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Date:October 27, 2016

Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery announces new location inside local Butler Walmart

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BUTLER, PA (October 27, 2016) – After spending several years in the 1960’s and 1970’s perfecting the art of German winemaking, Ken Starr opened Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery in 2005. Based in Curwensville, PA, Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery now has stores located inside four Walmart locations, making it one of the first wineries to be located inside the largest retailer in the United States.

Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery approached Walmart several years ago and in 2012 they were approved by the state of Pennsylvania to open a maximum of five retail stores. In addition to the Butler store, other Walmart locations include Altoona, Clearfield and DuBois.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase our wines in a huge marketplace and to a large number of new customers,” said Ken Starr, owner of Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery. Thousands of people go through the Butler store each month and I couldn’t be more excited to introduce our wines and give customers such a unique shopping experience.”

Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery will be hosting a ribbon cutting event with the Butler County Chamber of Commerce at the new store inside the local Butler Walmart on Wednesday, November 9 at 4 p.m.

ABOUT STARR HILL VINEYARD & WINERY 

In 1994, Ken Starr purchased property in Curwensville, PA and planted 12 vines, by 1998 there were over 3,000 vines and in 2005, Starr decided to start making his wine commercially. Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery located on 13 acres in Clearfield County produces over 40 varieties of delicious, award-winning wines. Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery is located at 861 Bailey Road in Curwensville and is sold at four Walmart locations in Pennsylvania. Starr Hill Vineyard is a member of Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. For more information visit StarrHillWinery.com or call 814-236-0910 or VisitButlerCounty.com.

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