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  • Strawbery Banke announces Vintage & Vine Wine Festival moves to Thursday, Sept. 12

    PORTSMOUTH - Strawbery Banke Museum recently announced that Vintage & Vine – A Wine Festival in Historic Style will be moving to Thursday, September 12, 2024. The event — now in its 36th year — has previously occurred on the second Saturday in September. The Vintage & Vine event committee has moved the event to a new date, creating additional opportunities for participation and ensuring the availability of key restaurant and wine partners.

    “After discussions with several key stakeholders, we made the necessary decision to move the event to a Thursday evening,” said Joanna Kelley, Strawbery Banke Trustee and Vintage & Vine co-chair. “Ongoing staffing shortages have posed obstacles for several restaurants, making it challenging for them to allocate time for food preparation and staffing of the event on a Saturday evening. This date change helps ensure that the event can continue to thrive, maintaining the involvement of our key partners and upholding its high standards of excellence.”

    “We're excited for the new opportunities that moving to a Thursday opens up,” said Sarah Earnest, Strawbery Banke Museum Trustee and Vintage & Vine co-chair. “Not only does this change allow us to retain our key partners, but it also provides us with the chance to collaborate with new restaurants, wine distributors, and wineries.”

    “In addition to last year's efforts, we're also exploring new ways of incorporating elements of history and Strawbery Banke's mission into Vintage & Vine,” continued Earnest. “We're excited for the community to experience the new additions this year.”

    The event, which occurs outdoors throughout the Museum’s 10-acre site, heirloom gardens, and historic landscapes, offers guests the opportunity to sample an extensive selection of fine wines and imaginative cuisine prepared by greater Seacoast-area top chefs and caterers.
    • VIP Grand Reserve Tasting (4 to 7:30 p.m.): VIP ticket holders can indulge in a selection of higher-end wines paired with delectable hors d’oeuvres under the exclusive VIP Reserve Tent. VIP tickets are $150 per person, with designated driver VIP tickets available for $50.
    • General Admission Grand Tasting (5 to 7:30 p.m.): General admission guests can stroll among the museum’s historic houses and gardens, sampling wines from local wine brokers and enjoying appetizers prepared by top chefs. General admission tickets are $95 per person, with designated driver general admission tickets available for $40.
    Vintage & Vine 2024 is proudly sponsored in part by Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, Rooftop at the Envio, Dermatology & Skin Health, McLane Middleton, Devine Millimet Attorneys At Law, and in-kind sponsor Taste of the Seacoast Magazine.

    For more information and to purchase event tickets, visit StrawberyBanke.org.

    About Strawbery Banke Museum:
    Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, NH, is a 10-acre history museum interpreting over 300 years of history, from Indigenous history to the present day, through historical houses on their original foundations, heirloom gardens, traditional crafts, and costumed roleplayers who share the stories of the families who lived in the authentic waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock.

    The Museum welcomes visitors, members, schoolchildren, and volunteers for daily programs, exhibits, skating, and signature special events throughout the year. Strawbery Banke Museum is funded in part by grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & National Endowment for the Arts; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom; the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. For more information and a complete calendar of events, please visit StrawberyBanke.org.
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