Get the Scoop on SAVOR Blowing Rock: Your Guide to Festival Fun This Weekend

Published Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm

By Jessica Isaacs

What better way to spend a weekend in the High Country than with good food, good drinks and good friends?

That’s exactly what you’ll find at the SAVOR Blowing Rock festival April 14-17.

Photo courtesy of SAVOR Blowing Rock.

Photo courtesy of SAVOR Blowing Rock.

Formerly known as the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival, this annual celebration is brought to you by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to read our story on the name change.

SAVOR Blowing Rock

Sporting a new name, the festival is bigger and better this year, with more seminars, more of the brands you know and love and more exciting new names to try.

Head over to SAVOR’s website today for tickets. You can bet that many of these events will sell out soon!

 

As you prepare for this exciting weekend of all things food and beverage in North Carolina, read below for the details on every event on the schedule.

There’s a ton of fun and interesting programs slated for this four-day festival, and we guarantee that you won’t want to miss it.

Here’s your go-to guide on SAVOR festivities! Check it out and get your tickets as soon as possible. You can even download a printable schedule of all events.

Head over to SAVORblowingrock.com for more information on any of these programs.

 

Thursday, April 14

Seminar: The World of Zinfandel

11 a.m. to noon, $28

Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, 110 Sunset Drive

Call Christopher’s at 828-414-9111 to reserve your space.

 

Seminar: Rosés from Around the World

12:30-1:30 p.m., $28

American Legion Hall, 333 Wallingford Street

 

Seminar: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere

2-3 p.m., $28

American Legion Hall, 333 Wallingford Street

 

Beer Tasting at Foggy Rock

3-5 p.m. with Booneshine Brewery

Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub, 8180 Valley Blvd.

 

Seminar: The Magic of Malbec

3:30-4:30 p.m., $28

American Legion Hall, 333 Wallingford Street

 

Seminar: Wine & Chocolate

4-5 p.m., $28

Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street

Call the inn at 828-295-4300 for more information.

 

Seminar: IPAs at Peabody’s

4-6 p.m., call for pricing

Peabody’s Wine and Beer, 1104 N.C. Highway 105 in Boone

Call Peabody’s at 828-264-9476 for pricing and to reserve your spot.

 

Seminar: Call Family Shine Tasting & Southern Finger Foods

4:30-5:30 p.m., $25

Rustique, 349 Sunset Drive

Call Rustique at 828-295-8474 to reserve your spot.

 

Winemaker’s Dinner: Rowland’s at Westglow

6-7 p.m. Meet and Greet Reception, 7-9:30 p.m. Dinner

Three-course meal paired with Jones von Drehle wine flight, $75 + tax and gratuity

Westglow Resort & Spa, 224 Westglow Circle

Call Rowland’s at 828-295-5141 or make your reservation online.

 

TASTE! A Restaurant Showcase

6-8 p.m., $35

Main Tent, 1021 Main Street

Call the chamber at 828-295-7851 for tickets.

Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

 

Winemaker’s Dinner: The Table at Crestwood

6:30-9 p.m., $65

Four-course Italian meal paired with carefully selected wines

The Inn at Crestwood, 3236 Shulls Mill Road in Boone

Call the inn at 828-963-6646 for reservations.

Click here for a menu.

 

Seminar: Château Coupe Roses Tasting with Winemaker Francois Le Calvez

6:30-8 p.m., $30

Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, 110 Sunset Drive

Call Christopher’s at 828-414-9111 for reservations.

 

Live Music: Adam Church Band at Town Tavern

9:30 p.m.

Town Tavern, 1182 Main Street

Call the tavern at 828-295-7500 for more information.

 

Friday, April 15

Seminar: Vintage Paso

11 a.m. to noon, $28

Christopher’s Wine & Cheese

110 Sunset Drive

Call Christopher’s for reservations at 828-414-9111.

 

Seminar: Break Out the Bubbly!

11 a.m. to noon

American Legion Hall

333 Wallingford Street

 

Seminar: Riedel Challenge

Noon to 1 p.m., $55

The Inn at Ragged Gardens

203 Sunset Drive

Call the inn for reservations at 828-295-9703.

 

Seminar: Wine, Food & Spices

Noon to 1 p.m., $29

Meadowbrook Inn

711 Main Street

Call the inn for reservations: 828-295-4300

 

Seminar: Wine & Chocolate

1-2 p.m., $28

Meadowbrook Inn

711 Main Street

Call the inn for reservations: 828-295-4300

 

Seminar: Washington State Wine Tasting

1-2 p.m., $28

American Legion Hall

333 Wallingford Street

 

Seminar: North Carolina is Rocking!

2-3 p.m., $25

Meadowbrook Inn

711 Main Street

Call the inn for reservations: 828-295-4300

 

Seminar: Five Wines You’ve Never Heard of 90 Points or Over!

2-3 p.m.

