Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 20 years, the Nantucket Wine Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets to events that include wine or spirits. Valid ID required for entry.
Great Wines in Grand Houses
The Great Wines in Grand Houses series include some of the most prestigious NWF events. Programming includes both Wine Tastings and Wine Dinners hosted in the unique setting of elegant, historic, and grand island homes. Each tasting features wines presented by a distinguished winemaker/vintner, and each dinner showcases both winemaker/vintner and renowned chef.
Tickets to the Great Wines in Grand Houses events will go on sale on January 15, 2016.
Here is a sample of the Great Wines in Grand Houses events from 2015. Please check back in January 15, 2016 to see the line up of dinners and tastings and to purchase tickets.
Larkin Wine Tasting
Sean Larkin of Larkin Wines will display his intense and delicious wines from Napa Valley grapes of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Larkin is considered a true bon vivant in local Napa wine circles and even refers to his Cabernet Franc as "the poor man's Château Cheval Blanc," in a most respectful reference to the great Bordeaux château.
CIRQ & Kosta Browne Wine Tasting
Pinot Noir is one of the most delicate grapes, and if anyone knows how to handle them with success it is Michael Browne, one of the founders of Kosta Browne Winery. Michael started a new project he named CIRQ in the Russian River Valley. Join Michael as he displays the award winning wines from Kosta Browne alongside his new project that has already gained much attention in the world of wine.
Ovid Wine Tasting
Join Ovid winemaker Austin Peterson for a tasting and exploration of the Prichard Hill Napa Valley blend. Ovid is a blend of the four Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, varying in proportion from year to year but always eloquently conveying this special place.
Dr. Loosen Wine Tasting
Join Owner/Winemaker Ernst Loosen, as he guides guests through a versatile tasting of Rieslings from the slopes of Germany’s Mosel Valley. Dr. Loosen produces only Riesling from traditional, slate-soil vineyards that range from bone dry to exquisitely sweet.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Tasting
Since the famed tasting of 1976, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has been considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate, best known for their Cabernet Sauvignon. Experience these highly-collectible wines with Vineyard Manager Kirk Grace.
Cune Wines Tasting
Join us for this exploration of legendary Spanish wines. CVNE (Cune) was founded in 1879 and still produces white, rosé, crianza, and reserva wines on its original site in Rioja Alta, Spain. Vintage by vintage, era by era, Cune has remained a constant in the cultural iconography of Spain.
Marchesi Fumanelli Tasting
The Marchesi Fumanelli family has cultivated grapes and produced wines from their estate located in the heart of Valpolicella since 1470. They deftly combine traditional and modern techniques to produce authentic expressions of their distinctive terroir. Join Armando Fumanelli for this exquisite tasting.
Lede Family Wines Tasting
Join Remi Cohen of Cliff Lede Vineyards for a private tasting of their top quality, small-lot wines. Remi oversees the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle and is responsible for winemaking that is expressive of appellation and terroir. Enjoy quality wine while capturing a sense of place in each and every drop with the woman behind the wine.
Paul Hobbs Wine Tasting
Join Matt Hobbs from the heralded Paul Hobbs Winery in Sonoma County, California. The tasting will include a variety of wines, including Crossbaum Chardonnay and extraordinary wines from both the Russian River Valley and Argentina.
Pahlmeyer Wine Tasting
Director of Winemaking Kale Anderson displays Pahlmeyer’s distinctive wines in this private tasting of Chardonnay, Merlot and Proprietary Red. Pahlmeyer Estate Vineyards reflect a commitment to sustainable farming. Their dedicated and environmentally friendly style brings on wines of power and finesse that score off the charts year after year.
Champagne Krug Tasting
Savor and learn why Champagne Krug is often considered the world’s finest and most elegant Champagne.
Château Pichon Longueville Baron Wine Tasting
Join Corinne Michot for a tasting of Pichon Longueville Baron, exquisite wines from the Bordeaux region of Pauillac, Château Pichon Longueville Baron is one of the original second growth wines. Experience a piece of Bordeaux’s history with the tasting of this original second growth Bordeaux.
