Happy Retreat Request for Qualifications

Ticket Prices:   VIP –  $50

General admission – $30 in advance/$35 at the gate

Designated Driver (non-drinking) – $20

Children 12 & under – free

VIP ticket holders had the chance to participate in one of three wine tasting classes.   The classes were taught by Simone FM Spinner, MH, CSW, CWE, adjunct professor of wine studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.  The three classes offered were Hot Trends In Wine, Wine & Music, and Taste Like A Professional.  All classes were held on the day of the festival in the comfort of our tasting room in the historic mansion.  Six wines were poured for participants in each class.  Each class was limited to 20 participants, first come, first served.   Also, included in the price of the VIP ticket was a commemorative wine tasting glass, a bento box lunch, and admission to the full festival.

General Admission ticket holders received a commemorative tasting glass, free tasting of all wines, great music and access to our food vendors and craft vendors.

Designated Driver (non-drinking) ticket holders listened to the great music and had access to our food vendors and craft vendors.


Over 50 fine wines were available for free tasting.


The bands were The Brooks Tegler QuartetThe Krispy Kat Quartet, and The Apollo Jazz Septet.


Food vendors included:  The Mediterranean Café, a selection; Pizza Llama, wood fired pizza; caterer Marcia Flanigan, salads, and specially created offerings.   For dessert, TheBestCookie.com, Sugar Whipped Bakery and selected chocolates from Appalachian Chocolates.

Craft Vendors

Local craft vendors were exhibiting and selling their crafts.


Parking was available on site and at nearby parking lots.

No Pets

Pets were not permitted.   Service dogs were allowed.