Worcester Wine Festival is back!

Building on the success of the inaugural 2017 Worcester Wine Festival, organizers are promising the 2018 version will be bigger and better. “We were pleased – on so many levels – with how the inaugural Worcester Wine Festival came together,” said Ed Russo, one of the festival organizers. “We had tremendous support from the Central Massachusetts community, the wine vendors, our sponsors, the City of Worcester and so many others. We are excited to move forward and look forward to the 2018 Festival.”

The 2018 Worcester Wine Festival will be held September 4-9 in and around the City of Worcester. There will be a series of wine dinners and brunches. Wine dinners will be held at Willy’s Steakhouse (Sept. 4), Bocado (Sept. 5), Sonoma (Sept. 6), Lock 50 (Sept. 7), and deadhorse hill (Sept. 9). You’ll also be able to check out special brunches at Altea’s (Sept. 8) and Lock 50 (Sept. 9).

And don’t forget the grand tasting at Union Station on Sept. 8. The Grand Tasting is the main event for the week’s celebration and will feature 400+ hand-curated wines for guests to sample, as well as tastings from selected restaurants and a small number of hand-picked vendors specializing in arts, retail and more.

VIP tickets are limited to allow for a more intimate experience with wineries, restaurant owners, distributors, admission into VIP Lounge and more. The VIP Lounge includes tastings of exclusive wines, complimentary premium small bites (1:30-3:30 p.m), premium hydration and comfortable seating. There will also be General Admission tickets available.

Sept. 4-9; various locations around Worcester. Grand tasting is Sept. 8 at Union Station; VIP tickets (11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) are $125, Session 1 General Admission (1-5 p.m.) are $60, Session 2 General Admission (2:30-5 p.m.) are $45; WorcesterWineFestival.com.