The annual Vine on the Waterfront Food & Wine Festival is set to return this summer on Saturday, June 25th. Formally known as the Alexandria Food & Wine Festival, the festival will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Old Town’s waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park and will expand to include both restaurants within Alexandria and other eateries throughout the region.
The festival is a community-based event featuring tastes of local foods and wine, as well as artisans, a Children’s Corner, and live entertainment by Justin Trawick & The Common Goods and Allan Scott Band. The event will transform Oronoco Bay Park into a lively festival easily accessible by car, Metrorail or Dash Bus.
Attendees will be able to sample food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and Virginia’s wineries. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best dessert – judged by notable DC foodie judges (to be announced soon).
This year’s participating restaurants and wineries include (as of May 9th, more to be announced on website):
|Cobbler Mountain Cider|
|James River Cellars|
|Lake Anna Winery|
|Potomac Point Winery|
|Rogers Ford Farm Winery|
|The Williamsburg Winery Ltd.|
|The Winery at La Grange|
|Wine Connoisseur Magazine|
|Crowne Plaza Old Town by IHG|
|Fiona’s Irish Pub|
|Jazz Chic & Waffle|
|Kerrygold Butters & CheesesS & P Living|
|Mum Mum Thai|
|Passanante’s Home Food Services|
|Talk of Di Town|
|UNO’s Pizzeria and Grill|
This is a free event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages.
Tickets are $15 (per area, wine area + food area) and can be purchased online at the festival website. After June 18th, the price is $20 (each area) on site.
This year’s festival partners includes: City of Alexandria, Visit Alexandria, Post Properties, The Parker at Huntington, The Bozzuto Group, ORNUA The Home of Irish Dairy, Washington Parent Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, ABC7/WJLA-TV, News Channel 8 and 94.7 Fresh FM.
For a complete schedule of activities visit www.vineonthewaterfront.com.
What: Vine on the Waterfront Food & Wine Festival
When: Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Where: Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison Street), Alexandria, VA 22314
Time: 12p.m. – 6p.m.
Cost: This is a FREE event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages. Tickets are $15 (each area) until June 18 to be purchased online. After June 18th, the price is $20 (each area) on site.
Food Samples (only) – $20 for 8 taste tickets
Wine Garden (only) – $20 per person. Guest receive a wine glass and a bottled water. Ticket gives access to the wine garden with tasting samples from the wineries.
Food + Wine Tasting – Includes 8 tickets for food tasting + wine tastings from Virginia wineries
All Sales Final.
Transportation: Easily accessible via car, Metro rail and Dash Bus