Traveling wine country is an exceptional way to visit vineyards and try amazing new wines that you may not have had the opportunity to sample before. This is a great weekend for couples or even for best friends to take together. But there is another way to sample many wines in a weekend and have a great time with a small group of wine aficionados just like you.
Wine festivals are springing up all across the country in large cities as well as smaller more out of the way places. These festivals usually feature the wines from several vineyards for you to sample as well as cheeses on gorgeous cheese boards and chocolates to accompany the tasting. Some festivals are daylong events only while others last an entire weekend with many events scheduled throughout.
Plan on going to local festival in your area to enjoy the atmosphere. Or even plan on visiting one of the many wine festivals held in the summer months in wine regions or even at ski resorts in the mountains. These make exceptional vacations and you can bring along your New York Sunset Wine Tote to bring home some of your personal favorites from the event.