Are you run down by the rain yet? Need a chance to gripe about the gray or sound off about the "snow"? Hillsdale Main Street feels your pain, so they've put together a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hunker down with some good wine and simply whine without remorse.

On Sunday, February 10th, the first annual Wine About Winter event will take over the Hillsdale Business District on the main thoroughfare of Capitol Highway, complete with cozy spots to mingle with a glass or two.

Guests are welcome to bundle up and complain away about the weather (or forget it altogether) as they sip wines from over twenty five award-winning local wineries, listen to live music, and share paired nibbles from Chef Earl Johnson of Korkage Wine Bar & Shop. Scent and soil stations will be set up for on-the-fly wine education, and Johnson will share tips for DIY tastings so guest can bring the reprieve from winter weather home with them. 

Participating wineries include Anam Cara Cellars, Brooks, Cowhorn, Crowley, Grochau Cellars, J. Albin Winery, Owen Roe, Ribera Vineyards, Solena, Troon, Utopia Vineyard, and many more

We scored two pairs of tickets to the action (each pair a $50 value, generously donated by the owners of Korkage Wine Bar) and we're giving them away this week to a few lucky Eat Beat readers.

Click here and enter to win a pair of tickets! (Contest closes at noon on Thursday, January 17th)

Contest is now closed.

Winners will be notified via email on Friday, January 18th.

Want to bring along family and friends? Affordable additional tickets (starting at $25) are available on the Wine About Winter website. Feel like lending a hand? Volunteers receive FREE admission into the event! Learn more here.

Wine About Winter
Sunday, February 10th
Hillsdale Business District 
(parking at Wilson High School suggested)
VIP Early Entry 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Standard Entry 2:30pm-6:30pm