I think I’ve talked about this already this week but The BCPF and I are going to be attending the Texas Pete Spirits of Summer festival. This would be weekend of the Salute! NC Wine Festival but that is no more. They have basically taken Salute! and the Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival and thrown them together.
So, this festival is not just wine or food but wine and food in addition to beer. Yes, they’re still having a demo tent but it’s not the NC Food & Wine University any longer. It’s now the Lowe’s Foods Demo Tent and I will be hosting/emceeing the demo tent from 3:30p-5:30p. In addition to the festival, Foothills will have an afterparty from 6p-9p. During the festival proper, there will also be music involved.
Some of the vineyards and wineries that will be there are: Cauble Creek Vineyard, Ginger Creek Vineyards, Hanover Park Vineyard, Old North State Winery, Raylen Vineyards & Winery, Southern Charm Winery, Weathervane Winery, WoodMill Winery, Starrlight Mead, Old Homeplace Vineyard, Round Peak Vineyards, Noni Bacca Winery, Lake James Cellars Winery, Duplin Winery, Locklear Vineyard & Winery, Waldensian Style Wines,
Rocky River Vineyards, Biltmore Winery, Rock of Ages Winery, Native Vines Winery.
Some of the breweries that will be there: Booneshine Brewing Company, Bull City Ciderworks, Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company, Foothills Brewing, Four Saints Brewing Company, Hoots Beer Co., Joymongers Brewing Co., Pig Pounder Brewery, Small Batch Beer Co., Wise Man Brewing, Skull Camp Brewing, Brown Truck Brewery.
Some of the restaurants: 6th and Vine, Alma Mexicana, Bib’s Downtown, Jeffrey Adams on Fourth, Meridian Restaurant, Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro, Providence Restaurant,
Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar, The Old Fourth Street Filling Station, The Tavern in Old Salem, The Porch Kitchen and Cantina, Willow’s Bistro, West End Coffee House, Irie Rhythms.
Those restaurants will be preparing food for purchase. The demo tent just requires your wristband. I know it’s kind of late now but advance tix are only $25 (which you may still be able to purchase on the website) and “day of” is $30. If you are there, stop by the demo tent and say hey to me!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Congrats! You’ve Been Admitted to the Lowes Foods Demo Tent” – Texas Pete Spirits of Summer