Upcoming Wine Events – November 2014
December Wine Festivals
December 5-7 & 12-14, 2014
Niagara Wine Trail, NY – Holiday Happening
“Our special holiday gift this year is a cork wreath basket! Collect a cork at each winery along the trail over two weekends to add to your cork wreath. Perfect for decorating this holiday season, or giving as a gift! Tickets are valid for each day of the event, so you can spread your wine tasting out over the two weekends. Please retain your ticket and wine glass if attending multiple days. Tickets include† 3 tastes of wine and a cork from each winery, and a commemorative wine glass and cork wreath from your starting winery.”
Tickets and information on participating wineries are located at Holiday Happening’s event page.
December 6-7, 2014
Placer County, CA – Holidays in the Hills
“Experience open-house style wine tours hosted by the Placer County Vintners Association and the Placer County Wine Trail members. Meet winemakers, wine grape growers and other wine enthusiasts while tasting award-winning artisan wines in the down-to-earth atmosphere of the Sierra Foothills. Admission is Free with Toy Donation: Start your tour at any participating winery. Just bring a new, unwrapped child’s toy to donate for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Toy Drive and wine tasting at ALL 19 participating wineries is FREE for the day (cash donations will also be accepted in lieu of a toy).”
More information can be found at Holiday in the Hills.
December 6-7, 2014
Livermore Valley, CA – Holiday in the Vineyards
“Join us for a Livermore Valley wine country holiday tradition. Wineries showcase their decorated tasting rooms with special wines, arts, crafts, holiday music, activities and more. Donated toys are given to the local Toys for Tots program. Admission is free, however, tasting fees may apply and vary by winery.”
The Holiday in the Vineyards’s event page for more information.
December 7, 2014
Mt. Pleaseant, SC – Wine Under the Oaks
“WINE UNDER THE OAKS AT BOONE HALL PLANTATION has grown to become one of the premier holiday special events in the South Carolina Lowcountry. What started on the front lawn as a “casual but elegant” affair has now moved to the next level and is presented on Boone Hall’s beautiful back lawn in order to make room for a growing line up for this popular Lowcoutnry holiday kickoff event. The Plantation will be decorated in holiday décor and it is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season. Wine Under The Oaks is one event you will want to make sure is circled on the holiday calendar that is not to be missed.”
More information is located at Wine Under The Oaks’s webpage.
December 11-14, 2014
Palm Beach, FL – Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival
“Already considered a distinguished, staple event on Palm Beach’s annual social roster, The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival has earned its place as one of the nation’s premier culinary festivals. The festival brings together an eclectic collection of the world’s most illustrious, award-winning chefs, culinary personalities, authors, winemakers and mixologists to this picturesque island of South Florida each December. Together they celebrate the art of preparing and enjoying the world of epicurean pleasures. With specialty cocktail and hors d’oeuvre receptions, five-course dinners with premium wine pairings, kids’ cooking classes, and the final grand tasting and cooking competition, the 2014 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival offers something for everyone.”
For tickets and schedule line up, go to Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival’s website.