Charlotte’s 4th Annual Wine Fest Is Returning This Weekend


Charlotte’s 4th Annual University City Wine Fest is finally back this week!

In light of the pandemic, organizers have created a wide array of unique ways to keep attendees socially distanced while enjoying our region’s best local wines, beers, and music.

This year’s festival will offer events ranging from sipping wine on the water while paddle boating to a limited capacity dining experience at a local chef’s home.

“We look forward to holding the festival to most importantly support local business owners that have been impacted by the coronavirus, and to provide a safe way for individuals to enjoy community,” says Darlene Heater, Executive Director of University City Partners. “University City Wine Fest is lots of fun and has met the growing interest for programs and activities in University City. We will engage more area businesses surrounding the lake and boardwalk, which offers an accommodating location to enjoy scenic views while social distancing.” 

The full University City Wine schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Wine Wednesday on the Water

The Shoppes at University Place

Thursday, September 17, 6 – 9 p.m.

Royal Wine and Dine Event

Home of Chef Lisa Brooks

Friday, September 18, 6 – 9 p.m.

Nails, Champagne & Shopping 

The Shoppes at University Place

Saturday, September 19, 2 – 6 p.m.

4th Annual University City Wine Fest

Armored Cow Brewing

Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rose’ Mimosas Sioree

The Shoppes at University Place

All proceeds from University City Wine Fest will benefit literacy programming at Charlotte Mecklenburg University City Regional and Sugar Creek Libraries. The Wine Fest is presented by title sponsor Greystar, University City Partners and Courtyard by Marriott & Springhill Suites, with support by UNC Charlotte, The Shoppes at University Place, Morningstar Storage and Phoenix Landscape Management. See full list of sponsors here.

Tickets are now available for purchase at

More information can be found on the website, Facebook and Instagram.