Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 18 years, the Nantucket Wine Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

Preliminary ticket sales for NWF 2015 Signature Events will begin on November 15, 2014. The full schedule of 2015 events will be available on January 15, 2015. Get your tickets early!

Please see last years' schedule of events below.

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 15, 2014

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Acker Merrall VIP Experience

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 Dinner and Grand Cru Burgundy Seminar presented by Acker Merrall & Condit’s CEO, John Kapon. Acker Merrall is the world’s largest 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 16, 2014

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Burgundy Luncheon

Back by popular demand, the Nantucket Wine Festival's celebrated Burgundy Luncheon will be one of this year’s most prestigious events.  Mix and mingle with some of Burgundy’s finest producers as they present their best wines.  Learn from the masters as you enjoy burgundy’s finest wines paired with the award-winning cuisine of Chef Brooke Vosika of The Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons, Boston. Vintners in attendance include Christian Moreau of Domaine Christian Moreau presenting Chablis "Vaillon" 1er Cru 2012 and Chablis "Les Clos", "Clos des Hospices dans les Clos" Grand Cru 2009; Laurent Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin presenting 2011 Joseph Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru, Morgeot, “Marquis de Laguiche" and 2011 Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches, Premier Cru; Bertrand Ambroise of Domaine Bertrand Ambroise presenting Nuits St Georges 1er cru en Rue de Chaux 2011, Nuits St Georges 1er cru les Vaucrains 2011 and Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Terres Blanches 2011; and Bernard Hervet of Domaine Faiveley presenting Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru  2011 and Corton Grand Cru 'Clos des Cortons Faively'  2009.   Nantucket Wine Festival founder Denis Toner will present  vintner introductions, and the luncheon will be moderated by Eric Asimov, New York Times Wine Critic.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Wheels Up VIP Hangar Party

Upgrade your Festival experience to first class and come out to the tarmac with Wheels Up at the VIP Hangar Party at ACK airport. Climb aboard this luxury experience with jets, sportscars, and excessive playthings..... Enjoy exquisite wines from Capture Wines, live music by Perry Rossi Orchestra, and chef entertainment at the grill with Chef Eric Brennan (Post 390 in Boston). The perfect ending to a perfect day at the island.

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday May 17, 2014

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Ruinart Champagne Brunch with Chef Michelle Bernstein

Elegance at its finest! Join Champagne Ruinart's winemaker Frederic Panaiotis and James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michelle Bernstein in the spectacular Governors' Room at the Nantucket Yacht Club, for a grand and decadent brunch. Each dish will be specially paired with Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Rose, as well as a few specially selected vintages Dom Ruinart. This is a chance to indulge in a world class food and wine experience, hosted by one of Miami's hottest chefs and the winemaker of the first established Champagne house!


10:00am - 12:30pm
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Pairing Champagne: Light Bites and Bubbly with Chef Michelle Bernstein and Ruinart Champagne

James Beard award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein teams up with Ruinart's winemaker, Frederic Panaiotis, to dive deep into the world of pairing food and Champagne. This seminar will feature some unexpected and fantastic pairings, cooking demonstration, and easy tips for pairing the worlds most celebrated wine! 

4:30pm - 5:30pm
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