Collective Spirits Wine & Food Festival is a weekend-long fundraising gathering benefiting The Bascom Visual Arts Center in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Collective spirits is a social an altruistic force that strengthens the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau and the greater Southeastern United States. The contributions of Collective Sprits' donors, sponsors, vintners, chefs distributors, and volunteers support our mission to be cultural anchor in this region.

Located in the heart of the Highlands-Cashiers plateau, in the town of of Highlands, Collective Spirits weekend includes in-home winemaker dinners, a grand tasting and wine market, and finally a sumptuous 
dinner and auction.  During the weekend people from all over the country will gather to experience the fine art of pairing outstanding wine with gourmet cuisine while simultaneously supporting the unique exhibition, education,
and outreach programs presented at The Bascom.


Thursday, June 8th 6:00 pm: Private Wine Dinners
Ten gracious homes of the Highlands-Cashiers area will host approximately 24 guests each for extraordinary winemaker dinners.  With highly recognized chefs from around the Southeast preparing multi-course menus alongside renowned wines from around the world, poured
by the winemakers themselves, these dinners offer participants a unique opportunity to engage and enjoy the best pairings and personalities.

Friday, June 9th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm  -  Beer, Wine, and Spirits Market 

with splendid Hor d'Oeuvres

Saturday, June 10th, 6:00pm  -  The Gala on The Terrace at The Bascom 

Cocktails, Gourmet Dinner by New Mountain Events, Dancing to the Music of "Class Act" & Limited Silent and Live Auction

Click Here for more information on Private Wine Dinner Host options

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