Seventh Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival Going to the Dogs

Release Date: Jun 12,2012

MEREDITH, N.H. – The seventh annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival is going to the dogs this year, literally, as proceeds from the benefit featuring dozens of wines from around the world will be donated to the New Hampshire Humane Society.

More than 150 domestic and international wines and spirits will be uncorked and ready for sampling at the Winnipesaukee Wine Festival on Thursday, June 21 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

Hosted by The Common Man Family of Restaurants and The Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, the wine festival will feature wine, spirits and beer from local, national and international wineries and breweries.  Tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the New Hampshire Humane Society in Meredith.

A pre-Wine Festival Beach Party at the Common Man’s Town Docks outdoor beach bar overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith will be held the night before on Wednesday, June 20 starting at 6 p.m.  The evening will feature wine, tapas-style food and live music.  Admission to the event is free and a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the New Hampshire Humane Society.

Wineries and breweries participating in the Seventh Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival include Peak Organic Brewing Company and Cisco Brewery of Nantucket, which will feature their Whale’s Tale Ale and Triple 8 martinis.  Their martinis will be served down a martini luge ice sculpture created by Jeff Day of Not So Plain Jane’s in Rumney and The Route 104 Diner in New Hampton.  The event will feature more than 20 vintners, including Caymus, Joel Gott, Layer Cake, Seven Deadly Zins, Cannonball, Sean Minor and King Estate, among others.

The Common Man’s Lakehouse Grille, Camp and Lago will provide hors d’oeuvres and food to accompany the wines, as will The Corner House Inn, Owen’s Farm Stand, Lavinia’s, Mame’s and Six Burner Bistro.  Entertainment will be provided by jazz duo Don Williams and Dave Tonkin, and numerous prizes will be up for grabs at a live auction and raffle, including a seaside getaway in Nantucket, an overnight stay at Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith and a getaway to an Adirondack-style cabin.  A beautiful water color by local artist Lyn Seley will also be auctioned off.

For attendees wishing to stay overnight, the Inns & Spa at Mill Falls offers special Winnipesaukee Wine Festival rates.  They are: $129 for a lake view, fireplace room at Church Landing, $119 for a lake view room at The Inn at Bay Point or Chase House and $109 for a room at Mill Falls.  Call the Inns & Spa at Mill Falls direct to book your rooms at 1-888-861-9958.

For information about the Seventh Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival visit or call (603) 968-9330 to order tickets.  Space is limited and advanced tickets and reservations are strongly suggested.

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