In its eighth year, Wine Riot is back on its tasting tour expanding to six U.S. Cities. In 2019, we bring Wine Riot 2.0, a tasting revolution with a twist! Blending the old with the new, we’ve reinvented educational components and elevated attendee favorites to infuse new life into an event that has continued to introduce new wines to a growing Millennial audience. Wine Riot 2.0 is your opportunity to pick the brain of local Sommeliers, taste wines from regions all over the world, compete in head to head challenges with friends, sip on your bubbly favorites and so much more. Join the revolution, and riot with us!
VIP ADMISSION $95
Everything included in General Admission, plus the following:
• 30 minute early event entry to be the first to sip and interact with your favorite brands
• Exclusive Access to VIP lounge:
- Preferred Seating Areas
- Enhanced culinary experience with VIP only wine and food parings from local restaurants
- One-on-One access to Local Sommeliers
GENERAL ADMISSION $65
• Free Wine Riot wine glass
• Access to event and special programming including:
- The Somm Sit Down Series
- The Sparkling Lounge
- Wine 101
- Scavenger Hunt, Photo Booth, Wine Pronunciation Bee and Couples Challenges
- Lite bites from local restaurants
- Wine tasting tables and unlimited pours
40 + EXHIBITORS
Discover new wine brands with a variety of food pairings in every city | VIP areas | photo booths | sponsor activations
THE SPARKLING LOUNGE
Indulge in Cava, Prosecco, American Sparkling, Crémant, Rosé and Champagne in our stylish lounge.
Upgrade to enjoy a private lounge and an enhanced culinary experience with curated wine pairings. A local Somm will be hanging out in the lounge to answer questions, pour a glass, and engage with our VIP guests.
Grab your friends, sip wines, and accomplish tasks throughout the event to win fun prizes.
LOCAL WINERIES & SOMMS
Try wines from your backyard, meet the winemakers, and learn from the local Sommeliers in your neighborhood.
Riot together but stand out from the crowd with your own unique wine glass. We’ll provide the materials and you create your masterpiece.
THE SOMM SIT DOWN SERIES
Visit our activated main stage for games, open forum discussions and educational seminars with our Host & Head of Education.
WINE PRONUNCIATION BEE
Compete head to head with fellow rioters in correctly pronouncing challenging wine related words.
Challenge your partner to find out who has the most wine knowledge.
Listen and engage in educational discussions on wine related subjects, from the history of Rosé to biodynamic wines.
Learn about all things wine through interactive tastings.
MEET THE GRAPES
Chardonnay | Cabernet Sauvignon | Sauvignon Blanc | Merlot | Pinot Noir | Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio | Syrah | Riesling
South America | France | Italy | France | Australia | South Africa | California | Pacific Northwest