Like grapevines, wine glasses have stems, often contain grapes, and, when spoken to, echo the majority of gossipy jabberings. Imbibe an honest glass with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two single-day tickets to the fourth annual Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival (up to a $70 value) in Stevensville. This year's festival will be taking place at Bay Bridge Marina on Kent Island in Stevensville on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. Gates remain ajar from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., with children 12 years and younger entering for free and discounted tickets available for designated drivers and guests 13–21 years old.
The Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival is a scenic tasting space for fledging and seasoned oenophiles eager to sip a succulent selection of global wines. Over the course of two days, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of Chesapeake Bay while tasting locally fermented elixirs from Mark Cascia Vineyards, St. Michaels Winery, Layton's Chance Winery, and more. In addition to arts and crafts displays, each day of the festival plays host to live musical entertainment—attend on May 14 and engage wine-soaked senses in the roadhouse rhythms of Chris Sacks Band or the funk-pop grooves of Sweet Leda. On May 15, get belted with the rocking blues backlash of Uncle and the R&B riffs of Big Daddy Stallings.
Because most activities take place under the tent, the festival will go on regardless of rain, shine, or mystic sandstorms, with transient slips available for boat owners looking to dock on site. A portion of the festival's proceeds will also be going toward various charities, including the American Cancer Society and The Foundation for Community Partnerships.