North Carolina Wine Festivals
Want to get out and taste great wines in the great
state of North Carolina? Then look for a a North Carolina Wine Festival! These wine
events are a perfect way to fill a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Local North Carolina wineries set up booths and dispense their special wines
for you to taste and buy. It's a great way to sample a wide variety
of wines in one fun-filled place. North Carolina has several wonderful wine
and food festivals scheduled every year for locals and visitors
to enjoy. At most festivals you can expect to pay a nominal entrance
fee that then allows you to sample all the wines offered at the
event. Others sell tasting tickets that you can use at your tasting
discretion. Located in and around cities like Winston-Salem, Boone, Raleigh
and Elizabeth City, there are wine festivals that bring you the best samplings
of NC wines. Many specialize in fine NC wines as well as national
and international wines. At every booth you can expect to find helpful
and friendly wine experts eager to answer your questions.
At festivals like Pinehurst Food and Wine Festival
in September, Great Grapes! Wine, Arts, & Food Festival in Charlotte
in October, or Blue Ridge Wine Festival in Blowing Rock in April
, you may find wines from Cellar 4201, Lumina Winery, Vineyards
On the Scuppernong, Benjamin Vineyards and Winery, and many others
at North Carolina wine festivals. In addition to wine, these events
can include excellent food to sample, prepared by local restaurants
and chefs. And often you can expect music too. After all, nothing
pairs better with wine than a little Jazz, or Blue Grass music.
Local musicians are out playing their best music to accompany the
wine tasting. Whether you're visiting Charlotte, Hickory, Wilmington
and Carolina Beach you can find a local wine, food and music festival
that will perfect your NC vacation. The most popular time of year
for these festivals are the Fall and Summer months, but they are
also scheduled during holiday months as well. Imagine sipping some
great wines while watching the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony!
So although, you may not have time to visit all of North
Carolina's great wineries, you can taste their wines at these
great events. So get out and enjoy! As always, Wine Bar Wineries
is here to help you find exciting wine, food and music festivals
For more information about North Carolina Wine & Food
Festivals contact the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development at PO Box 29571, Raleigh, N.C. 27826-0571 Telephone: 919 733-8372.