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Childress Vineyards Tenth Anniversary


Childress VineyardsLexington, N.C., July 24, 2014 – This year, Childress Vineyards celebrates a decade of Uncorking Great Taste. Founded in 2004 by NASCAR team owner, Richard Childress; and business partner, Greg Johns; Childress Vineyards has provided tours, tastings, wines, meals and banquet services to more than a million guests in its first decade.

The 10th anniversary will be celebrated at Childress Vineyards Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 17. During this time, guests will be able to participate in a variety of events. The Tasting Room will be offering visitors and fans $10 tastings for 10 wines chosen from our complete portfolio of NC wines. Each tasting patron will receive a commemorative wine glass. Guests are invited to attend a reception on Wednesday night featuring owner Richard Childress, winemaker Mark Friszolowski and business partner Greg Johns as they reflect on the past, and talk about the future. 

Friday, Childress Vineyards celebrates with our loyal Fast Track Wine Club members while enjoying a specially planned four-course dinner. During this event, a special gift will be presented to the 87 Charter Wine Club members who have now been in the wine club a decade. The height of the week’s festivities will be a concert by 20-Ride, a Zac Brown tribute band, at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 16 held on the grounds of Childress Vineyards.

Our special 10th Anniversary Cuvée will be released during the celebration as well. This sparkling wine features a special collector’s label commemorating the winery’s first decade. We will also unveil a limited release of our new Cabernet Sauvignon dessert wine called Finish Line.

Tickets for the Anniversary Reception with Richard and Mark are $30 per person plus fees/taxes, $25 per person plus fees/taxes for current Fast Track Wine Club members. Tickets, which include food (heavy hors d’oeuvres), wine and a commemorative wine glass, are available by calling 336-236-9463 or online at http://childressvineyards.ticketleap.com/reception/.

Tickets for Saturday’s 20 Ride Concert are $25 per person plus fees/taxes, $22.50 per person plus fees/taxes for current Fast Track Wine Club members. The concert ticket price include three hours of music, a Childress Vineyards wine tasting and a commemorative wine glass. Tickets are available by calling 336-236-9463 or online at http://childressvineyards.ticketleap.com/10thconcert/.

Additional activities planned during the five-day celebration… special wine discounts, Cabot cheese tasting, vertical wine tastings, a library wine sale and guided wagon tours of the vineyards. For more information and a complete schedule, please visit www.childressvineyards.com.

In honor of our supporters, Childress Vineyards will donate a percentage of sales during the 10th Anniversary festivities to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma.

CHILDRESS VINEYARDS: Championship race teams and fine wines are the two passions of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. Childress Vineyards is setting the pace among the wineries on the East Coast using old world production techniques to craft award-winning wines by Winemaker Mark Friszolowski. Located at the southern gateway of the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Appellation in Lexington, NC, Childress Vineyards has been named to the Top 25 Tasting Rooms in America by Wine Enthusiast and is a four-time recipient of the NC Governor’s Cup award for its Best in Show wines. The winery is open daily for tours and tastings as well as lunch in the Bistro. The winery is available for private party rentals and weddings. Accommodations are available adjacent to the winery at Holiday Inn Express.   



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