Virginia’s Historical Society is hosting the Second Annual Richmond.com Uncorked Wine Festival located in Richmond’s Museum District this Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The state’s finest wineries will be traveling to the Richmond community providing a day full of wine-sampling. These wineries include- Cooper Vineyards; Amrhein’s Wine Cellars; Lake Anna Winery; Mattaponi Winery; First Colony; Annefield Vineyards. Craft beer will be provided by Loveland, which is the sole distributor of major brands like Miller High Life, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Yuengling and Corona in the Greater Richmond, Virginia region. There will be various local food vendors, such as Grapevine Restaurant; Africanne onMain; Cherryhill Ice Cream; Flynn’s Foods.
Live music will be set up for attendees provided by Emme St. James & Her Jazz Gentlemen. Emme St. James is described as a Jazz vocalist, jazz singer, cabaret performer, chanteuse, and has been performing for over a decade from New Orleans to New England. Her sophisticated jazz style is not something to miss.
These festivities will benefit the YWCA. This organization aims to provide rescue, recovery and life-rebuilding programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The group seeks to enhance emotional, social and economic stability. The YWCA of Richmond also assists children through providing a National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited, full day, comprehensive, preschool programming, in order to achieve greater success while entering public education systems.
Tickets are available online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3464503423 for $12 in advance or $15 at the gate. A souvenir, wine sampling glass will be given to all guests. Attendees will have the option to purchase a designated driver ticket for five dollars. The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23230 (next to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), which is the site of the new, biweekly food court. Cash and checks only; however, an ATM will be available.
Rachel Williams is a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University with a calling to be a voice to the voiceless; and passion is to bring gender equality and ethnic justice to the forefront of RVA.