Where can you sip fine wines and meet some wonderful people on an aromatic and fruit-forward September afternoon? Try the beautiful Milton City Hall Courtyard, where Children’s Charities, along with Pinnacle Beverage will host the Second Annual Milton Wine Festival on September 23. You can taste over 100 wines from around the world and discover your favorite regions.
VIP starts at 2 p.m. and general admission begins at 3 p.m. General admission ticket holders will receive unlimited wine sampling, live music, and a commemorative glass. The beer will flow from four craft breweries. Food will be available for purchase from Dukes Bar & Grill, Olde Blind Dog, Cousins Main Lobster, and featuring Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in the VIP area.
Enjoy live music by the Pioneer Chicken Stand Band, a high-energy, harmony-driven, folk-rock sound. Derived from tightly grained oak barrels that highlight savory notes. In the mix, look for aromas of citrus, pear, and green apple with a hint of bubbles.
This year there is an added event with a wine dinner in The Garden at Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails on Tuesday, September 18 from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 100 persons and includes a general admission ticket to the wine festival. New this year, the festival will include a wine seminar on festival day from 1 – 2 p.m., prior to the VIP opening.
Proceeds from the Festival, Dinner, and Seminar will benefit the All Inclusive Play Park for the City of Milton. The park is designed to provide a safe place to play for all abilities and disabilities regardless of age. The main structure has one of the largest ramping systems in the state and should service children from over five counties.
The play area will offer amenities such as a variety of swings, roller slides, musical instruments, sensory centers, a tea cup whirl, climb-on and climb-in structures, see-saws and ADA-approved picnic tables, as well as ramping throughout the park. Rubber flooring will be poured throughout the playground for ease of access for all abilities. One play area will be geared for children ages 2 – 5 and another for ages 5 – 12.
Children’s Charities was founded by Amanda White and Lauren Holmes, two businesswomen who sought to make a difference in the communities in which they live—North Fulton and South Forsyth. The organization is 100% volunteer-driven and dedicated to supporting and developing programs that enrich children’s lives in the area, which now includes Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson and Pickens counties.
For more information on the park go to Children’s Charities to see how you can help. For festival tickets and more information, visit Milton Wine Festival. We wish you a long and vibrant finish. ❍