Blowing Rock All Primed For Re-Branded Festival: “Savor Blowing Rock”

Blowing Rock All Primed For Re-Branded Festival: “Savor Blowing Rock”
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Group fun!

By David Rogers. April 9, 2016. BLOWING ROCK, NC — The current weekend’s weather might be a bit unsavory for special event organizers and their guests, but next weekend looks to be spectacular for Blowing Rock’s re-branded culinary, wine, craft beer and distilled beverages event, Savor Blowing Rock, April 14-17, at various locations around town.

All photographic images by Amanda Lugenbell

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As Savor Blowing Rock, this special event has been expanded in scope to include not just wine and food, but the burgeoning popularity of craft beer and distilled spirits. Organizing host, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, has taken out all the stops to make sure guests are able to take full advantage of the broad scope of tastings, workshops and seminars, including free parking and free shuttle arrangements, as well as special lodging partnerships with just short of a dozen lodging businesses, from luxury vacation home rentals to budget priced hotels.

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The Chamber of Commerce has made arrangements for free shuttle service from Food Lion and Tanger Outlets.

A summary list of events, by day:

THURSDAY, APRIL 14

  • Seminar: “The World of Zinfandel”, 11 am to 12 noon, Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, 110 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Rosés From Around The World”, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Wines of the Southern Hemisphere”, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Tasting: “Beer Tasting at Foggy Rock”, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub, 8180 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “The Magic of Malbec”, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Wine & Chocolate”, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street, Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Styles of IPAs”, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Peabody’s Wine & Beer, 1104 Hwy. 105, Boone MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Call Family Shine Tasting & Southern Finger Foods”, Rustique, 349 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Winemaker’s Dinner: Rowland’s at Westglow Resort & Spa, 224 Westglow Circle, Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • FEATURE EVENT: “Taste! A Restaurant Showcase”, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Main Tent, 1021 Main Street, Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Winemaker’s Dinner: The Table At Crestwood, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Inn at Crestwood, 3236 Shulls Mill Rd., Boone MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Château Coupe-Roses Tasting with Winemaker Francois Le Calvez”, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, 110 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • NIGHTLIFE: “Cha-Cha-Cha Party”, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Gamekeeper Restaurant, 3005 Shulls Mill Rd., Boone MORE INFO.
  • NIGHTLIFE: “Adam Church Band”, 9:30 pm to ???, Town Tavern, 1182 Main Street, Blowing Rock MORE INFO.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

  • Seminar: “Vintage Paso”, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, 110 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
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    The Grand Tasting is hugely popular.

    Seminar: “Break Out The Bubbly!”, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.

  • Seminar: “Riedel Challenge”, 12 noon to 1:00 pm, The Inn At Ragged Gardens, 2013 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Wine, Food & Spices”, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Wine & Chocolate”, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street, Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Washington State Wine Tasting” 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “North Carolina Is Rocking”, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “5 Wines You’ve Never Heard Of 90 Points Or Over”, 2:00 pm, to 3:00 pm, American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Tasting: “Wine Tasting at Christopher’s Wine & Cheese”, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 110 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Cooking Class: “Grilling Class With The Grill Masters”, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Ave., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • SPECIAL EVENT: “Sip, Shop, and Stroll”, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Taste Your Way Through History — An American Wine Story”, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Foggy Rock’s Beer & Bites With AMB”, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub, 8180 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Capturing The Essence Of Chianti”, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Pair Like A Pro”, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • SPECIAL EVENT: “Cork & Canvas”, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Pairing Dinner: Gamekeeper Restaurant, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 3005 Shulls Mill Rd., Boone MORE INFO.
  • Winemaker’s Dinner: Restaurant at Gideon Ridge, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 202 Gideon Ridge Rd., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Pairing Dinner: Rustique Restaurant and Northern Italy, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm, 349 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Montinore Estates Tasting”, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, 110 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Pairing Dinner: Twigs Restaurant and Château Coupe Roses, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 7956 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • NIGHTLIFE: “Harris Brothers Band”, 10:00 pm to ???, Town Tavern, 1182 Main St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

  • Seminar: “Coffee Cupping”, 8:00 am to 9:00 am, Camp Coffee Roasters, 921 Main St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • FEATURE EVENT: “The Corkscrew 5k”, 8:30 am to 10:30 am, Chetola Mountain Resort & Spa, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • SPECIAL EVENT: “Cork & Canvas Part Deux!”, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Cooking Class: “Grilling Class With The Grill Masters”, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Ave., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Cooking Class: “Caribbean Cuisine”, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, American Legion Building, 333 Wallingford St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO. 
  • FEATURE EVENT: “Reserve Wine Tasting, 1st Seating”, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, The Inn at Ragged Gardens, 203 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Wine Tasting: Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, 110 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO. 
  • FEATURE EVENT: “Grand Tasting”, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Main Tent, 1021 Main St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Beer Tastings: Eight NC Breweries at Town Tavern, with live music on the patio, 1182 Main St., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • FEATURE EVENT: “Reserve Tasting, 2nd Seating”, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Inn at Ragged Gardens, 2013 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • Seminar: “Cigars and Whisky”, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Twigs Restaurant, 7956 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • SPECIAL EVENT: “Wine and Craft Beer Flights”, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Mountain Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.
  • SPECIAL EVENT: “Downtown Abbey Dinner”, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Chestnut Grille at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17

  • Seminar: “Bloody Marys”, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, Rustique, 349 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock MORE INFO.

Lodging Partners for Savor Blowing Rock (alphabetical)

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