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Franklin’s Three Blind Wines

Three Blind Wines in Franklin TN

If you’ve noticed a shortage of Shiraz and Pinot Grigio in your favorite Cool Springs wine store, the reason may be due to the Heritage Foundation’s Next Generation 3rd Annual Three Blind Wines to be held on Friday, Feb. 26th at Jamison Hall in the Factory from 6-9 p.m.

It’s the third event but there are several new twists for this year’s Three Blind Wines:

Both red and white wines will be tasted and there will be two winning wines.  Yazoo Brewery will be providing beer for any beer drinkers and local favorite Art Four Sale will perform.  There will be a curtained check-in area with blank wine bottles instead of bags to create a true “blind wine” contest!

The cost is $25 per person in advance or cash only at the door with each 1-3 person team bringing “Red, White, and Repeat” wines.    Check-in begins at 6 p.m.  Admission includes local favorite entertainers, a sampling of food from various local restaurants and chefs, and a chance to bid on silent high-end auction items.  For the “not for wine drinkers” there will be a cash bar with Yazoo Brewery for the beer drinkers and soft drinks for non-imbibers.  Whether you imbibe or not, the cost is $25 per person to enter this true ‘blind wine’ site.

There are rules for the event:  Teams of 1-3 people will bring 1 Shiraz, 1 Pinot Grigio and the 3rd bottle will be a “repeat” of one of the two.  The first two bottles will be collected, recanted in a clear bottle, and set out for tasting and voting.  The “repeat” bottle is set aside unopened to be given to two grand prize winners.  From 7-8:30 p.m. tasting and voting takes place.  Votes are counted at 8:30 p.m., and the winners of the silent auction and wine winners are announced at 9 p.m.

For those wishing to join in the fun at the Patrons’ level, the cost is $150 and includes admission for two people to Three Blind Wines, recognition in the Three Blind Wines program, and a second “after party” at Aloft Hotel in Cool Springs with that party date to be announced that evening.

Back again is the popular silent auction.  The necklace used in the Hannah Montana movie donated by Walton’s Jewelers is a main attraction in the silent auction.  Other specials include a weekend stay in Colorado, a weekend at a lake cabin, Lorna Sanders Painting, a photo session with well known children’s photographer, a winemaking equipment kit, a signed copy of the new Historic Franklin, Tennessee book signed by all photographers and authors, and many fabulous items from our generous local businesses and restaurants.

To avoid the rush for easy check-in that evening, advance reservations are preferred by calling

615-591-8500, extension 11 with credit card or via .  Your paid reservation will be held in “will call” under your name.  For those without reservations, CASH ONLY will be accepted at the door and IDs will be checked.

The Next Generation group is comprised of Heritage Foundation members ages 21 to 40.  While the Next Generation produces Three Blind Wines, it is held for anyone age 21 and over.  The mission of the Heritage Foundation is to protect and preserve the architectural, cultural and geographic heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.

Wine from Bellaterra Ranch and Winery