Bloomin’ Wine Fest wows  on first day, despite rain

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Posted: April 26, 2014

The Winchester Star

Tina Lovelace of Fredericksburg samples wine at the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest on Friday evening. Many festival-goers wore the traditional Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival pink and green. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Friends Samantha Ganse ( from left) of Winchester, Treena Wooge of Stephens City and Sherry Kelly of Inwood, WVa. makes a toast as they sample wine from Frederick County's Valerie Hill Winery at the United Bank Bloomin' Wine Fest on Friday. The ladies braved some early downpours of rain at the wine held held in Old Town Winchester. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Paul Cyr (from left) serves wine samples from Lazy Days Winery to Robin Smith, Annamarie Mrazik, Anne Helzer, Leah Davis, Loretta Carter, Karole Johns and Dawn Dinius(she was not drinking and was the group's designated driver on Friday evening at the United Bank Bloomin' Wine Fest. The group of co-workers had pink T-shirk made up that had "never drink alone" printed in green lettering on the front. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — The 87th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival officially began on Friday night with the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest.

The Wine Fest — continuing from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today — features…



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