FOURTEENTH ANNUAL WINNIPESAUKEE WINE FESTIVAL BENEFITS NH CAMPAIGN FOR LEGAL SERVICES’ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY PROJECT

Event Features VIP Option and Sampling of Local and International Wines, Craft Beers, Spirits

MEREDITH, N.H. – The Winnipesaukee Wine festival returns to Meredith for its 14th year, featuring samples of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits from around the world to benefit survivors of domestic violence through the New Hampshire Campaign for Legal Services (NHCLS).

A partnership between The Common Man Family of Restaurants and Martignetti Companies of Northern New England, the festival takes place on Thursday, June 27 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith. The event is sponsored by Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC, with promotional support from Minuteman Press in Plymouth.

Featuring wine, craft beer and spirits from local, national and international producers, the event offers a VIP room in the Carriage House at Church Landing with exclusive wines and a commemorative glass. Tickets to the VIP room are $125, which also includes access to the Grand Tasting. Tickets to the Grand Tasting are $75 in advance and $85 at the door, while supplies last. Purchase tickets online at www.nh-cls.org, at Lakehouse Restaurant in Meredith, or by calling (603) 968-9330.  Space is limited and advanced tickets are suggested. 

Participating in the 14th Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival are WJ Deutsch & Sons Ltd, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Treasury Wine Estates, J Lohr Winery, Palm Bay International, William Grant & Sons, Vintage Point, Vineyard Brands, Trinchero Family Estates, Michael David Winery, Bogle Vineyards, Vision Wine & Spirits, Remy Cointreau USA, St. Supery Winery, Hess Collection, Caymus Vineyards, Duckhorn Vineyards, Santa Margherita USA, Amoskeag Beverages and Cisco Brewery, among others. Triple Eight Distillery will serve custom martinis down a luge ice sculpture created by Jeff Day of Rumney.

The Common Man Ashland, Lakehouse Grille, Camp, Town Docks, Lago and Ben & Jerry’s of Meredith, and La Boca of Wolfeboro will provide hors d’oeuvres and sweets to accompany the wines. Guests will enjoy a bluegrass band, and a live auction will feature an overnight stay at Church Landing in Meredith, a getaway to an Adirondack-style cabin, and a concert and stay package from The Flying Monkey and The Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth. Raffle prizes and various silent auction items presented by NHCLS will also be up for bid.

Mill Falls at the Lake offers special festival overnight rates for standard rooms. They are $149 for Mill Falls, Bay Point and Chase House are $189, and $219 for Church Landing. There is a $50 upgrade fee for Jacuzzi rooms. Cottages and Lodges are discounted at 15% off. Book online at millfalls.com or call 1-800-622-6455 and mention you’re attending the Winnipesaukee Wine Festival.  Room availability is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

Since 2000, NHCLS has brought together New Hampshire’s business, legal and philanthropic communities to support civil legal aid provided by the Legal Advice & Referral Center and New Hampshire Legal Assistance. A crucial component of this civil legal aid work is the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP), whose advocates provide crucial and free legal help from the moment a domestic violence survivor takes the first step to leave an abuser. Advocates assist with applications for protective orders and give legal advice, helping victims achieve an almost 80% success rate in having those orders granted. This essential first step builds the confidence of survivors, and helps them start their new lives in safety. Visit nh-cls.org for more information.

Founded in 1971, the Common Man family in New Hampshire is made up of 15 restaurants, two Inns, a Spa and Salon, Company Store, The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center and The Barn on the Pemi wedding and event center. Locations include Common Man-named restaurants in Lincoln, Ashland, Concord, Claremont, Merrimack and Windham; Common Man Inn & Spa, Foster’s Boiler Room, Italian Farmhouse, The Barn on the Pemi and The Flying Monkey in Plymouth; Common Man Inn & Restaurant in Claremont; Lakehouse Grille, Camp, Lago and Town Docks in Meredith; Route 104 Diner in New Hampton; Tilt’n Diner in Tilton; Airport Diner in Manchester; the Co. Store in Ashland, and The Common Man Roadside at the Hooksett Welcome Centers.  For more information about The Common Man, visit thecman.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecmannh and find them on Twitter and Instagram @thecmannh.