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Mexican Fiesta and Tequila Tasting


Mexican Fiesta and Tequila Tasting

Wine Down Man Street, Franklin’s favorite wine tasting event, is set for Friday, November 7th in the shops and businesses along historic Main Street.  Two additional events have been added to the mix this year including the first ever Wine Down Main Street Mexican Fiesta & Tequila Tasting on Thursday, June 19th in the showroom of Hallmark Volkswagen on Bakers Bridge Road in Cool Springs and the third annual Vintner’s Tasting set for Thursday, September 25th.

Don your sombreros, shake your maracas and pick up your tickets for what is expected to become an annual tradition, the Wine Down Main Street Mexican Fiesta & Tequila Tasting.  Sol, the hottest new restaurant in Franklin, will be heating up the showroom at Hallmark Volkswagen with authentic Mexican food, Trio San Rafael will rock with their own brand of Latin infused music all while patrons sample some of the finest tequilas and south of the border beer available.  And what would a Wine Down Main Street event be without wine?  Three Argentinean vintages will be available for tasting as well.

Milagro will provide six tequilas for tasting including Milagro Silver, Milagro Reposado, Milagro Anejo as well as Select Barrel Reserve Silver, Select Barrel Reserve Reposado and Select Barrel Anejo.  The south of the border beer is actually being provided by Nashville’s Yazoo brewery and includes the Dos Perros Ale and the Mexican style Amarillo Pale Ale.  Three wines, all from Argentina, will be served including a Malbec and Torrontes from Zolo Winery and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Gouguenheim Winery

Also available will be margaritas utilizing the Milagro tequilas. 

A limited number of tickets are available at $55 per person online at or at the Boys & Girls Club (129 West Fowlkes Street), Hallmark Volkswagen (620 Bakers Bridge Road) and the Faye Snodgrass Gallery (344 Main Street).

The third annual Wine Down Main Street Vintner’s Tasting will be held at Hallmark Volkswagen on Thursday, September 25th.  The event is still in the planning stages and its details will be announced shortly.

Since 2001, Wine Down Main Street has raised more than $550,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County.  Last year’s event was the seventh straight sell-out with 1,400 tickets purchased.   For 2008, Main Street will be closed from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue with all the food providers being set up in the Public Square.  More than 40 shops and businesses participated last year along with 25 restaurants.

Tickets to Wine Down Main Street are currently on sale now only at  Hard tickets will be available in the shops along Main Street beginning in September.  Tickets remain $75 per person again this year.

Hallmark Volkswagen presents Wine Down Main Street again this year.  Sponsors include Lipman Brothers Distributors, TS3, Green Bank, Meridian Cool Springs, Williamson A.M./The Tennessean, FranklinIs and One Woman Show Design.