Events

Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 22 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

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All Events

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
REC-01

Welcome Reception

Let the festivities begin! Don't miss the opening pop of Veuve Clicquot and raise your glass to toast the 22nd Annual Nantucket Wine and Food Festival.

5:00pm - 7:30pm
$150.00
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Thursday May 17, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
GWL-01

Les Clos en Magnum - Christian Moreau Grand Cru Luncheon

It is difficult to find words colorful enough to describe the exuberant, high-on-life Christian Moreau. Christian Moreau is the fifth-generation winemaker of their family-owned and operated winery, Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils. The Moreau family started making wine in Chablis in 1814. Christian’s son Fabien is now the primary winemaker. Join Christian Moreau for an extraordinary ‘Magnum Luncheon” as he pours his family’s Grand Cru “Les Clos” from seven vintages, 2007 through 2013.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
$300.00
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GWT-01

Donelan Family Wines - A Nantucket Islander Tasting

Joe Donelan’s philosophy is that the best wines are not made but discovered and he leads his winemaking team to take great pride in harnessing the best qualities and natural variations in each vineyard and embracing the mystery of what nature offers.  Join Joe Donelan, founder of Donelan Family Wines and their winemaker, Joe Nielsen along with the rest of the Donelan family for a tasting of their prized wines in their private home on the island.

1:30pm - 3:00pm
$150.00
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GWT-02

Veuve Clicquot- La Grande Dame Tasting

Created in 1972 to celebrate the bicentennial of the House, La Grande Dame is a tribute to Madame Clicquot also known as ‘La Grande Dame de la Champagne’. Bearing the name bestowed on her as a mark of respect and recognition by her peers in Champagne, La Grande Dame cuvée is the very symbol of the driving force that guided Madame Clicquot throughout her life: an obsessive search for quality.  Join Winemaker Delphine Laborde as you taste through and explore vintages of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame and Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame

1:30pm - 3:00pm
$225.00
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SEM-21

Wine Knights - Eric Asimov, Ray Isle and Kevin Zraly at the Round Table - What is next in the World of Wine?

Our prestigious panel includes Kevin Zraly, wine educator and wine writer; Eric Asimov, New York Times wine critic and current ‘wine voice’ of our nation and Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine Magazine. Drink wine and break bread with these heavyweights and join in on a lively discussion about what they believe to be the future of wine. The panel will be moderated by Larkmead winemaker, Dan Petroski, another wine-mind of our time.  Ask questions, listen and learn while you taste amazing wines with these big personalities.

Featured Wines:

  • 2016 Vigneto Saetti, Lambrusco Frizzante Salamino di Santa Croce, Emilia Romagna
  • 2016 Gai'a, Assyrtiko Wild Ferment, Santorini
  • 2016 Azores Wine Company, Arinto Branco, Pico Açores
  • 2015 Charly Thévenet, Grain & Granit, Régnié
  • 2012 Château Biac, Côtes de Bordeaux Cadillac
  • 2014 Louis M. Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$125.00
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SEM-01

Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams

Caviar and Champagne have long been considered a perfect gourmet match. Taste and learn about two of the world’s most extravagant indulgences. Discover how the flavor profile of the caviar is beautifully enhanced by the champagne’s bubbles and dryness. Learn from Calvisius Caviar experts, one of the finest caviar producers in Italy, as they pair up with Champagne Taittinger to present the world’s most extravagant indulgences…Caviar and Champagne. Join John Knierim, Vice President of Calvisius Caviar and Christian Dalbavie, CSW - French Portfolio Manager of Kobrand as they educate and delight your palate with the mystery behind this perfect pairing. 

3:00pm - 4:30pm
$150.00
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GALA-VIP

Harbor Gala - VIP

Our VIP guests are greeted with a celebratory glass of Veuve Clicquot - your "Gala First Taste" as you enter the deck of the White Elephant. Your VIP Harbor Gala ticket gives you an extra hour of wine, food and music with early access to the vintners, chefs and exquisite food and wine pairings.

5:00pm - 9:00pm
$325.00
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GALA

Harbor Gala

This signature event exemplifies the elegance and extravagance of the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival. 40 Winemakers ~ 40 Chefs ~ The crème de la crème of the NWF.

6:00pm - 9:00pm
$260.00
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GWD-01

Vega Sicilia Wine Dinner

Join Vega Sicilia’s Antonio Menéndez Puente for an insightful and impactful evening discovering a four-vintage vertical of Vega Sicilia Valbuena, along with two top-quality vintages of the flagship Único, the 100-point 2006 and the supremely rare and cherished 1962.  Guests will also be treated to two wines from the family’s famed Tokaji Estate, Tokaj-Oremus, celebrating both their legendary status as the King of Ribera del Duero, if not all of Spain as well as their prominent influence abroad.

