On-line registration closed as of June 19th at 5pm. Walk-ins are welcome to purchase tickets at Saturday's event. Ticket price for all walk-ins that did not register on line is $25 per entry.
Must be at least 21 years of age to attend wine release party. (See "Registration" note below.)
The art of making wine meets Idyllwild's visual arts in this unique wine release party!
An inaugural event, Middle Ridge Winery is taking inspiration from our Idyllwild Deer Sightings and releasing a series of six wine labels with images from the project. With our painted deer being the first permanent public art exhibit in Idyllwild, this is indeed exciting for the AAI and community as a whole.
Sip some wine, nibble on appetizers, meet some of the artists, and enjoy the sounds of live music provided by Keith McCabe as you stroll through the gardens of the Idyllwild Area Historical Society Museum. The garden is the official home of 5 of the 22 deer that comprise the Idyllwild Deer Sightings project, so it is an ideal setting for the festivities!
Before you leave, take advantage of the opportunity to purchase a bottle of wine to take home. Middle Ridge Winery will be honoring a 10% discount during the two-hour event on bottles of Idyllwild Deer Sightings wine with a portion of all bottle proceeds being donated to the AAI. This is a wonderful way to get great wine and support art at the same time!
Registration: Registration is open to artists, art enthusiasts and wine lovers. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Entrance fee includes a wine flight (3 two-ounce pours), light appetizers and tax. See registration categories for ticket prices. If not already a member of the AAI, Idyllwild Area Historical Society, or Middle Ridge Wine Club, we encourage you to join and take advantage of the lower ticket prices! On-line registration closes at 5pm on June 19th. Entry fee for anyone not pre-registered by 5pm June 19th will be $25 each at event.
After Party Event: After attending the wine release party, be sure to catch more of Idyllwild’s vibrant art scene at AAI’s first annual Sizzling Summer Gallery Tour. AAI member galleries will be open from 5:30pm-7:30pm, where you will experience the uniqueness of each gallery while being treated to great art, appetizers and refreshments. Self-guided gallery tour maps will be available at the party and the gallery event is FREE.
Additional Notes: Wine Club Member tickets to wine release are included in quarterly club shipment and members may pick up their wine shipment at the wine release event. Also, as a courtesy to other guests, pets are NOT allowed.
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