Thursday, June 11, 2009

Westbend Winery To Be Featured At Cashiers Mountain Film Festival

Mountain Film Festival at Cashiers Village is excited to announce that we have selected the premium wines of Westbend Vineyards for the event. The Festival kicks off Friday, July 10th, at 6:00pm with "Meet the Westbend Winemaker and Owner". Lillian Kroustalis, owner, and Mark Terry, General Manager and Winemaker, will be pouring their wines and answering questions about the products and techniques that led the Wine Spectator to score Westbend wines the highest of any other North Carolina wines. Ms. Kroustalis and Mr. Terry will return Saturday at 6pm, available both nights to visit with attendees until 7:30pm. Several examples of their superior wines will be served, both included in the admission fee, and by the glass.

Westbend Vineyards is located in Lewisville, North Carolina. The 60 acres of prime vinifera vineyards are neatly tucked into the gently rolling countryside in the northwest corner of Forsyth County, where the Yadkin Valley begins. The first vineyard at Westbend was planted in 1972 by owner Jack Kroustalis. Production is over 6,000 cases annually with commercial distribution throughout North Carolina.

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