Please notice, our schedule has changed.
The Consumer Lunch Tasting is scheduled for Thursday and the new event on Friday is Pique Nique Sur la Baie Winefest Style.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota $50 per person ($25 tax deductible) Enter a wine-and-food paradise under the elegant Winefest tent adjacent to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Excite your palate tasting fine wines from our participating wineries and experience taste sensations provided by some of the best food purveyors in Florida. Meet and mingle with winemakers and winery representatives showcasing their most sought-after wines. Read More / Purchase Tickets
April 6 Pique Nique Winefest Style Friday, April 6, 2018 11:00 am –11:45 am Sparkling Wine Reception 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Sit-down Luncheon Bayfront on the south side lawn of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Gather around for a fabulous Friday sit-down luncheon featuring the best flavors found in France. Winefest, in partnership with New College, presents Pique Nique Sur la Baie! Join us under the elegant Winefest tent, bayfront on the south side lawn of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Mingle with old friends and make new ones. Sip and savor… Read More / Purchase Tickets
Friday, April 6, 2018 6:30pm Join us for one of Florida Winefest’s most celebrated culinary events. The elegant dining table stretches down Lemon Avenue perfectly dressed and seats 200 people. A true food and wine experience you don’t want to miss! Sip and savor a stellar selection of wines from our participating wineries and mingle with friends before taking your place at the longest table in Sarasota. Your taste buds will dance as you relish savory dishes presented by one of our participating chefs. Menu will be posted when available. $200 pp ($100 tax deductible) Read More / Purchase Tickets
Saturday, April 7 This event takes place bayfront on the grounds of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The Grand Tasting will feature wines from more than 50 wineries. Rub elbows with host vintners and knowledgeable winery representatives as they pour their best vintages and most sought-after wines. Sip a tasty bloody mary from the Bloody Mary Bar sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company. Savor a selection of appetizer portions of signature dishes from favorite local restaurants during brunch from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Following brunch, the afternoon continues with the charity auction. Bid on wines, lavish dinners, adventure… Read More / Purchase Tickets
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota $25 per person for 6 tastes of wine Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a casual, alfresco wine tasting on the waterfront under the Winefest tent. Don’t miss this last opportunity to taste a huge selection of wines poured by our valued volunteers. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while listening to the tunes of the magical, bluesy, jazzy Kat Crosby Band. Delicious food is available for purchase from BulGoGi Sarasota, and Mother Truckin Good Food Trucks. Please… Read More / Purchase Tickets