VA Wine Festival

42nd Annual Virginia Wine Festival in Alexandria

On October 14 and 15, 2017, the 42nd Annual Virginia Wine Festival was held in Alexandria for the first time. Unfortunately, this event was inadequately planned, and as a result many visitors to the festival experienced crowding and unacceptably long lines. Although Visit Alexandria was not the organizer of the Wine Festival, this event still reflects on our city, and frankly we were embarrassed. As a gesture of goodwill, independent of the event organizer, Visit Alexandria is offering a pair of free “Key to the City” Museum passes to anyone who comes to our Visitor Center and shows a receipt from the Wine Festival. We want to encourage guests to return to our city for the positive, welcoming experience that is Alexandria’s hallmark.

Date: October 14-15, 2017
Location: Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria, VA

Coming for the first time to Old Town Alexandria, the Virginia Wine Festival will present Virginia’s best wineries, craft exhibitors, seminars and incredible music on the Potomac River waterfront. Enjoy the oldest wine festival on the East Coast and stop by the Virginia Oyster Pavilion for a shucking good time!

Craft beer trucks will also be available at an additional cost. General admission ticket include a tasting glass, unlimited wine tasting from many Virginia wineries (with cider, too!), festival access to the Virginia Oyster Pavilion, and all concessions and musical entertainment. VIP passes include all the general admission perks plus one-hour early admission, an exclusive VIP reserve wine tasting, and a private tent and bathrooms.

Check festival website for price of admission.


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Virginia Wine Festival Highlights:

  • Taste 200+ Virginia wines (unlimited wine tastings are included in your event ticket), dozens of ciders and buy bottles and cases and take them home to enjoy all year
  • Virginia Wine Tasting glass and unlimited wine tastings included with admission price
  • Admission includes entry to the Virginia Oyster Pavilion
  • Local food vendors and food trucks galore
  • Live music
  • Kids activities and family fun
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