United Bank: Bloomin’ Wine Fest

Enjoy live entertainment, great food, spectacular Virginia wines, and wonderful company all weekend long, and join us to “Uncork the Bloom” at the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest, the official kick-off of the 88th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

This truly unique outdoor wine festival is situated in downtown Winchester’s original marketplace. There will be three distinctive wine gardens nestled between centuries old buildings and Virginia’s first pedestrian mall.

The festival features 20 of Virginia’s finest wineries, offering tastings or sales by the glass or bottle. The festival also features craft beers, tasty foods, arts and crafts displays, and three stages of performing musicians.

The main entrance is off Cameron Street on Rouss Avenue next to Rouss City Hall. The admission fee for patrons wishing to consume alcoholic beverages includes a souvenir wine glass and access to wine and beer tastings. Patrons consuming alcohol must be 21 or over and are expected to drink responsibly. A non-alcoholic admission pass is also available. No outside food or drink will be allowed inside the event area. All items (including, but not limited to purses, bags, and backpacks) are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. No pets are allowed in the event area.

The two-day event is from 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 24, (tasting will end at 9:30 p.m.) and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, (tasting will end at 5:30 p.m.). Sales of unopened bottles and cases will be available until close each day.

The Bloomin’ Wine Fest is sponsored by United Bank, 92.5 WINC-FM, B 105 Big Country, WHAG, Ferguson, Gold Key Resorts, Go Blue Ridge Travel, Bruce, Renner & Company, P.L.C., and Shenandoah Living. A special thank you to Shenandoah University, the Old Court House Civil War Museum, and BB&T for use of their spaces for this event.