Nearly 500 visitors and locals participated in The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival’s Inaugural Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 30th. Attendees enjoyed a perfect fall day filled wine and craft beer tasting, live entertainment, educational wine seminars and fabulous views of the Roanoke Sound. Committee members worked hard over the past year to organize the event that featured over 120 wines from around the world, local and regional breweries, and area restaurants and cafes presenting signature appetizers. More than 60 volunteers dedicated their Saturday to support the Festival and without them, this event would not have been possible.
“First class”, “Lots of fun!”, and “Looking forward to next year” were just a few of the positive remarks made by Festival attendees. The Roanoke Island Historical Association is very grateful to Virginia Dare Winery, First National Bank, TowneBank, the Outer Bank Visitors Bureau and to all our sponsors who supported this event in benefit of The Lost Colony. Proceeds will go directly to the 2018 production of The Lost Colony. If you were unable to attend this year, be sure to mark your calendar for The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival in September of 2018!