CHAPEL HILL, NC – September 28, 2010 – TerraVITA announced its list of top chefs, wine producers, microbrewers, coffee importers, food artisans, and tea producers participating in its first annual food and wine event on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Southern Village community of Chapel Hill, NC. The first of its kind in the Southeast, the event is pulling some of the finest Biodynamic and natural wines from around the world and offering them side-by-side with culinary tastings by James Beard nominated chefs, artisan chocolatiers, cheesemakers, and expert charcuteries from across the state of North Carolina.
All-inclusive tickets to the tasting event will give attendees the opportunity to sample locally-grown organic edibles and all beverages for $65. Tickets can be purchased at www.terravitaevent.com. Participating food artisans and restaurants include Herons, Bonne Soiree, J Betski’s, Carolina Crossroads, Watt’s Grocery, Crook’s Corner, Fearrington House Restaurant, 18 Seaboard, Zely & Ritz, Market Restaurant, Chef & The Farmer, Early Girl Eatery, Angelina’s Kitchen, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Elaine’s on Franklin, The Pig, Six Plates, Chapel Hill Creamery, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Mimosa Grill, Il Palio, Saxapahaw General Store, Bernardin’s, Nana’s, Organic Bakies, Sweet Basil’s, Neal’s Deli and On The Square.
In addition, some of the wines that will be featured by participants include Julien Courtois Ancestral VDT 2007, Loic Mahe Savennieres ‘Les Fougeraies’ 2008, D. Ventura Pena Do Lobo 2009, Domaine Moreau-Naudet Petite Chablis 2007, Weingut Hahnmuhle Riesling-Traminer Spatlese Feinherb 2008, Henry Marionnet ‘Premiere Vendage’ 2008, Emiliana Coyam, Cascina Zerbetta Barbera del Monferrato 2007, Bonterra Riesling, Vina Sastre Tinto 2008, Emiliana Natura Carmenere, Domaine Grosbois ‘Gabare’ 2008, Bornard Arbois Pupillin Ploussard ‘La Chamade’ 2006, Cava Avinyo Brut NV, Joan D’Anguera Finca L’Argata 2008, Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon, Novas Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon, Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2009 and many more. Organic microbrewers PEAK Organic, New Belgium and Eel River Brewing Company will join 3CUPS, SIP, De Maison Selections, Savio Soares Selections, Centerba Selections, Chapel Hill Wine Company, Emiliana, Bonterra, Classic Wines, as well as Teatulia, Tea-Chi, Joe Van Gogh and Carrboro Coffee Company.
“3CUPS is happy to join Terra Vita in a celebration of natural wine and the goodness of handmade food,” said Lex Alexander, managing partner, 3CUPS. “We are lucky to live in a place where these values are embraced. And although most of us are not farmers, this gathering pays tribute to all the skill and work in the fields by the farmers, which precedes the harvest.”
A silent auction featuring food, wine and travel offerings will benefit the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and TABLE, a local non-profit dedicated to providing nutritious food for children at risk for hunger.
Big Al Hall & the Marching Rams will play bluegrass, while the Education Tent will provide an opportunity to experience cooking demonstrations and engage with speakers like Andrew Gunther of Animal Welfare Approved, Lex Alexander of 3CUPS, and Marilyn Markel of A Southern Season’s CLASS.
Sponsors include Burt’s Bees, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture/Consumer Services and Got To Be NC, The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau, Performance BMW, Weaver Street Realty, Nomacorc, Organic Valley, Taste Carolina, Animal Welfare Approved, Joe Van Gogh, Strata Solar, A Southern Season and The Independent.
For more event details or more information, please visit the website at www.terravitaevent.com.