ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Gladheart Wine & Brews will host their usual wine tasting on Friday, Sept. 1 but the evening will be all about Smoke in Chimneys.

The Craig County fish hatchery experienced a massive fish kill after hot temperatures and dry conditions in early August caused the flow of a natural spring that feeds a trout farming operation to drop. Smoke in Chimneys owner, Ty Walker, told WFXR’s George Noleff they lost about 8,000 fish that were going to be their fall-winter harvest.

Friday’s tasting at Gladheart Wine & Brews will be fish-themed featuring Pikes Hills and Valleys Riesling from Australia. 

“It’s a dry riesling from Australia and one of five wines that we will be tasting Friday night,” said Gladheart Wine & Brews’ Phillip Hatter. “The rest are from Madfish in Australia.”

Hatter says 100% of the proceeds of wine sold from the tasting will go toward the Walker family. Every $2 from a bag of coffee sold will also go to the family.

“This is their livelihood and we want to do what we can to support them,” shared Hatter.

You can also expect a live bluegrass band and “Ty from Smoke in Chimneys will actually be at the event and is bringing some smoked trout dip and some whole trout for folks to try in addition to our normal charcuterie faire,” said Hatter.

The wine tasting is Friday, Sept. 1 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., at 2825 Brambleton Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA 24015