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‘Evening with the Vinters’ at Banner Elk Winery on April 26 Kicks Off its 2012 Season with Free Wine Tasting

April 25 2012. BANNER ELK N.C. — Banner Elk Winery & Villa will kick off its 2012 season with “An Evening With the Vintners,” a free wine tasting with wine descriptions by Banner Elk Winery & Villa’s vintners Jeff Walker and Dick Wolfe on April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the High Country’s oldest and most acclaimed commercial winery. The history of winemaking in the High Country, and specifically at Banner Elk Winery & Villa, and the future direction of our wines will be discussed.

“An Evening with the Vintners” will include a tasting of six wines, history and future of winemaking in the High Country, introduction of 2012 Banner Elk Winery & Villa season events, a bonfire, and tours of The Villa, a luxury bed and breakfast.

“We are excited at Banner Elk Winery & Villa to host this event for the community and looking forward to civic involvement in the coming year,” said Valerie Cogdil, property manager.

Tastings will include food pairings complimentary of Banner Elk’s Sushi Club. Wine by the glass will be available at half off during this event. The gift shop will be open and bottles of your favorite wine will be available for purchase.

Reservations are not required, but encouraged as seating is limited. Call 828-260-1790 or email bewvevents@gmail.com.

2012 summer events at Banner Elk Winery & Villa include:

• Live music at the winery every Sunday at 2 p.m. June 3 to September 2

• Movie Night Under the Stars, Fridays: June 15, July 20, and August 17

• Farm to Table Dining Fridays: June 1, July 6, August 3, and August 31

• Sponsor of Banner Elk Summer Concert in the Park Thursday, July 4

Check BannerElkWinery.com/events for a complete listing of events.

For more information call 828-260-1790 or visit BannerElkWinery.com, or stop in for a tasting Tuesdays through Sundays noon to 6 p.m. at 60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk.