Main event to take place April 12 at The Factory at Franklin

A Vintage Affair’s (AVA) annual three-day series of wine events returns this April for its 19th anniversary in Williamson County.

The popular fundraising sequence is one of many ways the Franklin-based non-profit supports local charities and programs. AVA centers its efforts around organizations that benefit women and children in Williamson County.

On Wednesday, April 10, A Vintage Affair will host its annual five-course dinner known as “The Vintner’s Dinner” at Sperry’s Restaurant in Cool Springs. Each course will be delectably paired with a hand selected wine, and guests will have the opportunity to meet and hear from the vintner. This year, AVA is honored to have Patland Estate Vineyards from Napa, California as the featured vintner for the evening.

With the intimate setting of the event, there are only a select number of tickets available for sale; however, there are a limited amount available for individual purchase. Tickets are $250 per person, and the evening’s sponsors are Franklin Synergy Bank and Sperry’s Restaurant.

On Thursday, April 11, patrons will gather at The Eastern Flank Battlefield for “A Vintage Affair Goes Country”. This boots and blue jeans event has been a favorite among guests for many years, and this year will be no different. Guests will have the opportunity to taste various wines provided by featured vendor Franklin Wine & Spirits and signature cocktails crafted by Leiper’s Fork Distillery. Amazing BBQ with all the fixin’s will be smoked fresh by the Moe’s Original BBQ team, and cold beer and cigars will available, as well. Entertainment will be provided by the Michael & Black band.

Come join presenting sponsor First Citizens Bank under the Tennessee sky for a night of country fun. Tickets are $75 per person.

To round out the series of events, join A Vintage Affair at The Factory at Franklin on April 12. Guests will gather outside Liberty Hall at The Blockhouse from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a VIP Preview Party, featuring fine cigars and wine tastings from the featured vintner Patland Estate Vineyards. Catering & Events by Suzette will be serving up divine hors d’oeuvres, and signature cocktails will be shaken and stirred by Gray’s on Main.

Tie that together with music provided by Thom Ellis, and the VIP Preview Party is a great way to kickoff the evening. Tickets are $125 per person and include entry to the main event.

Immediately following the VIP Preview Party, doors will open at 7 p.m. for A Vintage Affair. The evening will feature a silent auction, wine auction and a live auction. Patrons will be treated to tastings from restaurants including Franklin Chop House, Granite City Food and Brewery, Buca Di Beppo, Taziki’s, Pueblo Real, Puckett’s Boat House, A Black Diamond Catered Affair and others. Also, there will be wine from Moon Wine & Spirits, Harvest Beverage Company, Robledo Family Vineyards, Franklin Wine & Spirits and Scotto Cellars.

Join A Vintage Affair as Chip Holback hosts a fun evening of entertainment and dancing the night away along with the fabulous Top Tier Band. Tickets for the main event are $75 per person.

Tickets for all events may be purchased online at or at the door.


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