FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Stacey Leners at 402-882-2448 or
Angela White at 402-471-7755 or
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sample Nebraska’s Finest Wines at Toast Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (April 17, 2014)— The first annual “Toast Nebraska” wine festival, scheduled for May 3-4, 2014, at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park hosted by the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association and Blur Parties is proud to have the band Ro Hempel help kick off the spring festival and perform reggae songs off their new album, Two Shots EP. Among other entertainment line ups include Omaha based The Labels, along with free Group Therapy Bike Tours allowing you and your 15 closest friends to peddle your way through the beautiful Mahoney State Park.
Your taste buds will enjoy unique foods from Omaha's new restaurant Fusion BBQ serving their slow smoked meats infused with flavors from across the globe. You can also try wood fired pizza, Mexican cuisine and even cupcakes from Le Cupcake, voted Lincoln's CHOICE for Cupcakes and featured on Cupcake Wars in 2012. For a snack, try one of Just POP'd Popcorn's 60 amazing gourmet popcorn flavors from caramel and apple, cheese and jalapeño to chocolate and butterscotch at Toast Nebraska.
Do you want to brush up on your wine knowledge? Join us in welcoming several winery owners in our Wine 101 educational seminars. Or, if you want a lesson on olive oil, Oliverde's chef will be joining us from Colorado to teach a seminar on simple recipes you can make using olive oil and balsamic vinegars.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $65, with the latter including commemorative items, limited edition wines and gourmet buffet. A select number of cabins and lodge rooms are also being held at the park for guests of the festival. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Toast Nebraska at http://www.toastnebraska.com or by calling 1-402-882-2448.
Guests can stay up to date as the entertainment unfolds by following Toast Nebraska at http://www.facebook.com/toastnebraska or on Twitter @toastnebraska.
This event is sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.
A complete list of Nebraska Wine and Grape Growers Association members participating is as follows:
Glacial Till Vineyard & Winery
James Arthur Vineyards
Miletta Vista Winery
Rockin' Rooster Winery
Cellar 426 Wines & Vines
Deer Springs Winery
Feather River Vineyards
Silver Hills Vineyards & Winery
Schilling Bridge Winery
Superior Estates Winery
Soaring Wings Vineyards
Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard & Winery
17 Ranch Winery
Big Cottonwood Vineyards and Winery
Mac's Creek Winery & Vineyards
Prairie Creek Vineyards
The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to www.VisitNebraska.com.
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is responsible for stewardship of the state’s fish, wildlife, parklands and outdoor recreation opportunities. Game & Parks manages resources in a diverse environment and encourages the continuation of the state’s outdoor heritage through active participation. To learn more, visit www.OutdoorNebraska.org.