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Wine Down Main Street

FRANKLIN, Tenn. —The 9th Wine Down Main Street event presented by Hallmark Volkswagen will be held Friday, November 6, 2009 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The Downtown Franklin Merchants will again host thousands of consumers during the most unique wine tasting event in the area. A complete list of participating merchants is listed on the event website.  Look for the best of Cool Springs restaurants to be represented.

Wine Down Main Street takes place on Friday, November 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time. Participants will receive a commemorative wine glass and booklet that will list the wines that are being poured in each location along with a description of each wine.

Advance tickets are limited and available online at or at the Boys & Girls Club site at Hard tickets are also available now at the following merchant locations: Hallmark Volkswagen, Character Eyes, What’s in Store, The Faye Snodgrass Gallery, and Boys & Girls Club of Franklin / Williamson County.

General Admission tickets are $85 per person and include all wine, beer and food tastings. All wine is provided by Lipman Brothers and a complete wine list is available online at All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County.

Participating Restaurants will have food samples for all event attendees to enjoy throughout the evening to compliment the wine tastings. Some of the most popular restaurants in Williamson County are participating, including Amerigo, Red Pony, Chaffin’s Barn, Daily Dish, J. Christopher’s, Sperry’s, Wild Ginger, Saffire, Bonefish Grill, Swankys Taco Shop, SOL, Martin’s BBQ Joint, Tin Roof 2, Dan McGuinness Pub, Bosco’s, Constant Craving Catering, Cool Café, Noshville Deli, Franklin Mercantile, H.R.H. Dumplins and specialty food providers including Noble Springs Dairy, Cabot Cheese, and Naticakes.

VIP and Premium Room guests that upgrade an additional $20 per room to enjoy special tastings will be able to start an hour earlier at 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The Red House, located at 138 3rd Ave. N, will host two general admission tasting areas, and the “VIP Champagne Room“, where guests can enjoy a slightly larger pour of the following: VIP Kir Royale Champagne cocktail (Korbel and Chambord), Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut, and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose. Character Eyes, located at 407 Church Street, will host the “Caymus Premium Tasting Room“, where guests can enjoy the following premium wines including: 2007 Belle Glos Meomi, Pinot Noir, 2007 Belle Glos Las Alturas, Pinot Noir, and 2006 Caymus Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon.

The new High Gravity Beer Section will be located at Landmark Booksellers and Cadence Bank during the event. There will be approximately 15 – 20 High Gravity Beers to taste, including brands such as: Stone, Dogfish Head, Rogue, Ommegang, Duvel and more.

Cigars will also be available for purchase in the High Gravity Beer Section at Landmark Booksellers. Cigar aficionados will be able to talk one on one the Owner, National Sales Manager and local rep from Maker’s Mark Cigar’s / Ted’s Made by Hand.

Since 2001, Wine Down Main Street has raised more than $725,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County. Main Street will again be closed from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue with food providers being set up in and around the Public Square. More than 40 shops and businesses in downtown Franklin are participating this year along with 24 restaurants / food partners.

Wine Down Main Street is the largest ticketed charity event in Williamson County. Last year, people from 20 states set an attendance record of 1,800 people!

Hallmark Volkswagen presents Wine Down Main Street sponsored by Lipman Brothers in conjunction with Franklin’s Main Street Merchants. Additional sponsors include Meridian Cool Springs; Buerger, Moseley & Carson; Carpet Den Interiors; Green Bank; Zycron; Williamson Herald; US Food Service; Aloft Hotels; Nashville Lifestyles; VIP Williamson County; Williamson A.M./The Tennessean; JLB Works;; Niles Limousine; One Woman Show Design.

For additional information, please visit the website at or call the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County at 615-794-4800.