A series of festivals in Oak Ridge starts tonight (Friday, May 18).
The first festival is the second annual Nine Lakes Wine Festival. It featuresÂ three days of events celebrating the best in Tennessee wines in Oak Ridge and West Knoxville.Â The festival is scheduled from Thursday, May 17, to Saturday, May 19.
The main event is the Grand Tasting from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, on the waterfront at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge. This event features more than 15 Tennessee wineries pouring more than 100 locally made wines and ciders, with live music, chef demonstrations by The Savory Whisk, and wine seminars by a variety of Tennessee wine experts, a press release said.
Music will be provided by the Nashville band Arts Fishing Club and two East Tennessee bands, Wild Blue Yonder, and KUDZU.
Two other smaller events are being offered earlier in the week, a Chef’s Table Wine Dinner atÂ The Cutting Edge Classroom in West Knoxville on Thursday, May 17, and the VIP Taste of Gold at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. [Read more…]