Wine lovers, foodies, and music aficionados from all over the region rejoice! A new, intimate festival is coming to Memphis March 10-12, 2017. Mark your calendars now for Vintage901.


Vintage901 is a three-day wine festival complete with tastings, tapas, salsa, soul and jazz that brings the world to Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate wine, food and music. Vintage901 features the best in artisanal wines, an array of local flavors with a nod to global sensibilities, and music that blends the classic and the eclectic.


Each of the three days of this fun, unique gathering will represent a unique wine experience.


Friday’s Opening Toast and Perfect Pairings will be hosted at Halloran Centre at the Orpheum Theatre Memphis from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. The event’s Grand Sommelier, Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach, will present the opening toast at the start of a three-course dinner designed to experience the perfect pairings. Dinner will be provided by Restaurant Iris. Entertainment will be provided by international jazz sensation, Monty Alexander.

Saturday's Grand Tasting will feature wine tasting with selections prepared by Grand Sommelier Laurie Forster. Food demonstrations, food trucks and vendors will be onsite at the Creative Arts Building on Tiger Lane. Entertainment will be provided by Atlanta salsa group Willie Ziavino and COT Band.

Sunday’s Sparkling Brunch is the closing event for Vintage901 and guests have two locations to choose from, both from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. The first event features Memphis Stax Music Academy Jazz Instructor Stephen Lee and his trio at the FedEx Center at Shelby Farms. The second event will be hosted at Belle: A Southern Bistro and will feature Memphis’ own Nick Black, one of the most recognizable names in the area’s pop and soul music scene.

Tickets to Vintage901 are now on sale. A three day pass to Vintage901 is only $375 and includes access to all three weekend events. Tickets are also available al-a-carte for each day: $225 for Friday’s Perfect Pairing, $87.50 for Saturday’s Grand Tasting, and $87.50 for Sunday’s Sparkling Brunch. Payment plans are also available.

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Proceeds from Vintage901 will benefit Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, and the wonderful work they do in providing support to women and children in need.

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