The Georges River Land Trust the public to join with hosts Elmer and Holly Savage at their vineyard, Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery in Union on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. for a unique wine tasting experience.

The event is part of the Georges River Land Trust’s 2013 Revelry for the River, a celebration of the resources of the St. George River watershed and surrounding areas.

Participation is limited to 25 and tickets are $30 for land trust members and $40 for non-members. For tickets, call 594-5166 or order online at

Savage began farming in Union in 1985 along with his parents. In 2000 he and Holly purchased the 95-acre farm from his parents and began planning for the future. The farm’s blueberry fields offered great potential, and to add to their farm products they began to explore making blueberry wine. This led them to think about other types of wine, and in 2002 they planted the first 2 acres of their vineyard. The vineyard has since expanded to nearly 4 acres with 10 varieties of grapes. Their winemaking grew from hobby level to small scale commercial production and 2012 marked their eighth vintage.

The Savages invite guests to their vineyard for a unique wine tasting experience. After a tour of the vineyard, grapes from their own vines will be sampled followed by the wine made using that grape or blend of grapes. The wine tasting will be enhanced by hors d’oeuvres from The Badger Café and Pub in Union.

For further information on the Georges River Land Trust and its programs, check the website at, email or call 594-5166.