Virginia Shines With Its Wines!

The First Annual Williamsburg Wine And Food Festival Presented By Colonial Heritage Raises More Than $5,000 For Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.

Online PR News – 03-June-2010 – – Williamsburg, VA --- The First Annual Williamsburg Wine And Food Festival at Colonial Heritage, May 22-23, 2010, proved to be a successful and memorable culinary extravaganza. More than 4,000 guests attended the two-day event and over $5,000 was raised for the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.

“Our inaugural Festival was a tremendous success,” said Robert Krieff, president of Lennar’s Virginia Division and developer of Colonial Heritage. “We had incredible entertainment, a wonderful variety of wineries, great attendance and most importantly, money raised for the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.”

Established by Colonial Heritage resident, Joan Bender, the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports family caregivers, promotes active aging and strengthens the community through the enrichment of quality of life for all residents of Colonial Heritage and the greater Williamsburg area.

“We appreciate the financial support of our corporate partners Lennar and Colonial Heritage,” said Joan Bender, president of the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation. “The generous contribution we received will help the Foundation move forward and continue to provide those important services to caregivers in need.”

The Williamsburg Wine And Food Festival kicked-off their unforgettable weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony, attended by Jim Kennedy, chairman of the James City County Board of Supervisors and Sandy Wanner, James City County Administrator, highlighted the charitable importance of the Festival and recognized those who worked so diligently to bring the event to fruition.

The Festival was a celebration of the vibrant Virginian wine industry and guests had the opportunity to enjoy tasting luscious reds and whites from more than 30 participating wineries throughout the region. Kevin Zraly, one of the world’s leading wine educators was even on hand to share his knowledge and expertise with attendees during his signature wine tasting seminar.

Grammy and Academy Award winning recording artist, Christopher Cross brought down the house on Saturday night with an unforgettable performance of his hit songs Sailing, Ride Like The Wind, Arthur’s Theme and Think of Laura.

“We are very proud of our First Annual Williamsburg Wine And Food Festival and look forward to planning next year’s event,” Krieff said.

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