April 22, 2023 at the Albany Capital Center. 55 Eagle Street. Albany, NY 12297
Capital Wine Festival – Albany
There are two sessions plus a VIP option. Session 1 ($25) is from 1pm-4pm and session 2 ($30) is from 6pm-9pm. The VIP ticket ($35) gets you into session 2 an hour earlier, at 5pm, so you have more time and shorter lines during the first hour.BUY TICKETS and FAQ
Tickets for Designated Drivers (DDs) will be sold for $10 at the door. This ticket allows the DD to participate in food sampling, paint n sip, games, DJ/photo booth, and dinner purchases. There is no limit to the number of DD tickets available.
The exhibitors below are signed up for the April 22, 2023 Festival. This list may not be complete and may change up until the show, so check regularly for the updated list. Click on the links for each to learn more about those you look forward to seeing at the Festival.
Here’s What You Can Expect
Included with your ticket is unlimited sampling of the wines, spirits, and specialty food offered by the participating vendors. There will be full meals and beverages for sale (not included with the ticket price) offered by the chef at the Albany Capital Center. There will be a DJ, free photo booth, a free self-guided Paint-N-Sip attraction, and several other regular vendors selling their items.
We work hard to attract as many NY wineries to our shows as we can. Check the above Exhibitor Listing to see who we can thank for their participation at this show.
We are also grateful for the participation of distilleries of excellence in NY. It is a great privilege to learn about their farms and stories and to purchase their spirits.
Specialty Foods Sampling
We aim to bring you the best quality specialty food producers who are willing to sample their products throughout each session. You will definitely want to purchase your favorites to take home.
Paint ‘N Sip
This year we will have an instructor leading the Pain ‘N Sip section! Scroll down for details!
Wine and Spirits Holding Area
When you purchase your favorite bottles of wine or spirits after sampling them, we will keep them for you in the holding area. You just need to save your tickets from your purchase and pick them up on your way out.
DJ and Photo Booth
We will have a DJ and free photo booth so you can dance and dress up for fun photos with your friends.
Paint ‘N Sip Led by Instructor This Year!
Thanks to Perpetua Hingi, we will be offering a FREE guided experience this year in the Paint ‘N Sip section. There is no pre-registration, and there may be a short wait to get a seat. Plan for about a 20 minute session where Perpetua will demonstrate painting a scene as you follow along. Or, just observe and sip as she instructs.
Perpetua Hingi is a painter/illustrator located in the Capital Region. She specializes in ethereal portraits with a focus on the Divine Feminine. Her inspiration comes both from her imagination and detailed pieces like those of Heirmoynus Bosch. You can find Perpetua near plants or flowers as her day job is a florist. Floral arrangements are another way she expresses her artistry. Perpetua feels that her artwork is a direct expression of who she is. Striking, intense, graceful and soft. She enjoys depth, layers, and art of story telling. Transformation is her calling and art empowers her to do so. Art allows her to connect with the Creator within her and it reminds her to trust the process.Visit Perpetua on Instagram