On Friday, October 13, at 6 p.m., Shelburne Vineyard will host a concert and release a new dry red wine, made with Marquette grapes, in honor of singer-songwriter Myra Flynn, a former Vermonter now based in Los Angeles.
The occasion is the celebration of Flynn's marriage to Phil Wills, who went to high school in Essex Junction. While the wedding will be small and private, Flynn pointed out on Facebook, the concert and wine tasting are open to the public with a $10 cover fee. Flynn, who still gives frequent local shows, will play alongside regular collaborators Paul Boffa and Dave Grippo.
Will the new vintage, Flynn Wine, remind sippers of the singer's sultry voice? According to Gail Albert of Shelburne Vineyard, the stainless-steel-aged vino is "rich, delicate and smooth as it moves across the palate from first sip to finish."