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Upper Cumberland Wine Festival to return to Granville

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Located in nearby Jackson County, the historic town of Granville will play host to the second annual Upper Cumberland Wine Festival on Saturday, April 8. SUBMITTED

Hosted by the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail and Historic Granville, the second annual Upper Cumberland Wine Festival will take place in the historic Jackson County town's Pioneer Village on Saturday, April 8, from noon until 5 p.m.

After an overwhelming response to last year's inaugural festival, all eight Upper Cumberland wineries will return to participate in this year's event. DelMonaco Winery, Stonehaus Winery, Highland Manor Winery, Holly Ridge Winery, Red Barn Winery, Northfield Vineyards, Cellar 53 Winery and Chestnut Hill Winery are set to return and provide a festival for all to enjoy.

Pre-sell tickets will be $20 at participating wineries, the Sutton General Store in Granville and online at uppercumberlandwinetrail.com. The tickets will be $25 at the gate on the day of the festival. This year's ticket will also include a coupon for 10 percent off purchases at Sutton General Store, Granville Gifts and Granville Antiques & Gifts. It promises to be a day the whole family can enjoy, although visitors must be 21 or older to take part in the winetasting.

Festival-goers can expect a full day tasting local wines, enjoying delectable food, listening to live jazz and blues performed by Lynn Beal Trio and shopping. The festival will also feature an assortment of arts and crafts vendors.

The festival will coincide with the launch of Historic Granville's 2017 Summer Season, "Remembering the 1940s: A Decade of Change." There will be special exhibits at the Granville Museum and at Sutton Homestead.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to stroll through town and visit the fifth annual Genealogy Festival, the Up to 1950s Antique Car Show, Sutton Homestead & Car Museum, and more. Of course, the 1880 Sutton General Store will offer up some famous Southern cooking. Dinners begin at 5 p.m. with reservations required. The ninth anniversary of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour kicks off at 6 p.m. and will feature John Tomlin & Company. For reservations, call (931) 653-4151.

To learn more about the festival and participating wineries, visit uppercumberlandwinetrail.com. And for additional details, visit granvilletn.com.

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