The Virginia Tech Alumni ,New River Valley Chapter, hosted the 6th annual Wine Festival at the Virginia Tech Holtzman Alumni Center, Saturday, June 7 from 12 – 5pm for benefiting the Chapter’s scholarship fund.
The chapter scholarship fund benefits the New River Valley area high school students attending Virginia Tech. The festival features wineries each year from around the region, food and beverage concessions, specialty items from local vendors and music. The event was held on the grounds of the Holtzman Alumni Center which is adjacent to the Inn at Virginia Tech. Preston’s, the restaurant located within the Inn at Virginia Tech, had their famous crab cakes for sale. Tickets were $20 dollars in advance and $25 at the gate.
According to a study done by William Setzer lignin-derived oak phenolics, although found in small concentrations, may contribute to the beneficial antioxidant, chemopreventive, and cardioprotective effects of red wine. Another study finds that moderate drinking of alcoholic beverages is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease.
You can make your registration for future fundraising events or make a New River Valley Chapter donation here.