This wine festival is returning to Downtown Norfolk

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The 32nd Annual Fall Town Point Virginia Wine Festival returns to Downtown Norfolk on Oct. 19 and 20.

It’s hosted hosted by the City of Norfolk and Festevents, and runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. both days.

The festival located at Town Point Park will feature more than 200 of Virginia’s Finest Wines from over 30 different Commonwealth wineries, city officials said.

Tickets are currently on sale. A wide range of ticket options are available, ranging from general admission to reserved tables to corporate chalets.

Ticket information and purchases here.

Attendees and wine enthusiasts can come sample and buy premier wine, enjoy delicious gourmet foods, listen to live musical performances while taking in the picturesque views of the Elizabeth River along Town Point Park.

The Cork & Fork V.I.P. Grand Tasting is new to the wine festival. It’s celebrating all-inclusive food and drinks from across Virginia on Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cork & Fork V.I.P. Grand Tasting tickets available for purchase here.

Cork & Fork Participants (Location, Virginia):

  • Amici’s Pizza Café (Portsmouth & Suffolk)
  • The Atlantic On Pacific (Virginia Beach)
  • Big Island Oysters (Hayes)
  • Café Stella (Norfolk)
  • Press 626 Wine Bar (Norfolk)
  • The Vanguard (Hampton)
  • Westside Produce & Provisions (Norfolk)

The following Virginia wineries will be participating in this year’s Fall Wine Festival, in addition to exclusive offerings within the Cork & Fork V.I.P. Grand Tasting.

Participating Wineries:

  • AmRhein Wine Cellars (Bent Mountain)
  • Barboursville Vineyards (Barboursville)
  • Blue Toad Cidery (Roseland)
  • Bright Meadows Farm (Nathalie)
  • Burnley Vineyards (Barboursville)
  • Castle Glen Estates Winery (Doswell)
  • Castle Gruen Vineyards & Winery (Locust Dale)
  • Chateau Morrisette Winery (Floyd)
  • Cobbler Mountain Cellars (Delaplane)
  • Glass House Winery (Free Union)
  • Haley’s Honey Meadery (Hopewell)
  • Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery (Nellysford)
  • Homeplace Vineyard (Chatham)
  • Horton Vineyards (Gordonsville)
  • James River Cellars Winery (Glen Allen)
  • Lake Anna Winery (Spotsylvania)
  • Lazy Days Winery (Amherst)
  • Mattaponi Winery (Spotsylvania)
  • Mermaid Winery (Norfolk)
  • Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards (Markham)
  • Peaks Of Otter Winery (Bedford)
  • Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery (Leon)
  • Rebec Vineyards (Amherst)
  • Rockbridge Vineyard (Raphine)
  • Stanburn Winery (Stuart)
  • Williamsburg Winery (Williamsburg)
  • Veritas Vineyard & Winery (Afton)
  • Vintner’s Cellar Winery (Yorktown)
  • West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery (Meadows)

Attendees can also enjoy live acoustic and folk rock performances all weekend long, officials said.

Here is the Fall Wine Festival music schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 19:

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Lewis McGehee (Folk Rock)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.: TBD

Sunday, Oct. 20:

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Lewis McGehee (Folk Rock)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.: The Mike Proffitt Band (Acoustic Rock)

Some of the food vendors that will be at Fall Wine Festival are Bro’s Fish Tacos, Cogan’s Pizza, Deep Fried Kettle Corn, Granby Bistro and Strawberry Street.

The festival will also have specialty wine glasses, artwork, handmade cigars, coastal-themed jewelry and more, officials said.

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