The Summer's Best Music Festivals for Wine Lovers
Hundreds of music festivals happen across the U.S. each year, but we love a festival that has something for all of our senses, so here are four of the best music festivals for music, food, and wine.
BottleRock Napa Valley, Napa, Calif., May 8 to 12
Featuring some of the most popular musicians of the past decade, BottleRock kicks off its first year with a pop. Food tents house the best of Napa, Sonoma, and San Francisco, and pair that with some of the best wines from the same, and you’ve got yourself a pretty serious (and delicious) sensory overload. The best part? You can feel good about gluttony, since BottleRock also raises money for several national charities.
The Great GoogaMooga, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 17 to 19
Now in its second year, GoogaMooga offers 85 New York City restaurant tents (duck sausage and foie gras donuts abound, but there is also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free fare), 100 wines from around the world, and a decidedly hipster lineup (Matt & Kim, The Flaming Lips, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and De La Soul, to name a fabulous few).
Lollapalooza, Chicago, Aug 2 to 4
Lolla goes big: big-name names onstage, big crowds, and big flavors. The food area, Chow Town, offers comfort food done right — Chicago deep-dish pizza, lobster corn dogs, and grilled cheese-stuffed pretzels. Lolla has gone digital with its wine experience, featuring the "Uncorked Wine Lounge" where you can pair wines with your friends’ personalities using the Pass the Bottle app.
Outside Lands, San Francisco, Aug 9 to 11
Taking place in one of the most accomplished culinary cities in the U.S. and just one hour south of one of the most famous wine regions in the world, Outside Lands was a shoe-in for this list. The music lineup doesn’t fall short either, with an eclectic mix of folk, country, pop, soul, and rock. Past performers include Neil Young, Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead.