• April 13, 2023
  • Lauren Critzer
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Are you a wine lover and foodie looking to explore the vibrant culinary scene in Charlottesville? Look no further than the city’s top wine and food festivals. From small, intimate events to large-scale festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Savor the Flavors of Charlottesville’s Wine and Food Festivals

Here are some of the best wine and food festivals to check out in Charlottesville:

  1. Virginia Wine Festival: Held in September at the picturesque Carter Mountain Orchard, the Virginia Wine Festival is the oldest wine festival on the East Coast. Featuring over 200 different Virginia wines, gourmet food trucks, and live music, this festival is a must-visit for wine lovers.
  2. Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival: This festival, held in May, celebrates the unique wines of the Monticello American Viticultural Area. Enjoy tastings from over 25 local wineries and indulge in the culinary creations of some of the area’s top chefs.
  3. The Heritage Harvest Festival: Held in September at Monticello, the Heritage Harvest Festival is a celebration of Virginia’s rich culinary heritage. Featuring food tastings, cooking demonstrations, and lectures from renowned chefs and food writers, this festival is perfect for foodies who want to explore the roots of Virginia’s cuisine.
  4. Lockn’ Festival: This four-day festival, held in August, is a celebration of music, art, and culinary delights. With food vendors from all over the country, Lockn’ offers a wide variety of cuisine options to satisfy all palates.
  5. Charlottesville Restaurant Week: While technically not a Wine or Food Festival, Charlottesville Restaurant Week is the perfect way to get a taste of Charlottesville’s best dining. Held twice a year in January and July, Charlottesville Restaurant Week offers pri-fixed menus at some of the area’s top restaurants at a significantly discounted rate. It’s the perfect opportunity to try new dishes and explore the city’s culinary scene.

Make sure to check out these festivals and discover the unique flavors and vibrant atmosphere of Charlottesville’s food and wine culture.

Lauren Critzer

I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and after college, I moved to San Francisco to explore new opportunities and broaden my horizons. I fell in love with the city's vibrant culture and unique atmosphere, but eventually, I moved again, this time to Austin, Texas.

As much as I loved living in different parts of the country, having a baby boy brought me back to my hometown in Charlottesville, where I now live with my husband, our little one, and two furry friends. I enjoy going to wineries, taking my pups everywhere, and spending quality time with my family.

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