Popular Twisted Vintner outgrows tent

A lucky raffle winner will take home a wheelbarrow full of wine and spirits from the Sixth Annual Twisted Vintner. Photos courtesy of the Concordville Chadds Ford Rotary Club

What began as a friendly challenge about which Rotarian produced the best homemade wine has evolved into a much-anticipated community gathering.

Twisted Vintner will transform the parking lot of the Concordville Town Centre into a festival.

Twisted Vintner will transform the parking lot of the Concordville Towne Center into a festival.

On Thursday, June 9, the Sixth Annual Twisted Vintner® Taste of the Township and Homemade Wine Contest will be held at the Concordville Towne Center, starting at 6 p.m., the Concordville Chadds Ford Rotary Club announced.

Although the event is still anchored by the avocational wine competition, Twisted Vinter will also includes tastings from area vineyards and breweries, food offerings from regional restaurants, a silent auction, a raffle, and live music.

Last year’s event boasted over 500 attendees so this year’s festivities will necessitate a bigger tent, according to a Rotary press release. Admission includes sampling the wines made by local vintners, hors d’oeuvres from 10 area restaurants and seasonal pairings from four area wineries and two breweries.

In addition, the event will include a massive silent auction as well as the coveted wheelbarrow of cheer raffle. The Strangers band will return to encourage attendees not to be strangers to the dance floor.

About 500 attendees enjoy the ambience of the 2015 Twisted Vintner.

About 500 attendees enjoy the ambience of the 2015 Twisted Vintner.

Tickets are $50 in advance (by June 8) and $75 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Rachel Kohl Library, Camp Bournalyf, CASA, Darlington Arts, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and BYC, as well as many Rotary Club programs, including local scholarships, support for a school in Haiti, the eradication of polio, and more. For more information, to purchase tickets, donate an auction item, or be a sponsor, visit www.twistedvintner.org.

The food vendors will include Acme, the Concordville Inn, the Meat House, Avenue Kitchen, Outback, Bertucci's, Cask Bistro and Tap, Not Your Average Joes, Pescatore's Italian Restaurant, and La Porta. Beverages will come from from Cosi, Penns Woods Winery, Galer Estate Winery, Chaddsford Winery, Paradocx Vineyard, McKenzie Brew House, and Two Stones Brewery.

For membership inquiries for the Concordville Chadds Ford Rotary club, or for more information, email ccfrotary@gmail.com



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