Uncorked, the USNWC’s wine festival is back featuring a variety of local, regional, and national wineries for guests to sample and enjoy. The weekend includes the Whitewater Film SeriesSUP Stream Catawba River Race and the Wild Vine Half Marathon and 5k Trail Race, followed by Saturday’s wine tasting from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Guests may purchase individual tickets valid for four samples (bottles are available for purchase). Kick your Saturday off with outdoor yoga taking place before the wine sampling at 11:30am. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon and evening from our main stage on Belmont Abbey Island.

For more information, please visit the Festival & Concert FAQs.


Friday, September 22, 2017:

Saturday, September 23, 2017:

  • 9:00am – SUP Stream Catawba River Race
  • 9:30am – Wild Vine Half Marathon Trail Race
  • 9:30am – Yoga
  • 11:00am – Wild Vine 5K Trail Race
  • 11:00am – Dynomite – USA Climbing Comp
  • 11:30am – SUP Yoga
  • 1:00pm – Wine sampling begins
  • 1:00pm – Live Music
  • 3:00pm – Live Music
  • 4:00pm – Dynomite – Citizen’s Climbing Comp
  • 5:00pm – Live Music
  • 6:00pm – Wine Sampling ends
  • 8:00pm – Live Music

Festival Map


Wine Sampling Information:

  • Wine sampling cards will be available for purchase online below and onsite at the USNWC on September 23rd
    • Sample tickets purchased online will be distributed on September 23rd at the USNWC
  • $10 for one sample card (Four 2 oz. samples)
  • Sample cards may be purchased in any $10 increment
  • Optional USNWC branded wine glasses will be available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis
  • Sample cards have no cash value and may not be returned or exchanged once purchased
  • All sampling participants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Sampling will be available from 1:00pm – 6:00pm


  • Winery List Coming Soon


Join us at the South Ridge (see festival map above for location) for yoga during Uncorked. Practices are one hour in duration and are led by a certified yoga instructor. More information and details on the USNWC’s Yoga Series can be found here.


SUP Yoga offers guests the chance to take their yoga practice to the water atop stand-up paddle boards. Practice will be led by a local certified instructor on the flatwater of the Catawba River. There is no charge for SUP Yoga if participants bring their own equipment (SUP board, PFD, and paddle). If equipment is needed, it will be provided by the USNWC with the purchase of a Single Activity Pass, a Day Pass, or a Season Pass on a first come, first serve basis (SUP Yoga is limited to 15 participants). Please check in at the Kayak Center to reserve your spot 30 minutes prior to the start of the practice.

Questions / Comments

  1. Virginia Blanton September 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    If I’m 18 and want to see Moon Taxi tomorrow at 8, am I able to purchase a ticket? If so, where do I get a ticket?

    • usnwcadmin September 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Virginia, all concerts at the USNWC are free and non-ticketed and open to all ages.

  2. HaLee September 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Because of the wine tasting, is there no river jam?

    • usnwcadmin September 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Hi HaLee, Uncorked is today and there is free live music throughout the evening.

  3. Jennifer September 22, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Just curious everything is still on for this event with everything going on in Charlotte?

    • usnwcadmin September 23, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Hello Jennifer, all events will continue as scheduled. The USNWC is located approximately 10 miles from Uptown Charlotte and no violence or demonstrations are occurring here. The USNWC is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we do not permit public demonstrations of any kind on our property.

  4. Sarah September 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Hi! Looks like it’s going to be awesome. In the hours between the sampling ending at 6pm and the concert starting at 8pm, will beer/wine still be available for purchase? Thanks!

    • usnwcadmin September 20, 2016 at 9:05 am

      Hi Sarah, yes we will have multiple outlets with beer and wine available for purchase all day this Saturday.

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