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Thursday, April 4: Pique Nique Sur la Baie Winefest Style “Where the Guests are the Show” SOLD OUT

Thursday, April 4 Pique Nique Sur la Baie, Winefest Style “Where the Guests are the Show” South Lawn Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 1l:00 AM – 11:45 AM Wine, Bubbles, & Signature Cocktail Reception 12:00 PM –1:30 PM – Reserved Seated Luncheon 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – “Apre La Fete” on the Patio $175.00 per person ($87.50 tax deductible) Enjoy a fabulous Thursday luncheon featuring the best flavors in town. Winefest presents Pique Nique Sur La Baie! Join us under the elegant open tent, Bayfront on the south lawn of the Van Wezel… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Thursday, April 4 – Mattison’s Forty-One – Wine Dinner ON-LINE TICKETING HAS EXPIRED.

Mattison’s Forty-One Thursday, April 4 Join Jo Ann and Tony Truchard, owners of the fabulous Truchard Vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, for an exceptional wine dinner, including a 5-course gastronomic experience, prepared by Executive Chef Alex Vasquez and the Mattison’s culinary team. The cuisine will be perfectly paired with wines personally selected by the Truchards for this very special evening. Jo Ann and Tony, two entertaining and experienced wine icons, will share some of their ‘insider” stories, as well as a bit of history about beginning winemaking in the Carneros area. This is one dinner you won’t… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Thursday, April 4 – Sage SRQ – Winemaker Dinner – SOLD OUT

Sage SRQ Thursday, April 4 Join owner Sharon Carole, Executive Chef Christopher Covelli, and General Manager Cameron Hall at Sage, the state-of-the art, talk-of-the town new restaurant in the historic downtown Sarasota Times building! Chef Chris Covelli combines his passion for cooking with his creativity, producing cuisine that is both dynamic in presentation and flavor. Winemaker/Owner, Andrew Carini of Carini Wines will be showcasing his most distinct and profound wines perfectly paired with Chef’s 5-course dinner selections. Andrew and Chef Chris are fans of each other’s unique talent A night, and a dinner, to remember! 1216 First St., Sarasota (Downtown)… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Thursday, April 4 – San Remo Private Residence – Exclusive Wine Dinner – SOLD OUT

San Remo Private Residence – Exclusive Wine Dinner featuring wines from Jackson Family’s World Class Wineries Thursday, April 4 Leslie and Jim Shortt will host this magnificent wine dinner at their beautiful home overlooking Sarasota Bay and the Intracoastal for a casually elegant and unparalleled 5-course dinner created by Chef Paul Mattison and his culinary team. Special Guest, Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, with his entertaining, witty and magnetic personality will be present showcasing the finest wines from Santa Barbara, Napa and Sonoma wineries produced by Jackson Family Wines, perfectly paired with each remarkable course. Very limited seating. $325 per person… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Friday, April 5: Bayfront Wine Aficionados Lunch Tasting- ON LINE TICKETING HAS EXPIRED

Friday, April 5:  Bayfront Wine Aficionados Lunch Tasting 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 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 more than 70 wineries and experience taste sensations created by some of the best food purveyors in Florida.  Meet and mingle with winemakers and winery representatives showcasing their most sought-after wines. $60 per person ($30 tax deductible) Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Friday, April 5: Master Wine & Artisan Cheese Seminar – SOLD OUT

Friday, April 5, 2019:  Master Wine & Artisan Cheese Seminar “Santa Barbara County – Sand and Fog” 2:00 pm  Education Room at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota  $45 per person ($22.50 tax deductible) Take a delicious deep dive into one of the most unique wine regions in California: Santa Barbara County. Master Sommelier Michael Jordan bio, Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Wines will host this most informative seminar.  Taste 6 amazing wines selected from the Jackson Family Wine Collection, perfectly paired with four 100% organic world-class cheeses. Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Friday, April 5: Banquet on the Block (6:30 pm) – SOLD OUT

Friday, April 5, 2019 6:30pm Lemon Avenue, Downtown Sarasota Join us for one of Florida Winefest’s most celebrated culinary events.  One elegant dining table stretches down Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota, perfectly dressed, seating 200 food and wine lovers. Sip and savor a stellar selection of wines from 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 created by one of our talented chefs: Executive Chef-Owner Laszlo Bevardi of Bevardi’s Salute,  Chef di Cuisine Michael Freeman of Duval’s Chef Christian Hershman of The… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Saturday, April 6 Master Class for Wine Experts and Novice Wine Drinkers – SOLD OUT

Saturday, April 6, 2019 Master Class:  “Deductive Blind Tasting like a Master Sommelier” for Wine Experts and Novice Wine Drinkers 10:00 am  Education Room at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota $55 per person  ($27.50 tax deductible)  Join Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Wines .  Learn how to “blind taste” wines by using the deductive tasting process of Master Sommeliers! This session will include 4 wines; 2 reds and 2 whites. Wines poured are from the Jackson Family Wine Collection.  We can’t tell you which wines as then… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Saturday, April 6: Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction

Saturday, April 6:  Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction Brunch:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Auction:  1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota The Grand Tasting features wine from the more than 70 wineries anxious to please your palate.  Meet host vintners and knowledgeable winery representatives as they pour their best vintages and most sought-after wines.  Visit the Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar and customize with your selection of spices and fixings.  Savor appetizer portions of signature dishes from favorite local restaurants.  Following brunch, the afternoon continues with a spirited… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Sunday, April 7: Wine on the Water – TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON SUNDAY

Sunday, April 7, 2019 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 - Ticket may be purchased on site at this event only! 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 (who are not wine knowledgeable but merely helping). Enjoy a relaxing afternoon sipping wine, listening to music and enjoying the view.  If you… Read More / Purchase Tickets
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Patron Package – $1,000 per person

Patron Package - $1,000 per person One (1) ticket to each of the following events: Thursday’s, Pique Nique Sur La Baie - $175 pp Friday’s Bayfront Wine Aficionados Lunch Tasting - $60 pp Friday’s Banquet on the Block - $250 Saturday’s Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction - $150 Sunday’s Wine on the Water - $25 $670 tax deductible Patron would receive recognition as a Patron on Pique Nique Our La Bai menu, Event Program Book, Banquet on the Block Menu, Saturday’s Charity Auction Catalog, and on Sponsor Page of FWA website. Personal lanyard, complimentary valet parking and preferred seating. Read More / Purchase Tickets
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