Wine Lover's Calendar 2016

From grape variety days to state wine months, the 2016 Wine Lover's Calendar gives you more than 30 reasons to open that bottle!

The wine holidays and months in the graphic above are also listed below (grouped by type). When possible, the holiday is linked to a site that provides additional information about the holiday. If you know of any that we missed, let us know in the comments section below. For a listing of 2016 wine festivals and events, please visit our events page.

State and Region Wine Months

Delaware Wine Month (Explore Delaware wineries)

Michigan Wine Month (Explore Michigan wineries)
Iowa Wine Month (Explore Iowa wineries)

Finger Lakes Wine Month (Explore Finger Lakes wineries)
Oregon Wine Month (Explore Oregon wineries)

Idaho Wine Month (Explore Idaho wineries)
Ohio Wine Month (Explore Ohio wineries)

Washington Wine Month #WAWineMonth (Explore Washington wineries)

California Wine Month (Explore California wineries)
Illinois Wine Month (Explore Illinois wineries)
Missouri Wine Month (Explore Missouri wineries)
North Carolina Wine Month (Explore North Carolina wineries)

Pennsylvania Wine Month (Explore Pennsylvania wineries)
Texas Wine Month (Explore Texas wineries)
Virginia Wine Month (Explore Virginia wineries)
Champagne Day (10/21/16)

New Jersey Wine Week (Nov 14-21)

Grape Variety Holidays
Variety holidays provide a great excuse to open a bottle of your favorite varietal or try something new. With thousands of fellow wine lovers participating in each holiday, you're never drinking alone!

April 17 - World Malbec Day #MalbecWorldDay
May 6 - International Sauvignon Blanc Day #SauvBlanc
May 9 - World Moscato Day
May 26 - National Chardonnay Day #ChardDay
August 1 - International Albarino Day (tentative)
September 1 - Cabernet Day
September 16 - Grenache Day #GrenacheDay
November 7 - International Merlot Day
November 10 - International Tempranillo Day #TempranilloDay or #Tempranillo
November 19 - National Zinfandel Day
December 4 - Cabernet Franc Day #CabFrancDay

General Wine Holidays

February 18 - Drink Wine Day
February 27 – Open That Bottle Night #otbn
May 16 – Granholm v. Heald Anniversary
May 24 – Judgment of Paris Anniversary
May 25 – National Wine Day #wineday
October 11-17 – Drink Local Wine Week
November 8 – Wine Tourism Day #WineTourismDay
November 17 – Beaujolais Nouveau Day
December 5 – Repeal Day

Published: Jan. 13, 2016

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