Christiansburg, VA, July 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Attimo Winery, LLC and the Montgomery County Chamber Foundation and the Montgomery County Regional Tourism Office (Virginia) announces an attempt to break two records: The Longest Toast Relay, and, the “Most Bottles of Wine Uncorked Simultaneously.” Labeled as “Salute Vantaggio,” this history-making event will take place Saturday, 28 September 2013, in the heart of the New River Valley at Attimo Winery.
The current record for the longest toast relay consists of 886 participants and was organized by Tsubamesanjo Junior Chamber Incorporated (Japan) at Tsubamesanjo station, in Sanjo, Niigata, Japan, on 10 November 2012. The most people uncorking wine simultaneously (within 30 seconds) is 474 achieved by WineFest No. 18: A Toast to Children's Health (USA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 10 May 2013.
Salute Vantaggio was created by Attimo Winery with support from the Montgomery County Chamber Foundation and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Profits of the event will contribute to a playground and outdoor community area at Auburn Elementary.
Catherine Sutton, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce said “Whether you are in Montgomery County for a day, a week, or the rest of your life, you will find interesting things to do that will suit your personal interests. Attimo Winery has planned an event that showcases our community as a fun and inviting area. As the winner of Small Business of the year in 2012 for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, this business will be giving back to the community by helping Auburn Elementary School. Attimo exemplifies our tagline of 'Connect, Engage, and Prosper.' We hope you can join us, Salute.”
How to Participate in Salute Vantaggio:
Salute Vantaggio is open to participants and spectators for an entrance fee. To participate as a record-setter, attendees must purchase a participant ticket for $60. Those who want to enjoy the event as spectators are invited to purchase Spectator tickets for $35. In addition, local food, art, and craft vendors will be at Salute Vantaggio. Several local wineries are also invited so participants can taste local wines from the region. Participant, Spectator, and Wine Festival tickets can be purchased at www.attimowinery.com/salute or by mailing checks made out to Montgomery County Chamber Foundation, 1520 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073. The Partnership is actively seeking Sponsors for the event. For more information, please see our media contacts.
Lisa Bleakley, Executive Director of Tourism at Montgomery County/Christiansburg/Blacksburg, VA, “The very name of Attimo whispers the desire we have for each guest of our community to really live in the moment! Attimo Winery is a great partner in assisting the regional tourism office in carrying that message. They understand that making Montgomery Moments while here for sports, education or work is essential to creating a positive economic impact and providing a good quality of life for our residents. We have been gifted to share and Attimo Winery continues to find ways to do just that!”
About Salute Vantaggio:
Salute Vantaggio is a region-wide attempt to attempt a record for the longest relay wine toast on Saturday, 28 September 2013, at Attimo winery in Christiansburg, VA. Wine lovers from around the world are invited to attempt the record with us. The longest relay toast is a sequential toast where participants clink glasses in order, from start to finish, rather than the more common toast where everyone clinks glasses simultaneously. For more information, please see www.attimowinery.com/salute or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaluteVantaggio.
About Attimo Winery:
Attimo Winery is an Award Winning Winery and Montgomery County’s (Virginia) 1st Farm Winery. Attimo is dedicated to celebrating the everyday moments in life. "Attimo" means "In the Moment" in Italian and all of our wines are named after special moments in life or in history. We strive to produce the highest quality grapes with little impact to the environment. We aim to make distinctive award-winning wine that is balanced and reflects quality. Our hours of operation are Mon, Thurs, Sat 11 am - 6pm, Attimo is open most Friday’s until 8pm with live music, and Sunday from 1pm - 6pm. We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Find us on Facebook and on Twitter @attimowinery.
Adam Harbilas or
Dr. Richard Obiso
Attimo Winery, LLC
4025/4071 Childress Road
Christiansburg, VA 24073