Here is a list of upcoming wine festivals in Northern Virginia. This list will be updated throughout the year as additional festival details are released. Photo Credit: Fabio Ingrosso
The Rites of Spring Wine Festival
With admission to the The Rites of Spring Wine Festival you get a commemorative wine glass, free tastings from all wineries, access to all vendors, live entertainment, and more.
United Bank: Bloomin’ Wine Fest
The Bloomin’ Wine Fest is one of forty events that are a part of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival which is in its 90th year. The festival takes place in downtown Winchester’s original market place. 20 Virginia wineries will offer wine tastings and wines sold by the glass or bottle and craft beers to taste and purchase by the glass. In addition, food will be offered by a variety of vendors and there will be three stages with live entertainment from regional bands.
Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour will feature exclusive evening tours of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Mansion and cellar, live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River, and samples of wines from 20 Virginia wineries.
Date: May 18-20, 2018 | Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, VA 22121 | Tickets: TBD | Website: mountvernon.org
Virginia Wine & Craft Festival
In its 32nd year, the Virginia Wine & Craft Festival takes place in downtown Front Royal, VA. The festival offers up tastings from 20 wineries, more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, kids activities, and live entertainment.
Date: May 19, 2018 | Location: Wilson Boulevard, Ballston Common Mall, Arlington, Virginia | Tickets: TBD | Website: wineandcraftfestival.com
Taste of Arlington
The Taste of Arlington is a street festival that features food from more than 50 restaurants. The festival benefits the Virginia Hospital Center and the Arlington Community Foundation.
Vintage Virginia Wine Festival
Nearly half of Virginia’s homegrown wineries participate in this festival. In addition to providing some of Virginia’s best wine to taste and purchase, the festival is also a “ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE affair” featuring local foods to taste from various restaurants and food trucks. In addition, the festival includes live music from regional bands, and kids activities.
Date: June 2-3, 2018 | Location: Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121 | Tickets: $29-$49 | Website: vintagevirginia.com
Belle Grove Wine Festival
The Belle Grove Wine Festival will feature tastings from regional vineyards and fine wine purveyors. Local food will also be offered to pair with wine offerings and live musicians will provide entertainment throughout the day.
Date: August 25, 2018 | Location: 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA 22645 | Tickets:TBD | Website: bellegrove.org
Wine By The Lake
The Wine By The Lake festival takes place at Lake Anna State Park and features a number of wineries to sample, food from local restaurants, and items to purchase from local business vendors.
Great Grapes! Wine & Food Festival
Great Grapes! is a casual wine festival that offers hundreds of wines to sample.
Rock The Grapes! Festival
The Rock The Grapes! Festival is part of a celebration of Virginia Wine Month. Veramar Vineyard wines, James Charles Winery & Vineyard and Bogati Winery will be the featured wineries at the festival. Local food will also be featured, as well as, live music and a the opportunity to stomp grapes like Lucy.
Date: October 20, 2018 | Location: Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 | Tickets: $15 | Website: veramar.com