FENCE Wine &Art Festival Sunday

Published 12:37 pm Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tryon and the Foothills have long been known for a rich artistic tradition, as well as for their many active vineyards during the early part of the twentieth century. Now, the areas viticulture has been renewed, and the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center invites everyone to celebrate these two legacies Sunday, Oct. 10 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Derbyshire in Tryon.

The FENCE Wine & Art Festival offers an afternoon of wine tastings and exhibits of fine art in the elegant surroundings of Derbyshire, a planned community in the tradition of the English countryside.

Proceeds from this event benefit FENCEs community service in nature education and outdoor recreation.

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Thirteen regional wineries will be participating in Sundays wine tastings: Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard, City Scape Winery,&bsp; French Broad Brewing Co.,&bsp; Fox Hill Mead, Green Creek Winery, McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, La Bouteille – Bottletree Beer, Lake James Cellar & Winery, RagApple Lassie Vineyards, RJ Rockers, Victoria Valley Vineyards, Waldensian Style Wines & Cedars, WoodMill Winery, Inc.


Four restaurants from Western North Carolina will be offering food for festival goers: Dickeys BBQ, Larkins Carolina Grill,&bsp; Saluda Wine & Cheese Market and Zenzera Coffee & Wine Bar.


To order tickets, please visit the FENCE website at www.fence.org. The ticket price includes entrance into the festival and a complimentary wine glass and holder.

The event is sponsored by August Construction Company, Wells Fargo, Derbyshire, WNC Magazine, Costco, Golf Cart Service and First Citizens Bank.