As the days get colder and the end of the year draws near, take a trip to remark on the passing year. Smell the Rosé and embark on a taste bud journey by participating in any of these multi-day wine festivals.
Sip, Swirl, And Spit At These Fall Wine Festivals In The U.S.!
1. Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival - Newport, Rhode Island
Under the big tents on the lawn of Marble house, the Two-day Grand Tasting is held, kicking off the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. Celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations by national, regional and local chefs educate guests with their seminars. Several other events will take place over the weekend such as the Wine and Rosecliff Gala, the Bordeaux Dinner at the Elms and the Newport After Dark party. Take advantage of the shuttle transportation and drink safely into the night.
When: September 23 – 25
2. Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - Lake Buena Vista, Florida
A combination of international food, music and wine makes this festival magical. The Global Marketplace consists of 30 kiosks filled with international food, which you can munch on while swaying to the live music sprinkled through the festival. In between bites-to-eat check out top chef tips, book signings and filming of The Chew, a famous food show on abc.
When: September – November
3. Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival - New York, New York
New York City’s largest food festival hits the streets when the leaves start to fall. With over 100 events NYCWFF is a four-day event brimming with celebrity talent such as the world’s most beloved wine producers, chefs, culinary personalities and television chefs while fighting to end hunger. NYCWFF has raised $9.5 million so far to help fight hunger with 100 percent of the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry and Food Bank for New York City.
When: October 13 – 16
4. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival - Oahu, Hawaii
Three weekends on multiple islands with over 100 internationally known chefs, culinary personalities and wine producers, all in the paradise of Hawaii. The festival hosts wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, excursions on the island, and glamorous dinners with ingredients from local farmers, fishermen and ranchers. If you are adventurous there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself on more than one island.
When: October 14 – 30
5. Wine & Spirits Top 100 - San Francisco, California
Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting Event honors wineries from all over the world that participated in the W&S tastings throughout the year and passed with flying colors. The event is held in San Francisco, with Bay Area chefs serving their specialties to pair with the honored wineries’ selected bottles. The event raises money and awareness for organizations that work to protect water resources.
When: October 20
6. Denver International Wine Festival - Denver, Colorado
The premier wine and food festival in the Rocky Mountains, the Denver International Wine Festival showcases more than 400 international wines from 18 countries. This event features food and wine pairings, fresh produce, gourmet food products, wine accessories, fine art, and exhibits all in downtown Denver.
When: November 2 – 4
7. Big Sur Food & Wine Festival - Big Sur, California
The scenery at the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival is made that much better by pairing it with fantastic food and great wine. The locals team up with visiting wineries, restaurateurs and resorts to create magnificent dinners and tastings at the Big Sur locations. The event raises money for health, safety, art and educational programs in Big Sur.
When: November 3 – 5
8. Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival - Palm Beach, Florida
Celebrity Chefs come down for this four-day fun filled food and wine festival to participate in specialty Chef Talk discussions and Chef “Throwdowns”. The evenings consist of five course meals with perfect wine pairings and don’t stop there. Continue the evening with cocktails and perhaps some more wine. At this resort surround yourself with delicious food, premium wines, world-class gold and much more.
When: December 8-11
This article was written by Melanie Whyte.