The festival has grown to be a special tradition in the Pine Belt. Food is prepared and served throughout the evening as part of the festival. With more than 110 wines available, festival-goers get a one-of-a-kind tasting and learning experience.
“The variety and rarity of the wines offered at the Purple Parrot Wine Festival makes it unlike any other tasting event in the Pine Belt,” said Purple Parrot Wine Director Dusty Frierson.
Vintners travel from as far as Australia, Spain and Germany to bring their wines to the Hub City for a limited time. Attendees also get the unique experience of face-to-face time to meet the winemakers and vineyard owners who make each of the wines possible.
“This festival is for wine lovers, wine novices and anyone in between,” Frierson said. “We also couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Extra Table again this year.”
While enjoying a truly world-class event tasting, attendees are also helping to support Extra Table, a local non-profit that works to fight hunger in Mississippi. All of the proceeds from the April 6 event will be donated to Extra Table to help further their mission of getting new, healthy meals to the 679,000 Mississippians – including 220,000 children – who go every day without the food that they need to survive.
“We look forward to this event every year,” said interim Executive Director Stacy Ahua. “Not only do we have the chance to work with outstanding community partners, donors and sponsors, but we also have a chance to share the mission of Extra Table and why it’s so important.”
Tickets for the Festival benefitting Extra Table are on sale now for $75 per person or $125 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at www.extratable.org or by calling 601.264.0672.