In addition to the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, a number of other festivals celebrating the North Carolina wine industry are held across the state.
One of the earliest of those is Savor Blowing Rock, scheduled for April 14-16. The event includes wine tastings, seminars, cooking class, pairing dinners and entertainment. The highlight of the event is the Grand Tasting held in downtown Blowing Rock on April 16. Other Saturday events include a Corkscrew 5K. More information on Savor Blowing Rock can be found at www.savorblowingrock.com.
On April 23, Cary will be home to the Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival. The event is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8003 Regency Pkwy., with a souvenir tasting glass provided for visitors to take from tent to tent sampling North Carolina wines. Also, music, food and crafts will be on hand at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Several ticket tiers are available based on whether someone is coming as a designated driver, taster or VIP, with children 12 and younger admitted free. For more information, visit www.uncorkthefun.com/cary-north-carolina/site-info.
The Budbreak Festival will celebrate the time of year when the buds appear on the North Carolina vines, with live music, wine tasting, craft beers and food in downtown Mount Airy. The event is slated for April 30 from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visitbudbreakfestival.com.
On April 30 and May 1, the Sanford Arts and Vine Festival also will be held featuring pottery and other artists, music and a large selection from North Carolina wineries and breweries. Food will be available as well. More information can be found at www.sandfordartsandvine.com.
The 16th annual North Carolina Wine Festival is slated for May 28 from noon to 6:30 p.m. at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. The event will feature more than 25 wineries and vineyards. More information can be found at www.ncwinefestival.com.
On June 4, Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration will take place on Fourth Street between Spring and Marshall streets in downtown Winston-Salem. From noon to 6 p.m., the streets will featuring North Carolina wines. For more information, visit www.salutencwine.com.