August Wine Events
Enjoy summer with wine tastings and festivals
Whether it’s relaxing with a glass on a hot day or enjoying one as the sun sets, August is a great month for drinking wine. Here are some highlights of August wine events, festivals, and celebrations around the country, so if you’re close by be sure to check them out!
17th Annual Bacchus Beer & Wine Cruise, St. Paul, MN, August 1
Kick off August with a three hour evening cruise on the Mississippi River with over 120 wines, beers, ciders and liquors from all over the world. Click here for tickets and information.
6th Annual Tehachapi Food & Wine Festival, Tehachapi, CA, August 4
Come to downtown Tehachapi for selections from local wineries and restaurants. In addition, there will be a Native American drum circle with dancers, blackjack, and a sports bar. Click here for tickets and information.
20th Annual Winemaker’s Celebration, Carmel, CA, August 11
This is an excellent opportunity to explore wines from Monterey County. You can try 150 wines from 40 wineries, meet four Monterey winemakers, listen to live music, and try out dishes from local restaurants and vendors. Click here for tickets and information.
Garden Luncheon Series, St. Helena, CA, August 11
Newton Vineyard invites you to the rose garden for the garden luncheon series. The event features a multi-course meal paired with Newton wines, live guitar music, and a beautiful view of Napa Valley. Click here for tickets and information.
2nd Annual Putnam County International Wine & Food Fest, Carmel, NY, August 11-12
Live music accompanies great wines and booths from local artists, in addition to a beer garden and excellent food. Carmel is easily accessible from New York City, and kids get in free. Click here for tickets and information.
Finger Lakes Riesling Festival Canandaigua, NY, August 11-12
The Finger Lakes region is known for its world-class rieslings, so come sample award-winning rieslings from local wineries. There will also be a New York craft beer tent and live entertainment. Click here for tickets and information.
3rd Annual Wine & Wishes Charity Event, Ventura, CA, August 12
A fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties, this Sunday afternoon event features over 100 wines, tasty appetizers, and a silent auction. Click here for tickets and information.
3rd Annual Bootstraps Western Winefest, Evergreen, CO, August 18
Over 20 of Colorado’s best wineries will offer selections during this outdoor festival at the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds. Local restaurants will provide food. Click here for tickets and information.
17th Annual Grape to Glass Pre-Harvest Party, Windsor, CA, August 18
This celebration features winemakers, grape growers, and restaurateurs from the Russian River Valley area of Sonoma County. In addition to a wine tasting and barbecue dinner, there’s dancing and a silent auction all at Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard. Click here for tickets and information.
10th Annual Tour de Vin, Austin, TX, August 24
Taste fine wine from all over the world, sample some of the best food in Central Texas, and enjoy live music at this Friday evening gala. Click here for tickets and information.
14th Annual Spirit of SRVS Wine and Food Tasting, Memphis, TN, August 25
Forty wine vendors from all over the world will be on hand at the Hilton Memphis to offer tastings, and local restaurants will provide appetizers. Proceeds benefit SRVS and more than 800 people with disabilities. Click here for tickets and information.
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