Chef Mary Dumont of Boston’s highly acclaimed Cultivar will create a five-course dinner to pair with each of the exquisite Vega Sicilia wines. Mary’s inventive and explorative approach culls from both American and European cuisine, melding old world with new, and celebrating farm to table cuisine in the truest sense - cultivating assorted produce in a state-of-the-art grow room attached to her restaurant.

8:00pm - 11:00pm
$750.00
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SPEV-01

Château Minuty St-Tropez Party

When the Harbor Gala is over – the party is just getting started! Meet us in St. Tropez for a glamourous evening of dancing and drinking. Party into the night with a tropical breeze and a glass of Château Minuty Rosé in hand. The St. Tropez Party is our late-night soiree, where Mediterranean glitz meets Nantucket charm. Enjoy sumptuous sweets from our Pastry Chefs – Cedric Beguin of Breeze Restaurant, Brian Mercury of Oak & Rowan and Ryan Boya of NAHITA. The night is young – and the party beckons…

9:00pm - 12:00am
$75.00
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Friday May 18, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
SPEV-04

Namaste then Rosé

Join Susana Balbo, of Susana Balbo Wines, and Chef Elizabeth Falkner of Next Iron Chef Redemption, Iron Chef America and Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, (to name a few!), for a morning of yoga, rose and a demonstration on healthy cooking! Yoga class will be led by one of Nantucket’s favorite instructors, Ieva Aldins.

8:30am - 10:00am
$30.00
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CUL-02

Culinary Tent - Friday

It’s all about food and fun - come have a taste of the Culinary Tent! Step inside a culinary oasis for a day of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and live entertainment by the City Winery Marching Band. Have a first taste of Santa Margherita Rosé, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail and a glass of Whispering Angel as you browse local and regional vendors and enjoy the culinary talent.

Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite recipes.

Culinary Demonstrations include:

  • Elizabeth Falkner 10.30 am
  • Jeremy Sewall 11:30am
  • Katherine Clapner 12.30 pm
  • Brian Mercury 1:30pm
  • Gabriel Kruether 2.30pm
  • Karen Akunowicz 3:30pm

Book Signings to include:

  • Jeremy Sewall, Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw 12:15-1:00pm
  • Elin Hildebrand, The Blue Bistro 1:15- 3:00pm
  • Barbara Lynch, Out of Line 3:15- 4:00pm
  • Karen Akunowicz, Myers+Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery 4:15- 5:00pm 

Don't miss bubbly tastings from Champagne Château de Bligny (Bligny, France) and Ca’ del Bosco (Franciacorta, Italy) from 1:00pm-3:00pm

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10:00am - 5:00pm
$60.00
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SEM-02

Rosé S'il Vous Plait Brunch

The Rosé Brunch will feature French vintners from the much acclaimed Provence region of France. Luminaries Bertrand Verduzier of Champagne Gosset, François Matton of Château Minuty, Paul Chevalier of Château d'Esclans, and Emmanuel Lemoine of Famille Perrin will pour their delicious Rosé wines alongside cuisine from Chefs Johnny Sheehan and Ryan Boya from NAHITA in Boston. It’s sure to be a colorful and delicious start to your day. 

10:00am - 11:30am
$125.00
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CUL-01

Bluegrass Brunch

Kick back and enjoy Bluegrass and Seagrass. Live Bluegrass Music by Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousins - overlooking the Seagrass and Sand Dunes of Jetties Beach… Join us for this delicious kick-off to your full day of NWF events and activities. Enjoy some bubbles from G.H. Mumm, an Aperol Spritz or a famous Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary as you taste the amazing dishes that our chefs have in store for you. Shrimp and grits, farm fresh eggs, sausage and some fine chef entertainment on the grill. This will be a hearty meal to start your NWF Marathon Friday!

Featured Chefs:

  • Geoff Lazlo
  • Mary Dumont & Robert Gonzalez, Cultivar
  • Brooke Vosika, Sawkill Creek
  • Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow
  • Island Kitchen

 

10:00am - 1:00pm
$60.00
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CUL-03

Culinary Village - Friday, All Access

The All-Access Culinary Tent Pass gives you admission to Bluegrass Brunch and the Culinary Tent on Friday. For a one-time fee, you can come and go as you please all day long!

It’s all about food and fun - come have a taste of the Culinary Tent! Step inside a culinary oasis for a day of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and live entertainment by the City Winery Marching Band. Have a first taste of Santa Margherita Rosé, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail and a glass of Whispering Angel as you browse local and regional vendors and enjoy the culinary talent.

Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite recipes.

