April 27, 2024 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 for APRIL 27 (Link Posted in 2024)
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.
2023 Exhibitor Listing
The exhibitors below participated in the April 22, 2023 festival. Check back in 2024 to see the list of vendors for the next show.
Here’s What We Had in 2023
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 and Chair Massage
This year we will have instructor Perpetua Hingi leading the Pain ‘N Sip section! This is included with your ticket. Scroll down for details! PLUS, we will have CHAIR MASSAGE by Capital District Massage for $1/minute (half price) and board game tables for those of you who enjoy a more laid back evening while sampling.
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
Get ready to turn up the volume and strike a pose with Capital Region Entertainment! Our DJs are the ultimate party starters, spinning the hottest tracks that will keep you grooving all night long. From old school classics to the latest hits, we’ve got you covered with the beats and the props to take your fun to the next level!
Paint ‘N Sip Led by Instructor in 2023!
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