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Top 50 Wine Events and Festivals in 2019

Mark your calendars: here are the top wine events of 2019. From trap wine festivals to giant wine picnics, 2019 brings a plethora of wine events that go far beyond the traditional tasting. We’ve compiled the most talked-about, searched-for, and attended events below.

Plan ahead to nab money-saving presale tickets, or get into the hottest parts of each event. We’ve found that not only do the best events sell out fast, so do the best opportunities within those events.

Sort through the list by date, city, or state to find your ideal event. This is a live list that is continually updated, including events with TBA dates and events that are new in 2019.

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DateNameCityStateEvent TypeDescription
January 11-March 29, 2019Boston Wine FestivalBostonMAFestival2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the nation's longest-running wine festival, with special winemaker-led dinners and seminars.
January 23-27, 2019Key West Food & Wine FestivalKey WestFLFestivalDiscover Key West art, food, and culture with a glass of wine in hand. Historic houses and streets will open up for tastings, dinners, and even a paella cook-off.
January 26-27, 2019Coastal Virginia Wine FestVirginia BeachVAFestivalExplore Virginia wines with specialty foods, arts and crafts, a grape stomp competition, and live entertainment.
January 19, 2019RieslingfeierNew YorkNYFestivalPossibly the largest German wine “BYOB” dinner in the world, the Rieslingfeier gala brings winemakers and guests together to celebrate Riesling, and share special bottles from their cellars. The event also offers winemaker dinners, seminars, and a grand tasting.
February 16, 2019San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Public TastingSan FranciscoCATastingTaste the award-winning wines from the nation's largest wine competition, paired with food from local purveyors.
February 16, 2019Wine and Taco FestPittsburghPAFestivalThe Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Of Food Trucks will bring together 14+ wineries and 18+ food trucks.
February 20-24, 2019South Beach Wine & Food FestivalMiami BeachFLFestivalWith over 100 events, from yoga and Bellinis, to pasta-making classes, to a rosé pool party hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian, there's something for everyone at the SOBEWFF.
February 21-24, 2019Seattle Wine And Food ExperienceSeattleWAFestivalDiscover the wines of the Northwest along from cuisine from acclaimed local chefs at the dinners and tastings of your choice.
February 21-24, 2019Newport Seafood & Wine FestivalNewportORFestivalGet a taste of the Northwest from over 150 wineries, eateries, crafters, and other exhibitors.
February 26-March 3, 2019Virginia Wine ExpoRichmondVAFestivalSample and have the opportunity to buy hundreds of Virginia wines, beers, and ciders. Tickets can also be purchased to master class seminars, wine pairing lunches/dinners, and grand tastings.
March 6-9, 2019Charleston Wine + Food FestivalCharlestonVAFestivalFrom dumpling making classes to a barbecue crawl, Charleston Wine + Food offers over 100 events bringing together winemakers, artisans, chefs, and storytellers from around the world.
March 9, 2019NYC Winter Wine FestivalNew YorkNYFestivalSample hundreds of world-class wines, artisanal snacks, and hors d'oeuvres alongside live jazz.
March 28-31, 2019Taste WashingtonSeattleWAFestivalWith a Grand Tasting of over 235 wineries and 65 restaurants, farm-to-table dinners literally on farms, a Red and White party, seminars, and a Sunday Brunch, Taste Washington is one of the most comprehensive ways to explore Washington wines in one event.
January 26, 2019Uncorked San Diego Wine FestivalLos AngelesCAFestivalEnjoy over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, and live music.
April 11-14, 2019Pebble Beach Food & WinePebble BeachCAFestivalTake in the scenic California coastline as you savor 250+ acclaimed wines, food from 100+ celebrity chefs, and cooking demos.
April 4-7, 2019Fort Worth Food and Wine FestivalFort WorthTXFestivalExperience the culinary diversity of North Texas with 100+ wines, craft beers, and spirits paired with food from local chefs and artisanal purveyors.
April 26-28, 2019Vineyard to VintnerNapaCAWine TrailThis highly intimate event celebrates the 30th anniversary of Vineyard to Vintner. Only 200 guests will have access to exclusive winemaker dinners, tastings, and a luncheon showcasing 30 years of library wines.
April 26-28, 2019Austin Food and Wine FestivalAustinTXFestivalGet grilling lessons from BBQ master Tim Love, take part in a taco showdown, or explore 70+ food and lifestyle exhibitors at the Grand Tasting.
April 3-7, 2019New Orleans Wine & Food ExperienceNew OrleansLAFestivalExplore the unique culture and style of New Orleans through a wide array of culinary tours, seminars, vintage wine tastings, and wine dinners.
May 24–26, 2019BottleRock Napa ValleyNapaCAFestivalRock out to 80+ bands as well as celebrity, chef and vintner performances, while you enjoy dozens of acclaimed Napa Valley wines and local food. This major annual event even includes a silent disco, interactive art exhibits, and a spa & salon.
May 30-June 2, 2019Auction Napa ValleyNapaCAAuctionHave opportunity to taste and bid on wines directly from the barrel. Afterwards, you'll enjoy intimate vintner-hosted dinners at wineries throughout Napa Valley.
May 30-June 2, 2019Atlanta Wine & Food FestivalAtlantaGAFestivalIndulge in the rich food and beverage traditions of the south, from Texas to DC. Enrich your mind and palate at master classes, tastings, and intimate dinners throughout the city.
May 10-11, 2019La Nuit en RoséNew YorkNYFestivalDelight in hundreds of rosé wines, cuisine from celebrity chefs and live music, all aboard a yacht overlooking the scenic NYC cityscape.
