By KAYLA PONGRAC
Our Town Correspondent
Bottle Works Arts on Third Avenue and Johnstown Symphony Orchestra are teaming up to celebrate the beginning of summer by offering a wine-tasting event titled Tasting Notes.
The event is scheduled for June 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. and will take place at the Art Works building, located at 413 Third Ave. in Johnstown’s Cambria City neighborhood.
Described as a wine-tasting and a wine sales and boutique, the event will benefit both Bottle Works and Johnstown Symphony Orchestra.
“Proceeds will be split evenly between Bottle Works and the symphony,” said Angela Rizzo, Bottle Works executive director. “Working together is smart, and allows both organizations to do more. This event is a win-win for us both.
“Imagine our communities without either of these organizations. Johnstown wouldn’t be as special. Both organizations are small but mighty, and we work hard to make Johnstown a better place to live.”
Participating wineries include B & L Wine Cellar, Germantown Winery, Glades Pike Winery, Glendale Valley Winery and Green Gables. The price of admission includes a souvenir tasting glass.
The craft vendors that are to be on hand throughout the evening are: Riek’s Country Store, Portraits by Marci, Sparkle Jewelry, Wine No More and Jewelry by Alisa Barnhart. Members of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Auxiliary are also planning to sell purses and scarves.
Cheese and cracker platters will be available, and food vendors RK New York Style Hot Dogs, Green Gables and the Phoenix will offer a unique selection of food items.
Live music will be provided by local musicians Walt Churchey and Jackie Kopco.
“From the wineries to the food, music and art . . . (these are) all local jewels that make Johnstown special,” Rizzo said.
A cornhole contest and basket raffle will round out the evening, and a representative from the American Wine Society will be present to educate about wine. Those who attend Tasting Notes will also have the luxury of walking around the Art Works gallery to enjoy the current display.
Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance at the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra office located inside the Galleria Mall, or at Bottle Works. Tickets can also be purchased online in advance by visiting http://tastingnotes.bpt.me/ and should also be available at the door. For additional information, contact Rizzo at email@example.com or call 814-535-2020.
All ticketholders must be 21 or older.
“(This will be) a fun time for people to catch up and socialize,” Rizzo said. “If someone hasn’t been to Bottle Works before, come see what you are missing!”