As spring approaches, beckoning us to embrace the renewal of life, it's the perfect time to go out, enjoy the revival of life, and have a good time while meeting new people. In this season of rejuvenation, the world of wine comes alive as winemakers eagerly unveil their crafts to both industry professionals and wine lovers.

From March onwards, plenty of wine events start to pick up across the country in the United States. We've selected 10 wine festivals that promise to be not only enjoyable but also enlightening, creating an immersive experience accessible to all. Wine lovers, gather your friends, attend the wine festivals, meet the winemakers, savor the culinary experiences, and explore the world of wines.

Wine festival is a great opportunity for wine lovers to discover wines and have a fun time (Photo: Midjourney, prompted by Sylvia Ba)

NYC Winter Wine & Food Festival

NYC Winter Wine & Food Festival offers a great tasting experience for wine lovers eager to explore the world of wines. The event features over 100 award-winning wines and craft beverages sourced from renowned regions worldwide, including France, Italy, South Africa, California, Chile, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and New Zealand. In addition to the global selection, several local wine producers from New York State will be presenting their wines at the event.

It’s a unique opportunity to engage in conversations with winemakers and purchase locally crafted wines. Complementing the wines are delectable artisanal foods, the event will be an authentic and immersive experience for wine lovers.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival 2024

Indulge in a five-day culinary and wine extravaganza, uniting local and global flavors against the backdrop of charming Charleston. Boasting over 100 unique experiences, from family-friendly street food, artisan markets to bespoke events, this festival invites exploration and culinary delight.

For wine lovers, renowned wineries bring the taste of the world to your glass, featuring Albert Bichot from Burgundy, Domaine Bousquet from Argentina, winegrower’s association of Sonoma and Willamatte valley, and many more. Beyond wine, the festival celebrates a collective of culinary visionaries, artisans, and entertainers. Immerse yourself in lively conversations, savor gourmet creations, and let the vibrant atmosphere make each moment unforgettable.

Wine Wars - A Competitive Wine Festival

A truly original experience for wine lovers, Wine Wars is a spirited wine competition for charity. Over 100 teams, formed by wine enthusiasts, vie for the grand prize – up to 150 bottles of wine delivered to the winner after the event. The VIP Wine Tasting Experience offers an exclusive journey, allowing participants to sample diverse wines in a private setting, accompanied by gourmet pairings.

It's an unforgettable experience to share the love of wine, enjoy friendly competition, and contribute to a good cause by donating to charity.

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 2024 · 5 - 9 pm EDT
  • Where: Lake Eola Park - Farmer's Market Area, 512 E. Washington Street Central Street Entrance, Orlando, FL 32801
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Syracuse Wine Festival

For wine enthusiasts in New York State, it's the perfect opportunity to drink and eat locally. The Syracuse Wine Festival presents an immersive experience where wine, spirits, food, music, and fun collide. With selected wines, spirits, and specialty foods sourced from New York State, you are in for a treat.

Explore the array of local products and engage with wine and food producers, with the option to purchase your favorite bottles and take them home. But that's not all – as a vibrant and enjoyable festival, the event also features Paint and Sip activities, music curated by a DJ, board games, and a free photo booth to capture moments of joy. It creates an unforgettable atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment for wine lovers.

  • When: Saturday, April 6, 2024 · 1 - 9 pm EDT
  • Where: CNY Regional Market, 2100 Park Street SHED F, Syracuse, NY 13208
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Hampton Wine & Spirit Expo

Prepare for a delightful journey into the world of wines and spirits at the Hampton Wine & Spirit Expo. Hosted by Sgiv LLC, this event is dedicated to wine and spirits and is open to the public. The wine expo features wines and spirits from around the globe, as well as offerings from local Virginia wineries and distillers.

Engage with local businesses and craft vendors, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere with live music, and explore the diverse flavors of wines from Virginia and beyond.

  • When: Saturday, April 6, 2024 · 12 - 7 pm EDT
  • Where: Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
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Wine From Here 2024

For natural wine lovers and wine geeks, Wine From Here is a must-not-miss event. Celebrating American natural wine, it serves as a collective gathering of visionaries in artisanal winemaking.

In contrast to other consumer wine festivals that emphasize the party experience, this event is about terroir—a concept deeply ingrained in winemaking. The festival aims to spotlight the diversity and uniqueness of American-produced, low-intervention, artisanal wines.

Seize the opportunity to delve into the minimal intervention approaches of winemaking and discover wines and ciders from emerging producers. Wine From Here promises an enriching experience for those passionate about the authenticity and craftsmanship of natural wines.

  • When: Sunday, April 14, 2024 · 12 - 4 pm PDT
  • Where: 1387 Marina Way South #500, Richmond, CA 94804
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Raw Wine Los Angeles 2024

For natural wine lovers, RAW WINE Los Angeles is another wine fair not to miss. Founded by Isabelle Legeron MW, the world-renowned expert in organic, biodynamic and natural wine, this international wine fair celebrates the brilliance of organic, biodynamic, and natural wines from some of the finest talents across the globe.

Enjoy and explore the living wines made from minimal intervention approaches and engage conversation with people who are behind them. RAW WINE welcomes all – from industry experts to wine enthusiasts – for an experience that goes beyond the glass.

  • When: April 28 to April 29, 2024
  • Where: City Market Social House, 1145 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Above Wines EXPO 2024 Spring Edition - Outdoor Wine Festival

The picturesque vineyards in Tuscany are just one glass away. Above Wines EXPO presents a unique tasting of Italian wines and gourmet food from family-owned wineries all over Italy. It's a great chance for wine lovers to discover the diverse wine regions of Italy, with the opportunity to buy wines onsite.

Complementing the experience is complimentary Italian-style grilled cuisine, a live jazz music band, and a vibrant Italian square sagra vibe, all set against the luxurious outdoor backdrop of Beehive Dallas.

The 2024 WSJ Wine Annual Tasting

Fancy a wine tasting event with a view of the Hudson River? The 2024 WSJ Wine Annual Tasting is an exclusive event featuring over 65 exquisite wines, including premium selections from the inner cellar.

Meet and chat with distinguished producers such as California’s iconic Boisset Collection, Oregon’s pioneering Momtazi family, Rioja’s famed Altos de la Guardia estate, Tuscany’s Paolo and Anna Rita Masi, and France's legendary Jean-Marc Diffonty. Delight in light snacks, including cheese, charcuterie, and mini desserts. Dynamic teams from Château La Clarière in Bordeaux and RedHeads in Australia will pour their beloved boutique wines.

For novice wine lovers, wine experts will be present to answer your questions. So, fear not, it’s a wine tasting for all, to taste, to learn and to explore.

2024 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

For four decades, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen has been offering premier epicurean adventures for food and wine lovers! This renowned culinary event, a must-visit experience, unfolds over three extraordinary days. Events include cooking demonstrations, wine and spirit tastings, and panel discussions led by world-class chefs and beverage experts.

With over 150 brands of wine, spirits, and beer to savor, indulge in a sensory journey against the breathtaking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Gourmets and wine lovers unite in Aspen for a distinctive gastronomic celebration like no other.

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