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Vintages, Volkswagens & Valises

Vintages, Volkswagens & Valises

Two very special events set for October are being added to enhance and complement the Wine Down Main Street experience. Now in its seventh year, Wine Down Main Street, set for Friday, November 2, will present a Champagne tasting and trunk show featuring Domaine Chandon wines and Louis Vuitton luggage on October 10th and a special Vintner’s Dinner featuring the wines of California’s Wente Family Estates on October 17th.  Both events take place at the Hallmark Volkswagen showroom on Bakers Bridge Avenue in Cool Springs.  Proceeds all events benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County.

See, savor, smell, taste and test at this most unusual “Trunk” show and tasting on Wednesday, October 10.  Nine wines provided by California’s Domaine Chandon Vineyards will be tasted as patrons view various bags and accessories from Louis Vuitton as well as a compete array of Volkswagen automobiles. The wines will be paired with remarkable hors d’oeuvres from Lisa Coffman’s Unique Flavors Catering.  Tickets are $60 per person.  A complete menu for the evening may also be found on the website.

The Vintner’s Dinner set for Wednesday, October 17 will feature world class wines from Wente Family Estates paired with the distinctive and exceptional cuisine prepared by Jason McConnell of Franklin’s famed Red Pony Restaurant. Taste Christine Wente’s wines from Wente Family Estates, California’s oldest, continuously family owned and operated winery.  Her wines paired with the exceptional cuisine of Franklin’s famed Red Pony Restaurant will be exceptional!  Seating is extremely limited for this dinner so get your tickets soon.  Tickets are $125 per person at or call 599-9706.Christine Wente will be on hand to host the dinner and discuss the wines.   Tickets for the dinner are $125 per person.

The wines for both the Champagne/Trunk show tasting and the Vintner’s dinner as well as for Wine Down Main Street are being provided by Lipman Brothers Distributors, the oldest distributor of wine and spirits in Middle Tennessee.

Ticket for “Vintages, Volkswagens & Valises” and the Wente Vintner’s Dinner are available at The Boys & Girls Club (129 West Fowlkes Street in Franklin), The Faye Snodgrass Gallery (344 Main Street in Franklin) and Hallmark Volkswagen (620 Bakers Bridge Road in Cool Springs).  Additionally, tickets to the two tastings as well as to the November 2nd Wine Down Main Street are also available at  To read more about how and where to purchase your tickets for Wine Down Main Street, click here.

Hallmark Volkswagen presents Wine Down Main Street in conjunction with Franklin’s Main Street Merchants.  Sponsors include Fifth/Third Bank, Lipman Brothers Distributors, Nashville Lifestyles, Tennessee Bank & Trust, Meridian Cool Springs, Telco Solutions III, Regions Bank, Publix Supermarket Charities, Jamison Station, Carpet Den Interiors, The Williamson Herald, Franklin Is and One Woman Show Design.


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