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.

Special Events

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

Thursday May 19, 2016

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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 artists son, Rodrigo Catalán and learn about the culture and tastes of Chile through his exquisite Oils and Watercolors.

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday May 20, 2016

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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.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
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Saturday May 21, 2016

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Rousseau Burgundy Grand Cru Luncheon

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. Join Acker Merrall’s David Hamburger for this incredible retrospective event of Rousseau's best offerings.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
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1997 20th Anniversary California Cult Tasting

Blockbuster Cabs – That’s the name of this game! Join us for a fantastic event and enjoy these legendary cabs from one of the greatest California vintages of the last twenty-five years. 1997 produced a huge crop of incredible high quality. The wines are concentrated and rich with balancing acidity. Enjoy these cherished 25 year aged wines while they are at their peak. Don't miss this superb event, hosted by Acker Merrall’s David Hamburger.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Sunday May 22, 2016

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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.

10:00am - 1:00pm

Junior Top Chef Competition

Watch four teams of culinary students go head-to-head as they compete for the prize of a $5,000 culinary scholarship. You can meander through the tent and sample some great nibbles from local artisan food vendors as you watch the action unfold at the Junior Top Chef Competition!

10:00am - 12:00pm

Get Your Grill On!

Join us at the Official Closing Event of the 2016 NWF sponsored by Pork Be Inspired and America’s Pig Farmers. Celebrate as we wrap up our 20th Annual Festival with live music, beer, craft cocktails and amazing food. Enjoy interacting with the chefs from the National Pork Board and Boston as they serve up a traditional Korean Bo Ssam with something for everyone. Raise your glass with us in celebration and savor the last moments on The Grey Lady!

2:30pm - 5:00pm