Rocky Top Wineries
Join us for the Rocky Top Wine Trail’s annual STOMP Out Breast Cancer event on Sunday, October 7, 2017 at the Mountain Valley Winery. Registration begins at 8 am and the walk begins at 9 am. We will walk to 3 of the Rocky Top Wineries (Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery, and Mountain Valley Winery) there will fun activities at each location like grape stomping!
This year we are bringing the event home to Mountain Valley Winery! Our walk will start at Mountain Valley Winery, weave down to Apple Barn Winery for some apple bobbing and wine tasting, and then take us to Hillside Winery for the actual grape stomping!
Once we’ve all turned our feet purple and done our best impression of I Love Lucy stomping on grapes, we’ll then head back to Mountain Valley Winery for a well-deserved BBQ lunch, courtesy of Corky’s BBQ. The three “Pink” wines this year will be: Strawberry Blush at Mountain Valley Winery, Red/White Muscadine at Apple Barn Winery, and a delicious sparkling Apple Cranberry wine at Hillside Winery!
American Cancer Society
Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery, and Mountain Valley Winery will be participating in the event this year, and they will all have a “pink” wine. Five dollars of every bottle sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society! Tickets will include lunch, a bottle of water, a backpack filled with goodies, and a Rocky Top Wine Trail glass.
History of the Event
It all started when Christine Kimmins, the first Wine Club Manager at Mountain Valley Winery, had the idea of producing a “pink” wine from the red/white Muscadine grapes that always herald the end of harvest in East TN. She and winemaker Doug Seitz then decided to pair this pink wine with the local Sevier County Relay for Life chapter and donate $5 per bottle for every bottle sold. Now, 10 years later, owner Don Collier and the wineries along the Rocky Top Wine Trail have donated well over $100,000 from the purchase of pink wines to help fund research and raise awareness for breast cancer.
For more information, contact Kimberly at email@example.com or (865) 389-9490.