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Jun 08

Annual Summer Celebration Wine Festival at Lee Hall Mansion

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 10:50 AM by Latoya Jefferson

What better way to kick off summer than by visiting the beautiful grounds of Newport News’ Lee Hall Mansion for the 15th annual Summer Celebration Wine Festival this Saturday, June 11th,11 AM to 6 PM. Taste and purchase the finest vintages from Virginia's best wineries including Byrd Cellars, Fincastle Vineyard & Winery, Horton Vineyards, Lake Anna Winery, Mattaponi Winery, Mermaid Winery, Naked Mountain Winery, Rebec Vineyards and Saude Creek Vineyards. Live music combined with exquisite food and unique crafts makes this one of the Peninsula's most popular events. 6-8 Wine Festival scaled

Tasting tickets are $20 in advance at select ticket outlets, and $25 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased in Newport News at Lee Hall Mansion (closed Tuesday and Wednesday), the Newport News Visitor Information Center (at the entrance to Newport News Park), Total Wine & More, and the Virginia War Museum. Non-tasting tickets are $10. This is a rain or shine event. No pets or outside alcohol permitted. Must be 21 or older to purchase a tasting ticket and show identification at the gate. For more information including a complete list of advance ticket purchase outlets visit