The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association (FVDRA) is teaming up every Wednesday night with Downtown Fuquay-Varina restaurant and pub owners, just minutes from your house at the South Lakes new home community, offering up a solution to the “mid-week blues” at their weekly event “Wine Down Wednesdays.”

Looking to continuously promote and help Downtown Fuquay Varina businesses grow and thrive, the FVDRA is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that is responsible for countless community events that have helped to restore and rebuild the spirit that has always been synonymous with the great town. “Wine Down Wednesdays” follows in the pattern of their events such as “Dinner on Depot Street” and “Celebration of the Arts”   that have been so successful they have become tradition in Downtown Fuquay Varina.

When looking for Downtown Fuquay Varina restaurants to partake in this event, the FVDRA was pleasantly surprised that 8 different venues have offered up specific specials and in some cases will even allow residents to “bring their own” to Wine Down Wednesdays.

Both Nil’s Café, , and the Meeting Corner allow for participants to simply bring their own bottle of wine and cork for no fee. Anna’s Pizzeria, offers a half price on a bottle special on “Wine Down Wednesdays., and the Brick Bar and Grill’s special is wine by the glass for just $3. Likewise, Cooley’s Pub and Restaurant and Draft Line Brewing Company also have a $3 glass of wine special for each Wednesday for the Downtown Fuquay Varina Event. The Beer Shop gives customers 15 percent off selected bottles and The Mill gives a $1 discount on wine by the glass or $4 off a full bottle.

Andre Simon, who many call the “father of food and wine pairings” once stated, “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” With the help of the FVDRA and some of the great Downtown Fuquay Varina pubs and eateries, you can do these same things to your Wednesday evenings. For more information on Winedown Wednesdays and all other FVDRA events, visit there website at