Special Giveaway: River House Inn Winefest Tickets

A couple of weeks ago, we gave away a Dinner for Two at the River House Inn restaurant, and it was wildly popular!  Well, the River House Inn is back again, with two tickets for their 7th annual River House WineFest! The package is worth $110!!

If you have never been to the River House Inn, it is delightful in every way! Jen Spink, from www.onmomsworld.com and I went out for a Sunday Salon, including live music, great food, and very friendly people!  I can imagine the Winefest is going to multiply that quality by at least ten times!  I posted the video in the featured video spot, but if you haven’t seen it, here it is in a larger form:

Saturday, July 18, 2009  12 Noon – 5:00 P.M. The 7th Annual River House Winefest admission is $55 per person, and  includes a River House Winefest wine glass, tastings from all the Wineries, and, of course, River House food.

In 2009, the participating wineries are: Biltmore Estate, RayLen, Brushy Mountain, Hanover Park, Grassy Creek, McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks, Rag Apple Lassie, Round Peak, and Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge. winefest2

Musicians are Tim and Debbie Yates of Acoustic Heritage (bluegrass), Martha Bassett Band (sultry southern swing), The Ardmores (soft rock), and Blues Legends Jim Carson and Neill Clegg (jazz).

Artists and artisans include: Wood Crafts by Walnut Hill, Goat Cheese by Daddy’s Girl Dairy, clay Vessels and Jewelry by Sharon Winner, Glass-blowing by Shannon Boyd, Glass Impressions by Sleepin” Dog, JLK Jewelry.

The River House Winefest on the New has teamed up with the National Committee for the New River, which will be present at the event. For more information about the NCNR visit www.ncnr.org or send an email to info@ncnr.org. The Ashe County Chamber and the Humane Society will also be here.

Now, if you are thinking, “I don’t know anything about wine!” then the winefest is the perfect place to learn, taste test, and meet representatives from local Vineyards!

And, if you are thinking, “I am a total wine connoisseur, and I love it all!” then the WineFest is also for YOU!

Personally, I am in the first category!  Here’s how you can win:

  • Leave a comment sharing your favorite wine, if you have one.

Leave a separate comment (each time) when you:

  • Are a Mom Squad Subscriber (Click here for daily updates, or enter your email address at the top right for weekly email newsletter.
  • Are a Mom Squad Facebook fan
  • Follow @hcmomsquad on Twitter (only active Twitter users)
  • Follow @riverhouseinn on Twitter (only active Twitter users)
  • Share this article on your Facebook profile

You do NOT have to be a mom to enter this giveaway!  I REPEAT: You do NOT have to be a mom to enter this giveaway!

The contest will be open through Tuesday, July 14, and the winner will be announced via email and our winner’s page.  High Country Residents and visitors age 18 and older are eligible to win.  The River House Inn is a Mom Squad Sponsor.  If you are the winner, you must reply to our contact within 24 hours, or we will choose another winner.


  1. Lindsey Thompson says:

    mom squad subscriber

  2. Lindsey Thompson says:

    mom squad facebook fan

  3. Oh yeah, I’m a MomSquad subscriber. What GREAT giveaways you’re finding for us, Sarah!

  4. I’m also a FB fan of HCMS

  5. I am an active twitterer who follows HCMS on twitter

  6. I’m an active twitterer who follows the River House Inn on Twitter.

  7. Just shared this opportunity in my status on FB!

  8. Michelle Clemens says:

    My current favorite wine is Laurel Grey’s Scarlet Mountain. It is so smooth and good.

  9. Michelle Clemens says:

    I am also a Mom Squad subscriber!

  10. Michelle Clemens says:

    I am also a Mom Squad Facebook fan!

  11. Lori Hubert says:

    Castle Rock Pinot Noir is a really nice, consistent red. Smooth, nice body and flavor, reasonable price (around $11), but it tastes like it’s more expensive — and it’s not hard to find.

  12. Lori Hubert says:

    I’m also a FB fan.

  13. Currently my favorite wine is “Our Daily Red”, and its sulfite free!! A great basic wine I think 🙂 Plus, its only $8 a bottle!

  14. Subscriber too!

  15. Shannon says:

    I used to like wine that tasted like Kool-Aid the best (Riesling, for example), but now I like bolder red wines like Zinfandel and Syrah. Still don’t know a lot about wine…

  16. Shannon says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  17. Shannon says:

    I’m a Facebook fan, too!

  18. Christina says:

    My favorite wine is Duplin’s Mother Vine. (I like almost all of the Duplin wine!)

  19. Christina says:


  20. New Orleans Hill is a great choice. They make a great Merlot and Syrah. Don’t know that much about wines, and would love to learn more!

  21. mom squad subscriber. would be a great date! my hubby and i haven’t had one since our daughter was born 9 months ago!

  22. I know o little about wine. I cook with it so I buy the cheapest one out there. But would love some education at the winefest!

  23. subscriber

  24. My like a fruity white wine!

  25. subscriber

  26. I love the Winearita at Duplin Winery!

  27. Laura Combs says:


  28. Im a FB fan!

  29. Ashely Scruggs says:

    Rex Goliath Pinot Noir

  30. Ashely Scruggs says:


  31. Ashely Scruggs says:

    facebook fan

  32. I’d love to win, my favorite wine is Malbac.

  33. Just started to follow mom squad on twitter:)

  34. I just added river house inn to my twitter, too!

  35. I’m a subscriber!

  36. Megan Stainback says:

    I’m really into Spanish wines right now. I’d love to learn more about our LOCAL vineyards!

  37. I don’t have a favorite wine.

  38. I’m a FB fan

  39. I’m a subscriber

  40. Nan Uzelac says:

    I’m a FB fan

  41. Nan Uzelac says:

    I follow both the Mom’s Squad and The River House on Twitter

  42. Nan Uzelac says:

    Favorite Wines are Governors White by the Williamsburg Winery. (local VA wine). Charlie’s Chardonnay because my dog’s name is Charlie, it is not expensive, and some proceeds go to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

  43. I love all wine, but reds are my favorite. Yellow Tail Chardonnay is a favorite white just because it reminds me of my mom (her favorite =).