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University City Wine Fest set for Saturday

Organizers are expecting about 1,500 people to attend the outdoor event, which will feature more than 100 wines from around the world.


If wine is your thing, then University City is the place to be this Saturday, starting at 2 p.m.

All around the lake and boardwalk at the Shoppes at University Place, wine lovers will get to sample more than 100 wines from around the world at the first annual Wine Vault University City Wine Fest.

The four-hour event also will include live music and appetizers from UCity restaurants.

The Wine Fest is the creation of University City Partners, an economic development group that also seeks to build a more inclusive and socially vibrant University City. UCity Partners has teamed with other organizations and businesses to host the festival, including Greystar, University City Connect, and The Wine Vault, the event’s title sponsor.

Proceeds will support local libraries and their literacy programs, Darlene Heater, executive director of University City Partners, said in a statement.

Organizers are expecting about 1,500 people.

WANNA GO?
General Admission: $35. That includes four hours of unlimited wine tastings and a souvenir sampling glass.
VIP tables: $500 (seats 10). That includes early access to the festival, four bottles of wine at your table, unlimited wine tastings, souvenir sampling glass, permission to bring foods to the festival and access to VIP restroom.

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