Three Blind Vines pours wine, helps restore Old Old Jail

This article appeared in The Tennessean on March 17, 2015

Bring your own wine to this fundraiser — three bottles of it.

The third annual Three Blind Vines invites wine lovers to sip and vote for their favorite bottle of wine to fund the restoration of the Old Old Jail.

In this black and white event, attendees in teams of one to three will bring three bottles of the same wine. Two will be disguised, numbered and set out for tasting, while the third will remain unopened as part of the grand prize.

Guests also can taste food from local restaurants and hear live music from Art Four Sale and Electric Time Machine.

Proceeds from the event, presented by Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, will restore the vacant jail, built around 1941, to become The Big House for Historic Preservation.

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road. Tickets are $45, $100 for VIP. Details: www.threeblindvines.com.


Tickets on Sale for Next Gen’s 2015 Three Blind Vines Benefit

NOTE: Due to weather, the 2015 event was rescheduled for March 27, 2015. 

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County has announced that tickets are now on sale for their 8th annual Three Blind Vines fundraiser supporting Franklin’s “Old, Old Jail,” soon to be better known as The Big House for Historic Preservation.

The event takes place on Friday, February 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin. This year’s event décor and ambiance will hearken back to the Art Deco Era, inspired by the architecture of the circa 1941 Old, Old Jail building. Suggested dress is cocktail attire, and admission includes live entertainment, food from favorite local restaurants and the wine, of course.

Back by popular demand, Evan Farmer will host the evening’s festivities, including the announcement everyone will be waiting for by night’s end – the two Grand Prize winners of the blind wine tasting, both of whom will go home with a “winner’s vault” of wine.

Tickets may be purchased in advance on their website at www.threeblindvines.com for $45. They will be $50 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include plush accommodations overlooking the tasting floor, additional food selections and a private bar area.

“Next Gen” invites the community to interact with their 3BV social media team through Facebook at www.facebook.com/nextgenhf, and on Twitter and Instagram by following the hashtag #3BV.

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation consists of members aged 21-40 and is part of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. The Heritage Foundation is a 47-year-old non-profit organization with a mission to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. To learn more, go here.

Old, Old Jail

Tickets Are Now On Sale For The 7th Annual Three Blind Vines Supporting The Franklin Theatre

Three Blind VinesThe Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County has announced that tickets are now on sale for their 7th annual Three Blind Vines fundraiser supporting The Franklin Theatre. Tickets may be purchased in advance on their website – threeblindvines.com – for $35. They will be $45 at the door.

The event takes place on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin. The group recently announced a “Classic Hollywood” theme, offering attendees all the glitz and glamour of a red carpet movie premiere. Admission includes live entertainment, food from your favorite local restaurants (including Presenting Sponsor GRAY’S on Main) and the wine, of course.

Back by popular demand, Evan Farmer will host the evening’s festivities, including the announcement everyone will be waiting for by night’s end – the red wine and white wine winners, both of whom will go home with a “winner’s vault” of wine.

“Next Gen” invites the community to interact with the 3BV social media team. Learn more on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nextgenhf. On Twitter, find all event-related updates by following the hashtag – #3BV

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation consists of members aged 21-40 and is part of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. The Heritage Foundation is a 46-year-old non-profit organization with a mission to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.