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American Heart Association’s Festival of Wines celebrates food and wine
American Heart Association’s Festival of Wines celebrates food and wine

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CHI) – Taste your way through Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock October 2 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for the American Heart Association’s Festival of  Wines presented by CHI St. Vincent.

The 11th annual festival is the largest wine tasting event in Arkansas, and since its creation, Moon and Central Distributors have been sharing their wines from around the world. At this year’s festival there will be more than 500 wines from around the world available for sampling.

Patrons can pair the wines with delicious healthy hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants. Featured restaurants include: Arkansas Heart Hospital, Heart Café, Bar Louie, Boulevard Bread Company, Bray Gourmet, Cache, Cheers in the Heights, Chick-fil-A, Ciao Baci, Good Food by Ferneau, P.F Chang’s China Bistro, Samantha’s Tap Room and Wood Grill, Salut, Sweet Love, Table 28, Two Sisters Catering, Whole Hog North Little Rock, and Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro

The Festival of Wines, which raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, includes silent and premier auctions conducted via mobile bidding, and live painting by local artist, Vickie Hendrix-Siebenmorge.

The “patio party” will also feature great live music. Big Johnson’s 2.0 will perform rock hits past and present and on the other end of the concourse, local artist Travis Bowman will serenade attendees with his guitar.

Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door and can be purchased by calling the American Heart Association at 501-707-6600 or visit FestivalofWines.Heart.org Must be 21 to attend.

The Festival of Wines is presented by CHI St. Vincent; sponsored in part by Moon and Central Distributors, Tenenbaum Foundation, KATV Channel 7 and ALICE 107.7.

(Source: CHI St. Vincent)