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 to the general public, the idea of a wine festival was born. Now 24 years later, Fleurs et Vin is the most anticipated, talked about and attend wine event in the Miami Valley.
On Sunday May 17 from 1- 4pm, wine connoisseurs and novices alike will sample the best wines from around the world while enjoying culinary treats from 20 of the top independent restaurants in the region.
Last year there were over 420 wines for sampling, as well as a beer garden featuring Belgium brews. Wines and beer selections for this year are still being put together. And if that isn’t enough to keep you busy, J.t. Fedrick and his band will be in full swing, the dance floor open and wonderful baskets available for bidding in the silent auction. And come 4pm, the best entertainment of the day can often be found at the live auction, where thousands of dollars are raised in just minutes iwth the sale of wine collectibles, with proceeds benefiting AIDS Resource Center Ohio. If you’d like to support the even with a donation to the auction you can start that process with this online donation form.
Tickets for Fleurs et Vin run $70 in advance $75 at the door, but this Saturday only, Arrow Wine will host a Super Saturday tasting from 11am – 5pm at both the Far Hills and Centerville stores, and the ARC Ohio Associate Board members will be selling Fleurs et Vin tickets for just $60.