What is Salute?

Salute! – A Festival of Wine and Food is a three-day benefit that offers something for wine lovers of all levels and tastes. Every year, more than 600 people travel from near and far to attend the celebrated event.

On Thursday, Salute! begins with the Mass Street Mosey. At the Mosey, attendees can stroll through designated downtown businesses sipping wine and sampling delicious local food.

The fun continues Friday evening with a gourmet Winemaker Dinner.

The festival concludes Saturday with The Grand Tasting. More than 250 wines will be on hand as well as local gourmet food from some of the best restaurants and caterers in town. This year’s Grand Tasting will again feature a Reserve Room; a select tasting that includes a choice of eight ¬†specialty wines.

Salute! is a fundraiser for the benefit of Cottonwood, Incorporated under the auspices of Standard Beverage Corporation. The proceeds from this unique event benefit Cottonwood, whose mission is to help individuals with disabilities shape their own future. Funds raised from events such as Salute! help Cottonwood to provide additional services to the individuals they are currently serving and begin to address the needs of many others who would like to access services. Now in it’s 17th year, Salute! has raised more than $600,000 for Cottonwood, Inc.