Important Event Group Size Policies: Groups of 19 or less people can attend the event together without having to make appointments at the wineries. However groups of 20 and up to 40 people will be accepted only if routed by the Trail office (call to inquire) and must be booked 28 days prior to the event weekend. No more than 4 large groups are permitted per event day.
Purchasing Tickets: Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Tickets do not include lodging or transportation. Advance ticket sales end by 12:00 p.m. EST the Wednesday before the event weekend. After that, for events that are not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at a few designated wineries. Discount codes are not valid for tickets purchased during the event.
You must select a check in winery to start the event. As the purchaser, you will present your state-issued photo ID (driver’s license) at your starting winery and their staff will have your actual cardstock tickets prepared and ready to hand you (only the purchaser can pick up the tickets). If there is a gift item for the event, you will pick that up as well. Participating wineries will require that you have your actual cardstock ticket before you can begin enjoying this event. Printouts of the confirmation email from ShowClix do not qualify as tickets. Tickets will list the participating wineries along with event parameters and a mini-map on the back.
Each starting winery is given a limited quantity of tickets. Because of this, it is even more important that groups of attendees purchase their tickets on one order, to guarantee that all attendees will have the exact same starting winery. Lastly, bundles of tickets can only be picked up by the person who purchased them.
Check-in: Important, Proof of I.D.: Please bring proof that you are 21 years of age or older. Each winery is individually responsible for checking the age of customers, to make sure they are at least 21 years old, so it is possible that you may be proofed at more than one winery.
You may check in at any time during the event hours. Once you are checked in, you can visit the remaining wineries, in whichever order you like, at your leisure! Just go to your chosen starting winery, pick up your gift item, then start sampling dishes paired with delicious wines. Each attendee will enjoy a sample of food served by the winery, paired with 3 modest samples of wine intended to complement that dish best. If you purchased a designated driver, we thank you for making our events safer for your family and friends! You will be offered an alternative non-alcoholic beverage with your food sample. (With so many wineries participating in our events, attendees oftentimes visit many wineries in a day, therefore entire flights of wine samples are not served during the event. Certainly if you’re especially enthusiastic about the samples you enjoyed, you will be permitted to purchase an entire flight of wine samples.)
Sometimes our events sell out, so you should purchase your tickets well in advance of the event itself. If you have any questions about purchasing tickets, please call the office during regular business hours at 877-536-2717.