Culinary Demonstrations Include:

  • Elizabeth Falkner 10.30 am
  • Jeremy Sewall 11:30am
  • Katherine Clapner 12.30 pm
  • Brian Mercury 1:30pm
  • Gabriel Kruether 2.30pm
  • Karen Akunowicz 3:30pm

 

Book Signings to include:

  • Jeremy Sewall, Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw 12:15-1:00pm
  • Elin Hildebrand, The Blue Bistro 1:15- 3:00pm
  • Barbara Lynch, Out of Line 3:15- 4:00pm
  • Karen Akunowicz, Myers+Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery 4:15- 5:00pm

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10:00am - 5:00pm
$100.00
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SEM-20

The American Truffle Revolution

Become a truffle connoisseur! In this unique and engaging program, you'll learn firsthand from world class experts about the flavors, gastronomy and mystery of black truffles, and the exciting intricacies of pairing them with wines. For decades, Americans have savored the coveted truffles imported from Europe. Now, after generations of unsuccessful attempts to cultivate in North America, the elusive black Périgord truffle is embarking on a quiet revolution here on our very own culinary turf ― one that is progressing at a rapid pace that will give us all access to ultra-fresh truffles from farm to kitchen in a matter of hours! American Truffle Company’s Robert Chang will discuss how they’ve been leading the way in applying cutting edge science to reliably cultivate these ‘black diamonds’ in truffle orchards around the country. You'll also discover how best to select, store and prepare truffles with Michelin starred Chef Gabriel Kreuther of New York City. As your culinary mentor and guide, Chef Gabriel will share his decades of experience cooking with truffles as he prepares a delectable truffle canapé and assiette paired perfectly with a sampling of exquisite wines for you to experience.

Featured Wines:

  • NV Champagne Delamotte, Brut, Le Mesnil sur-Oger
  • 2013 Domaine Pierre Damoy, Grand Cru, Chambertin
10:30am - 12:00pm
$125.00
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SEM-03

Le Grand Fromage: Cheese Seminar with Louis Risoli

Back by popular demand…. Le Grand Fromage! Defining the role of Grand Fromager across the East Coast, we bring you Louis Risoli – formerly of L’Espalier in Boston. Take a trip around the globe with a selection of artisanal cheeses, each with their own taste profile and story – paired with a flight of a variety of wine regions - Hentley Farm (Australia), Craggy Range (New Zealand), Résonance Vineyard (Oregon), Susana Balbo Wines (Argentina), Domaine des Masques (Provence) and Etude Wines (Napa Valley).

10:30am - 12:00pm
$95.00
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SEM-08

GAME-CHANGERS: Wines That Changed the Way We Drink Wine

Join Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine Magazine to explore truly influential wines. We know what it means for a wine to taste great, but what does it take for a wine to be game-changing, to change the landscape of wine? Taste and learn about wines that represent breakthroughs in winemaking technique, or heralded the birth of new regions or caught the zeitgeist of the times. Included will be groundbreaking producers such as Egly-Ouriet, Schloss Johannisberg, Antinori, Chateau Musar, Ridge, Joseph Phelps, Catena, Veuve Cliquot and others.

11:00am - 12:00pm
$150.00
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GWT-03

Peay Vineyards Tasting

For over two decades, Peay Vineyards has been producing signature wines known for their finesse, depth, and elegance. In the mid-90s, brothers Andy and Nick Peay searched for an extreme cool-climate spot to grow grapes that would emphasize terroir expression. In 1996 they found the ideal plot of land to plant their Estate vineyard on a ridge jutting out over a river canyon situated along the San Andreas fault line on the West Sonoma Coast. The combination of an Estate vineyard with a moderate maritime climate and plenty of cool sunlight and a commitment to producing high quality, site expressive wines has been the key to their success. Join Andy Peay as he shares his wines and his passion and learn how the Peay team is able to grow grapes in such interesting conditions while tasting through their site-specific, elegant wines.

11:00am - 12:30pm
$150.00
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SEM-04

Barolo and Bordeaux: Beauties and Beasts

The great wines of Barolo and Bordeaux are considered to be the most age-worthy wines on the planet, bar none. They both share so many great attributes: power, depth, structure, finesse. And with time they only get more interesting, alluring and seductive. We will compare great wines from benchmark appellations and zero in on what they share in common, while teasing out how they are at the same time so superbly unique. Speakers Valentina Abbona of Marchesi di Barolo and Robin Kelley O'Connor, wine specialist of RKO Vine Global Wine Consultants, will lead you on this journey. Be our guests! 

