The Best Wine Festivals for Groups

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If you and your wine-loving friends are planning a trip, opt for festivals over vineyards this year. Check out the best wine festivals for groups here!

There’s no better way to celebrate the joys of life than by attending a wine festival with your friends. Luckily for us, there are hundreds of different wine festivals throughout the year. If you and your friends are a group of oenophiles, then plan a trip centered around some of the best wine festivals for groups! From beachy destinations to city locales, we’ve included locations all around the world and with dates throughout the year to work with your schedules. Your trip is sure to to be filled with laughter and vino.

Niagara Icewine Festival


Coined as Canada’s coolest wine festival, the Niagara Icewine Gala may only be a one-day affair, but the festivities continue long after. If you and your friends purchase a Discovery Pass, you’ll get to enjoy carefully curated wine pairings at various wineries every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for two weeks in January. Plan your vacation to this gorgeous country and dynamic festival. (

RAW WINE – NYC, Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo

Dates vary

RAW WINE hosts numerous artisan wine festivals and fairs throughout the year and features over 150 producers from around the world. All the wine you and your friends will taste conform to RAW’s specific “Charter of Quality,” which means you’ll be sipping some of the most natural wine in the world. Check out any of the RAW WINE festivals in Berlin, Montréal, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Toronto —you don’t want to miss it! (

Nantucket Wine & Food Festival


Nantucket is one of the most sublime places to visit at the beginning of the summer, which makes this festival even more appealing. Spanning five days, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has brought in distinguished winemakers and chefs for over 20 years. The tantalizing island comes to life with tastings, lunches, dinners, seminars, and more for you and your group to enjoy. (

Haro Wine Festival, Spain

Late June

More typically called La Batalla del Vino de Haro, this is the “wine battle” perfect for a group of wine-loving friends. Located in the wine industry town of La Rioja in northern Spain, this fest absolutely needs advanced planning. The festival is more of an excuse to wear wine than to drink it: you’ll spray, throw and guzzle wine day in and day out. You’ll be much more likely to find squirt guns filled with wine than decanters! (

International Pinot Noir Celebration, Oregon

Late July

The annual International Pinot Noir Celebration is just one of the many reasons to visit this lovely state. A three-day event, this is the festival for pinot noir-lovers. You’ll find world-renowned winemakers, chefs, wine-lovers and more at this relaxing festival. Enjoy Oregon’s breathtaking wine country with your loved ones. (

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