The United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest is returning for 2015! Situated on the Loudoun Street Pedestrian mall in the heart of Old Town Winchester, the two-day event helps to kick off the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
“Enjoy live entertainment, great food, spectacular Virginia wines, and wonderful company. Join us to “Uncork the Bloom” at the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest, the official kick-off of the 88th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
This truly unique outdoor wine festival is situated in downtown Winchester’s original marketplace. There will be three distinctive wine gardens nestled between centuries old buildings and Virginia’s first pedestrian mall.
The event features 20 of Virginia’s finest wineries offering wine tastings and wines sold by the glass or bottle and craft beers to taste and purchase by the glass. There will also be artisans bringing their own special flair, tasty Festival foods, and three stages presenting regional musical talents.
The event main entrance is on Cameron Street at Rouss Avenue beside Rouss City Hall. The admission fee for patrons wishing to consume alcoholic beverages includes a souvenir wine glass and access to wine and beer tastings. A non-alcoholic admission pass is available. No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the event area. All items (including, without limitation, backpacks and purses) are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. No pets are allowed in the event area.
The two-day event is from 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 24 (tasting will end at 9:30 p.m.) and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 (tasting will end at 5:30 p.m.). Sales of unopened bottles and cases will be available until close each day.
The Bloomin’ Wine Fest is sponsored by United Bank, 92.5 WINC-FM, B 105 Big Country, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Go Blue Ridge Travel, Long Ridge Cigars, Shenandoah Living, SweetWater Brewing Company, Virginia Beach Vacation Rentals, Partlow Insurance, Selective Insurance. A special thank you to Shenandoah University, the Old Court House Civil War Museum, and BB&T for use of their spaces for this event.”
Tickets for the Bloomin’ Wine Fest are $5 for a non-tasting admission to the wine garden, $20 for wine tasting admission per day, and $35 for both days. They can be purchased at the event or online here.