Downtown Carmel to close Main Street for Art of Wine

St. Paul and The Broken Bones will perform during the Art of Wine event on July 19. (Submitted photo)

St. Paul and The Broken Bones will perform during the Art of Wine event on July 19. (Submitted photo)

By Adam Aasen

The Carmel Arts & Design District will host the sixth annual Art of Wine event on July 19. Main Street will be closed for traffic that Saturday as wine enthusiasts stroll through the festival atmosphere.

Attendees can purchase a special refillable wine glass for $15 and then sample offerings from 15 different wineries from across the state.

“The wine festival is always a fun way to meet people in the community as well as say hi to our regulars while enjoying a little wine and music ourselves,” said BethAnn Kendall, manager at Vine & Table, the only retailer invited to the event.

Vine & Table, which is locally owned, will feature sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon from Chile. Since most of the other wines available will be made in Indiana, these South American selections might be somewhat dryer than the rest.

Guests can visit the art galleries, purchase full bottles of wine they enjoy, receive a free drawing from a caricature artist and participate in a Wine and Canvas activity. Specially painted wine bottles by local artists will be on display.

Live music will be available, including a performance by St. Paul and The Broken Bones, a nationally recognized act recently featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

They are a seven-piece soul band from Alabama best known for their single “Call Me.” Their debut album Half the City reached No. 3 on the iTunes albums charts and was produced by one of the members of The Alabama Shakes.

The event will be conducted from 5 to 10 p.m. and a photo ID is required for drinking wine. Only the first 2,500 attendees will receive the commemorative wine glass for tasting.

Parking is available in the usual parking garages, but a shuttle will also be available from Carmel High School for anyone who wants to park there.

For more information visit www.carmelartsanddesign.com/features/artofwine.

Participating wineries

Best Vineyard

Cedar Creek Winery

Crush & Brew

Ertel Cellars Winery

French Lick Winery

Harmony Winery

Holtkamp Winery

Huber Orchard & Winery

Mallow Run Winery

Monkey Hollow Winery

Rettig Hill Winery

River City Winery

Trader’s Point Winery

Vine & Table

Winzerwald

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