Sip, stomp and celebrate during NC Wine Month

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Home to nearly 186 wineries, North Carolina celebrates its vibrant wine and grape industry each year by recognizing September as N.C. Wine and Grape Month. It’s a time when vineyards and wineries host harvest festivals, grape stomps, special tasting tours, dinners and more.

So, get ready to sip, stomp and celebrate at these upcoming events:

Friday, Sept. 15 – Grape Stomp Harvest Party at Childress Vineyards (Lexington)
Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and participation in the grape stomp. There will be live music and food. Must be 21 or up to attend. $20 childressvineyards.com

Saturday, Sept. 16 – Annual Grape Stomp at Adams Vineyards (Willow Spring) 
Features stomping competitions, “I Love Lucy” look-alike contest, music, pick-your-own grapes and more. Admission is free. Grape stomp, raffle and game ticket prices vary adamsvineyards.com

Saturday, Sept. 16 – Festa Italiana at Raffaldini Vineyards (Ronda)
Admission includes a glass or three-wine flight, souvenir wine glass and parking. There will be food trucks, live music and marketplace. $20 raffaldini.com

Saturday, Sept. 16 – Grape Stomping Harvest Festival at Treehouse Vineyards (Monroe)
Wine tastings, Lucy look-alike competition, grape stomp, tours, music and more. $10 in advance/$12 at the gate treehousevineyards.com

Sept. 16 – 17 – Grape Stomp Festival at Linville Falls Winery (Linville Falls)
Grape stomp, live music and food truck. Free admission linvillefallswinery.com

Sunday, Sept. 17 – Stop, Sip, Savor Bacon Wine Hop
Participating wineries: Belle Nicho Winery, Lake James Cellars, Silver Fork Winery, South Creek Winery
Each winery will have an appetizer bite of bacon and wine pairing. $25 in advance/$30 day of  southcreekwinery.com

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Crabdaddy Seafood & Wine Festival at Sanctuary Vineyards (Jarvisburg)
Admission includes all you can eat steamed crabs and sides, local wines and beers and souvenir glass. $40 sanctuaryvineyards.com

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Harvest Festival at RagApple Lassie Vineyards (Boonville)
Features live music, tastings, grape stomp, food and more. $15 ragapplelassie.com

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Harvest Fiesta at Chestnut Trail Vineyard (Mocksville)
Family-friendly event with kids’ activities, marketplace, live music, food and more. $12 in advance/$17 day of (for ages over 16) chestnuttrail.com

Sept. 29 – 30 – North Carolina Muscadine Festival (Kenansville)
Two-day event featuring over 250 wines, music, arts and crafts and more. $8 in advance/$10 at the gate on Friday; $20/$25 on Saturday. Children 5 and under admitted free ncmuscadinefestival.com

Saturday, Sept. 30 – The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival (Manteo)
Wine and beer tasting, food and music. $50 tlcwinefest.com

Also, the Biltmore Estate Winery, the most-visited winery in the U.S., will offer complimentary tastings every day through Oct. 31 (included with admission to the estate). Click here for more info. 

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