Strawbery Bankes Vintage & Vine Wine Festival moves to September 12

PORTSMOUTH – The Strawbery Banke Museum recently announced that Vintage & Vine – A Wine Festival in Historic Style will be moved to Thursday, September 12, 2024. The event – ​​now in its 36th year – has previously occurred on the second Saturday in September. The Vintage & Vine Event Committee has moved the event to a new date, creating additional opportunities for participation and ensuring the availability of key restaurant and wine partners.

“After discussions with several key stakeholders, we made the necessary decision to move the event to a Thursday evening,” said Joanna Kelley, Strawbery Banke Trustee and Vintage & Vine Co-Chair. – Ongoing staff shortages have hampered several restaurants, making it challenging for them to set aside time for cooking and staffing the event on a Saturday night. This date change helps ensure the event can continue to thrive, maintains the commitment of our key partners and upholds its high standards of excellence.”

“We are excited about the new opportunities that moving to a Thursday opens up,” said Sarah Earnest, Strawbery Banke Museum Trustee and Vintage & Vine co-chair. “This change not only allows us to retain our key partners, but it also gives us the chance to collaborate with new restaurants, wine distributors and wineries.”

“In addition to last year’s efforts, we are also exploring new ways to incorporate elements of Strawbery Banke’s history and mission into Vintage & Vine,” Earnest continued. “We are excited for the community to experience the new additions this year.”

The event, which takes place outdoors throughout the museum’s 10-acre site, heritage gardens and historic landscape, offers guests the opportunity to sample an extensive selection of fine wines and imaginative cuisine prepared by top chefs and caterers in the Seacoast area.

  • VIP Grand Reserve Tasting (16.00 to 19.30): VIP ticket holders can enjoy a selection of premium wines along with delicious hors d’oeuvres under the exclusive VIP Reserve Tent. VIP tickets are $150 per person, with special VIP driver tickets available for $50.
  • General admission Grand Tasting (17.00 to 19.30): General admission guests can stroll among the museum’s historic houses and gardens, sample wines from local vintners and enjoy appetizers prepared by top chefs. General admission tickets are $95 per person, with designated driver general admission tickets available for $40.

Vintage & Vine 2024 is proudly sponsored in part by Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, Rooftop at the Envio, Dermatology & Skin Health, McLane Middleton, Devine Millimet Attorneys At Law and in-kind sponsor Taste of the Seacoast Magazine.

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