners” will include a tasting of six wines, history and future of winemaking in the High Country, introduction of 2012 Banner Elk Winery & Villa season events, a bonfire and tours of The Villa, a luxury bed and breakfast inn.

Tastings will include food pairings complimentary of Banner Elk’s Sushi Club. Wine by the glass will be available at half off during this event. The gift shop will be open and bottles of wine will be available for purchase.

“We are excited at Banner Elk Winery & Villa to host this event for the community and looking forward to civic involvement in the coming year,” property manager Valerie Cogdil said.

Reservations are not required, but encouraged, as seating is limited. For reservations or more information, call (828) 260-1790 or email (

2012 summer events at Banner Elk Winery & Villa include:

Live music at the winery every Sunday at 2 p.m. June 3 to Sept. 2.
Movie Night Under the Stars, Fridays June 15, July 20, and Aug. 17.
Farm to Table Dining Fridays June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 and Aug. 31.

For more information, call (828) 260-1790, visit or stop in for a tasting Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. at 60 Deer Run Lane in Banner Elk.

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