Annual Wine-A-Ree set for Nov. 5 in Columbus

The 13th annual Wine-A-Ree wine, beer and spirits tasting festival will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus.

This event includes unlimited free samples and purchase options from participating wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. A commemorative wine or beer glass is included in the price of the ticket.

A VIP tasting hour will be from noon to 1 p.m. VIP tickets are $50 and are limited. VIP guests will receive a gift and a chance in a drawing for a special door prize. Tickets are available online at

Some of the vendors for this year’s event include Best Vineyards, Holtkamp Winery, Huber Winery, Mallow Run Winery, Winzerwald Winery, Quaff On, Hard Truth and Ertel Cellars. Returning again this year is de Tours of Indiana Wines. Food will be available for purchase.

The event will include a silent auction with many items up for bid. For updates, visit the Wine-A-Ree Facebook event page.

All proceeds benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, which serves more than 6,000 young people in 18 counties of south central Indiana, including Jackson.

For information, call Jon Ocheltree at 800-844-6809.