Wine Holidays 2020 – International Wine Days to Celebrate

Don’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 or you can print out my Wine Days infographic below.

I have mentioned the source (below infographic), 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).

There 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?

2020 Wine Holidays



  • 3 March 2020 – Mulled Wine Day
    • Celebrated every year on the 3rd of March








  • 1 November 2020 – International Xinomavro Day
    • The Association of Winemakers “Wines of North Greece” recognises the charismatic
      “Xinomavro”, as it holds the top rank among the Greek varieties. Thus, it is decided
      to establish the “International Xinomavro Day” in order to promote the noble variety
      around world.
  • 7 November 2020 – International Merlot Day
    • November 7th every year
  • 12 November 2020 – International Tempranillo Day
    • Hashtags: #TempranilloDay or #Tempranillo
    • Always on the 2nd Thursday of November
  • 18 November 2020 – National Zinfandel Day
    • 3rd Wednesday in November every year
  • 19 November 2020 – Beaujolais Nouveau Day
    • 3rd Thursday in November every year
  • 24 November 2020 – Carmenère Day
    • 24 November every year


If you know of any other important wine appreciation dates please let me know by leaving a comment below. Cheers!

38 thoughts on “Wine Holidays 2020 – International Wine Days to Celebrate

  1. The Wine Geek’s International Rose Day on the 14th August is no longer promoted and your website link goes to an error page.
    The National Rose Day on the 2nd Saturday in June is only celebrated in the USA and is more of a promo for the Bodvar brand.
    However the Organisation Internationale du Rose have launched an International Rose Day on the fourth Friday of June each year. Perhaps this is more relevant to everyone?
    See more info below:

    Time to update your list again perhaps? 🙂

  2. Thanks for providing the list of wine days to celebrate, very convenient. Just an FYI, there is a typo for March 2019.

  3. Thanks for your comment Maike and I am so glad you ended up finding my post 🙂 Your International Cabernet Day sounded fantastic!! I’ll do some research regarding Syrah Day and see what I can dig up. Thanks for the heads up and cheers!

  4. I read about International Cabernet Day on facebook yesterday, googled it and ended up here 🙂 I live in Germany and of course, my family decided to join in the celebration. To make it even more international we had one bottle from South Africa and one from Chile. Thanks for the inspiration and your list! My husband was looking for a Shiraz Day. I found a facebook-post saying that International Syrah Day was on Feb 16th. Maybe you’d like to add this to your list. (I counldn’t really find out who started it though)

  5. 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”.

  6. 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!

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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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