Born into a family of restaurant industry, the craft seems to be in Shannon's blood. She garnered most of her craft for wine & cocktails in Chicago under the mentorship of some industry greats. After years of hard work, research, and experimentation, she was finally able create her own beverage program at Vivian. She has a great love of old world European wines and classic cocktails; however, she also has a passion for digging up lesser known wine varietals and playing with her foraged finds and seasonal produce in cocktails.
Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.
This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.
Access to affordable and healthy food and reducing food waste are important initiatives of the signature event’s charitable giving goals.