Award-winning blues artist Tim Williams performs at the Rotary Club’s annual Wine and Blues Fest by the Sea

Wine and dine by the sea

If you like discovering a good wine, join the Wine and Blues Fest by the Sea for an evening of some whites, reds and blues

If you like discovering a good wine, join the  Wine and Blues Fest by the Sea for an evening of some whites, reds and blues.

You are almost guaranteed to find just the wine that matches your palate at the fourth annual Day Break Rotary Wine and Blues Fest by the Sea at the Maritime Heritage Centre Saturday, June 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

“We have over 12 winery representatives with wine from regions all over the world and this year three craft beer tasting tables,” said Theresa Marson, one of the coordinators of the event.

The wine tasting is complemented by a special selection of cheeses, cold cuts, breads, fruit dishes, spreads etc. all provided by Thrifty Foods and a variety of tasty treats provided by Super Mario’s Bar and Lounge, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Natural Pastures Cheese, Outlandish Shellfish, and Grieg Seafood. In addition, the ticket price also includes attendance at wine pairing Winespeak seminars, samplings of specialty wines, door prize and a silent auction and – of course – free taxi service home within the Campbell River area after the event.

And not to be missed, there will be live entertainment with Tim Williams, the 2014 International Blues Challenge Award Winner (in Memphis as best solo artist), a string of Maple Blues Award nominations, three Juno award nominations, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine which all attest to the high caliber of his work.

Williams was also honoured as Guitarist Of The Year for 2012 by the Calgary Blues Music Association. His blend of passionate, soulful vocals and awe-inspiring chops on a number of instruments including finger-style and slide guitar, mandolin and Hawaiian guitar (among others), along with his wry sense of humour and deep knowledge of blues and roots music, continue to win fans everywhere he plays.

This year’s wine representatives include: Mark Anthony Brands, Martin and Peacock, Trialto Wine Group Ltd., Storied Wines and Spirits, Vibrant Wines, Lone Tree Cellars, 40 Knots Winery, Constellation Brands, Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd. (PMA Canada), Jason Hyde Wines, the Red Dog Wines, Vibrant Wines, Phillips wines, Quench! Wines, Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants, Blue Moon Winery, and Phillipe Dandurand Wines. Each representative selects a cross section of wines for tasting, often featuring a new or unique selection to be sampled.

The Campbell River Day Break Rotary is responsible for organizing this event and as an annual event, it allows Rotary to continue with its many charitable causes in the community. This is a non-profit fundraiser event and all proceeds will stay in the community.

For more information on the Rotary Wine and Blues Fest call 250-287-7465. Tickets to this great value event are only $50 until May 31 and $55 after.

Tickets may be purchased at The Tidemark Theatre or online at Tidemarktheatre.com