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Overmountain Vineyards, Bright’s Creek team up for wine dinner

Published 5:58pm Monday, January 13, 2014

Overmountain Vineyards has teamed up with Bright’s Creek to showcase some of its wines on Friday, Jan. 17 for a wine tasting dinner prepared by Chef Brian Kerr and Tom Dinsmore.

Winemaker Frank Lilly will educate guests on the long history of grapes in Polk County and the reasons why the Tryon Foothills of Polk County is on the viticultural upswing with four operational wineries and more opening soon.

The evening’s festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with tastings of Overmountain’s Viogner, which is an elegant white wine that’s made in stainless steel and has aromas of pineapple and citrus fruits.

The cult favorite Revolutionary Red, a 100 percent Merlot wine, has beautiful aromas of dark plum laced with vanilla and soft smoky oak. A new, soon to be released Premium Field Blend Red, which is Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab Franc will also be unveiled for the first time during the tasting.

Following the tasting, guests will be served a meal that has been specially prepared to complement both of the wines. Entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by Benjamin Smith of Carolina Cello.

This is an RSVP event with limited seating and guests are asked to please reserve by Wednesday, Jan. 15 by calling Bright’s Creek at 828-694-4500 or 828-694-4531. Bright’s Creek is located 2222 Palmer Rd., Mill Spring.

– article submitted by Mindy Weiner

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