Global Wine Pavilion
The National Cherry Festival will once again offer wine lovers of all levels an unsurpassed wine experience on the beautiful, tree-studded Open Space Park East (former Clinch Park Zoo property). The three night event, Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. will feature a superb collection of over 90 wines selected by Master Sommelier Ron Edwards of Charlevoix, Michigan.
Your $10 entry fee buys you an Andrea Robinson (Master Sommelier) designed wine glass – The One – and your first glass of wine hailing from Greece, Italy, or another special theme. The One is thought by many experts to be the world’s perfect wine glass so every wine you taste in the Pavilion and later at home will be perfectly presented.
Once inside, you’ll find an elegant courtyard setting with white-linen-draped wine stations hosted by some of nation’s top wine importers. Nearly 40 different grape varieties will be represented from familiar and obscure regions all over the world. Wines will be available in 2.5 ounce and 5 ounce pours in prices ranging from $3 to $30. As a rule, you can expect at least 50 wines to be priced at $3 per 2.5 ounce pour. Indeed, the Global Wine Pavilion is designed for wine lovers both budget conscious and adventurous.
Complementing the collection of wines, a feature selection of imported cheeses, cured meats, and other authentic foods saluting major grape growing regions of the world. Food will be in $3.00 portion sizes.