2015 Wine Fest Fundraiser, Amateur Wine Competition, & Art Contest Winner



April 25, 2015 ~ 6:30 to 9:30 PM

at the

Museum of Coastal Carolina

The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. is holding its annual Wine Fest fundraiser on April 25, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

At the Wine Fest, you can taste a variety of interesting wines provided by a local distributor. Local restaurants provide delicious food. Live and silent auctions offer interesting items that you can bid on. There is a 50/50 raffle and a cork pull. Come have some fun and show your support for two wonderful local attractions.

Wine Fest reservations are $50 each or, for $125 each, you can be a Wine fest Supporter and have your name included in the event program.

Click here to make your Wine Fest reservations: Wine Fest 2015 Reservation Form

Become a Wine Fest Sponsor! There are four levels of sponsorship:

Level 1 — Presenting Sponsor — $2,500 — Wall of Fame plaque for one year, name in program & in all Wine Fest promotions, certificate of sponsorship, 8 tickets to event

Level 2 — Wine Tasting Sponsor — $1,000 — Name in program, certificate of sponsorship, 6 tickets to event

Level 3 — Auction Sponsor — $300 — Name in program, certificate of sponsorship, 4 tickets to event

Level 4 — Wine Fest Supporter — $125 — Name in program, 1 ticket to event

Click here to become a Wine Fest Sponsor: Wine Fest 2015 Sponsorship Form

2015 Amateur Wine Competition

Enter your homemade wine in Wine Fest’s annual Amateur Wine Competition for amateur wine makers and compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in various categories. The competition is open to any amateur wine maker. It is conducted in cooperation with Silver Coast Winery and the OIB Chapter of the American Wine Society. Gain recognition for your wine making skills and receive valuable feedback on your wine from the expert judging panel. Winners will be announced at a medal ceremony at Silver Coast Winery on April 19, 2015 and will also be recognized at Wine Fest on April 25 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • The entry fee is $15 per bottle.
  • Each bottle must be accompanied by an official entry form.
  • The entry deadline for wines to arrive is April 3, 2015.
  • Send wines to: Silver Coast Winery, Attn: Amateur, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
  • Questions? Call Silver Coast Winery at 910-287-2800.

Click here for rules and entry forms: 2015 Amateur Wine Competition Entry Form_PDF

2015 Wine Fest Art Contest

Our thanks to all of the artists who submitted their artwork to the 2015 Wine Fest Art Contest. The theme of this year’s Wine Fest is New Orleans jazz. The Wine Fest Planning Committee had a difficult time selecting a winning artwork! The winner of this year’s contest is Ocean Isle Beach artist Vicki Neilon. Vicki’s gorgeous watercolor, shown below, features a keyboard, horns, musical notes, and — of course — lots of wine. Vicki says that her painting was inspired by a relative who was also a jazz musician. But, she notes, her greatest inspiration was her mom.  Vicki’s painting will be auctioned off at the Wine Fest’s live auction with the proceeds going to benefit the museum and planetarium. Come to the Wine Fest and bid on Vicki’s painting!

Vicki_Neilon_300x300Vicki Neilon with her winning Wine Fest watercolor.