Wine Events in May
While there’s rarely a reasonable excuse not to enjoy good company and delicious wine, May offers an especially wonderful opportunity because everyone is crawling out of hibernation and ready to head out on the town. If you can’t join Team Bottlenotes for our 4th annual Around the World in 80 Sips™ Chicago event, then visit a tasting near you from the list below.
Derby Festival WineFest, Louisville, Ky., May 1-2
The Run for the Roses isn't until May 4, but Derby fans with a taste for wine may want to head down to Louisville a few days early to check out the Kentucky winery award winners from more than 20 wineries in Kentucky and nearly 30 wineries from Indiana. Click here for tickets and more information.
20th Annual Wine & Herb Festival, Romulus, N.Y., May 4-6
Build your garden and tend to your palate. Kick off this Wine & Herb Festival on Friday by visiting Six Mile Creek, Long Point, King Ferry, and Montezuma wineries. Then Saturday and Sunday visit all 16 wineries and savor herb cuisine. Click here for tickets and more information.
11th Annual Philadelphia Wine Festival, Philadelphia, May 5
Spend an evening at the Lincoln Financial Field’s SCA Club sipping wines from around the world for a good cause. For one night only, taste hundreds of wines and participate in a silent auction benefitting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Click here for tickets and more information.
Around the World in 80 Sips™, Chicago, May 11
Join Bottlenotes in the Windy City for our 4th annual wine tasting in Chicago. Year after year, this event is sold out. Buy your tickets early and come taste 80-plus wines from around the world plus iGourmet artisanal cheese, Creminelli charcuterie, and more. Click here for tickets and information.
9th Annual Spring Vintner Series, Darby, Mont., May 17-20
Splurge at the luxury resort Triple Creek Range for a weekend retreat featuring private log cabins, a romantic setting, and wildlife. The weekend features Chappellet winery and will include wine tastings, visiting with vintners, wine pairing dinners, and outdoor activities such as fly-fishing and horseback riding. Click here for tickets and more information.
7th Annual Ghirardelli Square Wine Festival Uncorked!, San Francisco, May 19
Savor your day in Ghirardelli Square. This annual festival is a partnership with the local nonprofit organization, Save the Bay, and will include a day’s worth of wine seminars, live music, and wine and food tastings with chefs and restaurants from around the San Francisco Bay. Click here for tickets and more information.