From staff reports
“Oil City Uncorked” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, and will feature an evening of wine sampling and complimentary hors d’ouevres at various downtown businesses.
Eleven wineries are confirmed to date, including Allegheny Cellars Winery, Foxburg Wine Cellars, Starr Hill/MyGarden Winery, Twisted Vine Winery, Deer Creek, Wilhelm Winery, Laurel Mountain Vineyard, Presque Isle Wine Cellars, Wapiti Ridge Wine Cellars, The Winery at Wilcox, and Webb Winery. Wineries will be located at various Southside Business District businesses. Tickets cost $20 advance or $25 at the walk (while supplies last) and are on sale now at the Oil Region Alliance office, 217 Elm Street, and the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce office, 41 Main Street.
On the day of the walk, ticket holders may check-in at the Edward Jones Office, at 105 East First Street, to pick up their free wine glass and list of winery locations. A valid ID is required on event day. Ticket holders may stroll to each winery location at their leisure, and pick up their wine purchases at the Oil City Library (basement). All samples must be consumed inside the host business. The event has been approved by Oil City Council.
Kathy Bailey, Main Street manager, stated that the purpose of the event is twofold, serving as both a fundraiser for the Main Street Program and a promotional event to bring people downtown. “The Oil City Main Street Program works to promote and revitalize our downtown business district with many different tools like flowering planters, clean-up initiatives, façade improvement grants, window displays and murals, business skills workshops, Cash Mobs and Small Business Saturday. Visit www.oilcitymainstreet.org for more information.
“Oil City Uncorked” is sponsored by Edward Jones – Donna Rapp, Friedhaber’s, Gates & Burns Realty, H&R Block, State Street Furniture and Wilson Real Estate. Additional sponsors are needed to offset event costs; and all proceeds of the event benefit the downtown revitalization efforts of the Oil City Main Street Program. For further information, contact Bailey at (814) 677-3152 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.