It was like stepping back in time at Rippavilla Plantation last Saturday. Against the backdrop of the stately home, shiny vintage cars dotted the lawn as a new addition to the annual Vines and Vintage event.
This year brought 12 wineries, all from Tennessee, for event goers to sip and see. Also, since this is a state-sanctioned event, tasters could purchase bottles or even a case of what they enjoyed.
The grounds were overflowing with tents offering everything from Spring Hill Bakery goods to nibble on, to antiques, and even a unique booth here and there. One such booth brought their own invention, The Wineyard, a handcrafted wineglass lanyard designed to securely hold your glass allowing you to enjoy a hands-free wine experience. Perfect for enjoying a day like this!
But the fun didn't stop there. Musical acts Damien Boggs along with Daphne and the Mystery Machine brought the party up a notch with their soulful sound.
Since baseball has been on everyone's mind it was the perfect day to also catch a game. On the back baseball fields two teams from the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, the Quicksteps vs the Tennessee Ragtag, held a rousing game of ball. What a great look at another fantastic era.
Vines and Vintage was another success for Rippavilla Plantation, and it's not their last event of the year. Rippavilla Plantation is a nonprofit organization which works tirelessly to provide entertaining events which assist in funding their mission. To visit or find out more head to www.rippavilla.org.