Start your wine weekend with a Winemaker’s Dinner on Friday evening, where you'll be hosted at a private venue in Pointe Coupee Parish! Featured wine pairings will be offered with select menu items. You may visit our website for details on venues and chefs to choose from for the evening. Options to purchase wine from select wineries will be available that evening. Must be 21 to attend. In order to create a unique experience highlighting winemakers’ presentations and food pairings, a limited number of guests will be at each residence or restaurant. Only 325 tickets are available for the Winemaker's Private Dinner.
*Entrance for one to the wine event and Sparkling Wine Reception on Saturday is included in the $250 ticket price.
6:30-9:30 | Winemaker's Dinner
Registered guests will receive addresses to the assigned location the week of the event.
Saturday evening will feature a grand tasting of fine wines from Napa, California, as well as artwork, local cuisine, and live music. Guests can expect to explore Main Street while visiting boutiques, restaurants, and venues scattered among a quarter-mile stretch in downtown New Roads. Each location will feature artists and wineries from Napa Valley and each guest may receive a 2oz tasting of each wine offered. Options for ordering directly from vineyards will also be available. For attendees, a map will be provided with participating locations and information on participating artists, restaurants, and vineyards. Guests over 12 must purchase a ticket, 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. Limited tickets available. Complimentary wine glass with each ticket.
Starting at 5:00pm, a limited number of tickets will be sold to the Sparkling Wine Tasting, with featured winemakers Paula Kornell and Jenny Lynn! Paula Kornell Sparkling Wine is the namesake brand of one of Napa Valley's leading women in wine. With two sparkling wines that draw on California's past while attracting contemporary lovers of champagne and bubbles in general. Paula builds on the legacy of her family's winery Hann's Kornell Champagne Cellars, the first to use 'methode champenoise' in California. Rosé and a white wine option will also be available. Jenny's sparkling wine, the Olet’te Blanc de Blancs (white from white), is made from 100% Chardonnay resulting in a beautiful dry and crisp flavor. Small lots of malolactic- and barrel-fermented wines are added for complexity.
*The Sparkling Wine Tasting Upgrade includes entry to both the Saturday Sparkling Wine Tasting (from 5-6pm) and the Saturday Grand Tasting (from 6-10pm)
5:00-6:00 | Sparkling Wine Tasting
211 W Main St.
New Roads, LA 70760
2023 Event Shirts
Purchase an event tee or tank! Our tees are made by Comfort Colors - 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Tanks are made by Bella-Canvas tri-blend racerback. Orders must be placed by midnight on April 3rd. Shirts will be available at check-in of the Saturday Grand Tasting and will not be shipped.
2022 Wine Down on False River Prints
This poster, created from Nicole Cotten Callac's live painting at Wine Down on False River last year, is the perfect keepsake from our first annual event. The original was auctioned off in our live auction, but if you can't have the original, the posters are a great second option! It measures 16"x20" and can be purchased for $100. Orders must be placed by April 3 and will be available at the Saturday Grand Tasting at check-in. Prints will not be shipped.
Wine Down on False River is hosted by Friends of Main St. and the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee. Proceeds will benefit a new program that allows business owners on Main St. to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for the purpose of improving the building's facade, minor structural improvements, or any qualifying project that enhances the aesthetics of Main St. These funds are then approved by the Friends of Main St. Board and Mayor of New Roads. In addition, the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee will receive 15% of net proceeds.www.winedownfr.comEvent shirts are pre-sale only and are available at checkout.