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July Wine Events
July Wine Events
Sip into summer with wine festivals and tastings
July means summer, and summer means getting outside and enjoying the warm weather while it lasts—an experience that can be made all the richer if you have a glass of good wine in hand. Here are some wine event highlights, and if you’re in the area, be sure to check them out.
Classic Harbor Line Refreshing Reds and Rosés, New York City, NY, July 2
Nothing sounds more pleasant than cruising around Manhattan on a 1920s style yacht while tasting reds and rosés paired with artisanal cheeses. Take in the Manhattan skyline and learn the basics of wine tasting, grape varieties, and viticulture. Click here for tickets and information.
15th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, Paso Robles, CA, July 4
Bring the family for this barbecue, picnic, fireworks display, and sampling of wines from Meridian Vineyards. Kids can enjoy the arts and crafts tables, and the whole family can dance along to live music. Click here for tickets and information.
VinoPalooza Wine Fest, Marble Falls, TX, July 4
Spend Independence Day on the shore of Lake Travis as six Texas Hill Country wineries offer their best selections. Enjoy three hours of live local music, as well as a celebratory pig roast. Click here for tickets and information.
SIMI Winery Keep on Truckin’ Wednesdays, Healdsburg, CA, July 13
Every second and fourth Wednesday through September, visit the SIMI Winery for local food trucks and wine to pair with your affordable meal. SIMI is also celebrating the arrival of chef Kolin Vazzoler and has opened its brick-oven Pizza Café to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. Click here for more information.
Romancing the Rhones Grand Tasting, San Francisco, CA, July 14
Celebrate Bastille Day by tasting selections from some of the top Rhone style wine producers. There will be barrel samples offered as well as food pairings from barbecue chef Jack Balistreri. Only 400 people can attend, so get your tickets soon! Click here for tickets and information.
5th Annual Hudson Wine Festival, Hudson, OH, July 20 – 2 1
This festival has everything: live music, food, retail vendors, wine seminars, and over 200 wines from local, national, and international producers. Ticket sales benefit the PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron. Click here for tickets and information.
11th Annual Killington Wine Festival, Killington, VT, July 20 – 22
Taste hundreds of wines from around the world, and participate in the Grand Tasting at the base of Killington Mountain. Or, dust off the clubs for the “Wine and Nine” golf outing. Click here for tickets and information.
6th Annual Missouri Wine Festival, Excelsior Springs, MO, July 21
This festival combines tastings from over 15 Missouri wineries with arts and crafts booths, great food, and 9 hours of live music. You can also meet local winemakers and get food and wine pairing ideas from chefs. Click here for tickets and information.
4th Annual University of San Diego Wine Classic, San Diego, CA, July 22
Support the USD Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund by sampling 30 wines from wineries owned or managed by USD alumni, parents, and friends. With live music, gourmet food, and a silent auction, this event is not to be missed. Click here for tickets and information.
4th Annual SF Chefs, San Francisco, CA, July 30 – August 5
Check out Union Square for the Bay Area’s premier food, wine, and spirits festival. “SF Chefs” brings together the area’s top wineries, restaurants, and breweries for seven days of culinary celebration. Click here for tickets and information.