Get set for Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend 2022! This popular, annual event celebrates harvest season and Galena Cellar’s Le Beaujolais Nouveau with a parade, live music, wine tastings, receptions, and other special events. November 18th and 19th, 2022.
Wine lovers will not want to miss Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend, a very special harvest event held the third weekend of November, every year. Galena Cellars started the tradition here to celebrate the annual release of their Le Beaujolais Nouveau.
Le Beaujolais Nouveau is special style of wine. It is the first wine of the harvest and bottled just a few weeks after fermentation. Nouveau wines are meant to be more affordable and easy drinking, a peoples wine, designed for celebrating the harvest. A centuries old tradition with French origins.
Nouveau Wine Weekend has been celebrated in Galena since 1985, a beloved annual tradition involving the entire community, revolving around all things wine.
Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend 2022
This year’s Nouveau Wine Weekend is scheduled for November 18th and 19th, 2022.. Though we have yet to see the full calendar of events for 2022, some details have been released.
The event typically kicks off at noon on Friday. The new wine is officially released with a toast and lunch at Galena Cellar’s Main Street location. This year’s menu includes French Stew served in a freshly baked bread bowl, garnished with fruit and brie.
The luncheon is a ticketed event and tends to sell out quickly – but don’t fret if you miss out. Many other area restaurants join in with wine-inspired luncheons of their own. Bon appetit!
The Nouveau Parade down Galena’s Main Street follows lunch at 2:30pm. The parade, made up of revelers and vehicles, including trolleys and horse-drawn wagons, follows along as the Nouveau wine is distributed to participating merchants with Nouveau posters in their windows.
The weekend continues with Galena trolley tours, vineyard tours, wine tastings, live music, dinner specials, workshops, and so much more!
Galena Cellars has been making wine in the Galena area since 1983, many of them award winners. They currently operate both a downtown storefront and a full-scale vineyard, located just outside town. In fact, Galena Cellars’ country vineyard is only 4 minutes down the road from Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, making visiting them a snap!
You can enjoy a tour and a wine-tasting at the vineyard, or stop by the downtown location for a drink and small bites all year long. Many, however, time their visits to coincide with Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend.
Nouveau Wine Weekend Lodging Special
Join Hawk Valley Retreat in celebrating Nouveau Weekend 2022!
Stay two nights in one of our cottages during the Nouveau festivities and receive a $25 gift card to Galena Cellars.
Stay Friday/Saturday, or Saturday/Sunday. Offer good on stays November 19th through November 21st. You must mention the special at booking.