Schedule of Events

September 16-18, 2016

Weather Disclaimer: The Festival will take place rain or shine. For festival ticket pricing information, Click Here.

Friday September 16 | Village of Wilmington

Festival preview tasting and the Village Stroll, featuring live entertainment and the Vermont Soup Tasting Contest in the heart of Wilmington. Stroll the historic village of Wilmington while sampling soups from the Valley’s chefs. The various shops, galleries, and restaurants will all be featuring Vermont Wines and local soups-sample over 30 different soups and wines.

Congratulations to the 2015 Soup Contest Winner: Valley View Saloon / Crab Bisque

Fresh Tracks Winery and Spoonwood Cabin Creamery will be hosting a wine tasting and cheese pairing seminar in Wilmington’s own Memorial Hall- truly a charming, elegant night in the heart of the Green Mountains.

Wine Stroll $10.00 (21+ only) Soup Stroll is Free!

From 5p to 7p Friday September 16.

Register and pick up your map at The Chamber of Commerce 21 West Main, Wilmington VT 05363

Saturday, September 17

11:00am- 5:00pm | Mount Snow Resort Gates Open Grand Tasting Enjoy  sampling dozens of Vermont’s finest wines, spirits, cheeses and farm-fresh products. Crafts, artisans and more.

2015 Entertainment:

The Snaz

Legato Blues Band

Wyld Nightz

6:00pm- 9:00pm | 2015 Four-course $99 Prix Fixe Wine Dinners 

  • Deerhill Inn will be featuring Wine Pairings from Vermont’s award winning North Branch Vineyards. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the wine makers, who will visit your table to discuss their wine and our pairings.

 Deerhill Inn – Call 802-464-3100 for Reservations.  North Branch Vineyards

  • Cask & Kiln Kitchen  will be paired with Vermont’s award winning  Shelburne Vineyard . Founded in 1998,  Shelburne Vineyard is noted for its award-winning wines made from cold-hardy grapes sustainably grown on its 17 acres vineyards in northern VT.   A Shelburne Vineyard Marquette or Marquette Reserve has been named Best Red Wine for 4 consecutive years in the International Cold Climate Wine Competition and the Vineyard’s Whimsey Meadow Rose was just named Best VT Wine at the Big E Competition.  The Cask & Kiln Kitchen is a fantastic addition to the Deerfield Valley’s renowned restaurant community.  Serving elevated comfort food and inspired cocktails the Cask & Kiln Kitchen is the complete fine dining package from menu, to service to the atmosphere of the renovated historic Parmalee & Howe building.
    • For Reservation please contact the Cask & Kiln Kitchen at 802-464-CASK.

Sunday, September 19


11:00 Gates Open | Grand Tasting | Mount Snow Resort Enjoy  sampling dozens of Vermont’s finest wines, spirits, cheeses and farm-fresh products.  Crafts, artisans and more.

12:00-2:30 pm  Compare And Contrast Wine Seminar-Guest Lecture Sommelier Kyle Frey will take you on a wine tasting journey through the wines of the world including Vermont Winery festival award winners.  Seating is limited.  Reservations required.

2015 Entertainment:

The Janet Ryan Band

Groove Prophet