The original “Party in the Park” was the brain child of two friends, Vail Miller Sr. of Heidelberg and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine. With a mission of bringing wine out of just the wine cellars and homes of people to the general public, the idea of a wine festival was born. Now 19 years later, Fleurs et Vin is the most anticipated, talked about and attend wine event in the Miami Valley.
On Sunday, May 23 from 1- 4pm, wine connoisseurs and novices alike will sample the best wines from around the world while enjoying culinary treats from top independent restaurants in the region-click here to see the lineup. The $60 advance admission ticket ($70 at the park) will allow you to to choose from hundreds of wines to samples, chat with winery owners like Amber Lee of J. Lohr Vineyards in San Jose, CA and enjoy the live jazz being played by JT Fedrick/Sax Groove. Participating restaurants include: Amber Rose, Carver’s, El Meson, Mamma DiSalvo’s The Oakwood Club, L’Auberge and fifteen more. For the complete list, click here.
As you stroll through the tent, be sure and make some bids on the silent auction, which will feature gift baskets filled with art, theater tickets and restaurant gift certificates and even a weeks stay at a Lake Norris vacation cabin. A live auction will get under way at about 3:45pm and some of the early highlights include a hideaway bar cabinet, donated by Bruning’s Wine Cellar, Chef Dinner’s and wine collectibles and verticals.
Not a wine drinker? Then you may want to spend your time in the Beer Garden featuring Belgium favorites, Stella Artois, Leffe and Hoegaarden. Souvenir glasses will be available for just $2 each.
One day, two causes, 300+ wines and over 1000 friends.
For more info or to purchase tickets, visit the Fleurs et Vin Website.
Tickets also available at area wine stores like Arrow Wine, Bella Vino, Bruning’s Wine Cellar, Dorothy Lane Market, Jerardi’s Little Store, Miami Valley Wine & Liquor,
Miami Valley Wine & Spirits, Rumblseat Wine and The Wine Gallery
UPDATE – TICKET GIVE-AWAY!!!
We’re giving away a pair of free tickets to Fleurs et Vin ($140 value) – just comment below and tell us your favorite place in the Dayton Region to drink or buy wine. Be sure to include your email address (won’t be made public) so we can notify you if you win. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook Fan Page by 5pm Saturday 5/21. Good Luck!