Peter Michael Wine Dinner
Join Paul Michael, owner of Peter Michael Winery, as he shares the understated and elegant California mountain wines from his family’s vineyards. This innovative wine is paired with the cuisine of award-winning Chef Will Gilson of Puritan and Company (Cambridge, MA) to bring you a night of sophisticated and modern dining.
Burgundy Grand Cru - Wine Dinner
Experience the best of Burgundy’s wines paired with the cuisine of renowned Chef Chris Coombs from Boston’s Deuxave Restaurant. Chef Coombs’ nouvelle French technique will be perfectly executed with the highest level vineyard classification grapes of the Grand Cru vineyards.
Château Cos D’Estournel Wine Dinner
Château Cos d’Estournel has a long and distinguished history as one of the finest wines in the Sainte-Estèphe appellation of Bordeaux. Join Dimitri Augenblick of Château Cos d'Estournel as he presents this legendary wine, famous with wine lovers and royalty all over the world. This epic wine dinner features the cuisine of culinary legend Chef Daniel Bruce of Meritage from the Boston Harbor Hotel. Each elegant course will be perfectly paired and exquisitely presented.
Luce della Vite Wine Dinner
Sit at the dinner table with Lamberto Frescobaldi, the 30th generation of his renowned Tuscan winegrowing family. Presenting Luce della Vite from Tuscany, he will showcase unique blends from the world-renowned Brunello di Montalcino. The creative and seasonal cuisine of James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Maws of Craigie on Main (Cambridge, MA) complements each wine in this 5-course dinner. Chef Maws is commonly referred to as an “idealist with a kitchen.” Experience both traditionally beautiful food and wine at this one of a kind dinner.
Donelan Family Wines – Wine Dinner
Joe Donelan of Donelan Family Wines welcomes you into his Nantucket family home for this unprecedented dining experience. This unique dinner will highlight the amazing cuisine of Chef William Kovel of Catalyst Restaurant (Cambridge, MA). Donelan Winemaker Joe Nielsen presents a variety of highly acclaimed wines from the boutique winery,including some from the family's library collection.
Opus One Wine Dinner
Join Opus One’s winemaker, Michael Silacci, for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. The unique collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Baroness Philippine de Rothschild produces a proprietary Bordeaux-style blend. This coveted wine will be paired with the cuisine of acclaimed Chef Robert Sisca from Boston’s Bistro du Midi.
Domaine Christian Moreau Wine Tasting
Since 1814, the Moreau family has created wines that respect the terroir of Chablis. Join Christian Moreau from Domaine Christian Moreau for this tasting of one of Burgundy’s gems.
Pride Mountain Vineyards Wine Tasting
Join Stuart Bryan from Pride Mountain Vineyards for a tasting that makes you feel like you are at their mountain top vineyards overlooking Napa and Sonoma, recognized as one of the “world’s greatest wine estates” by Robert Parker. A horizontal tasting of 2007 vintage library selections from Pride Mountain Vineyards, including wine that has appeared on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the World list will be tasted along with small lot and reserve wines.
Aged California Cabernet Tasting
This all-star lineup of classic California Cabernets is a who’s-who of the pioneers that started it all. This extraordinary experience is a unique opportunity to taste mature wines of a somewhat forgotten style. Ridge, Montelena, Beaulieu Vineyard, Stags’ Leap Wine Cellars and Joseph Phelps were founders of the great early boom of classic California. With less alcohol and restrained oak these wines have aged beautifully.
Lokoya Wine Dinner
Join Chris Carpenter, winemaker of Lokoya, presenting his mountain-grown, terroir-driven wines. Savor the cuisine of Mary Dumont and her keen respect for local farmers and producers at this innovative wine dinner.
Penner-Ash Wine Dinner
Trailblazer Lynn Penner-Ash is one of Oregon’s first female winemaker and one of the most celebrated female winemakers in the world. These lively and layered wines highlight the terroir and unique climate that define Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Enjoy the cuisine from the newest member of The Westmoor Club, Bruce Sacino with wine varietals including Pinot Noir, Syrah, Viognier, and Riesling.