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'Celebrate N.C. Wines' offers tastings, food, unique research demonstrations

September 24, 2007

Media Contact: Autumn Keck, JC Raulston Arboretum associate director of memberships and fundraising events, at or 919.513.3826

North Carolina is home to 61 wine producers and ranks 10th for both wine and grape production in the U.S. The third annual "Celebrate N.C. Wines" event will showcase award-winning North Carolina wines, demonstrations of wine and food pairings, and an inside look at viticulture and enology research in the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Participants will enjoy tastings from 13 of the state's wineries, as well as heavy hors d'oeuvres, music, a silent auction and the beauties of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University in fall. The event is open to the public.

Presented by the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and co-sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the North Carolina Wine and Grape Council.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007

3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Wine tasting, various demonstrations, heavy hors- d'oeuvres, live music, silent auction

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Dessert and coffee, N.C. Wine and Grape Council's 2007 awards presentation

The JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Rain or shine.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' viticulture and enology research and the JC Raulston Arboretum.

For more information:
To purchase tickets, contact Autumn Keck at or 919-513-3826.

Written by:
Suzanne Stanard, 919.513.3126 or

Posted by Dave at September 24, 2007 01:23 PM