This is the seventh year that a group of philanthropic men and women have gotten together to compete against each other for a glittery crown! To date, this fun effort has raised just over $92,000 for the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters – that’s a lot of grapes!

Nominated candidates will compete in a fundraising challenge with all of the proceeds benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Each dollar raised during the fundraising period will count as a “vote.” The two candidates with the most “votes” will be crowned the King and Queen of the Vines at the 2017 Franklin Wine Festival.

We have a very exciting Royal Court this year that is already actively fundraising on behalf of the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters!

We will be introducing this year’s candidates at our Royal Court Announcement Party on Wednesday, August 16 at up-the rooftop lounge in the Gulch. For tickets, visit

Each of the candidates have several fun events planned, and you’ll see postings of all the fun there and can join in their quest! Be sure and “like” us on Facebook.