Wine down WednesdaysBy: Paige Smith
Wine Down Wednesday
- Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., Roseville
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 18 – May 23
Are you ready for a spring full of relaxing Wednesday evenings?
If you are ready to enjoy live music, wine, friends and family, Wine Down Wednesday is an event to check out this spring.
A variety of wineries in the region and live music will be featured 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from April 18 to May 23 every Wednesday. This is the sixth year putting on this event and each year they have grown while figuring out how to update it.
“This year we are looking to offering more pairing, maybe olive oil or chocolates,” Jon McElroy, recreation coordinator for the City of Roseville said.
The event was created to be geared more to adults, however, families are more than welcome to come and enjoy the live music, food vendors and community ambience.
Wineries have not yet been announced for this year as of press time. However, wines that are listed to be included are smoky and spiced syrahs, petite sirah, cabernet franc and flavor-intense zinfandel, as well as dessert wine offerings.
“For those interested in tasting wine, they may pay a $10 fee that will get them five one-ounce tastes of wine,” McElroy said. “If they like what they taste, they can purchase a ‘Nickel’ that is $5 that will give them a five-ounce taste of wine.”
The City of Roseville offers a season pass for $50 that allows entrance to all six Wednesday events and a souvenir wine glass. They are also offering a cabana rental that is $25 per event. A cabana is perfect for those who don’t want to arrive early to reserve a place to sit.
“We have a couple of cabanas to rent that seat six people, includes water and snacks — like crackers and grapes, things that pair well with wine,” McElroy said.
All proceeds for the event benefit recreation programs for at-risk youth.