Mountain Wine and Music Festival on Sept. 28

Falderal Winery and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards team up to present the Mountain Wine and Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Mountain Inn & Suites, 755 Upward Road, Flat Rock.

According to a press release, “The festival will feature local music — guitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Smith/CarolinaBound, duo Carrie Morrison and Steve Whiteside, and the percussive bluegrass sounds of Nitrograss … local wineries, including Falderal Winery, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Burntshirt Vineyards, BiltmoreWine, and Parker-Binns Vineyard … local food vendors — Louisiana-style Cypress Cellar and barbecue hotspot Hubba Hubba Smokehouse, Kilwins caramel apples … and local hard cider by Noble Cider. Non-alcoholic fruit beverages from Kilwins. Others may be added.

“Tickets for the full day are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, which includes wine and cider-tastings, music, and admission to after-party performances. Tickets for designated drivers and under 21 are $10 per person.”

An after-party follows, beginning at 5 p.m., with performances by Ellen Trnka and Eric Congdon. “Cost for attending the after-party only is $1 for wristbands for ages 21 and up. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle at the after-party music session … wine tastings end at 5 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No pets, no coolers, no outside food brought onto the premises.

“For more information about the Mountain Wine and Music Festival 2013 visit the sponsor’s websites — www.falderalwinery.com and www.saintpaulmountainvineyards.com. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Just Vino, 2702 Greenville Hwy. in Flat Rock, 828-693-5380, and at these two wineries: Falderal, 131 Third Avenue West, Hendersonville, 828-693-7676; Saint Paul’s, 588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville, 828-685-4002.”

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