30 Oct 2012, Bolzano, Italy --- Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, South Tyrolean Wine Road, Caldaro, Glass of Caldaro wine from the Manincor Winery --- Image by © Franco Cogoli/SOPA RF/SOPA/Corbis

A Vintage Affair, three nights of wine-themed events, raising money for local nonprofits that help women and children in Williamson County begin next week.

But if you haven’t got your ticket to the first event, the Meet the Vintner Dinner on April 10, you’ve waited too long. Meet the Vintner is a formal reception this year featuring Patland Estate Vineyards, a small-production winery in California’s Napa Valley.

As of Thursday morning, however, there still were tickets for the event on the second night, A Vintage Affair Goes Country, on Thursday, April 11. Hats, boots and Western attire are encouraged for the event, at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park near Carnton, close to downtown Franklin.

Goes Country offers local BBQ, live music, and one-of-a-kind selections of wine, bourbon, beer and cigars. Tickets are $75 per person. Hurry.

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The 19th Annual Main Event is Friday night at Liberty Hall in the Factory at Franklin.

The evening starts with a VIP pre-party at 5:30 p.m., featuring catered hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and cigars, plus wine tastings from Patland Estates, the winery featured at the sold out Meet the Vintner dinner. Tickets to the pre-party along with the Main Event are $125.

Doors open for the Main Event at 7 p.m., featuring a large assortment of food, wine and bourbon tasting stations. The also will be a silent auction, wine auction, and a live auction.

Tickets to the Main Event are $75. Attire is business casual.

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A Vintage Affair is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to raising money for Williamson County charities benefiting women and children in need. Each year AVA chooses several deserving beneficiaries from the community to receive the proceeds for that fiscal year. To fulfill the goal of helping support these beneficiaries, AVA hosts various events throughout the year which include: wine, spirit & food tastings and The Grape Stomp Festival. Since its inception in 2001, AVA has contributed over $1.5 million to local non-profit organizations, in particular five local well-established agencies that improve the situations of women and children in Williamson County.

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