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The 2018 Grand Tasting at Union Station
Saturday, September 8 at 11:30 am - 5:00 pm$35 – $125
Worcester Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting at Union Station in Worcester, MA is the main event for the entire weekend’s celebration. In addition to the near 400 hand-curated wines the Grand Tasting will include tastings from selected restaurants, and a small number of hand-picked vendors, specializing in arts, retail, and more. During the Grand Tasting, both consumers and industry leaders will be introduced to some beautiful wines in a comfortable, elegant environment. In addition to wine vendors, a handful of personally invited food and non-alcoholic drink vendors will be sharing their fare with ticket holders. Unlike other wine festivals, the Worcester Wine Festival’s goal is to let guests experience these wines and foods without a chaotic crowd so that you can converse with vintners, wineries, and distributors while learning about the unique processes that go into each vendor’s wine and food. Whether you’re tasting for your restaurant or your own palates, the hand-chosen wines and foods will change any preconceived notion of what a wine festival used to be.
Be certain to pre-download the Julio’s Liquors App! As the official Retail Partner, Julio’s Liquors will be making every bottle of wine poured at the Worcester Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting available for purchase. The best way to keep track of the wines you enjoyed during the Grand Tasting will be by adding it to your cart to enjoy at home. (Download directly from App Store or Google Play)
Looking to see what you’ll be drinking and eating? See our registered vendors.
- VIP — Admission begins at 11:30 AM and lasts through the conclusion of the Grand Tasting at 5:00 PM. This ticket is limited in quantity to allow for a more intimate experience with wineries, restaurant owners, distributors, admission into VIP Lounge and more. The VIP Lounge includes tastings of exclusive wines, complimentary premium small bites (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM), premium hydration, and comfortable seating. Access to the VIP lounge will be strictly monitored to ensure only VIP ticket holders have access to these premium amenities.
- Session 1 — 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- Session 2 SOLD OUT — 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Regardless of the session, “last call” will be promptly at 4:30 PM
Worcester Art Museum Wine Raffle Drawing will be held during the Worcester Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting at Union Station on Saturday, September 8th. Grand Prize: 100+ bottles of wine. Raffle tickets are $20 each. The winner does not need to be present to win and you may pre-purchase a raffle ticket at the Worcester Art Museum Guest Service desks in addition to the tickets that will be sold during the Grand Tasting. Please call Tara Leahy, Membership Manager at 508.793.4300 to purchase a ticket over the phone.
Fine Print: No re-admission. Must bring printed ticket for entry. Tickets are non-transferable and not refundable. This is a 21+ event and proper identification required for admission. VIP Lounge access will not be granted to guests, friends, or vendors without the printed VIP ticket.