University City Wine Fest, the only outdoor spring festival of its kind in the region, is returning to Shoppes at University Place for a second year.

Last year’s event drew more than 1,000 wine enthusiasts.

Attendees will experience more than 100 old and new wines from more than 25 wineries. They will stroll the boardwalk and enjoy appetizers from area restaurants and experience live entertainment.

New this year: a beer garden.

Proceeds from WineFest will benefit literacy programming for Charlotte Mecklenburg University City and Sugarcreek Libraries.


Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Times: VIP, 1-6 p.m., General Admission, 2-6 p.m.
Location: Shoppes at University Place, 8708 JW Clay Boulevard
VIP Tables: $500. Includes table, umbrella and seating for 10 wine lovers. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy one-hour earlier access to the festival, 4 bottles of wine at their table, unlimited wine tastings, festival souvenir sampling glass, the ability to bring your own foods to the festival and access to VIP-only restroom.

Early Admission: $40. Include a one-hour early admission and 5 hours of unlimited wine tastings and festival souvenir glass.

General Admission: $35. Includes 4 hours of unlimited wine tastings and a festival souvenir sampling glass.

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