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GRAND TASTING INFO, June 1, 3 to 8 p.m.

Melton Lake Park, Oak Ridge, TN

PARKING
  • Parking is FREE and ample, in two Melton Lake lots and along Melton Lake Drive. Do not park in spaces reserved for vendors. 
  • If the weather cooperates, the festival is in the grassy area of the park to the NORTH of the parking areas. However, if the weather is extremely rainy, the festival will be moved to the Peninsula parking lot of Melton Lake Park. 
TICKETS

Tickets are on sale NOW. Use discount code MERRY by Dec. 31, 2018 to save 10%! All Grand Tasting tickets are listed at the GROUP price through Jan. 31, 2019. Hurry! This deal will not come along again.

 Every Taster, Bring your ID! You must be 21 and have a valid ID to taste Tennessee wines. ID Check provided by SafeSurv.com. 

  • We’ll give you a wristband so you can come and go from the park.
  • All tasters will receive a tasting glass and a 6-compartment wine tote, and a festival map.
  • You will be invited to sample 1-ounce portions of wine and cider from each of our 15 wineries. Meet and chat with winemakers, and buy bottles of wine directly from them!
  • Enjoy live music and festival vendors.  Seating and shade is available, but feel free to bring a lawn chair to enjoy an evening beside beautiful Melton Lake!
  • Cheer on the Barrels of Fun Charity race, with participating charities getting points for speed and style! Time will be announced at the festival.
  • Non-Tasters may enjoy the festival without charge. All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please note, this is not a festival that children would particularly be interested in.
FOOD

Food is available from our vendors (extra charge).

BUY BOTTLES AND CASES OF YOUR FAVORITE WINE!

You won’t find many Tennessee wines in a grocery or liquor store, so this is your chance to stock up on local wines that are your favorites! Our winemakers take cash, credit and debit cards, and we’ll give you a 6-compartment wine tote so you can take your favorites home to enjoy. Large purchases can be stored for free in our Wine Corral.

WINE CORRAL (LIKE A COAT CHECK, FOR WINE!)

Our free wine corral is a tent where you can drop off your purchases and our volunteers will take care of them. It’s close to the entrance, so you can just drive up and pick up as you leave.

PLEASE BRING:
  • Valid ID
  • Hat, sunglasses, or rain gear. Festival is rain or shine, but let’s hope for sun!
  • Your wallet, so you can buy Tennessee wine by the bottle to take home. Debit / Credit / Cash accepted. Food is available to purchase as well.
  • Lawn chair (optional). There is seating, but feel free to bring an extra lawn chair and enjoy the evening by Melton Lake.
PLEASE DON’T BRING:
  • Tents
  • Coolers
  • Outside food or drink

 

LODGING

Stay with our preferred hotels and enjoy their festival discounts:

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THE USE OF A DESIGNATED DRIVER.
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