From Hendersonville Sister Cities:
Hendersonville Sister Cities Wine Education & Tasting Event on April 9
Hendersonville Sister Cities is partnering with Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards to educate local wine enthusiasts on the winemaking business – both in Henderson County and abroad.
A nonprofit organization seeking to promote the education and understanding of local and international culture, Hendersonville Sister Cities, Inc. is hosting a wine education event Saturday, April 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.
For $15, guests will be treated to a sampling of 10 Saint Paul wines, paired with a 30-minute discussion from winery owner Alan Ward on local grapes, growing conditions, wine making and production.
Bringing some international flavor to the discussion, Mario Polon will discuss the history of wine, dating back to ancient Egypt, how the winemaking processes have evolved over the years, and what to look for when tasting wine. Polon, originally from Argentina, has taught wine education classes at Blue Ridge Community College.
Hors d’oeuvres are included in the $20 ticket price, and additional wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase from Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Hendersonville Sister Cities and the organization’s continued efforts to provide educational programs and events on international cultures, flavors and peoples.
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is located at 588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville, N.C. Space is limited, so RSVP by emailing Molly McGowan Gorsuch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment will be collected at the door.
About Sister Cities
Hendersonville Sister Cities is part of Sister Cities International – a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities to increase global cooperation. Hendersonville Sister Cities currently has “sister cities” in Verbania, Italy, and Almuñécar, Spain.
About Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Established in 2012, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is the first commercial vineyard to open in Henderson County, currently growing 15+ varieties of grapes that have crafted local, state and international award-winning wines.