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Inaugural Upper Cumberland Wine Festival announced

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Upper Cumberland Wine Trail members prepare for the first-ever Upper Cumberland Wine Festival. Seated, from left: Barbara DelMonaco, DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards; and Judy Clements-Burgener, Red Barn Winery & Vineyards. Standing, from left: Rebecca Pascha

The Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, along with the wineries of the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail and Historic Granville, recently announced the inaugural Upper Cumberland Wine Festival is set to take place on Saturday, April 9 from noon until 5 p.m. in Granville.

The first of its kind for the region, the event will offer tastings, live jazz and blues music performed by Lynn Beal Trio, food and festivities centered on the gazebo and surrounding grounds of Historic Granville.

Tickets for the festival are $20 onsite and $15 in advance. Admission includes wine tastings at each of the winery booths and a complimentary souvenir wine glass. All guests must be at least 21 years of age. Wine will be available for purchase at each winery booth.

The festival will coincide with the launch of Historic Granville's 2016 Summer Season, presenting special exhibits at the Homestead and Museum highlighting the challenges of rural life in the 1930s. Granville's Fourth Genealogy Festival will feature the Carter family.

Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through Historic Granville to visit the Antique Car Show, Sutton Homestead, Granville Museum, old-time craftsmen in Pioneer Village, craft booths, gift and antique stores. The Sutton General store will offer attendees their famous Southern cooking. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the Eighth Anniversary of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour begins at 6 p.m.

The eight wineries of the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail include Cellar 53, Chestnut Hill, DelMonaco, Highland Manor, Holly Ridge, Northfield Vineyards, Red Barn and Stonehaus. Tickets are available now at each of the wineries as well as Sutton General Store in Granville. Photo ID is required for entry to the festival. Tickets are non-refundable. The event will be held rain or shine, and no coolers or outside food or drinks are permitted.

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