August can be a dreaded month with heat waves and lack of rain, so here at Bishop’s we make sure to have something to look forward to!! The wine will be pouring August 10th & 11th at the 2019 13th Annual Shoreline Wine Festival! We are less than a month away from this two day festival, filled with delicious CT Wine, food trucks, live music and local artisans. Celebrate fine wines from Connecticut Wineries and Vineyards from all over the state with the backdrop of your host & sponsor, Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market and Winery in Guilford, CT. Other wineries participating in this year’s festival include Hopkins Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Jones Family Farm Winery, Paradise Hills Vineyard, and Sunset Meadow Vineyards. Enjoy fine wines that offer a range from grape wines to fruit wines.
This festival has grown quite a bit since its first year, now hosting around forty vendors and seven to eight food trucks. One of the many benefits for attendees at the Shoreline Wine Festival is that all wine being sampled at the Festival, is also available for sale that weekend to take home with you. Enjoy a tour of the Bishop’s Orchards Winery while you listen to live music and entertainment. There are plenty of vendors to check out, specializing in jewelry, home improvement, pantry goods and more! Food offered at the event is from our food truck line, at an additional charge. Food trucks will include tacos, steamed burgers, steak sandwiches, gyros, farm to table and pizza.
Entertainment is provided by Music in Motion DJ/MC services and renowned local band, “Old Hickory Boys.” This year’s festival could not happen if not for the support of our sponsors. Our sponsors brought in over $20K to help fund the event. Sponsorships include Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, Foxon Soda, Mosaic, Proforma, Miranda Creative, WTNH, and Shore Publishing.
Tickets for the event may be purchased ahead of time online and at Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market at a discounted rate. Prices for tickets are $30 for Adults and $10 for Designated Driver Tickets. Starting August 3rd and at the festival gates, Adult ticket prices will go up. Entrance into the festival, as well as a tasting ticket, wine glass and attendee gift bags are all included in an Adult Ticket. Foxon Soda is our Designated Driver Sponsor, giving soda and water free of charge to all DD ticket holders. The hours of the event are Saturday, Aug. 10th, 12 pm – 7 pm and Sunday, Aug. 11th, 12 pm – 6 pm. For more information visit our website at www.shorelinewinefestival.com.