I'm not a wine expert. So I never feel comfortable buying a bottle, especially from a winery I'm not familiar with, if I haven't tried it before. Wine festivals are made for folks like me who are reluctant to try new wines. It gives you a chance to sample new wines and decide what you like. Not to mention meet fellow wine lovers, enjoy good music, food and maybe win a door prize. If you're in the mood for a wine festival there are three events happening in the upcoming weeks.
Appalachian Wine Festival
At the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Samplers must be 21 year or older. Tickets are $20 at the gate or $15 in advance at t102.com (click on wine festival banner). You can even win tickets on T-102. There will also be food and craft vendors. You may bring bottles water and snacks. At least 11 local wineries will be in attendance.
Fieldwood Spring Festival
At Fieldwood Winery, Schuylkill Haven from noon to 5 p.m.
Bring a chair and snacks. Enjoy the music of Crossroads Duo.
Memorial Day Weekend
At Galen Glen Winery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday.
Includes walking tours of the winery (wear walking shoes, some of the tour is over rocky areas) at 1 p.m. and wine slushies.