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Friday, August 12, 2016

Bradford’s Wine Walk set for Saturday


The organizers of Saturday's Bradford Wine Walk can’t keep their enthusiasm bottled up.

Christy Graham, one of the event organizers, said the event is a win-win for the wineries and local businesses.

“It may take them to places they have never been,” she said.

“The wineries sell their wine and the merchants can showcase their businesses.”

And if you heard it through the grapevine that last year’s event was a success, you heard right. Graham said everyone was grapeful for all the wine walk had to offer.

“Everyone wanted it to happen every weekend,” she said.

“We had very positive reactions. It was nice to see all the people downtown.”

There will be a porter service again this year. This allows people to buy the bottles of wine. Runners will then take the purchases to the registration table for pick up when participants are ready to leave.

There will be a commemorative wine glass, like last year’s, but with a little twist.

The glass, donated by Northwest Savings Bank, includes an image of Old City Hall and the date.

“We want to make it as a collector’s item going forward,” Graham said. “And it’s an incentive to come every year.”

This year’s event mirrors last year’s inaugural event with a couple of additions.

Wine Smoothies by DeLong Enterprises will be at Paper to Pages and the Winery at Wilcox will be at Wright’s Music Shed.

Other participants are as follows:

- Flickerwood Wine Cellars - Lisa’s Hairport
- Allegheny Wine Cellars – Santo Vida
- Courtyard Winery – Timeless Treasures
- Starr Hill Winery – Moments to Remember
- Bee Kind Winery – Main Street Mercantile
- Twisted Vine Winery – Graham Florist

Appetizers will also be available at the stops.

Tickets are available now at the following locations: Northwest Savings Bank on Main Street and in Foster Brook, Lisa’s Hairport, Bella Capelli’s, Wright’s Music Shed, Timeless Treasures and The Tin Ceiling Gift Shoppe.

Tickets are $20 for regular admission at 5 p.m. and $25 for early bird start at 4 p.m. On Saturday, the price increases to $30 for the early bird start and $25 for the regular start.

Tickets are also available on Saturday at the registration table in front of Northwest Savings Bank.

So far ticket sales are just under 400, Graham said, leaving about 100 available.

“I am pretty confident we will be close to selling out,” she said. “The weather is the only thing not in our favor.”

Even though rain is in the forecast, Graham said the event will go on whether it is rain or dry.

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