Summertime is all about being outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and celebrating the fact that you can still have a glass of wine outside after work. We happen to thoroughly enjoy sipping outdoors, which is why we are pumped for our lineup of July wine events. What could be better than warm sunshine and lots of delicious vino? From Texas to Ohio to New York, there's bound to be a great wine outdoor festival happening near you.
Jackson Hole Wine Auction, Wyoming, July 1-2
Dozens of chefs and winemakers cater to hundreds of movers and shakers who show up to bid on lots in support of the Grand Teton Music Festival. Much like the Napa auction, spectating is half the fun. Click here for tickets and information.
20th Annual Washington Wines "Wine Weekend" Festival, Seattle, July 7-9
With 14 local wineries participating, a DJ spinning, and a magnum tasting for your sipping pleasure, this festival is sure to make a weekend in Seattle one of the most memorable of the summer. Click here for tickets and information.
Park City Food & Wine Classic, Utah, July 7-10
Join master winemakers and culinary greats as they sip, dine and enjoy more than 100 artisan producers of food and wine in Park City, Utah. An event for novices and experts alike, everyone is sure to find something to whet their appetite at the Classic. And the setting against the Wasatch Mountains is hard to beat. Click here for tickets and information.
27th Annual Central Coast Wine Classic, San Luis Obispo, July 7-10
Experience the beauty and diversity of California’s Central Coast in San Luis Obispo. Over the course of four days you can participate in a barrel tasting, enjoy a BYOB dinner and experience a concert under the stars. What more could you ask for? Click here for tickets and information.
Salute! Kansas Festival of Wine & Food, Lawrence, July 7-9
A three day celebration for wine lovers of every level and taste, this Kansas event draws over 600 consumers to its festivities. Proceeds benefit Cottonwood, Inc., a non-profit that helps individuals with disabilities shape their future. Support a great cause and drink some great wine. Click here for tickets and information.
31st Annual Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival, Los Altos, Calif., July 9-10
Featuring local winemakers, artists, and a variety of foods, this event is perfect for the family. There will be rides, games, and entertainment. (You might want to leave the kids with the grandparents at the KidZone Stage while you enjoy the wine). Click here for tickets and information.
7th Annual California Wine Festival, Santa Barbara, Calif., July 14-16
If you live anywhere near Santa Barbara or look forward to visiting, you'd be crazy to miss this weekend of food, wine and entertainment on the beach. Nearly 60 local wineries will be on hand. Just remember that wine tasting and swimming don't pair well. Click here for tickets and information.
Finger Lakes Wine Festival, New York, July 15-17
Stacked with over 90 New York State wineries and 80 other vendors, this event is your chance to give Northeast vineyards a go. The festival includes tastings, cooking classes, a toga night, and even the chance to ride in a pace car. Tip: NASCAR experience first, tasting second. Click here for tickets and information.
Hudson Wine Festival, Hudson, Ohio, July 16-17
A charity event for the Greater Human Society of Akron, Ohio, this festival features local, national, and international wines. This is a great way to help animals and taste some great vino. Click here for tickets and information.
Cleveland Wine Festival, Ohio, July 29-30
With over 270 wines to taste and live music to enjoy during cooking seminars, the Cleveland Wine Festival celebrates food, wine, music and friends. Click here for tickets and information.
Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, June 30-31
Celebrate harvest and crush in southeast Texas by seeing the winemaking process firsthand. All the wineries along the trail will be offering their summer wines paired with delicious cuisine. Click here for tickets and information.