June 14-16, 2019Aspen Food & Wine ClassicAspenCOFestivalThis is the ultimate in star-studded wine events -- a $!600 pass grants access to over 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, a grand tasting pavilion with 200+ wine and spirits brands, dishes from the F&W Best New Chefs, and the chance to rub shoulders with celebrities.
June 27–30, 2019Telluride Wine FestivalTellurideCOFestivalEnjoy tastings, educational seminars, and intimate wine pairing dinners in Telluride's beautiful Rocky Mountains.
July 12-14, 2019Finger Lakes Wine FestivalWatkins GlenNYFestivalDiscover wines from over 80 New York State wineries in the beautiful Watkins Glen setting, paired with regional artisans, music and culinary classes.
July 19–20, 2019California Wine FestivalSanta BarbaraCAFestivalEnjoy hundreds of fine wines beachside, along with local bread, cheese, chocolates, and more.
July 19–20, 2019PinknicRandall's Island ParkNYFestivalJoin thousands of guests dressed in pink and white, to enjoy rosé, food from local chefs, and live entertainment on rosé-colored picnic blankets.
July 12-21, 2019Festival Napa Valley/a>NapaCAFestivalEach year, over 200 artist performances culiminate in a grand tasting of 70+ local wineries and restaurants, with the goal of raising money for local performing arts.
July 26-28, 2019International Pinot Noir CelebrationMcMinnvilleORFestivalEnjoy a Pinot Noir-spin on the classic wine festival: a salmon bake, a "university of pinot" course, and the opportunity to sample 70+ Pinot Noir winemakers and 60+ chefs.
August 23-November 23, 2019Epcot® International Food & Wine FestivalOrlandoFLFestival
November 2-3, 2019Wine & Food AffairSonomaCAWine TrailFrom smoked duck empanadas to bison stew, over 100 Sonoma wineries will offer a special food and wine pairing for the weekend.
September 7-8, 2019Hudson Valley Wine & Food FestRhinebeckNYFestivalExplore Hudson Valley's wine, beer, cider, and gourmet food in New York's scenic town of Rhinebeck.
September 19-22, 2019Newport Mansions Wine & Food FestivalNewportRIFestivalRevel in the beauty of a former Vanderbilt mansion, while you savor hundreds of wines and cuisine from local and nationwide chefs.
September 15, 2019Grand Cochon FinaleChicagoILCompetitionThis is a grand finale of nationwide competitions, where 9 winning chefs from the U.S. and Canada will compete for the ultimate title of “King or Queen of Porc”.
October 17-19, 2019New York Wine ExperienceNew YorkNYTastingTaste top scoring wines and rare vintage bottles, attend vertical tastings spanning decades, and sample cuisine from acclaimed chefs.
October 13-19, 2019NYC Wine & Food FestivalNew YorkNYFestivalAt the largest food and wine event in NYC, choose from 80+ events including a Yappy Hour with pets, rooftop parties, celeb-studded dinners, and a grand tasting with hundreds of wines.
October 5-27, 2019Hawaii Food & Wine FestivalMaui, Oahu, and HawaiiHIFestivalMarvel at the diversity of Hawaiian cuisine through three weekends of events across islands, featuring everything from a golf classic to Feng shui and cocktails.
November 13-17, 2019Napa Valley Film FestivalNapaCAFestivalThe one time where watching award-winning movies doesn't mean overpaying for cheap wine -- select from 90+ new independent films, sneak preview prestigious studio films pre-release, and hear from 300+ writers, directors, actors, producers.
November 17-24, 2019San Diego Bay Wine + Food FestivalSan DiegoCAFestivalCome for food and wine from hundreds of celebrity chefs and wineries, stay for the beautiful ocean views along San Diego's Embarcadero.
TBASavor Sonoma ValleySonoma ValleyCAWine Trail, Barrel TastingGet a truly intimate Sonoma experience with the opportunity to taste straight from the barrel, sample current releases, and meet winemakers.
TBAWine & Spirits Top of the ListNew YorkNYTastingSavor the most popular wines and restaurants of Wine & Spirits Magazine's annual Restaurant Poll.
TBALos Angeles International Wine CompetitionPomonaCATastingTaste the award-winning wine, spirits, beer, and extra virgin olive oils from the Los Angeles International Competitions
TBALos Angeles Food & Wine FestivalLos AngelesCAFestivalFrom food-and-wine-filled block parties to exclusive lunches and dinners, the city of LA fills with special events showcasing the latest in culinary culture.
TBAMusic City Food & Wine FestivalNashvilleTNFestivalMusic and southern flavors combine with this Kings of Leon-founded event. Savor wines and cuisine from the country's best chefs, alongside live musical performances. There will also be a gospel brunch, cooking competitions, and bourbon tastings.
TBASonoma Harvest Music FestivalSonomaCAFestivalJam to indie and folk rock acts in a setting akin to a “private party without the usual crowds.” Enjoy fresh, farm-to-table cuisine from top Sonoma restaurateurs and local wines.
TBAWine & Spirits Top 100 TastingSan FranciscoCATastingDiscover the 100 wineries who have performed at the top of Wine & Spirits tastings in 2019, alongside their selections for the best of Bay Area cuisine.
TBATrap Wine FestDallas / New OrleansTX / LATastingWine and trap. Need we say more?
TBASavannah Food and Wine FestSavannahGAFestivalFrom a riverboat cruise with jazz and bubbles to a food- and wine-filled stroll down River Street, experience the best in wine, spirits, and cuisine with the historic backdrop of Savannah.
TBASeed Food and Wine WeekMiamiFLFestivalSeed Food and Wine is a movement to forward plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living and animal welfare through everything from cooking demos, wine tastings, celebrity chef dinners, a veggie burger competition, body care seminars, yoga, urban gardening and more.
TBAWine RiotMultipleMultipleTastingPart tasting and part education, sample wines from around the world and get a crash course in wine knowledge.

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