Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  


Special Events

Off the beaten track from the mainstay events, we feature special experiences in food and wine.



Chilean Art and Wine

Stop by en route to the Nantucket Wine Festival Harbor Gala for a celebration of coastal communities - Chile on ACK! An art exhibition of the extraordinary work of Chilean painter, Edgardo Catalán complemented by Wines of Chile producers. Meet the artist’s son, Rodrigo Catalán and learn about the culture and tastes of Chile through his exquisite Oils and Watercolors. His work can be found in many private collections in the USA, Germany and Chile, and in the collections of the The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, California; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago, Chile. Edgardo currently works in his studio in Reñaca, Viña del Mar.

First Growth Bordeaux Dinner

The five first growths! Join us for a once in a lifetime evening at one of Nantucket's historic homes for an incredible dinner featuring the five First Growths, Cheval Blanc and Haut Brion Blanc. Including legendary vintages dating back to 1945! This luxury dinner, hosted by Acker Merrall’s David Hamburger and featuring Chef Davide Venturini of New York's acclaimed A Voce Madison, will be one of the marquis events of the year.Wines Include:   -First Course: 2003 Château Haut-Brion Blanc   -Second Course: 1978 Château Mouton Rothschild, 1975 Château Cheval Blanc, 1947 Château Latour   -Third Course:1967 Château Haut-Brion, 1966 Château Lafite Rothschild,1918 Château Latour   -Fourth Course: 1945 Château Cheval Blanc, 1945 Château Margaux,1945 Château Mouton Rothschild   -Fifth Course: 1979 Château Lafite Rothschild,1983 Château Margaux,1986 Château Haut-Brion

Rousseau Burgundy Grand Cru Luncheon

Tradition! There are two types of domaines in the Côte d'Or. One uses experimentation and innovation to modernize their techniques while the other honors a sense of tradition to a fine art for generations. Domaine Rousseau is the latter. It would be difficult to find a more impeccably run Domaine in the Côte d'Or that consistently produces high quality wines than Armand Rousseau. Extremely precise traditional wine making, intensive pruning, rigid grape selection, and old vines are the ingredients to producing the most desirable wines in all of Burgundy. The Rousseau wines are pure and have wonderful texture, balance and a digital clarity of terroir. Armand's son, Charles Rousseau, has passed the winemaking on to his son, Eric, who continues to produce some of the most stunning wines across Burgundy. This is superb winemaking of the highest level.  Join Acker Merrall’s David Hamburger for this incredible retrospective event of Rousseau's best offerings including: 2009 & 2002 Chambertin, 1998 & 1996 Chambertin Clos de Beze, 2010 & 1996 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques, 2005 & 1999 Clos des Ruchottes, 2005 & 1991 Clos de la Roche, and 2009 & 2005 Charmes Chambertin.

1997 20th Anniversary California Cult Tasting

Blockbuster Cabs – That’s the name of this game!  Join us for an epoch event with legendary cabs from one of the greatest California vintages of the last twenty five years. 1997 produced a huge crop and incredible quality wines in California. January was warm and spring came early and the weather continued favorably, providing a long, dry but not too hot ripening period. The wines are concentrated and rich with balancing acidity, now at age 20 these wines will be at their peak. Don't miss this superb event, hosted by Acker Merrall's David Hamburger. Wines include many of California's greatest names: Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona, Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele, Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Phelps Insignia, Peter Michael Les Pavots, Ridge Monte Bello, Fisher Cabernet Sauvignon Wedding Vineyard, Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard, Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, Chappellet, Staglin, Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select, and Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain.

Bluegrass Brunch

Join City Winery for a relaxing last day on island! La Fin de la Festival!Kick back and enjoy live Bluegrass music with an extensive brunch menu created by City Winery's Chicago Chef Andres Barrera, Chef Brooke Vosika, previously of the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, and Chef Brett Portier of The Smokehouse of NY. The setting is exquisite at the Nantucket Yacht Club - overlooking the Harbor.Enjoy one of City Winery's signature brunch cocktails, a glass of Champagne Gosset, or a glass of rosé from the Château D'Esclans Rosé Bar. With live music from the south and a taste of The Windy City, this is an event you don't want to miss!