Wine tasting set for April 12

Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm


For people who love wine or want to learn more about the different varieties, mark your calendars for Friday, April 12. The Parker Chamber of Commerce’s annual wine tasting event is set for next Friday from 7-10 p.m. at Birds, Bucks and Berries.

Wine vendors will be on hand promoting their different and unique wines and other vendors such as Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Jim’s Farm and Sporting Supply and even a few new vendors will be showcasing what they have to offer! Jones Food Center will also be on hand with brewery samples. Also new this year will be a fresh cheese vendor and a dessert vendor.

Chamber president Katie Overvaag and co-chair of the event said she is excited to again help bring this event to town.

“I am delighted that the Chamber can plan a great evening out for our community and the opportunity to meet new people at a cozy, inviting atmosphere of a local chamber business,” said Overvaag.

Last year’s event brought over 300 people to town, and this year’s tasting is expected to bring out even more!

“We would like to invite everyone to come, even if they are not a wine drinker. This event has so many great vendors and so many people come that it is so much fun,” said Sarah Ebeling, event co-chair.

The event is free to the public, but you must be 21 to participate in the wine tasting. This year’s wine tasting will be held just south of Parker at Birds, Bucks and Berries at 45618 278th Street, one mile south of Hwy 44 and one-quarter mile east of Hwy 19. For people not wanting to make the short drive, the Parker Transit bus will be picking up and delivering people to the event. The bus will be stopping at the Mulitgenerational Center parking lot in Parker and will be giving free rides regularly to and from Birds, Bucks and Berries.

With new vendors, new samples to try and even things for the men, this year’s event is sure to be a hit so make sure to make this event one you don’t miss.

For more information, email Ebeling at or call The New Era office at 297.4419.