Elevated Wines Weekend Event at The Village Green

The Elevated Wines Weekend Event in Cashiers will be 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 14 at The Village Green Commons Amphitheater on Frank Allen Road.

This wine tasting event is designed to appeal to both the true oenophile or just someone who enjoys exploring wine.

More than 80 wines will be available to taste and will be paired with small bites. The 20 featured winemakers and vineyard owners from Napa Valley will introduce their wines and share their unique winemaking process and philosophy.

The wines average $35 per bottle and a portion of proceeds from wine sales benefits The Village Green, the 13 acre privately conserved park for public enjoyment.

Davis Pickleseimer, founder of the Elevated Wines Weekend Event and owner of the Highlands Wine Shoppe, envisions establishing the Highlands-Cashiers area as a wine destination.

“Elevated Wines will host and showcase small wineries, winemakers as well as new wineries and new winemakers,” said Pickleseimer.

A primary goal for the event is small towns coming together to support small wineries.

“Once established, the hope is for Elevated Wines and our area to become a ‘rite of passage’ for the wine industry,” added Picklesimer.

Tickets are $150 for general admission, $100 for local residents of Jackson and Macon County, and a special $50 ticket for anyone in the Cashiers service industry, such as first responders or hospitality and tourism employees.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Tickets will also be available on the day of the event.

All North Carolina COVID-19 regulations will be followed, and the event is open air.

Face coverings and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Designated drivers will be available. For additional information, click HERE or call 828.526.4080, or email director@cashiersgreen.com.

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