Top Six Music Festivals for Wine Lovers
Music Festivals have been increasing in popularity more and more every year. Festivals offer an immersive experience, where people from all walks of life gather for a weekend to celebrate music, art, food, brews, and of course WINE. If you love great music and wine as much as we do, you are going to love these festival picks for 2021 and beyond.
Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 days
Dates: October 29, 2021-October 31, 2021
Price: $375 + tax & shipping General Admission
Festival Attractions: Music, Food, Outsider Art, GastroMagic, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Cocktail Magic, and Grass Lands
Held in San Francisco’s scenic Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands is an incredibly diverse music and arts festival. Outside Lands offers a wide variety of activities from extraordinary music performances from headliners such as The Strokes, Lizzo, Vampire Weekend, and Tame Impala to live cooking performances by renowned culinary personalities teamed with musicians and comedians on the GastroMagic stage. (I mean, who wouldn’t want to see Bill Nye the Science Guy cook steaks with Vice’s Matty Matheson?) You can even catch a top-tier comedy lineup in The Barbary tent in between musical performances. As if this three-day festival could not get any better, Wine Lands was added to the list of festival attractions in 2011. Wine Lands quickly became a festival favorite, serving over 125 California wines in the bright burgundy tent. Carefully curated by sommelier Peter Easterlake, Wine Lands carries a wide range of choices from well-established wineries to up-and-coming labels. Whether you prefer bottled or canned, sparkling or still, Wine Lands has it all, and we cannot wait to see what will be served up in 2021.
Location: Napa Valley, California
Duration: 3 days
Dates: September 3, 2021-September 5, 2021
Price: $400 + tax & shipping General Admission
Festival Attractions: Music, Wine, Art, Beer, Cocktails, Spa, Gourmet Food, Silent Disco
In the heart of Napa Valley’s wine country, BottleRock is one of the most widely recognized music festivals for wine lovers. The three-day food, wine, beer, art, and music festival is known for its vast wine selection, VIP parties, and phenomenal music lineups. The 2021 lineup features musical performances by Guns N’ Roses, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, and Miley Cyrus. But on top of these performances, BottleRock offers a variety of activities such as culinary shows, silent discos, and food and beer gardens. It all adds up to a weekend festival-goers will never forget. The festival provides on-site sommeliers and wine experts to guide you through the weekend paired with Michelin Star gourmet cuisine provided by the top chefs and restaurateurs of Napa Valley. With all of these top-tier amenities, BottleRock has become the creme de la creme of wine music festivals.
Location: Austin, TX
Duration: 6 days over two weekends
Dates: Oct. 1-3, Oct. 8-10, 2021
Festival Attractions: music, music, music, food, wine, beer, cocktails
Austin, Texas is an absolute hub for music’s biggest names and its up-and-coming stars. One of Texas’ biggest and most artistic cities, Austin’s cultural scene highlights dozens of musicians, artists, crafters, sculptors, dancers, creators, writers, and so much more. Austin City Limits, taking place over two weekends in October, 2021, provides a space to celebrate all of these amazing aspects of Austin’s cultural scene. With an unreal lineup, all your music-loving dreams can come true. And at the same time, you can experience
Austin’s diverse and delightful food and wine scene.
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Duration: 3 Days
Dates: August 26-28, 2022
Price: Varies (1-Day passes, 3-day passes)
Festival Attractions: jazz, craft beer, featured wineries, Columbia River views, artists, small businesses
Soaring redwoods and pine trees tower above you, the gentle sounds of the river nearby, wine in one hand, snacks in the other hand, and the smoothest jazz you’ve ever heard floats through your ears. Are we dreaming? Nope, we’re at the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival. With a wide range of featured West Coast wineries, the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival allows you to try dozens of different varietals and styles, all while discovering new Jazz artists from around the region. Easy to reach from both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, this festival should definitely be on your list for 2022.
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Duration: 3 Days
Dates: TBD for 2022
Festival Attractions: jazz, local vendors, wine, beer, cocktails, spirits, small businesses, artists, mountain views
The quaint mountain town of Keystone, Colorado is hiding a big secret. Despite its population of a mere 908 people, and its location deep between the 14ers of the Rocky Mountains, Keystone hosts an iconic Wine and Jazz Festival every year, and you do not want to miss out. The festival takes place in July, so the weather is glorious, the mountains are awe-inspiring and beautiful, and the time is right for some good wine-drinking and jazz-grooving. The festival focuses on local musicians, vendors, wine, and food, so you’ll really experience the tastes, sights, sounds, and smells of Colorado. Not to mention, the festival’s off-the-beaten-track location will ensure a chill vibe, fewer crowds, and more opportunities to enjoy all the perks of the festival.
Location: Nashville, TN; Austin, TX; San Diego, CA
Duration: 2 days for each weekend
Dates: Nashville--Aug. 13-14; Austin--Sept. 10-11; San Diego--Oct. 15-16
Price: Nashville tickets begin at $49; Austin and San Diego tickets begin at $149
Festival Attractions: big musical headliners, food, wine, beer, wellness lounge, culinary activities; VIP village
Three cities. Three weekends. Countless musicians, chefs, wine experts, wellness professionals, people young and old ready to have a fantastic time. This is what you can expect from this year’s Blended Festival, taking place in Nashville, Austin, and San Diego. So not only do you get to dance to great music and eat fantastic food and drink a variety of wines, you also get to hang out in some of the hottest musical cities in the country. Don’t miss the My Wine Shop (MWS) Tent, which will be featuring Sommelier Matthew Lauren as well as hundreds of wines from all over the world. Blending food, music, wine, and relaxation, the Blended Festival just may become your annual go-to.
So there you have it. Our top picks of music festivals for wine lovers. Whether you go for the top-notch performances or the amazing cuisine, make sure you have a glass (or can) of wine in your hand to pair it with. After all, we believe there isn't anything better than creating lasting memories with great music, delicious food and wine, and fantastic friends to share it all with.