South End Wine and Hops Fest Combining For The Biggest Tasting Experience of 2020


This year the 6th annual South End Wine Fest has joined forces with the South End Hops Fest to organize one of the most extensive tasting and drinking experiences of the year.

South End Wine Fest was voted Charlotte Magazine’s Best Charlotte Wine Event four years in a row from 2016-2019. This year, the festival was named 2020 Voter’s Choice Best Festival by the magazine. Safety protocols, including smaller events, mask requirements, social distancing and temperature checks, will be followed to protect the safety of attendees.

“South End Wine and Hops Fest has been well received in the Charlotte community and we are excited for the return of this annual event,” said Shawn Cosner, Owner of Third Rock Productions. “We’re thankful to feature amazing restaurants, wine distributors and breweries that make the festival possible. The pandemic has impacted so many in the food and drink industry, and South End Wine and Hops Fest  is one opportunity to support their businesses.”

The South End Wine & Hops Fest will take place Oct 21-25 with 6 wine and hops-filled events, including:

Skates, Sliders, and Slushies

When: Wednesday, October 21st at 6 PM
Where: Tayste Catering
Event Description: We are teaming up with our local girls skate team to bring you an evening of wine slushies, sliders & fries. These skating pros roll up to your vehicle with your boozy beverages and delicious foods.

Zeppelin Wine Dinner

When: Thursday, October 22nd at 6 PM
Where: Zeppelin
Event Description: Chef Vince of Zeppelin invites you to an evening of culinary creations all paired with some of his favorite wines.

Tayste Curds & Corks

When: Friday, October 23rd at 6 PM
Where: Zeppelin
Event Description: Enjoy an evening of al fresco dining under the stars while sipping the most wonderful wines and delectable cheeses inspired courses.

6th Annual South End Wine & Hops Fest

When: Saturday, October 24th at 11 AM
Where: The Unknown Brewing Company
Event Description: Charlotte’s favorite and most award winning wine event is returning with another day filled with wordly wines, local brews & ciders. Enjoy a day with friends enjoying live music and sipping the day away under the sun.

Rose – Mimosa – Soiree

When: Sunday, October 25th at 11 AM
Where: Hoppin’
Event Description: Enjoy a Sunday Funday sipping all the rose, sparkling wine & ciders your heart desires. You will also have access to the most adorable mimosa bar featuring a variety of juices, syrups and berries. DJ Pink Diamond will be laying down all your favorite brunch beats

Sip & Savor

When: Sunday, October 25th at 6 PM
Where: Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails
Event Description: Chef Ivan invites you to a Sunday evening with a multiple course dinner paired with wonderful wines.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are limited tickets for all events this year, so make sure you do not wait to buy your tickets! 
Organizers will continue to monitor and adhere to Mecklenburg County and North Carolina health guidelines. Attendees should review frequently asked questions for more details.