Attend the 21st Annual WINEterfest Weekend!

January 23rd, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Newport Vineyards' 21st annual WINEterfestNewport Vineyards’ 21st annual WINEterfest Weekend is two full days of live music, ice sculpting, grape stomping, and wine tasting at their infamous Ice Wine Bar. February 18th and 19th with a WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree kicking things off on the evening of the 17th!

Newport Vineyards has been warming up Rhode Island winters with their annual WINEterfest since 1996. At this point, the event has become something of a tradition. An annual happening that is looked forward to as a bright spot in the potentially drab and dreary gray months of winter.

This year is no exception with WINEterfest bringing lots of life to the President’s Day Weekend. Attendees can look forward to tasting fine Newport wine by the glass at the popular Ice Wine Bar. A variety of delicious edibles will also be available for purchase to help you balance out your intake.

Along with all the amazing wine and food, WINEterfest also provides a variety of entertainments.

Saturday will see Live Ice Sculpting Performances, while Sunday will feature a Live Wine Statue. Both days will also offer live music.

Saturday belongs to the Little Compton Band, whose signature brand of roots-rock covers and originals will keep you on your feet. Sunday brings The Pourmen to the festival with their energetic blend of Celtic, folk, and acoustic punk rock.

Both days will also feature the ever-popular Grape Stomp Competitions! You can spectate or, if you feel up to the task, you can sign-up to mash your own feet into a bucket of grapes! If you’d like to join in the fun, you can add your name to the list here. Limited spots are available so grape stomping contestants will be selected at random and notified the day prior to the event.

The whole weekend kicks off on Friday night at the WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree with wine, light fare, and the musical talents of the New Providence Big Band. Dressing up in 1920’s speakeasy attire is encouraged!

WINEterfest Weekend 2017

Friday, February 17
WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree: 7pm-10pm Tickets

Saturday, February 18 – 12pm–5pm
LIVE Ice Sculpture: 12pm–2:30pm.
Grape Stomping Competition: 1pm-3pm

Sunday, February 19 – 12pm–5pm
LIVE Wine Statue: 12pm–4pm
Grape Stomping Competition: 1pm-3pm

Newport Vineyards’ WINEterfest Weekend 2017

909 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
Visit www.newportvineyards.com for tickets and more details.

WINEterfest Weekend Lodging
Looking for someplace to rest between dancing, sipping, and squashing grapes between your toes? Give yourself the gift of true comfort, hospitality, and value with a stay in a Newport Bed & Breakfast Inn!

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