The goal of the Worcester Wine Festival is to introduce consumers and industry leaders throughout the region 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 prides itself on letting guests experience these wines and foods without cattle-call-like lines. The festival’s atmosphere allows for consumers and industry leaders to mingle and talk to vintners, wineries, and distributors to learn more about the unique processes that go into each vendor’s wine and food. Whether guests are tasting for their restaurants or their own palates, the hand approved wines and food options will change anyone’s preconceived notion of what a wine festival used to be.
Here is a short list of those attending 2018’s Grand Tasting
Crave Mead; Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod; Hardwick Vineyard & Winery; Latitude Beverage Company; Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery; 1620 Winery Corporation; MS Walker Imports: Beyra, Castello D’Alba, Dona Maria, Quinta Vale D. Maria; Huneeus Vintners: Flowers Winery and Vineyards, Leviathan, Faust; Charles River Wine Co: Foxglove, Legado Moncayo; Kobrand Wine and Spirits: St Francis Family Vineyards, Resonance Vineyard, Tenuta Di Biserno, Chateau La Nerthe, Taittinger; Horizon Beverage – Trellis Division: Lail Vineyards, Stewart Cellars, Solomon Hills Vineyards, Lange Estate Winery, Sleight of Hand Cellars, Medlock Ames, Hoopes Vineyard, Blackbird Vineyards; MS Walker Imports: CV Curriculum Vitae, CV Curriculum Vitae, Dona Maria, Quinta Vale D.Maria, Quinta Vale D. Maria, Quinta Vale D. Maria, Quinta Vale D. Maria, Quinta Vale D. Maria, Catena Zapata; Vine Connections: La Posta, Luca, Casa Siva, J. Bouchon, Casarena, Bodini, Bushido, Tozai; Constellation Brands: Cooper & Thief; Fish Hook Vineyards; Catena Zapata; Biagio Cru and Estate Wines; Vineyard Brands: Chateau Miraval, Famille Perrin, Chateau de Beaucastel, Famille Perrin Coudoulet de Beaucastel; Cafe Europa: Fabre Montmayou, Fabre Montmayou, Durigutti, Durigutti, Skaramuca Winery, Benvenuti; Oz Wine Company; Moet-Hennessy: Bodega Numanthia Termes, Terrazas de los Andes, Moet; Georgian Toast Imports; Ole Imports; Terroir Wines: Omen, Rolly Gassman, Carol Shelton, Schild Estate; Grange Wine – Martignetti: Laurent Perrier Brut, 3 Brooms, Commanderie de la Bargemone, Francois Villard, Ch. Pegau Cotes du Rhone Maclura, Cuvaison; Commonwealth Wine and Spirits – Martingetti Companies: Bear Flag Zinfandel, Lamarca Luminore DOCG, Amelia Brut Rose Cremant de Bordeaux, St Clair Sauvignon Blanc, Mt Peak Red Blend, J “Black” Pinot Noir Multi AVA, Talbott Chardonnay Kahli Hart, Brancaia Illatraia; Vin Distributors: Fautor, Castel Mimi, Albastrele Blanc de Cabernet, Cricova; Kenwood Vineyards; Distinguished Vineyards and Wine Partners: Wither Hills, Huntaway; Arborway Imports and Cynthia Hurley French Winers: La Toupie, Domaine Berthenet, Clos Signadore, Clos Signadore; Trinchero Family Estates: Ziata, Bravium, Bravium, Carmen, Neyers, Napa Cellars; Vandervalk Farm & Winery; Gilbert Distributors: Domaine Pral, Zotovich Vineyards, Mas Etoiles, Kiona Vineyards, Chateau Lamothe Castera, Chateau Grand Francais; Advantage International: Grandial Brut Blanc De Blancs, Grandial Rose Sparkling, Brut D’argent; Ideal Wine & Spirits Co.: Felici, Domaine La Bouysse, Grifalco, St Innocent, Chateau Barouillet; Terlato Wines International: Two Hands, Hanna, Mathilde Chapoutier, Il Poggione, Terlato Vineyards, Loveblock, Chapoutier Belleruche, The Federalist; Guarachi Wine Partners: Bodega Norton, Tenshen, Guarachi, Bacon, Vina Montes; Winesellers: Bellafina, Sea Pearl, Vinum, Piazza del Castello, Gran Passione; Atlantic Beverage Distributors: Mauro Molino, Butternut, Jillian Louise, Mimmo Paone, Lanciola, Tuck Beckstoffer, St Urbanshof; Nashoba Valley Winery; Domaine Select Wine & Spirits: La Maialina Gertrude, Primaterra, Fantinel Brut Rose, Quattro Mani, Borgogno; Proud Pour; Cline Cellars… and many more!
Looking to be part of the festival?
Vendors looking to participate can submit an application within the registration page. A non-refundable table fee payment will be required at time of registration and each table must have at least 4 (but no more than 8) bottles with a minimum retail price of $15 per bottle. Once successfully registered, your wine selection will be reviewed and you’ll be notified if your registration and wines are approved. The Festival will provide a spittoon for every table and a large communal ice bucket that can be utilized to chill back stock wine. Tabletop ice buckets for display are not provided.
Vendors are NOT permitted to bring free-standing posters or props that may clutter the elegant atmosphere of the festival. Space is extremely limited and we ask that you are respectful of your neighbor’s space.
If you are a food or wine-related product business that would like to inquire about sponsorship, advertising, or added exposure to the Grand Tasting, please contact us directly.