Tom and Mary Jane Demaree of The Ridge Winery will present a free wine tasting of the Vevay-Switzerland County Bicentennial wine at the Switzerland County Visitors Center during the May First Friday. The event takes place on May 3 from 6-9pm.
The Demarees’ have produced a sweet red grape blend table wine in celebration of the Vevay-Switzerland County Bicentennial. The wine is presented in a cobalt blue bottle and features a label designed by artist Donna Weaver.
A Switzerland County Indiana Artisan, Donna Weaver is also a sculptor-engraver who worked for the U.S. Mint. She designed and sculpted many state quarters, commemorative coins and gold medals. Having retired in 2006 she continues to participate in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion program and designs for specific coinage projects.
The Ridge Winery wine tasting is free and open to the public, although no youths will be permitted in the designated tasting area of the Visitors Center. The special edition wine will be sold for $14.95 per bottle. A 10% discount is available for four or more bottles, with a 20% discount per case or more. The Ridge Winery will make a donation to the Bicentennial organization from the sale of each limited production bottle. Gift packaging is also available.
Photographs by Kendal R. Miller of Photography by Kendal will also be displayed at the Visitors Center throughout the month of May. An Indiana Artisan, Miller is an award-winning fine art photographer who works in color, black & white and hand-colored images. In 2012, Miller’s Garden Door piece was selected as a Lt. Governor’s Hoosier Women Artist Award winner.
The Visitors Center is located at 128 West Main Street in downtown Vevay, IN.
Vevay Main Street’s First Friday events are held monthly, and include late night shopping, dining, live entertainment, and free carriage rides around downtown Vevay.
For more information, contact the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 812-427-3237 or at email@example.com. Information can be found on their website at www.switzcotourism.com or Facebook at Switzerland County Tourism-Vevay, IN.
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