Important 2018 International Wine Days of the Year

international-wine-daysDon’t you hate how it’s all of a sudden Global Cab Sauv or Chardonnay day and you are not prepared? I don’t know about you, but when it comes to this sort of thing I hate not being ready for it. Therefore, I have put together a list of important wine days to mark your calendars. I have also mentioned the source, just in case you come back and point the finger at me saying I made it up (it’s only Global Wine Day I can be thanked for).

National Cabernet Day MemeThere are not many wine appreciation days which are actually “official”. The majority of them have been started by die-hard fans or wine companies who’ve used social media to help spread the word. I’ll add to this post as we go through the year in case any other ‘very important’ days pop up/are created. And hey, if they are celebrating a ‘national day’ in Europe or America, I don’t see why we can’t also celebrate in Australia and New Zealand too! Any excuse right?

2018 Wine Days:






  • 9 June 2018 – National Rosé Day (second Saturday in June every year)
    • Official hashtag: #NationalRoséDay
    • The date is highly debatable for Rose Day, see August 14 for more info
  • 21 June 2018 – Lambrusco Day






If you know of any other important wine appreciation dates please let me know by leaving a comment below. And yes 2019 dates will be put up closer to the time. Cheers!

24 thoughts on “Important 2018 International Wine Days of the Year

  1. What about National Rosé Day? It is the second Saturday of June. This year it is June 10, 2017. Is it an international declaration?

    National Rosé Day was submitted to and approved by the registrar of National Day Calendar in October of 2014 by Bodvár – House of Rosés – a Rosé House specializing in Rosé wines to raise awareness and give Rosé lovers a day to celebrate with “summer’s water”.

  2. Thanks for sharing this list of important holidays! One correction: Chardonnay Day is May 25th this year (2017); it is defined by creator Rick Bakas as the Thursday before Memorial Day (U.S.) each year (similar to #CabernetDay in the autumn). Cheers!

  3. Hmm…I’m seeing Chardonnay Day on May 21, and National Wine Day for May 25 in 2017…if Chard day changes as everyone says, then yes, it would be the 25th. Can anyone clarify?

  4. Rick Bakas, who actually created International Cabernet Day back in 2010, says it’s the Thursday before Labor Day meaning Thursday 1st September this year, FYI.

  5. International Chardonnay Day is the Thursday before the last Monday in May (Thursday before American Memorial Day), so it will be May 25 in 2017.

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