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Yorktown Wine Festival brings wine, beer and live music

Yorktown’s annual wine festival is back this year with beverages from more than a dozen Virginia wineries. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County)
Yorktown’s annual wine festival is back this year with beverages from more than a dozen Virginia wineries. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County)

Yorktown’s annual wine festival is back this year with beverages from more than a dozen Virginia wineries.

Tickets are now on sale for the Yorktown Wine Festival — The Best of Virginia and Beyond, the county wrote in a news release.

The festival will be Oct. 5 from noon to 6 p.m. and feature live music through much of the afternoon.

Tickets cost $30 when bought in advance and $35 at the gate on the day of the festival, the release said. Tickets allow attendees to have unlimited tastings of more than a dozen Virginia wines, ciders and internationally-featured wines.

“This expanded sampling is an effort to show that Yorktown shares more than just history with its sister cities Zweibrücken [Germany] and Port-Vendres [France],” according to the news release. “In a nod to both countries, ticket holders will be able to sample Rieslings from Germany and indulge in sparkling wine from France.”

Featured Virginia wineries include:

  • Copper Fox Distillery
  • Effingham Winery
  • Good Luck Cellars
  • Grayhaven Winery
  • Lake Anna Winery
  • Hampton Roads Winery
  • Mattaponi Winery
  • Peaks of Ottery Winery
  • Pearmund Cellars
  • Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery
  • Rebec Vineyards
  • Saudé Creek Vineyards
  • Vintner’s Cellar Winery of Yorktown
  • Williamsburg Winery

The ticket also buys entry into the festival and Virginia Craft Beer garden for up to 20 tastings per ticket holder. Brews in the beer garden are from breweries such as Alewerks Brewing Co., Billsburg Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Devils Backbone Brewery, Larry’s Original Hard Lemonade and St. George Brewing Co.

Full cups of beer will also be available for sale.

For guests who get hungry, there will be several food trucks and vendors on site with a variety of food:

  • Boyd’s Tasty Dogs
  • Caribbean Styled Baked Goods/ISLSNAC
  • The Great Wicomico Oyster Company
  • Kathi’s Clam Chowder
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Pop’s Kettle Corn
  • Riverwalk Restaurant
  • SMOKE BBQ
  • The Scottish Pig
  • VA Blue Crab

The event is presented by Village Events Ltd. Proceeds will benefit the York Foundation for Public Education and the Victory YMCA in York County.

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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