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.

Tickets to the Special Events will go on sale on January 15, 2016.

Here is a sample of the Special Events from 2015. Please check back in January 2016 to see the schedule of events for 2016 and to purchase tickets.


Thursday May 14, 2015

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets

2015 Bordeaux & Burgundy VIP Experience-Acker Merrall

This special package offers a grande marque experience for the sophisticated wine aficionado. VIPs will have access to an exceptional list of Grand Cru and benchmark wines at an exclusive Bordeaux Wine Luncheon and Grand Cru Burgundy Tasting presented by Acker Merrall & Condit’s CEO, John Kapon. Acker Merrall is the world’s largest wine auction house and America’s oldest wine merchant. In addition to the exclusive wine dinner and seminar, VIPs are invited to attend NWF’s most prestigious events: The Harbor Gala and La Fête.

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Friday May 15, 2015

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets

2015 VIP Hangar Party with Wheels Up

Upgrade your Festival experience to first class and join Wheels Up on the tarmac at the VIP Hangar Party at ACK Airport. Climb aboard this luxury experience with private planes, helicopters, luxury vehicles, designer fashion and more..... Enjoy exquisite wines, signature cocktails, live music, and chef entertainment at the grill. The perfect way to kick off your evening on the island.

4:00pm - 6:00pm
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2015_1945 Historic 70 Year Anniversary Dinner

No vintage in the post-World War era has a reputation as great as 1945. Its legendary status is well deserved based solely on the quality of the wines, but the fact that it is the “victory” vintage following World War II only adds to its luster. 1945 was a remarkably good vintage for virtually every wine region in the world, but it was especially great for Claret. Join us for a once in lifetime dinner celebrating one of the greatest vintages Bordeaux has ever produced alongside perfectly paired cuisine by Chef Brooke Vosika.

7:00pm - 11:30pm
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Sunday May 17, 2015

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets

2015 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!

9:00am - 12:00pm
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2015 White Elephant Brunch on Children's Beach

Experience the award-winning brunch from the White Elephant's Brant Point Grill from the Culinary Tent on Children's Beach while overlooking Nantucket Harbor.

10:00am - 12:00pm
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2015 Get Your Grill On!

Beer, Bites, Barbecue….The perfect end to a perfect Nantucket Wine Festival weekend.  The Harbor Tent transforms into an interactive experience of everything grilling.  Sample wine, beer from B Cellars & Stella Artois while you nibble on everything from fire-roasted asada to smoky robata, from delicious burgers to Texas-style barbecue.  This all-inclusive ticket includes sips, bites, culinary demos, pop up seminars and live music.

2:00pm - 5:00pm
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