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A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair

Tickets are almost SOLD OUT for 7th Annual A Vintage Affair fundraiser, to be held at Jamison Hall, in The Factory at Franklin on April 20. If you’re planning on attending, you better get your tickets soon!

AVA benefits three organizations: the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Williamson Medical Center, The Hundred Club of Franklin, Inc. and the Williamson County Library Foundation. This year there will be three pre-event socials Vintage Champagne and Vintage Country Music, Meet the Vintner, and Sommelier Preview Party followed by the Main Event.

New this year, Vintage Champagne and Vintage Country Music will be Wednesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. at Green’s Grocery in Historic Leiper’s Fork.  Guests will enjoy vintage champagne supplied by MoÑ‘t Hennessey, country music by the Homer Dever Band and fine cuisine from Sperry’s Restaurant.  Tickets are $100 per person.

SOLD OUT! An annual favorite, Meet the Vintner, takes place Thursday, April 19, from 6-9 p.m. at Sandy’s Downtown Grille.  This black-tie optional party offers the chance to meet vintners Todd Anderson and Vanessa Robledo, learn about the wines, and enjoy delicious cuisine by Sandy’s Downtown Grille. Tickets are $250 per person but include admittance to both events on April 20.

The Sommelier Party precedes the Main Event on Friday April 20, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the courtyard outside Jamison Hall at the Factory.  It will feature CAO cigars, special wine tastings, champagne and hors d’oeuvres provided by Sandy’s Downtown Grille.  At 7 p.m., the doors open for the Main Event “featuring numerous wine tasting stations, several fabulous food stations and many wonderful live and silent auction items to bid on, including hundreds of desirable wines” says event founder Ralph Drury.  

The Main Event is $60 per person with an additional $40 per person to attend the Sommelier Preview Party.  All reservations may be purchased in advance online at Tickets for the Main Event may also be purchased at the door but they will cost an additional $10.00. For more information visit the website or call 615.351.8165.

a vintage affair accepts checkDr. Sami Ismail of Neonatology Care, Inc. and Dr. Allison Mullaly of Franklin Women’s Center present underwriting checks to Ralph Drury of ‘A Vintage Affair’ the upcoming fundraiser that benefits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Williamson Medical Center. Dennis Miller, CEO and Ike Brown, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at WMC look on. Dr. Lynn Ellington of Women’s Group of Franklin was also at the presentation as an underwriter and commented on the importance of an NICU to today’s expectant mothers.

“Our client base is very well educated and has high expectations about the level of care available to them." The largest and oldest wine fundraising event in Williamson County has grown to five different opportunities to enjoy great wine and support a great cause.

About A Vintage Affair…
Last year, AVA raised more than $100,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Williamson Medical Center and the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center. Over its six-year history, the fundraiser has drawn more than 800 visitors and has generated nearly a half million dollars for various Williamson County nonprofit organizations including Mercy Children’s Clinic, BRIDGES, The Hundred Club of Franklin, The Williamson County Child Advocacy Center, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Williamson Medical Center.