"West Coast Wines: A wine tasting event to benefit the Conway Symphony Orchestra" presented by Southwestern Energy is the final evening event at 6:30 tonight in conjunction with the Symphony Designer Homes,

The homes are at 1005 Edinburgh & 1025 Edinburgh, in the new Turnberry subdivision located off Prince Street in Conway.

"West Coast Wines" will feature a guided tasting of a variety of wines gleaned from the West Coast, expertly paired foods, and tours of two designer homes.

Bruce Cochran of Little Rock and Pam Trent of Oak St. Bistro will be on hand to share their knowledge of wine, food pairing and more. Guests will also be eligible for event specials on wine offered by Grapevine Wines and Spirits.

Tickets are $30/each or $50/couple and can be purchased online at conwaysymphony.org or at the door.

Bruce Cochran has been in the wine trade since 1978, as a retailer, wholesaler, importer, writer, teacher and trip leader. He has been teaching wine courses for 26 years, and has conducted over 2,000 public wine events in the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Chile and Argentina and in over thirty towns in his home state of Arkansas. A 1983 graduate of the German Wine Academy in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, he has visited nearly every major wine region on four continents. He is a founding member of the Little Rock Wine Society, the Little Rock Chapter of the German Wine Society, and several other wine groups around Arkansas.

The wine tasting is the final evening event at the Conway Symphony Designer Houses, but the homes will remain open for tours Tuesday through Saturday 10 a..m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. through Nov. 9, (closed on Monday).

Tickets are available at the door for day tours, with discounts for groups, plus a ‘run of show’ pass for unlimited visits. Visit conwaysymphony.org for more information.