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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Handcrafted Wines, Beers, Arts/Crafts, Cigars and Cheeses

"Handcrafted" is the theme that will weave together fine products, crafts and locally-made beers and wines at the Second Annual Delaware Wine & Beer Festival, set for Sunday, October 23 at Pizzadili Winery in Felton, Delaware, from 12 noon until 5pm.

Festival-goers will have the opportunity to meet Delaware's vintners and brewmasters, talk about their locations, products and processes, with 30 varieties of wines and beers available. Tours of the winery will be held throughout the day, and the Pizzadili retail shop will be open. Festival goers can participate in a keg tossing competition, and a corn hole tournament is being planned. Pizzadili Catering will handle all food sales.
Day of ticket sales are $35 and include 10 sampling tickets. Designated driver tickets are $5, but will not be eligible to purchase wine or beer. Glasses of beer will be sold at $3 and wine will be $4. Parking is free. An outdoor wine shop will be available, selling bottles of local wines to take home.
This year's premier sponsor is the Delaware Wine & Ale Trail, created by the Delaware Tourism office to promote Delaware's growing wine and beer industry. It is a unique, statewide collection of wineries and breweries that welcome and educate visitors about the production of Delaware wines and brews.
Fine handmade cigars will be available for sale that day by Veritas Cigars, a Delaware corporation that will sponsor the festival's entertainment tent. Festival-goers will be treated to free samples of cheese provided by Cabot Creamery Cooperative.
Angelucci Gallery and Artists' Studios in Milford is the featured sponsor of the Delaware Artisan Faire held in conjunction with the Wine & Beer Festival, which will feature 25 Delaware artisans including several from Angelucci Gallery.  Photography, fused glass, sea glass jewelry, paintings, prints, fiber arts and more will be available for show and sale.
The event will be held rain or shine on the grounds of the vineyard and inside a covered pavilion. The winery is located at 1683 Peach Basket Road near Felton, DE, just minutes south of Dover.  
It is 1/10th of a mile off Route 13 behind Delaware Auto Auction.  
For more information, visit www.visitdover.com/winebeerfestival, or call Kent County Tourism, 302-734-4888 or 800-233-5368.
For more information about top events in Delaware take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Delaware