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About the Franklin Wine Festival

There is no greater celebration of food and wine than the Franklin Wine Festival presented by Cool Springs Wines & Spirits and supported by Nissan, and you are invited to join us.  2018 will mark the fourteenth rendition of this first class festival benefiting the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

High on everyone’s list are the Vintner’s Dinners that will pair the best cuisine in Middle Tennessee with some of the world’s best wines for a one of a kind experience.

Dinners for 2018 will be determined mid-summer.  2017 dinners included Fleming’s featuring Gaja, and Sperry’s Cool Springs featuring Martinelli Winery. Previous Vintner’s Dinners have been held at Sinema Nashville, Stoney River Steaks, and Watermark Restaurant.

At the Franklin Wine Festival Auction you will find a diverse selection ranging from hard-to-find wines, fun getaway trips, gift certificates, and more. The auction is designed to appeal to every taste at every price range, and is held simultaneously with the Grand Tasting event.

With all the activities surrounding the Franklin Wine Festival, the event is a virtual wine country unto itself.  In 2011 we made the call for a King or Queen to rule over the festivities, and this competition has grown ever fiercer with each passing year.

King and Queen of the Vines is a personal fundraising competition for individuals dedicated to supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Candidates raise pledges prior to the Grand Tasting, then after much hard work and anticipation, our philanthropic champions are crowned on stage! 

A truly “Grand” experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs alike – this regionally recognized event pairs extensive offerings by Middle Tennessee’s finest chefs with selected wines from around the world.  Nowhere else will you have the opportunity to sample so many wines and outstanding food while enjoying great live entertainment!

Our wine chair has been known to branch out beyond the grape with a special beer garden area and some booths offering artisan liquors and distinctive cordials for the occasion.

The Grand Tasting will be throughout the beautiful Factory at Franklin - we encompass the entire complex.  It's a beautiful setting for a wonderful evening.

Want to know more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and how the money raised by this event is used?  Click here!