Vendor applications will begin in Jan. 2019.

  • Grand Tasting is Saturday, June 1, 2019, 3 to 8 p.m., on the waterfront at Melton Lake Park, Oak Ridge. We welcome wineries, food vendors and business sponsor vendors to this event.
  • VIP Taste of Gold is Friday, May 31, 2019, 6 to 8:30 p.m., on the waterfront.  We welcome gold-medal- winning wineries and Gold Level Sponsors or above to this event.


Nine Lakes Wine Festival welcomes Tennessee wineries who are members of the Appalachian Region Wine Producers Association. Please fill out this application completely if you wish to participate. For membership in ARWPA, please contact Rick Riddle,

  • Friday VIP Taste of Gold, May 31, 6 – 8:30 pm: Participants are given a tasting glass and a wine tote. They sample among gold medal wines. Wineries may SELL bottles of wine to customers, who will be provided a gourmet small plate dinner as well, with live music beside the lake.
  • Saturday Grand Tasting, June 1, 3 to 8 pm: Participants are given a tasting glass and a wine tote. They sample  ALL wines from all wineries. Customers may purchase bottles of wine from the wineries, and they may purchase food from food vendors. We will have a Wine Corral as well. Live music and a large seating area are provided. At 5 p.m., the annual “Barrels of Fun Charity Race” entertains all!

Winery Application

  • Applications are due by Jan. 31, 2019.
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  • Wineries may participate in Nine Lakes Wine Festival without charge. However, if a winery cancels less than 1 month before the event, a charge of $300 will be assessed to the winery to reimburse costs of advertising and booth space.

    Space is subject to cancellation if payment is not received according to the terms of this contract. Vendor hereby grants a limited, non-exclusive license to use trade names, trademarks, service marks and proprietary information. Nine Lakes Wine Festival agrees that the Proprietary Information will be used only in connection with the 2019 Event to provide the benefits set forth in the proposal. The audience estimates of Nine Lakes Wine Festival and actual attendance figures may vary materially. Festival is rain-or-shine. This agreement may be amended only by a written instrument executed by both parties. This agreement is governed by Tennessee law and is binding upon all the parties' successors and assigns.

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