Franklin County Visitors Bureau announces the return of Summer Wine Down at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle on Saturday, August 6. At the midpoint of the season, Summer Wine Down brings together great wine, amazing music, and a variety of vendors. Hosting again this year is Verstandig Broadcasting, which airs in Franklin County PA and Washington County MD on 104.7 WAYZ and NOW 92.1. To keep the event fresh, Verstandig invited this year’s A Cappella & Unplugged performers to join the festivities.
The 2016 line-up of PA wineries includes two Ortanna wineries, Adams County Winery and Halbrendt Vineyard & Winery, and Franklin County’s newest winery—Jan Zell Wines. Also sampling and selling PA wines are Bee Kind Winery from Clearfield, University Wine Company of State College, Red Shale Ridge Vineyards of Danville, and Juniata Valley Winery of Mifflin. All are offering a variety of reds and whites from sweet to dry. PA wines are growing in popularity, producing more than 1.5 million gallons of wine annually.
At 11 AM, A Cappella & Unplugged takes center stage with Admiral Mouse, Tonya Grissinger, Cody Wilt, Jason Sheffield, and the finals winner–Kate & Isaac. Admiral Mouse is a Greencastle-based band, covering songs from the 50s to the present with a rock-blues flavor. Grissinger, who auditioned for The Voice, performs solo with acoustic guitar; her music has a country flavor. Cody Wilt has a southern rock sound and writes original songs as does Jason Sheffield, who performs with harmonica and guitar and blends pop, rock, and alternative for an original sound. Winners of the 2016 A Cappella & Unplugged Kate & Isaac will perform their version of “Like I Am Gonna Lose You.” DJ Bizzy, known in music circles of Philadelphia, Detroit and LA, takes the stage for the 12-2 PM timeslot. Following at 2:30 PM is Shawan and the Wonton, with a soulful, bluesy vibe.
Between wine and music, enjoy a good mix of area vendors, including Mary Kay, Lula Roc, JM Imporium, Big Fat Daddy’s BBQ, and Canal View Candle & Barrel Co. For a complete list of vendors, visit summerwinedown.com.
Tickets are on sale now! VIP tickets are $40 and include food, indoor seating and separate restroom facilities. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Designated drivers/Under 21 tickets are $10 and children 12 and under are free. VIP entry will open at 11 a.m. with general admission following at noon. All general admission and VIP tickets include a festival wine glass to remember Summer Wine Down. Purchase tickets online here. Green Grove Gardens is located just off I-81, Exit 5.
Summer Wine Down is just one of hundreds of events throughout Franklin County. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA to enjoy the trails of history, arts, and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more…plan a visit soon.