Every autumn there are dozens of great wine festivals happening across the US. You might not have time to make it to all of them, but do yourself a favor and dedicate at least one fall weekend to roam around, taste wine, and eat food at one of these five amazing fall wine festivals.
Oregon Wine Experience
Oregon is known for an array of local wine, and what better way to get a snapshot of the state’s best than at Oregon Wine Experience. During this week long event you’ll experience wine from more than 65 Oregon wineries. Held in late August, Oregon Wine Experience is the best way to kick start your fall wine festival fun.
Niagara Wine Festival
September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 2016
The Niagara Wine Festival is not for the faint of heart. Over six days, you’ll experience more than 100 different events—including parades (yes, plural!). Unless you live in the area, staying for two full weekends of wine-drinking fun might not be feasible, but you can check their programming schedule to find out which weekend offers the events you’re the most interested in experiencing. Opening night has the Canadian tribute to the Beatles. Just sayin’.
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
September 22-25, 2016
Take a trip to the small but beautiful state of Rhode Island for a fall wine festival weekend you won’t soon forget. Taste hundreds of wines and eat food prepared by Celebrity chefs at Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. Mix and mingle at the Newport After Dark party on Saturday night.
Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival
October 1-2, 2016
Saturday: 10am-6pm & Sunday: 11am-5pm
This quaint wine festival is a little less hectic than some of the bigger wine festivals, but perfect for anyone looking for a casual weekend in a city worth exploring. Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival takes place just outside of Houston in the Victorian-style, Old Town Spring. This fall wine festival is exclusively for wines from all around Texas. If you’re Texan and Proud, or just want a little Lone Star fun, then Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival is for you.
Denver International Wine Festival
November 2-4, 2016
Travel to the Mile High city for the Denver International Wine Festival organized by Wine Country Network, Inc. Great wine, food and people await you at this fine wine festival. There are also a lot of interesting activities like seminars and competitions to add to the experience.
Make your fall extra special by attending any of these fall wine festivals!