Recently I was invited to attend a very special garden party in Dayton, OH. My handsome Will purchased tickets to Fleurs et Vin, a fundraising event held at Dayton’s historical Carillon Historical Park. The event celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and is known as the original “Party in the Park”. This festival is the brain child of two friends, Vail Miller Sr. of Heidelberg and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine. With a mission of bringing wine out of just the wine cellars and homes of people to the general public. Now 20 years later, Fleurs et Vin is the most anticipated, talked about and attend wine event in the Miami Valley.
This event brings wine suppliers and retailers as well as numerous local restaurants together with members of the community for fun, food and wine in a beautiful garden setting. Over 300 different varieties of wine are featured for sampling as well as specialty dishes from 25 different area independent restaurants. Also part of the festivities is live music, a silent auction as well as a live auction. This year Fleurs et Vin benefitted the AIDS Resource Center Ohio and Dayton History, specifically the Carillon Historical Park, founded by Colonel Edward and Edith Deeds, it is situated on a beautiful 65-acre campus between the Great Miami River and a glacial moraine.
The afternoon and the company were absolutely lovely; I love a garden party!