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10th Annual Shine to Wine Festival
Over the past 20 years, numerous local farmers have moved into the winemaking industry and the Shine to Wine: Wine, Beer, Spirit & Art Festival gives local brewers, distillers, and producers a chance to display and publicize their craft. The festival also traces the historical development of Wilkes County liquor from moonshine to wine. The 'Shine to Wine festival is now held on the third Saturday in September. This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 12:00-6:00pm.

The annual Shine to Wine Festival is held in Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro and features live entertainment, art, merchandise, wine, and food. The Shine to Wine Festival has expanded to offer craft beer from local and regional breweries, in addition to spirits from regional distilleries!

General admission is FREE, and wine/beer/spirit tastings are only $20! ($15 in advance) Tasting tickets allow the purchasor to taste all wines, beers, and spirits.

LAST YEAR FEATURED:
The Craig Woolard Band headlining the musical line-up with Rude Mood.

Participating WINERIES included:
Ginger Creek Vineyards
Slightly Askew Winery
Native Vines Winery
Herrera Vineyards
Lake James Cellars Winery

And the variety of BEERS included:
Natty Greene - Freedom IPA
Lonerider - Sweet Josie
Big Boss - Angry Angel
Triangle - White Ale
Shock Top - Pumpkin Ale
Olde Hickory - Ruby Lager
With Bud Light, Natty Greene's Buckshot Amber Ale, and Bid Boss's Angry Angel on tap.

The Spirits Included:
Blue Ridge Distilling's Defiant American Single Malt Whisky
TOPO-Top of the Hill Vodka
TOPO-Top of the Hill Gin

Contact Samuel G. Hinnant, Planning & Community Development Director, at shinnant@north-wilkesboro.com or call us at (336) 667-7129, Ext 3011.
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