The Grand Tasting

Downtown at Florence County Surface Lot
Saturday, April 6th
11:00AM – 3:00PM.

Beneath a huge tent the Festival has convened a city block’s worth of delicious bites and sips, with winemakers, craft brewers, and distillers, pouring and pairing alongside the region’s best restaurants, farmers, and specialty-food vendors. The Grand Tasting will offer ticket-holders an all-you-can-sample taste of the Pee Dee’s tantalizing food culture, with a performance stage offering chef demonstrations, competitions, and live music. Brand ambassadors from Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, exclusive bourbon partner of the Grand Tasting, will be serving cocktails from the iconic horse trailer, and leading a stand-up tasting for VIP ticket-holders.


2024 Winery Headliner

Winemaker Matt Brain, possessing a master’s degree in biosciences and a background in process engineering, brings naturalist philosophies and highly technical abilities to winemaking at Alpha Omega where he began as Associate Winemaker. Matt’s passion for the environment benefits Alpha Omega, where the land and winery are both Napa Green certified and the Vineyard Management team practices sustainable farming.


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Bourbon Partner

Blade and Bow
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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