The Worcester Wine Festival, LLC, announced today that the Worcester Art Museum has been named Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Festival. The 3-day Festival will feature a variety of community events and dinners around Central Massachusetts starting on Friday, October 6 and will culminate with a Grand Tasting at historic Union Station in Worcester on Sunday, October 8. The Grand Tasting will be featuring over 400 wines from around the world and, as presenting sponsor, the Worcester Art Museum will hold a wine auction during the event to benefit the museumâ€™s strategic mission to connect art with the community.
â€œWe are pleased to support, and be part of, this outstanding event,â€ said Matthias Waschek, Executive Director of the Worcester Art Museum. â€œThe Festival brings together the arts and other cultural organizations with food and wine to create an opportunity for the Museum to extend our reach into the Greater Worcester community,â€ he added. The Worcester Art Museumâ€™s auction and raffle will benefit the Museum directly while making exclusive wines available to wine lovers of all levels. â€œThe Worcester Art Museum is one of the most important museums in the country. To have them introduce a wine auction of this magnitude is a first for the region,â€ said Luke M. Vaillancourt, one of the Festivalâ€™s founding partners.
Together, the Worcester Wine Festival presented by Worcester Art Museum is engaged in building a great festival that will become the signature event for wine in Central Massachusetts. John Savickas, president of Interstate Specialty Products in Sutton and Worcester Art Museum Board member, explained, â€œFor the museum to find a non-traditional way to support its mission is critical. By joining with the Worcester Wine Festival weâ€™re hoping to continue to grow our presence in the region while engaging a new audience for the museum in a creative, fun way.â€
The Worcester Art Museum joins other Festival sponsors including well-known names such as Discover Central Massachusetts, Fletcher Tilton Attorneys at Law, Bollus Lynch, PC, Global Wines, and Mass Foodies as sponsors. In addition, some of the areaâ€™s leading restaurants such as Lock 50, Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, The Peopleâ€™s Kitchen, Alteaâ€™s and Baba Sushi will hold wine dinners while art and music tasting events are scheduled in conjunction with the Festival.
Tickets for the tasting and dinners are on sale online at WorcesterWineFestival.com