Support Big Brothers Big Sisters at A Taste of the Vineyard

HENDERSONVILLE — Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Henderson County is teaming up with Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards and Gold Level sponsor First Bank to present “A Taste of the Vineyard” on Friday, May 19 starting at 6:30 p.m.

“Come enjoy a spring evening on the back decks of the newly renovated historic barn in the wonderful setting that is Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards,” said Steve Kirkland, BBBS Outreach Coordinator. “Once again, the irresistible combination of a Low Country boil, locally crafted wines and ciders, live auction and naming of our Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year will make for a fun and memorable evening.”

The live auction will feature a painting by Asheville artist Jonas Gerard valued at $2,400, tickets to Panthers and Hornets games as well as the Flat Rock Playhouse and the Biltmore Estate, a DeWalt 5-Tool Combo Kit, a gift certificate for clothing and accessories from Joseph Laughter Clothier, a necklace from Diamond Rush, a painting by artist Jeff Pittman and other items to be announced. All proceeds will benefit BBBS of Henderson County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest mentoring program in Western North Carolina. The organization is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and serves 10 counties, including Henderson, in WNC. The agency provides positive role models to youth from single-parent families or youth who face adversity. Having a positive role model to provide one-to-one time and attention helps a young person have higher aspirations, improve in school performance, and improve relationship and social skills. There is a special need for male mentors at this time with 10 Little Brothers currently on the waiting list for a Big Brother.

“We are pleased to be hosting ‘A Taste of the Vineyard’ for BBBS of Henderson County,” said Barbara Walker, Manager, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. “We embrace the unique mentoring programs offered and have been moved by the uplifting and important work being done through BBBS. We look forward to having and serving a large crowd at this benefit!”

A limited number of tickets are available at $35 per person and include the Low Country boil dinner (boiled shrimp, potatoes, sausage and corn), a glass of wine and the opportunity to participate in the live auction and enjoy the Volunteer of the Year presentations.

To make your reservation, tickets can be purchased online at:  Or, please mail checks ($35 per person) payable to BBBS of Henderson County, 851 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

If you need more info, please contact BBBS at 828-693-8153 or email: Visit online at: on Facebook:

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.