VINTAGE & VINE -- Wine festival in historic style
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Tickets on sale to Members, June 1.

On sale to the general public, July 1.

VIP admission 4-7:30 pm (VIP tent 5-7 pm)
General admission 5-7:30 pm

For a short video preview, click here.

Restaurant participation FACT SHEET.

Wine distributor participation FACT SHEET.

Gift card (silent auction) donation FACT SHEET.

Complimentary Trolley, providing transportation from City parking lots to Strawbery Banke. (NO on-site parking available for this event.)
For trolley route map, please click here.

Vintage & Vine, the fine wine and food festival and silent auction, is the main annual fund-raiser for Strawbery Banke Museum. Scheduled for  5-7:30 pm (4 pm admission for VIP) on Saturday, September 9th, the event is championed by the Board of Trustees and takes place when the museum is at its finest, burnished to perfection by the season and the thousands of visitors who’ve put Strawbery Banke at the top of the TripAdvisor list of ‘things to do.’

Vintage & Vine is one of the harbingers of the harvest season and offers a full evening of entertainment under sparkling September skies. Premier wine vendors Horizon Beverage Company and Perfecta wines lead a group of fifteen other wine distributors to offer dozens of wines to sample and to order.

Star Chefs from
Atlantic Grill
Blue Mermaid Island Grill
Demeters Steakhouse
Portsmouth Brewery
present innovative bites from grills at “center-stage” while dozens of the seacoast’s best chefs present their best “grazing” specialties. The wine raffle and silent auction of items ranging from trips to ‘behind the scene’ tours to shows and home décor, add to the excitement of the evening – and the funds raised for Strawbery Banke educational programs and preservation efforts. Cuppa Joe provides the musical accompaniment of jazz and blues under the September sky.

Vintage & Vine tickets are available online at

  • General admission, 5-7:30 pm: $65 (designated driver $20)
  • VIP admission, 4-7:30 pm: $120 (designated driver $30)
  • Strawbery Banke members receive a discount of $20 per ticket.

Purchase your tickets now to take full advantage of the Vintage & Vine experience:

  • Stroll the historic neighborhood when the gardens are at their high-summer peak
  • Sample and order wonderful wines
  • Savor the culinary delights of the Star Chefs and restaurant partners
  • Shop the products and services showcased by raffle and silent auction donors

“Vintage & Vine helps ensure the continued success of Strawbery Banke for schoolchildren and daily visitors, the skaters who enjoy the outdoor rink, and all who benefit from the Heritage House Program,” said Lawrence J. Yerdon, president & CEO of Strawbery Banke. “As the single main fund-raiser for the museum, Vintage & Vine brings life and energy back to the Puddle Dock neighborhood.”

The Vintage & Vine Silent Auction and Raffle features selections ranging from vacations and sporting events to fine art. The Vintage & Vine Raffle offers the chance to win a tower of fine wines and a bouquet of lottery tickets.

For the list of 2016 Silent Auction items, please click here.


The Black BirchRistorante Massimo, SALT Kitchen + Bar
Henrys' Market Cafe, The One Hundred Club, Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.


5 Thai Bistro, Anju Noodle Bar, Annabelle's Ice Cream, Blind Pig Provisions, Cafe Mediterraneo, Calef's Country Store, The Carriage House, Cure, The District, Earth Eagle Brewings, El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, The Farm Bar and Grille, Figtree Kitchen at Strawbery Banke Museum, Flatbread Pizza Company, The Friendly Toast, Kate's Bakery and Café, The Library Restaurant, Martingale Wharf, Moxy, Radici Restaurant, The Rosa, Row 34, Silver Fountain Tea Parlor, Strawbery Banke Museum, Tinios Greek Kitchen, Three Chimneys Inn, The Wellington Room


Premier Wine Distributors: Horizon Beverage Company, Perfecta Wines

Bay State Wine and Spirits, Candia Vineyards, Centeur Imports, Circa Wines, Crush Wine & Spirits, Fortune Wine Brokers, Gilmanton Winery, Hermit Woods, Jewell Towne Vineyards, Kimera Imports LLC, LaBelle Winery, Merriam Vineyards, Moonlight Meadery, New England Uncorked, Pine State Beverage Co, PSP Wines of NH LLC, Sap House Meadery, Vinextra, Vinilandia NH, Zorvino Vineyards

Vintage & Vine 2017 presented by:

Additional 2016 sponsors:

Exeter Trust Company

And season sponsors: