National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day

National Strawberry-Rhubarb Wine Day is a holiday observed annually on the third Saturday in July. Strawberries and rhubarbs have been a culinary combination enjoyed for decades—maybe even longer. This combination has been used in pies for so long because rhubarb and strawberries not only have a sweet profile but also sour notes that make it more interesting to the palate.

That’s why strawberries and rhubarb have been used in pies first and then later in margaritas. It’s now enjoyed as a wine, and evidently, a popular one because a holiday has been constructed around it.

The History of National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day

This holiday was created after 2010 when Maple River Winery in downtown Casselton, North Dakota, received the Double Gold Award for its Strawberry Rhubarb Wine. It has been observed as a holiday ever since by everyone who enjoys this flavor profile.

Interesting Facts About Rhubarb

Let’s go over some of the fun facts we’ve uncovered about rhubarb. Facts that we think everyone should know.

  • Rhubarb originated in China.
  • Rhubarb was originally used for medicinal purposes.
  • Rhubarb saved 18th-century Canadian fur traders from dying because it had a laxative effect that relieved constipation caused by a diet of just meat and fish.
  • Rhubarb can grow to a height of 5 feet.
  • If eaten in large doses, rhubarb leaves can be poisonous.
  • In the U.S., rhubarb is considered a fruit.

Observing National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day

There are several different wineries making strawberry rhubarb wine, so celebrating this holiday should be pretty easy for anyone who wants to celebrate it. What pairs well with strawberry rhubarb wine?

Well, a variety of things such as fried foods or foods that have a high-fat content. For anyone celebrating this holiday, it’s a good idea to spread the word about it using the hashtag #StrawberryRhubarbWineDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 20 Saturday
Next year (2025)
July 19 Saturday
Last year (2023)
July 15 Saturday
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