15th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting

Thank you for your support!  We hope you can join us again next year.



Venture is proud to be in its 15th year hosting this exciting event with Ted’s of Charlton.  Join us on Thursday, November 07, 2019 to sample a variety of beer, wine, spiked seltzer, vodka, cider and more while enjoying games, raffles, and our silent auction. Enjoy a night out while supporting our mission! For more information, please contact Paige Mador at (774)922-1135 or pmador@venturecs.orgList of Sponsorship Opportunities   Sponsor Here

Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services at Venture including our new autism programming that features free adaptive yoga, free cooking classes, free music classes, and sensory friendly events.  We sincerely appreciate your support!

This is a 21+ event

Tickets are $40 each through 11/6/19 and $50 at the door.  225 tickets will be sold.

Date:  11/7/19

Time:  5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:  Oliver Wight Tavern @OSV, One Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA



We will also be presenting our Direct Support Professional of the Year Award to Scott Bagley from our Uxbridge Day Program at this event.

Food:  Mashed Potato Bar, Mediterranean Station, Quesadillas, Chips & Brownie Brittle

Drink: Sweet Water Brewing, Horizon Beverage Wines, Hardwick Winery, Night Shift Brewing, Ruby Wines, Brown’s Brewing, Qaulity Beverage, , Atlas Distributing, Ruby Wines, Commonwealth Wines, Atlantic Beverage Beers, Polar Seltzer (vodka battle-Titos vs Grainger),  Spiked Seltzers from: Smirnoff, White Claw, Crook & Maker, Truly and Polar.  Visit the Maker Mark Bourbon table to seal your very own bottle with their signature red wax.

View 2019 Tasting List

Fun: get stamps at any 3 Venture stations for a chance to spin our prize wheel (game-card located on the inside your program)  Flip Cup Challenge, Venture Pong, Donation Station, Silent Auction, Wagon Raffle (you could win a wagon FULL  of wine, beer, and spirits).  Take a break at the snack and game station and challenge a friend to a game of Kerplunk, Perfection or Connect Four.

Our prize wheel is loaded with great stuff: scratch tickets, glasses, venture gear and more – Everyone is a winner.  All participants will receive a logo wine glass and tote bag.

2019 Sponsors









ACT Leasing, All Star Incentive Marketing, Bank Hometown, Blum Shapiro, C.K. Smith & Company, Country Bank, Dunkin Donuts, JD Leblanc Electric, Load Controls, LUK, Inc., OFS Optics, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Slims & Berthiaume Sewer Service


Arland Tool & Manufacturing, Beacon Distributors, Dave’s Appliance, Gaudet Landscaping, Guaranty Glass, Guardian Life, Heal, Inc.Quality Van Sales, San Marino Landscaping, Patriot Customs, Savers Bank, Shcott North America, Steadfast Fence, Stephenson & Brook, TMG Carpentry, WB Mason, Wachusett Landscape, Westboro Toyota

Wine & Beer Festival Next Week – Order Your Tickets Now!

Don’t forget to order your tickets for the upcoming 13th Annual Wine & Beer Festival.  Join us on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30 pm at Old Sturbridge Village’s Oliver Wight Tavern to sip, sample and support!  We are grateful to be working with our generous sponsor, Ted’s Package Store of Charlton, once again this year.  Many thanks for their support over the years!

This year’s event will include beer tastings from local breweries Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham, Down the Road Beer Company in Everett, Greater Good Imperial Brewing in Williamsburg, Wormtown Brewery in Worcester, and Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island in Westerly.  We are also glad to be welcoming back local vineyard Hardwick Winery.  Other featured beverages include Sazerac bourbon, Gallo sweet wines, Josh Cabernet Sauvignon, Old New England Egg Nog, Beso del Sol Sangria, Luc Belaire Rosé, The Prisoner Red Blend, and Saldo Zinfandel.

We are also excited to welcome 19 Crimes, who will be hosting a photo booth with your customized photo printed on a bottle of wine for the first 100 guests.  19 Crimes has been named the 2017 Wine Brand of the Year – click here to check out a video about their interesting history.

Guests will also enjoy snacks from Old Sturbridge Village – including the famous mashed potato bar – and games to win prizes.  This year’s raffle will be an awesome wagon fully equipped to stock your home bar, complete with beer, wine, liquor and mixers.  We hope you can join us!  Click here to buy your tickets in advance.

Many thanks to the distributors attending our event – Martignetti Company, Constellation Brands, Commonwealth Wine & Spirits, Atlas Distributing, Horizon Beverage, M.S. Walker, and Ruby Wines; as well as our generous sponsors:  Starkweather & Shepley, TD Bank, Cornerstone Bank, MDG Employee Benefit Solutions, WB Mason, Bank Hometown, Blum Shapiro, C.K. Smith & Company, Country Bank, Group 7 Design, and OFS Optics.

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