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Three International Wines Making United States Debut at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium April 6

Stadium Series Promo wine cup press release

Huntsville, Ala. (March 27, 2024) – The “Stadium Series” beverage festivals at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium kicks off Saturday April 6 with the “Wine Cup”, the first of the three-event series. From 2 to 4:30 p.m. CT, the inaugural Wine Cup will feature the U.S. debut of The Saltress Collection by Spier Wines of South Africa, which includes a Meritage, a Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Sauvignon Blanc in a tribute to the power of nature, resulting in wines that are both vibrant and refreshing. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Huntsvillians and wine enthusiasts from near and far to the Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium for one of many non-soccer events the stadium will be hosting this spring and summer,” said Chad Emerson, Managing Director of Business Operations for Huntsville City FC. “Bringing our community together to enjoy our stadium even when the Boys in Blue aren’t taking the pitch is something we look forward to doing all year long.” 

There will be 100 wines for attendees to taste with their souvenir cup, including The Saltress wines and Spier’s recently released Naledi wines. To go with the drinks, Josh Couts’ Jazz Trio will provide entertainment, and visitors will be able to watch live demonstrations from celebrity chefs Kev D and Brian Duffy. 

“We are excited about our partnership with Spier in South Africa to give Alabama and Huntsville the unique opportunity to debut wines from an extraordinary region, halfway around the world,” said Stephanie Kennedy-Mell, Church Street Family Hospitality COO & CMO. “The Saltress & Naledi wines are not only a true expression of the South African terroir but of the Spier family’s commitment to excellence.”

Tickets to the “Wine Cup” can be purchased here. General admission tickets allow attendees to taste the wines and enjoy the live entertainment. Wine Cup goers can add the celebrity chef experience and wine centric food for an additional cost. VIP tickets include one extra hour of private access to the wine tasting, complementary food, and a full bar available for purchase.

Later this year, the Stadium Series “Beer Cup” will take place June 1 at 5 p.m. CT and the “Spirits Cup” will take place Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets for both events will be available soon.