Keep it local with Holiday Trunk Show at Nassau Valley Vineyards Dec. 2

Free event showcases local businesses
November 29, 2012

Delaware’s premier award-winning winery, Nassau Valley Vineyards, will keep it local by hosting a Holiday Trunk Show Sunday, Dec. 2, showcasing small businesses, their products and services in time for holiday gift giving.

According to Nassau Valley Vineyards co-owner Peggy Raley-Ward, “To go local means to support locally owned businesses which use sustainable resources, employ local people and serve primarily local customers.”

This event runs from noon to 5 p.m. with free wine tasting, a fashion show, home beer brewing demo and more. “We will also include tastings of our limited cache of 2010 Nassau Valley Blueberry Reserve, our semi-dry, oak-aged organic blueberry wine,” said Suzette Hopkins, NVV co-owner. “This wine will make a fabulous holiday gift especially when paired with a beautiful blue cheese and toasted French bread. Stock up on award-winning wines, made start to finish right here in Lewes! Need wine gadgets for the wine aficionados on your list? We’ve got those and other great gift ideas.”

For fashionistas, the show starts at 2 p.m., featuring children’s clothing from Lily Pad Children‘s Boutique and ladies' fashions from Tom-Tom Women’s Apparel. Models will be coiffed by Drexel Davidson and Bad Hair Day staff, who will have BHD gift/services certificates for sale as stocking stuffers.

While the rest are watching the runway, home brewers can take notes from Doug Griffith of Extreme Brewing in Millsboro and Lewes, who will be cooking up some brew, offering samples and selling home beer brewing kits for the amateur brewmaster.

Art lovers can join Delaware’s premier folk artist  Pam Bounds Seemans for a look at her latest works in the NVV Gallery. The reception is open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m.  World-renowned wildlife artist Richard Clifton will have  one-of-a-kind ornaments benefiting the Chad Clifton Foundation, and Terri Clifton will sign copies of her book, "A Random Soldier." Heidi Lowe Jewelry will offer some bling. Also on hand will be unique sand scripts and greeting cards from A Sandy Soiree, and gourmet pastries and Italian specialties from Touch Of Italy. The new Morgan & Gower Cheese Mongers will offer a selection of the finest, while Windsor’s Flowers & Gifts will sell fresh poinsettias - cash 'n’ carry them home.

“This is sure to be a fun way to get your holiday shopping started and support local businesses,” says Raley-Ward. “By keeping it local, you’ll help to maintain the small-town quality of life created by our unique shops and services, thus contributing to the charming character of Sussex County.”

Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Way in Lewes, is open year-round for tours, tastings and events from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m., Sundays. For more information, go to or contact Peggy Raley-Ward at 302-645-9463.



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