May 5, 2016
Pittsburg, PA – Pittsburg Wine Festival
“The Pittsburgh Wine Festival returns for it’s 14th extravagant year, come enjoy tasting from a huge selection of the finest wines selected from across the world. And should you desire a break from tasting wine, Heinz Field is will have a fantastic selection of delectable hors d’oeuvres available buffet-style. Enjoy as an appetizer, or even as dinner – all wine/food included with your 2016 wine festival ticket!”
Visit Pittsburg Wine Festival for additional information.
May 13-15, 2016
Lodi, CA – Zinfest
“Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 200 handcrafted wines from over 40 Lodi wineries. Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests, offering practical knowledge and sharing their delicious wines. Enjoy local provisions, learn some new tips at the ZinFest Wine and Cooking Schools, or relax along the beautiful Mokelumne River to an eclectic mix of live music. Guests can peruse merchandise from regional vendors and take home a commemorative bottle of custom blended Old Vine Zinfandel from the ZinFest Wine Shoppe. There is no better way to celebrate the fantastic wines of Lodi Wine Country! Tickets include a ZinFest wine glass, wine tasting, participation in seminars and entertainment. Festivities are held from 12 noon – 5 pm.”
All the details for these events are located at Zinfest’s webpage.
May 18-22, 2016
Nantucket, MA – Nantucket Wine Festival
“An Island tradition since 1996, The Nantucket Wine Festival is known as one of the nation’s most celebrated wine and food events. Whether participating as a luminary, sponsor, volunteer, or attendee, people from across the globe flock to the island of Nantucket every spring to be part of this exquisite annual event. The festival engages the island community and embraces the unique island style. We invite you to learn about the various opportunities to get involved and hope that you will join us for the 20th Annual Nantucket Wine Festival.“
Ticket and event information are located at Nantucket Wine Festival webpage.
May 19-22, 2016
Paso Robles, CA – Paso Robles Wine Festival
“On Friday, May 20, select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites at the RESERVE Event. Start your morning on Saturday, May 21 with a fun and educational Winemaker Seminar. with Adelaida Cellars, Broadside, Cypher Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard and Zenaida Cellars. Following the seminar, more than 80 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during the Grand Tasting. Wineries at the Grand Tasting will be arranged by “regions” for a seamless and focused tasting experience: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure. Order your lunch in advance from one of the pre-packed Picnic Lunch options, complete with reusable Paso lunch bag! In the band and picnic area of the Grand Tasting, live music by Bear Market Riot will provide the perfect atmosphere for your wine tasting experience. Travel beyond the Park to explore more than 140 winery events throughout the weekend including winemaker dinners, live music, barrel samples, and so much more!“
Complete event information can be found by visiting Paso Robles Wine Festival webpage.
May 26, 2016
New Orleans – New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
“The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the premiere events in the Big Easy, showcasing what the city does best. In it’s 23rd year, our New Orleans festival has become one of most incredible culinary events in the nation, attracting over 10,000 gourmands and connoisseurs as well as art and music lovers. We’re also excited to share the bounty with all the locals who enjoy excellent food, exceptional wine, and a great time!“
Tickets and more information regarding the event are at New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.
May 28-30, 2016
Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Wine Festival
“Bringing together wineries from around the state, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music in a relaxed setting, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is the place to be Memorial weekend! Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later. “
Visit Albuquerque Wine Festival for all the details.