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2017 Franklin Wine Festival

2017 Franklin Wine Festival

 
Cool Springs Wines & Spirits Presents the 13th annual Franklin Wine Festival supported by Nissan to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

Since the event’s inception in 2005 more than $1.6 million has been raised to fund one-to-one mentoring programs for children through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

Grand Tasting

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: The Factory at Franklin 
Tickets: $89.00 in advance
About: A truly Grand experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs. You will be afforded the opportunity to taste over 300 wines from around the world, paired with food from more than 30 of Nashville’s best restaurants.
Enter via any Factory entrance. Check in desks in both Jamison and Liberty Halls.
Silent Auction Stage opens at 6pm
King & Queen of the Vines crowned at 8pm
Auction closes at 9pm
Live music will be offered on multiple stages throughout the evening.

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Featured Wines

Featured Restaurants 
Live Entertainment

Auction

Vintner’s Dinner

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
Limited Reservations Available for $100 a person.
To inquire, contact Sarah Beatty at  (615) 522-5659 or events@mentorakid.org
About: The Vintner’s Dinners offer attendees the opportunity to taste amazing, carefully-selected wines paired with meticulously crafted culinary treats. Each course offers unique insight about the wines from the Vintner’s representative and usually an opportunity to ask the chef questions.

First Course
Traditional Shrimp Scampi Florentine
Gaja Ca Marcanda Vistamare 2015 Vermetino/Viognier

Second Course
Roasted  Portabello Mushroom Ravioli with a porcini butter sauce
Gaja Rossj Bass 2016 Chardonnay

Third Course
Tuscan Carpaccio
Gaja Ca’ Marcanda Promis 2014 Merlot/Syrah/Sangiovese

Fourth Course
Filet Mignon topped with poached lobster béarnaise and caviar
Gaja Sito Moresco 2014 Nebbiolo/Merlot/Barbera/Cab

Fifth Course
Truffle Forte
Gaja DaGromis Barolo 2013-Nebbiolo

Each year we highlight new and different vintages, and every dinner is second to none.

Vinters Dinner

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Sperry’s Restaurant – Cool Springs
Limited Reservations Available for $100 a person.
To inquire, contact Sarah Beatty at  (615) 522-5659 or events@mentorakid.org
About: The Vintner’s Dinners offer attendees the opportunity to taste amazing, carefully-selected wines paired with meticulously crafted culinary treats. Each course offers unique insight about the wines from the Vintner’s representative and usually an opportunity to ask the chef questions.

Arrival
Assorted Cheese & Fruit
2014 Martinelli Bella Vigna Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

First Course
Shrimp Scampi – Shallots, Lemon Butter, Orange Zest, Chives
2014 Martinelli Zio Tony Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Second Course
Caprese Salad – Buffalo Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil,
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aged Balsamic
2014 Martinelli Bella Vigna Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Third Course
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry & Pecan Chutney
2015 Martinelli Guiseppe & Luisa Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

Dessert
Cherries Jubilee Sugar Biscuit, Vanilla Ice Cream
2015 Martinelli Vigneto di Evo Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

Each year we highlight new and different vintages, and every dinner is second to none.

Special Sale at Cool Springs Wines & Spirits

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Place: Cool Springs Wines & Spirits
About: All wines and artisan beers featured at the 2017 Grand Tasting will be on sale following the event! This includes collectible and hard-to-find vintages. First come, First served.


We are grateful to all those who, year after year, help make this event the premier wine festival in the Southeast. Thanks to our distributors, we offered an extensive selection of more than 400 wines. It’s very satisfying to see so many people enjoying our products while supporting a worthy cause. None of this would be possible without the distributors and suppliers, and the tireless efforts of the Cool Springs Wines & Spirits staff.

All proceeds from the Franklin Wine Festival are used to provide children with a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Because of the success of this year’s festival, 230 children will be provided with a one-to-one mentor. Throughout our event history, more than 1,400 children have been served… enabling them to realize a new and brighter future.

Cheers to all of our great customers who showed their support. We hope you will visit us during the holiday season. As always, we are committed to offering the lowest prices on wines, spirits, beer and more.

Sincerely,
Jackie and James Woodard
Owners, Cool Springs Wines & Spirits


Beneficiary

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Founded locally in 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is a volunteer and donor driven organization that matches children in need with a positive adult role model.  Revenue generated is used to conduct background checks and screening of prospective volunteers to ensure child safety and provide ongoing professional support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves children across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson County, Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner and Wilson counties. You can help a child overcome adversity and better position themselves to reach their potential in Middle Tennessee by visiting www.mentorakid.org  or calling 615-329-9191.