American Legion Hall

333 Wallingford Street

 

Seminar: Free Wine Tasting at Christopher’s

2-6 p.m.

Christopher’s Wine & Cheese

110 Sunset Drive

Call Christopher’s for more information at 828-414-9111.

 

Cooking Class: Grilling Class with the Grill Masters

SOLD OUT. Second class added at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

 

Sip, Shop and Stroll (Formerly the Downtown Wine Down)

3-7 p.m., free

Main Street

 

Seminar: Taste Your Way Through History: An American Wine Story

3-4 p.m., $27

Meadowbrook Inn

711 Main Street

Call the inn for reservations: 828-295-4300

 

Beer and Bites with Appalachian Mountain Brewery

3-5 p.m., $18

Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub

8180 Valley Blvd.

Only 18 seats available!

Call Foggy Rock at 828-295-7262 to reserve your space with a credit card.

 

Seminar: Capturing the Essence of Chianti

3:30-4:30 p.m., $28

American Legion Hall

333 Wallingford Street

 

Seminar: Pair Like a Pro

4-5 p.m., $27

Meadowbrook Inn

711 Main Street

Call the inn for reservations: 828-295-4300

 

Cork & Canvas

5:30-7:30 p.m., $30-$40

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

159 Chestnut Street

Call the museum for reservations: 828-295-9099

 

Pairing Dinner: Gamekeeper Restaurant

6-10 p.m., $85 + tax and gratuity

Gamekeeper Restaurant and Bar

3005 Shulls Mill Road

Call the restaurant for reservations: 828-963-7400

 

Winemaker’s Dinner: Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

6-9 p.m., call for pricing

Gideon Ridge Inn

202 Gideon Ridge Road

Call the inn for menu and pricing: 828-295-3644

 

Pairing Dinner: Rustique and Northern Italy

6:30-10 p.m., $80 + tax and gratuity

Rustique

349 Sunset Drive

Call the restaurant at 828-295-9474 for reservations.

 

Seminar: Montinore Estates Tasting

6:30-8 p.m., $30

Christopher’s Wine & Cheese

110 Sunset Drive

Call Christopher’s at 828-414-9111 for reservations.

 

Pairing Dinner: Twigs Restaurant and Château Coupe Roses

7-10 p.m., call for pricing

Twigs Restaurant & Bar

7956 Valley Blvd.

Call the restaurant at 828-295-5050 for pricing and reservations.

 

Live Music: The Harris Brothers

Town Tavern

1182 Main Street

Call Town Tavern at 828-295-7500 for more information.

 

Saturday, April 16

Seminar: Coffee Cupping

8-9 a.m., $15

Camp Coffee Roasters

921 Main Street

Call Camp Coffee Roasters at 828-414-7990 for tickets.

 

Corkscrew 5K

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Chetola Resort

185 Chetola Lake Drive

Call the resort at 828-295-5500 for more information.

 

Cork and Canvas Part Deux!

10 a.m. to noon, $30-$40

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

159 Chestnut Drive

Call the museum at 828-295-9099 for reservations.

 

Cooking Class: Grilling Class with the Grill Masters

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $50

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

132 Park Avenue

Call the chamber at 828-295-7851 for reservations.

 

Cooking Class: Caribbean Cuisine

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $50

American Legion Hall

333 Wallingford Street

Call the chamber at 828-295-7851 for tickets.

 

Reserve Wine Tasting: First Seating

Noon to 2 p.m., $125

The Inn at Ragged Gardens

203 Sunset Drive

Get your tickets online.

 

Free Saturday Wine Tasting at Christopher’s

Noon to 6 p.m.

Christopher’s Wine & Cheese

110 Sunset Blvd.

Call Christopher’s at 828-414-9111 for more information.

 

Grand Tasting

1-5 p.m., $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Main Tent

1021 Main Street

 

Live Music with BRMC

1-5 p.m., free

Blue Ridge Mountain Club Courtyard at the Martin House

1116 Main Street

Call BRMC at 828-295-8667

 

Eight Local NC Beer Tastings

1-5 p.m.

A portion of proceeds will support Habitat for Humanity.

Town Tavern

1182 Main Street

Call Town Tavern for more information at 828-295-7500.

 

Reserve Tasting: Second Seating

3-5 p.m., $125

The Inn at Ragged Gardens

203 Sunset Drive

Get your tickets online.

 

Wine and Craft Beer Flights at Timberlake’s

5-10 p.m., $10

Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort

185 Chetola Lake Drive

Call the resort at 828-295-5505 for more information.

 

Downton Abbey Dinner at the Chestnut Grille

7-10 p.m., $85

Period attire welcomed but not required.

The Chestnut Grille at the Green Park Inn

9239 Valley Blvd.

Call the inn at 828-414-9230 for reservations.

 

Sunday, April 17

Seminar: Customize Your Bloody Mary

Noon to 2 p.m., $25

Rustique

349 Sunset Drive

Call the restaurant at 828-295-9474 for reservations.

 

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