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Salute The North Carolina Wine Celebration - May 31, 2014

Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration has become the premier downtown festival in the state that exclusively features North Carolina wine.  The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership has produced the festival in order to meet several objectives, including: to provide entertainment options for visitors in the downtown core; to establish downtown Winston-Salem as the “hub” of the Yadkin Valley Wine region for leisure travelers; and to place increased focus on the burgeoning North Carolina wine industry.

The Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration, presented by BB&T, traditionally brings over 30 North Carolina wineries will showcase their products, offering wine sampling and purchase.  Last year’s festival drew over 7,500 attendees from across the state and the Southeast region, and has been selected as a “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.  Salute is traditionally held rain or shine from 12 noon until 6:00 pm in the heart of downtown the first weekend in June.

In addition to the wine festival, on the Thursday and Friday evenings prior to the festival, several downtown restaurants participate in Salute Winemaker Dinners, with chefs collaborating with winemakers to create one-of-a-kind memorable meals.  A complete listing of Winemaker Dinners as they become available may be found at as the event approaches.

As tickets become available for the wine festival they may be purchased online at, all North Carolina Lowes Foods stores, select BB&T branches, Whole Foods in Winston-Salem, or at Triad Total Wine Stores.

Check back for great weekend hotel packages will be assembled in conjunction with the 2014 Salute! weekend.  Check back for more information as the event gets closer.

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Embassy Suites - Salute! NC Wine Celebration Package

Enjoy a one night stay for two at the Embassy Suites and two tickets to Salute! The North Carolina Wine…

May 30 2014 - June 02 2014
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Winston-Salem Marriott - Salute NC! Wine Celebration Package

Enjoy one night for two at the Marriott in Downtown Winston-Salem and two tickets to Salute! The North Carolina Wine…

May 30 2014 - June 01 2014
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