As the end of 2015 approaches, I like to look back over the year and determine what were the true highlights and what were some of my "firsts".
Last month I attended my first Suwanee Wine Festival. The festival was held in beautiful Suwanee, Georgia at the Suwanee Town Center Park. A portion of the Suwanee Wine Fest proceeds benefit Annandale Village, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing life assistance to adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.
The festival may have been my first, but it will absolutely not be my last. I had an awesome time covering this event. It was a little overcast and rainy but even with the threat of inclement weather there was certainly a festival going on.
As I walked around and spoke with each vendor, I discovered a great deal of diversity in each and every one. There was such a sense of community.
Okay, what about the details, what about the wines........................
I recommend to anyone try the VIP experience. Why?
- Great cuisine
- Premium wines such as Pierre-Jouet Sparkling Wine, Orin Swift Veladora Sauvignon Blanc, McKenzie Muller Cabernet Franc, Pico & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon - just to name a few.
- Special seating in the VIP tent
Trust me VIP is well worth it! :-)
If you just want to go to the festival under General Admission, it is absolutely okay. The General Admission experience is still awesome. There were so many great wines to sample and vendor booths to visit that in my opinion the entire festival was a VIP experience.
Some of my highlights include visiting Medieval Times, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, The Fresh Market, Sweet Acre Farms Winery and Explore Gwinnett.
The food was also a delight. There were awesome food vendors such as Suwanee Pizza Tavern, Piece of Cake, Bistro to Go, and Bust'N Butts BBQ.
There were major sponsors such as The Fresh Market, Atlanta Classic Cars, Suwanee Magazine, Tannery Row Ale House, Veugeler Design Group, and Ippolito's.
You guys know the main goal of the "My Wine Life" Blog is to bring you the best in wine lifestyle offerings. The Suwanee Wine Festival was truly one of my favorite festivals all year. I had a great time. I would love to have you join me in 2016. Whose with me?