Wine education is part of every Nine Lakes Wine Festival. Come enjoy wine seminars and chef demos as part of your admission to the Grand Tasting on May 19!

Grand Tasting, Chef Demonstration

Join Amy Ridgell for a culinary experience to remember! Amy creates a very fun and informative cooking class you won’t want to miss and will be doing two “Cooking with Tennessee Wine” demonstrations under the big tent at the Grand Tasting, May 19. Admission is free for festival participants. Amy is owner of The Savory Whisk, a personal chef service in Knoxville, TN. She creates memorable, delicious meals for all occasions.









Grand Tasting, Wine Seminars, May 19

  • 3:15 Terri Geiser, UT: Savor the Flavor: The Art of Food & Wine Pairing
  • 4:00 Chef Demonstration by The Savory Whisk
  • 5:00 Gene Poland, Goodwater Vineyards, From Vines to Sparkling Wines
  • 6:00 Chef Demo, The Savory Whisk
  • 7:00 JD Dalton, Tsali Notch Vineyard & David Hughes, PhD, UT Agriculture – Gold in ‘Them’ Hills: TN Wine & Muscadines!