Winefest at St. Michaels, the Premiere wine tasting event in Maryland
This April 26 & 27, 2014 from 12 pm to 5 pm, Winefest at St Michaels is offering a streetscape festival with wine tastings at 15 different pouring venues throughout the beautiful town of St Michaels. Hundreds of wines will be poured, and all will be available for purchase at the site of tasting. Your WineFest bracelet entitles you to taste over 300 wines at our pouring venues and we will have food available for purchase at the Wine Tasting Venues and throughout St. Michaels. This year, as in all past years, we will have both International and domestic wines from both the Old and New Worlds.
We are selling a limited number of "Saturday Only" tickets to guarantee a wonderful wine tasting experience at each and every venue. We expect “Saturday Only” and VIP tickets to sell out so buy your tickets early! As you see below, ticket prices increase each month, so get your tickets as soon as you know you can attend.
This year, we are providing discount coupons for wine purchases throughout WineFest. Each regular bracelet includes a $10 discount coupon on a wine purchase of $50 or more, plus each VIP bracelet will include a second coupon valued at $25 on a wine purchase of $100 or more. Each of these coupons can be redeemed at any single tasting venue but are not redeemable at Maryland Winery venues. The $10 coupon cannot be redeemed at the VIP retail centers.
Based on the success of last year’s VIP event, we have two VIP venues: The Patriot VIP tasting Cruise on the beautiful Miles River and the VIP tasting at The Old Brick Inn. We will have a VIP Concierge Center for all VIP wine purchases and VIP Service. This center will be located at the Old Brick Inn. Each VIP attendee will be able to purchase wines at any time at the VIP Concierge Center. VIP wine purchases can be stored at the VIP concierge, or VIPs can purchase their wines later in the day or the following day. Both venues will be visited based on scheduling completed after ticket purchase. Those VIP guests taking the 5pm cruise will be visiting the Old Brick Inn for tasting prior to the Patriot cruise tasting. Other scheduled cruises will have an Old Brick Inn visit scheduled immediately after the Patriot cruise. Busses will be available to shuttle VIP guests between the two venues.
In addition, this year we have added a special treat for Sunday at Noon! At the Kemp House Venue, we will be featuring "Something to WIne About", an award winning treatise by Laurie Forster, 'The WIne Coach'. Radio personality, award-winning sommelier and comedian, Laurie Forster, delivers an edgy, off-beat hilarious show where wine meets punch line. In her Jersey no holds barred approach to “wine education,” Forster peels back the labels of a few of her favorite wines while she exposes some deep secrets of the wine industry and why she thinks it’s so funny! Relax with a glass (or four!) of wine, because with Forster there are no formalities when it comes to drinking. This is a “tasting” you will never forget.
Something to Wine About™ is an original comedy show & wine tasting that includes on-stage audience participation. During the show, Forster leaves no stone unturned when it comes to talking about wine and why we like it. Maybe you love the full body of a Malbec or the crisp acidity of a Pinot Grigio. Who knows? Who cares? But by the end of this show three things are certain. You are confident about what you like, exhausted from laughing and completely excited about your next four hours of tasting at Winefest at St. Michaels. Tickets to Laurie's show at noon on Sunday includes wine tastings, light fare and unlimited laughs. Seating is limited so advance purchase is suggested. A regular ticket to Winefest is also required to attend Laurie’s show.
All venues will be tented or under cover in case of rain and shuttle buses will be provided to move you through town.
Prices for WineFest 2014 are below:
Ticket Type January Sales February Sales March Sales April Sales Gate Sales *
Saturday Only $45 $55 $65 $75 $85
Saturday with VIP $90 $100 $110 $120 N/A
Sunday Only $20 $20 $25 $30 $40
Sunday with VIP $65 $65 $70 $80 N/A
2-Day Ticket $60 $65 $75 $90 $100
2-Day with VIP $105 $110 $120 $135 N/A
VIP tickets will all be sold prior to the festival. Purchase early for the best prices.
For the most up-to-date information on wines, venues, and special events please visit www.winefestatstmichaels.com
For information on St. Michaels please visit www.stmichaelsmd.com
We hope to see you at Winefest at St Michaels 2014!