United States Wine Festivals in 2013
Having a Great Time at the Family Winemakers of California Festival in San Diego
Okay you wine aficionados, get out your smart phones and add one or more of these United States Wine Festivals to your calendar. This wine festival listing is not exhaustive but it is a really good start. Besides sampling great wines from lesser-known wineries, at many of these wine festivals, you’ll also be able to nibble on small bites or indulge in gourmet food. We have listed events that will be held during the Spring, Summer and Fall. Check back every so often because we will update our Wine Festivals List as we learn of more events. And if you are an event planner and want your Wine Festival listed here, email us.
Wine travel is a great way to enjoy wines from regions not close to home while enjoying this great country we call home.
Many wineries are heading into harvest season, a particular exciting and stressful time for a winemaker. If you are lucky enough to have wineries in your local area, go to their sites to see if they have scheduled any harvest festivities. These are a great way to spend a day or weekend.
Many of the wine festivals we have listed can be combined with a business trip so let us help you plan just the right one. Do you need some assistance with lodging? Give us a call because we have excellent pricing on hotels and resorts all around the US.
California Wine Festivals
California Wine Month
Sept 1st – 30th
There will be numerous festivals, dinners and other wine-related events at wineries throughout the state. Check with your favorite winery for specific activities. We will also provide updates as the date draws near.
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Sept. 1, 2013
Malama Maui is a premier epicurean event. World-class chefs use farm-fresh Maui ingredients to create delicious flavors.
Music City Eats – Nashville
Sept. 21st – 22nd
Celebrity chefs, celebrities and chefs get together for this fun-filled weekend of food, wine and spirits festival. Participating chefs and personalities include Michael Mymon, Jonathan Waxman, John Besh, Trisha Yearwood, Tim Love and Vinny Dotolo, plus many others.
Savor the Central Coast
Sept. 26th – 29th
Sample more than 200 wines and savor culinary treat from over 30 chefs. Celebrity chef Michael Voltaggio will be present. There brewmasters and artisans also share their craft.
4th Annual Food & Wine All-star Weekend – Las Vegas
Oct. 4th -6th
The beautiful properties Aria, Bellagio and MGM Grand partner with Food and Wine Magazine for a fun-filled epicurean weekend. Sommeliers, celebrity chefs and mixologists share techniques in demonstrations.
Lahaina Plantation Days
Oct. 18th – 19th
This is one of the best events since the Halloween Street Party in Lahaina, Enjoy the block party in downtown Lahaina with a host of foods and island music.
Temecula Valley Harvest Celebration
This popular 2-day event features over 30 wineries. There will be food and barrel tastings. which is always a special treat to sample unfinished wines directly.
Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival
Nov. 22nd – 25th
In its fourth year, this event celebrates the island’s prize rums, including many aged. Epicureans and oenophiles will not be left out of this festive island party. It’s a great time to vacation in Barbados. Hurricane season is a distant memory and the crowds are thinner with the high season still weeks away.
Oregon Wine Festivals
Sept. 1st – Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon
The 3rd Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will feature a course that will take runners through the beautiful Willamette Valley. Runners will receive a custom designed technical running shrit, a finisher’s medal and a Riedel Oregon Pinot Noir wine glass with the event logo. Non-runners can enjoy world-class Oregon wines and sample gourmet foods while cheering on friends and family. Afterwards, everyone can meet up at one of the 200 wineries that make up the Willamette Valley Wine region.
Virginia Wine Festivals
Sept 7-8 – Great Grapes Wine Arts & Food Festival, Reston
Over 200 wines from 20 Virginia wineries, along with hands-on demos with wine and food pairings.
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