CHESTER, NJ, MARCH 12, 2012 – Chester Borough Mayor Robert Davis and owner Michelle Ziesse of Bottled Poetry, LLC, cut the ribbon to officially Grand Open Vintner’s Circle Chester, a new winemaking shop just a few stores down from ShopRite in the Chester Springs Shopping Mall on Route 206 in Chester. The shop is the newest addition to the award winning Vintner’s Circle franchise system, which enables its customers to spend time together, celebrate life and make a great tasting wine in a few easy steps.
David Schmeltzle, President of Vintner’s Circle Franchising LLC, was also present during the celebration. He stated, “We are proud to have Michelle and her staff join the Vintner’s Circle family. She is an enthusiastic wine lover, who brings passion and energy to the art of making wine, creating memories and celebrating life.”
What’s more, during the weekend long celebration, $500 in proceeds was raised for the Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown from the numerous visitors who came out to enjoy complimentary wine samples, food pairings and learn about handcrafting wine.
“We are very proud to have Vintner’s Circle Chester join our local businesses here in Chester,” stated Mayor Davis. “It’s wonderful to see another franchise believe in the benefits of opening in our town and of providing a unique winemaking experience for our residents.”
Ziesse thanked the Mayor and all those who came out to enjoy complimentary wine, food pairings and signing up for winemaking sessions during the weekend to support the Goryeb Children’s Hospital which offers exceptional programs to help so many children in the area.
Ziesse explained that a winemaking session also makes a great gift. “With birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, wedding parties or corporate team building,” she stated, “it’s never too late to stop in or call for a gift certificate. We also feature a nice selection of wine making supplies and wine accessories.”
Vintner’s Circle Chester also hosts Open Houses with complimentary themed wine samples and food pairings every second Tuesday and last Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Italian wines, chocolate and wine pairings, fondues and wine as well as “Secret Sips” were some of the most recent themes.
For additional information, stop in during operating hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., call (908) 955-7190, email Michelle Ziesse at chester@VintnersCircle.com or join the conversation on Facebook at Vintner’s Circle Chester for the latest shop news, wine events and wine tasting tips to name a few.
About Vintner’s Circle Franchising
Vintner’s Circle Franchising, headquartered in Hackettstown, NJ, offers wine-loving entrepreneurs the opportunity to run their own winemaking shops that allow customers to create their own wine, attend classes and events, and purchase wine-related gifts and accessories, all in a sociable environment. Customers can produce about 28 bottles of wine over three half-hour visits in a seven-week time period.
About Morristown Medical Center and the Goryeb Children’s Hospital
Morristown Medical Center is home to one of the finest pediatric centers in the region. The Goryeb Children’s Hospital, the Gagnon Pediatric Emergency Center and the Edward and Joan Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) bring together pediatric physicians, nurses, staff, patients and their families in one location to deliver world-class medicine.
Goryeb Children’s Hospital addresses the medical needs of children from birth to age 21, with board-certified specialists from all the major pediatric disciplines. It is also supported by a distinguished nursing staff and group of child life specialists. The pediatric faculty is actively engaged in multiple areas of research, keeping the children’s hospital a leader in pediatric care. In addition to an experienced medical staff, Goryeb Children’s Hospital provides the latest diagnostic technologies, such as digital x-rays, and family-friendly waiting and play areas. With more than 100 pediatric sub-specialists who have trained in some of the finest children’s centers around the country, Morristown Medical Center is able to ensure the very best health care to children. For additional information, please visit www.atlantichealth.org/goryeb.