This was the second year for Vintage901, which is a three-day festival that holds various events at different locations throughout the weekend. My girlfriend and I were only able to make it to the Grand Tasting that was hosted on Friday at Crosstown Concourse in the Crosstown Arts gallery, and when you’re offering me unlimited anything, I’m always game. I’m not particularly a big wine connoisseur, but I’ll drink just about anything if I’m being totally honest. The main draw was that there would be over seventy wines offered from eight different countries! It was a great opportunity to be exposed to all of the different kinds of wine that I like and ones not so much.
If you love wine, food, and good company, you need to put Vintage 901 on your calendar!
In its second year, Vintage 901 is a 3-day wine, food, and music experience that is not to be missed.
I sat down with Vintage 901 organizer Stephanie Ferreira to learn more about this event.
“What guests will experience when they attend this event is 3 different days with 3 different venues and 3 different experiences. On Friday March 2, we will be at the Crosstown Concourse and that will be the Grand Tasting event, which is a more casual fun event where people can circulate and mix and mingle. You have Saturday – which is a little bit more formal event. It is at the Memphis College of Art and we will have our pairings dinner with our somm Laurie Forster and the dinner will be prepared by Chef Kelly English of the Restaurant Iris. And on Sunday, we will be at Shelby Farms at the FedEx event center, out there on the lake, and we will have a Sparkling Brunch and that brunch will be prepared by Chef Jimmy Gentry.”
Tickets are on sale now for the second Vintage901 Festival, March 2-4. It's a three-day festival that includes a Friday Grand Tasting at Crosstown Concourse with food from local restaurants and wine pairings by grand sommelier Laurie Forster. Tickets are $65 and will be available at the door. Saturday is Perfect Pairings at Memphis College of Art, a four-course dinner by will chef Kelly English and Forster will pair two wines with each course.Tickets are $250 in advance. Sunday’s Sparkling Brunch at Shelby Farms Park will close the event with a brunch pairing with wines hand-selected by Laurie Forster. Tickets are $85 in advance. A three-day pass is available for $315 through Friday with code EARLYPASS and then $375 in advance of the event. Each guest who purchases an early bird three-day pass will receive added exclusive benefits with their ticket. Go to vintage901.com to get tickets or for more information.