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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. 
  • 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 at a discount. They are $35 per person at the gate.

 Every Taster, Bring your ID! You must be 21 and have a valid ID to taste Tennessee wines. ID Check provided by SafeSurv.com.  If you are not tasting, there is no fee to enter the park.

  • We’ll give you a wristband so you can taste. Non-tasters are no charge.
  • 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 17 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!
  • Sign up to roll a barrel in the Barrels of Fun Charity race! Cost is $5, and the charity you choose (from our list of approved 501(c)3 organizations) will receive a $50 donation from the festival. If you get the best time, your charity gets an additional $50 donation, and you get a bottle of wine! You do not need a tasting band to participate in the Barrels of Fun Charity Race.
  • All minors in the festival must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
FOOD

Food is available from our vendors (extra charge), from Cruisin’ Cuisine, Penne for your Thoughts, Brick Oven Pizza Bus and Burchfield’s Restaurant.

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. Debit / Credit / Cash accepted.
  • Lawn chair (optional).
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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