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WineFest at St. Michaels 2017
April 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pmVaries
In its 8th year, WineFest at St. Michaels will give wine lovers the opportunity to taste and purchase over 400 diverse wines from across the globe while enjoying the charming hospitality of historic St. Michaels. The two-day event will be held Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 from noon to 5 p.m. daily.
WineFest at St. Michaels features 15 venues located throughout the town. Each venue offers a unique tasting experience, ranging from small venues highlighting Maryland wineries to larger venues pouring 50 or more California, Washington State and internationally produced wines.
“Providing access to great wine, especially those not found in your average store, is important to us. Whether you’re new to wine or a serious oenophile, we want every WineFest attendee to find wines they love,” says George Wilson, co-founder of WineFest at St. Michaels.
The WineFest at St. Michaels VIP Experience includes exclusive access to a VIP tasting cruise aboard The Patriot and the VIP tastings at The Old Brick Inn. Both venues feature highly rated international and U.S. wines, many with limited production. For 2017, the VIP Showcases wines from the iconic Marchesi Antinori. For 26 generations the Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine. Since 1385, tradition, passion and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marquis Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine.
Advance tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets may be purchased as single day (Saturday only or Sunday only) or two-day passes. VIP Experience passes may be added to general admission tickets as single day or Ultimate VIP 2 Day Double Pack. Availability for VIP Experience is limited and tickets sell out quickly. To purchase tickets, visit www.winefestatstmichaels.com. To find out how to support the charity of your choice by volunteering during WineFest at St. Michaels, visit www.winefestatstmichaels.com. All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Founded in 2009, WineFest at St. Michaels is Maryland’s premiere wine event, annually featuring hundreds of international, U.S. and Maryland wines at tasting venues throughout the town of St Michaels. WineFest at St. Michaels is committed to supporting charities that are devoted to helping the community. Past beneficiaries include Agape Children’s’ Connection, St. Michaels Fire Department, St. Michaels Food Bank, St. Michaels Community Center, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Project Healing Waters, Talbot County Mediation, Talbot County FOP, Talbot Humane, Southern Maryland Leadership, March of Dimes, St. Michaels Junior League, St. Michaels After Prom, Tilghman Area Youth Association, St. Michaels Classic Car Museum, Bryan Brother Foundation, Benedictine School, The Mission, Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available at: https://www.localwineevents.com/tickets/i_want/663559/WineFest-at-St-Michaels-2017
When & Where can I pick up my wrist band & tasting glass?
We have 2 locations to pick up your wristbands for WineFest 2016.
The main location is the St Michaels School which is on your right as you enter town. You will see a big sign directing you to make a right turn on Seymour Avenue where you can park and pick up your wristbands and tasting glasses. We will provide bus service from the school to the main tasting venues throughout the event.
The second ticketing location is behind Guilford Jewelers at the corner of Talbot Street and Cherry Street. Both locations open at 10:00 am so you can get your wristbands early. The wine tasting venues will open at 12:00pm.
Where should I park?
Free parking is available at The St Michaels High School which is also our main ticketing location. Follow the signs as you are entering town then turn right onto Seymour Avenue.
You can also park throughout town in the many town parking lots or side streets.
How many wines can we taste?
Your admission ticket entitles you unlimited wine tasting privileges. You will also be given a stemless wine glass. There will be hundreds of wines to sample. Pace yourself and don’t overindulge! Spit buckets and water are available at the venues.
Can I buy tickets at WineFest?
We will stop online sales on Wednesday, April 26th. Due to scheduling requirements, VIP tickets will NOT be sold at the gate. Saturday and Sunday tickets will be available in limited supply at the gate.
Where are the restrooms?
Restrooms will be strategically located throughout town. Locations will be labeled on the WineFest MAP.
Can we bring our children, or our pets?
Although we love children, by law, no one under 21 can be allowed in the tasting venues. No infants. No strollers. No exceptions. Health laws prohibit any animals of any kind at our event. Leave them home too. (Except service dogs)
What do I do if I lose my ticket?
If you misplace your ticket or have any ticket issues, please contact Local Wine Events at: Info@LocalWineEvents.com and they will be able to help you.
What if it rains?
Bite your tongue! We expect perfect “Chamber of Commerce” weather every year. However…this is a rain or shine event. All tasting venues will be tented or under cover, and shuttle buses will be available.