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Gala Open House
May 25, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Watauga Lake Winery is holding their “Gala Open House” on Saturday, May 25th. This is the public grand
opening of the first winery in Johnson County, TN. Watauga Lake Winery is the result of the 3500+
grape vines planted eight years ago by Wayne & Linda Gay of Butler.
The winery is located in the historic Big Dry Run School at 6952 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, TN.The school
was open to first through eighth graders from 1948 until 1988. The five classrooms and gymnasium of
the school have been lovingly restored with the school’s Golden Eagle Mascot repainted in the gym. A
wall of photographs depicting the days gone by at the school is on display in the main hallway.
BRING your blankets and your chairs. . . for on the lawn the celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. with the
sounds of “Creek Junction” a traditional bluegrass group. At 2:00 p.m.” Blue Suede Soul “will take the
stage with sounds from the 50’s – today!
The Johnson County chapter of the “Knights of Columbus” will have a barbecue lunch available for
purchase at the event. The proceeds of this lunch will provide assistance for those in need in Johnson
Local vendors, “Impressed by Nature” will have her original ceramic art for sale and Jean Ann Savery of
“The Jewelry Workshop” will also be offering her unique jewelry. Italian pottery and ceramics will also
The wine tasting room at the winery will be open for sampling of the eight varieties of wine currently
being produced at Watauga Lake Winery. Wine is also available for purchase.