The 2019 Steins and Wine Around the Square
“A Taste of Hayesville”
Mountain Area Wineries and Breweries
and food from area restaurants.
An annual favorite, a fundraiser sponsored by Historic Hayesville Inc. for downtown projects, the 2019 ticket sales will be donated to the Clay County Historical and Arts Council for Old Jail Museum repairs.
From late afternoon into the early evening, this event signals that the fall season is upon us and is a wonderful way to kick off seasonal activities, festivities and the holidays with friends.
Wineries and Breweries welcomed attendees as they would at their individual tasting rooms or bars.
Visitors could purchase a glass or bottle to enjoy as they relaxed listening to music.
“ A Taste of Hayesville”, that debuted at the 2018 event, has become a firm favorite and gave area restaurants an opportunity to have visitors sample their food.
Besides the wine, beer and "A Taste of Hayesville" tables, popcorn and soft drinks were available for purchase and water was available courtesy of Miller Well Drilling.
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2019 BREWERY PARTICIPANTS
A new addition to the event this year was Wehrloom Meadery from Robbinsville, NC. Mead is neither beer nor wine although it is often referred to as honey wine. This alcoholic beverage was produced throughtout "ancient" Europe, Africa and Asia. Mead has been found in Pharoh's tombs and is the "stuff of legend" in Norse mythology. Many old scripts from around the world reference mead. There has been a resurgence in interest so for more information visit their website.
Corks and Cups showcased their wine bottle & wine glass holders, cheese slicers/servers and other host/hostess party pieces, all handmade of fine hardwoods.
Music for the evening was provided by
Moon Hamilton, A Member of the Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble, playing classical guitar & violin, and local favorites, George Boothroyd on guitar & Andy Ward on mandolin, A Musical Duo.
The list of exhibitors varies from year to year as new breweries and wineries join old favorites to make this event a “must do”.
It has been recognized as part of the "wine trail" for the Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA, (American Viticultural Area) an area of 100,000 acres of which only 130 acres are under vine – but that is continuing to grow as more “boutique” wineries get established.
Participating craft breweries are fast becoming a part of the WNC Brewers Alliance.
HHI is pleased to play a part in promoting economic growth of the area by providing this platform for new wineries and breweries to be successful.
The Hayesville Steins and Wine Around the Square event was the first of its kind in the area. It was born out of efforts by The Town 100 Committee that wanted to showcase a “Wine Around the Square” event in celebration of Hayesville's Centennial Anniversary in 2013. However, that required changes to local ordinances so that alcohol could be served. With approvals in place the event was a great success and has grown into the popular, now annual, “Steins and Wine Around The Square” of today.
This event is a Historic Hayesville, Inc. fundraiser to benefit downtown projects.