South End Wine & Hops Fest Returning to Charlotte This Spring


South End Wine & Hops Fest, voted the Best Festival in Charlotte for the last two years, will hold its seventh annual event with title sponsor Greystar on May 13-16. The festival, designed for wine and beer enthusiasts, will offer four days of experiences in South End Charlotte. This year, the main event will take place over two days to accommodate social distancing.

“Greystar is proud to be the title sponsor of the South End Wine & Hops Fest, reflecting our commitment to enhancing our local community and building strong relationships with our neighbors,” said Stephanie Hovis, Senior Director of Real Estate for Greystar. “This event reflects the warm and welcoming culture of Charlotte and their focus on bringing people together for a special cause. This festival provides us with a unique opportunity to tangibly show our support and we look forward to a strong partnership moving forward.”

South End Wine & Hops Fest was voted Charlotte Magazine’s Best Charlotte Festival for two years in a row–2019 and 2020. In previous years, the festival was named the Best Wine Festival by the magazine. Festival attendees have the option to participate in an evening of food and wine pairings from Chef Ken Aponte of Alchemy, outdoor roller skating with sparkling wine, and the main event with global wine, local brews and ciders, live music and outdoor fun. The full South End Wine & Hops Fest schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 13

Alchemy Wine Dinner

Alchemy at C3 Lab

Friday, May 14

Skates & Bubbles

The Unknown Brewing Company

Saturday, May 15 

7th Annual South End Wine and Hops Fest

The Unknown Brewing Company

Sunday, May 16 

7th Annual South End Wine and Hops Fest

The Unknown Brewing Company

Safety is a top priority and protocols including smaller events, mask requirements, social distancing and hand sanitizer stations will be followed to protect the safety of attendees. Organizers will continue to monitor and adhere to Mecklenburg County and North Carolina health guidelines. More details are available under frequently asked questions on the event website.

Presented by Extreme Property Services and Queen City Elite, South End Wine & Hops Fest is open to individuals 21 years of age or older. Attendees can purchase tickets, volunteer and learn more about the event by visiting