The Best of New York City’s Summer Wine Festivals

By Taryn Lachter, Staff Writer

Summer is finally upon us, and that means festivals of all kinds. There are food festivals, music festivals, and most importantly, wine festivals. As our name says, we are the leader of wine events in this city, and there is no better time for a wine festival than the summer.

Each provides exciting wine sampling, delicious food and a great environment, guaranteeing you’ll have a fabulous time. Whether you prefer a single variety of wine, or you’re a lover of all vineyard-related things, we have a great list of wine events and festivals to help you get the most out of your summer.



Big Apple Zinfandel Experience: New York City’s Largest Single Varietal Tasting Event

$85-$105, June 16, 2016, Union Square Ballroom

With over 75 varieties of Zinfandel, this event will let you experience the quality, versatility and heritage of America’s grape. You’ll even have the chance to go face-to-face with some of the best winemakers in the country, like Douglas Beckett of Peachy Canyon Winery, Randle Johnson of Artezin Winery and Steve Storrs of Storrs Winery.

Wine and Jazz on the River

Starting at $39, July 7-September 22, Pier 81

Wine, food, and jazz are all combined into one on a cruise down the Hudson for a great wine event. There are multiple days throughout the summer to enjoy this floating festival, each with a different performer, so wear your dancing shoes. Your ticket also includes a full dinner buffet to help balance all that fantastic wine you’ll get to drink.

War of the Rose´s

$49.94, June 20,2016, Morrell Wine Bar Outdoor Patio

Welcome the first night of summer with this single variety wine event. Over 35 wines, tasty bites and a great summer night, all to give you the first War of the Roses at Morrell Wine Bar and Cafe. At only 49.95 a ticket, it’s sure to be an affordably good time.

Uncorked: NY Wine Festival

$60-$70, July 16, 2016, Metropolitan Pavilion

The first Uncorked festival will feature over 50 wineries, with over 100 different wines to sample. You can also enjoy tasty snacks, a fun photobooth and a bubbly bar, making this festival a well-rounded wine experience. Bring your friends and plan to spend the day at the Metropolitan Pavilion, so you don’t miss any of the samples.

Bronx Food and Wine Festival

$75, August 12, 2016, Bronx Zoo

Eat and drink to your heart’s content, all for a good cause. The best restaurants, chefs and wineries come together to raise money to raise awareness and combat hunger at the Bronx Zoo, donating to the Food Bank of New York City for every $1.

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