Common Man Hosts Ninth Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival

Release Date: May 15,2014


For More Information Contact: Diane Downing, The Common Man (603) 968-9330


MEREDITH, N.H. – The ninth annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival featuring samples of more than 150 wines and spirits from around the world will benefit regional theater programs Advice To The Players in Center Sandwich and the Flying Monkey Children’s Theater and Arts Program through the Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department.  


The annual event will be held on Thursday, June 5 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.  Hosted by The Common Man Family of Restaurants and The Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, the festival will feature wine, spirits and beer from local, national and international wineries and breweries.  Tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the two local non-profit theater organizations.


A pre-Wine Festival Beach Party at the Common Man’s Town Docks outdoor beach bar overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith will be held the night before on Wednesday, June 4 starting at 6 p.m.  The evening will feature wine, fun beach food and live music outdoors. Admission to the event is free and a portion of the evening’s sales will also benefit the theater programs.


Wineries and breweries participating in the Ninth Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival include Squam Brewing Company and Cisco Brewery of Nantucket, which will feature their Whale’s Tale Ale and Triple 8 martinis.  Their martinis will be served down a luge ice sculpture created by Jeff Day of Not So Plain Jane’s in Rumney.  The event will feature more than 20 vintners and distilleries, including Tito’s Hand Made Vodka, Joel Gott, Layer Cake, Cannonball, Sean Minor, and Rombauer, among others.

The Common Man’s Lakehouse Grille, Camp and Lago will provide hors d’oeuvres and food to accompany the wines, as will The Corner House Inn, Big Love Mexican Diner, Ben & Jerry’s and Six Burner Bistro.  Entertainment will be provided by jazz duo Don Williams and Dave Tonkin, and numerous prizes will be up for grabs at a live auction and raffle, including a seaside getaway in Nantucket, an overnight stay at Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith and a getaway to an Adirondack-style cabin.


For attendees wishing to stay overnight, Mill Falls at the Lake offers special Winnipesaukee Wine Festival rates.  They are: $139 for Mill Falls and $169 for Church Landing.  Book online at and use code 20R47X or call Mill Falls at the Lake directly to book your rooms at 1-800-622-6455.  Room availability is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.


For information about the Ninth Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival visit or call (603) 968-9330 to order tickets.  Space is limited and advanced tickets and reservations are strongly suggested. 


Advice To The Players of Center Sandwich is a unique company of theater professionals, enthusiastic community members and energetic teens that has been performing Shakespeare and offering workshops in New Hampshire's Lakes and Mountains Region since 1999.  The non-profit relies on the generous support of its patrons to offer and expand award-winning programs including classes, workshops, summer camps and full-scale productions of Shakespeare’s plays.  Visit for more information.

The Plymouth Parks and Recreation’s Flying Monkey Children’s Theater and Arts program provides a theater camp experience for grades K-8 from June 16 – 20 at the Common Man family’s Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth.  A portion of the proceeds from the wine festival will go towards scholarships to assist children in attending the camp.  Call (603) 536-1397 for registration information or visit  and click on parks and recreation.


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