Tuesday, April 29, 2008

May 2008 Wine Festivals

The Wine-Compass.com event database currently shows over 1,600 upcoming wine\beer events in the United States and Canada. For those looking for wine festivals in May 2008, here is a short list of events in several states:

Alabama
Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival – Orange Beach: May 2nd-4th

California
Barrels In The Plaza - San Luis Obispo Vintners Association: May 1st
Sixteenth Annual Hospice du Rhône - Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles: May 1st-3rd
Passport to SLO Wine Country - San Luis Obispo Vintners Association: May 3rd-4th
River Road Wine Trail - River Road Wine Trail: May 3rd
Picnic at the Lake - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country: May 3rd
El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire - Town Center, El Dorado Hills: May 10th-11th
Pinot Noir Festival - Anderson Valley: May 16th-18th
Paso Robles Wine Festival - Paso Robles: May 16th-18th
Zinfest Wine Festival - Lodi: May 16th-18th
The San Francisco Wine Festival - Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco: May 17th
Tiburon Wine Festival - Point Tiburon Plaza, Tiburon: May 17th
2008 Spring Wine Trail Adventure - Madera Vintners Association: May 17th-18th
Paso Robles Wine Festival - Paso Robles: May 17th-18th
Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival - Encinitas Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas: May 31st

Colorado
The Durango Wine Experience - Durango: May 1st-3rd
The 15th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza - The University Club, Denver: May 1st
Barrel Into Spring – Grand Valley Winery Association: May 17th-18

District of Columbia
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience - Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium: May 16th-17th
Spring Wine Festival - Four Points Sheraton: May 17th

Indiana
Race into the Wineries – The Indy Wine Trail: May 10th-11th
Newburgh Wine & Arts Festival – Newburgh: May 17th

Iowa
2nd Annual "Spring Fling"! – Western Iowa Wine Trail: May 3rd-4th

Maryland
Wine in the Woods – Symphony Woods, Columbia: May 17th-18th
The Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor – National Harbor: May 17th-18th
Caribbean Wine Festival - Linganore Wine Cellars: May 24th-25th
Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival – Stevensville, Queen Anne's County: May 31st - June 1st

Massachusettes
Nantucket Wine Festival – Nantucket Island: May 14th-18th

Michigan
A Celebration of Blossoms, Beauty and Bounty on Old Mission Peninsula – Wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula: May 17th-18th

New Jersey
Gateway International Food & Wine Festival – Hamilton Farm, Gladstone: May 17th-18th
Blues & Wine Weekend – Natirar Park, Peapack-Gladstone: May 24th-25th

New Mexico
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival – Southern NM State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces: May 24th-26th
Albuquerque Wine Festival – Austin: May 24th-26th

New York
Wine & Cheese Weekend – Chautauqua Lake Erie Wine Trail: May 3rd-4th
Wine & Herb Festival – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail: May 3rd-4th
The 15th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Roosevelt Hotel, New York: May 9th
Keuka In Bloom – Keuka Lake Wine Trail: May 17th-18th
New York Toast of the Town 2008 - Wine Enthusiast – Lincoln Center’s New York State Theater, New York: May 19th

North Carolina
Art on The Haw River Wine Trail – The Haw River Wine Trail: May 3rd-4th
2008 Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend – Charlotte: May 7th-10th

Ohio
Wine N Bloom Wine Trail - Vines and WinesTrail: May 9th-10th

Oklahoma
2008 Nuyaka Creek Spring WineFest - Nuyaka Creek Winery: May 17th

Ontario
Santé: Toronto International Wine Festival - Toronto: May 10th

Oregon
Portland Indie Wine Festival - Pearl District, Portland: May 2nd-4th
6th Annual Summer Barrel Tour – Wineries of Lane County: May 31st

Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Wine Festival - Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: May 3rd-8th
Longwood Gardens Wine and Jazz Festival - Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square: May 3rd-4th
Great Green America Fest - Mount Hope Estate & Winery: May 3rd-4th
Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest - Mount Hope Estate & Winery: May 24th-25th
Taste of Pennsylvania Wine and Music Festival - York Fairgrounds: May 31st-June 1st

South Carolina
Key West Music & Wine Fest - La Belle Amie Vineyard: May 3rd

Tennessee
A Toast To Tennessee – Nashville Shores, Hermitage: May 17th

Texas
Austin Wine Festival – Austin: May 24th-26th

Virginia
Finewine.com's Annual Tent Festival – Ceciles Finewine.com - McLean: May 3rd-4th
Montpelier Wine Festival – Montpelier, Orange: May 3rd-4th
Italy vs. America - A Culinary Challenge and Fashion Show – Morven Park, Leesburg: May 9th
Spring Town Point Wine Festival – Town Point Park - Norfolk: May 10th
Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival – Mount Vernon: May 16th-18th
Hampton Wine, Art & Jazz Festival – Mill Point Park, Hampton: May 17th
Virginia Wine & Craft Festival – Main & Chester Street, Front Royal: May 17th
Ash Lawn-Highland’s 14th Annual WineFest - Charlottesville: May 17th-18th
ValleyFest - Beer & Wine Festival – Massanutten Resort: May 24th
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – Richmond Raceway Complex Henrico Hall, Richmond: May 31st
Vintage Virginia – Bull Run Park,Manassas: May 31st - June 1st

Washington
Spring Barrel Tasting – Columbia Cascade Wine Region: May 16th-18th
Spring Barrel Tasting – The North Sound Wineries Association: May 24th-26th

West Virginia
2008 West Virginia Wine and Arts Festival – Old Factory Antique Mall, Martinsburg: May 24th-25th
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