Featured Wines:

  • 2009 Marchesi di Barolo, Tradizione, Barolo 
  • 2009 Château Cos d'Estournel, Saint-Estèphe
  • 2005 Marchesi di Barolo, Coste di Rose, Barolo
  • 2006 Marchesi di Barolo, Cannubi, Barolo 
  • 2006 Château Talbot, Saint-Julien
  • 2010 Marchesi di Barolo, Sarmassa, Barolo
  • 2011 Château Smith Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan
11:00am - 12:30pm
$225.00
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GWT-04

S.A. Prüm Wine Tasting

Disrupt expectations. Challenge perceptions. Experience the dynamic nature of Riesling through the guidance of a Mosel Valley legend while enhancing your appreciation of just how truly diverse and deeply characteristic this most noble of grape varieties can be.  Guests will be guided through some of his family’s best vineyard sites with an array of styles, price points and vintages. Many of these large format bottles are traditionally reserved for the family’s private cellar in Germany.

11:00am - 12:30pm
$125.00
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SEM-06

Pride Mountain Horizontal Seminar

Pride Mountain Vineyards is perched atop the Mayacamas Mountains at 2,100 feet elevation straddling the Napa/Sonoma county line uniquely with a separate bonded winery in both counties. Cultivating eight varietals from six soil types on this historic property, the winery crafts 13 award-winning wines displaying remarkable consistency over 27 vintages to date. Vintner, Stuart Bryan, presents a rare horizontal tasting of virtually all the red wines from their praise-worthy 2012 vintage, celebrating the winery’s 10th consecutive year of support for the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival.

11:00am - 12:30pm
$175.00
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GWT-06

ZD Wines Tasting

ZD Wines is one of the Napa Valley gems. It is located in the heart of the valley within the Rutherford AVA and is family-owned and operated by three generations of the deLeuze Family. With a focus on organically certified vineyard practices for over three decades, ZD Wines produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon of high acclaim. With Zero Defects as their goal, ZD Wines has been dedicated to producing world-class wines of quality, consistency and style since 1969. Join winemaker Chris Pisani for a memorable tasting of five exquisite ZD Wines.

11:30am - 1:00pm
$175.00
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GWT-05

Elk Cove Vineyards Tasting

At Elk Cove, they are stewards of the land – their sustainability practices start in their vineyards, then continue to the winery and to the broader community. They produce excellent Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs as well as crisp aromatic Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Riesling with an emphasis on estate-grown fruit. Living his whole life among the vines, Owner & Winemaker, Adam Campbell has a tremendous respect for the land on which the grapes were grown. Join Adam to taste and to learn about this iconic wine, the story behind the name and the standard of excellence that they represent in the Willamette Valley.

11:30am - 1:00pm
$150.00
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SEM-07

Around the World Lunch

Join Kevin Zraly, author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course – aka the “wine bible” for an afternoon of breaking bread and tasting unique wines with vintners from around the world. Start with a caviar tasting provided by Browne Trading Company and learn about the rich culture, history and family stories behind the wineries and the winemaking. Travel and taste from England (Hattingley Valley Sparkling Wine) to New Zealand (Craggy Range) to France (Olivier Leflaive) to Lebanon (Chateau Musar) with a final last lay-over in Portugal for a taste of Graham’s Port.Our talented chefs will create dishes with international flair to pair with this whirlwind wine tour:Chefs Jose Enrique of Jose Enrique in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell of SRV in Boston.

12:30pm - 2:30pm
$175.00
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SEM-09

Bubbles & Claws

Champagne and Lobster over-looking Nantucket Harbor - a dreamlike experience! Join us for this decadent pairing featuring passionate personalities that will keep you engaged and entertained. Veuve Clicquot Winemaker, Delphine Laborde will take you on a journey through the distinct qualities of three Veuve Clicquot Cuveés: Yellow Label, Vintage and Rosé. Paired perfectly with this bubbly presentation are lobster dishes created by Chefs David Blessing of Newport Beach House (Newport RI) and Carolyn Johnson of Mooncusser Fish House (Boston). These talented luminaries will lead us in lively conversation with a delicious combination of two of our most cherished indulgences: Champagne and Lobster.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
$160.00
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SEM-10

Travel the Globe with the Chameleon Grape

Enlighten your mind and delight your palette! From South Africa to France to Oregon to South Africa and California, come find out what makes Chardonnay the most popular white wine in the world! Join Sommelier Marika Vida and some of our most distinguished wine luminaries for a Chardonnay tasting experience that will take you from Burgundy to Argentina to Oregon to Sonoma to South Africa! Perhaps THE most adaptable Grape, Chardonnay is planted in over 25 countries. The Chardonnay grape is often referred to as the “Chameleon Grape.” Unlike other grape varietals, its character is so much more dependent on winemaking than on location or terroir.

Wineries featured include:  Domaine Laroche, Bodega Catena Zapata, Bergström Winery, Peay Vineyards and DeMorgenzen for a discussion on the Many Faces of Chardonnay.

1:30pm - 3:00pm
$150.00
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GWT-07

Chappellet Wine Tasting

When Donn and Molly Chappellet fell in love with Pritchard Hill in 1967 and founded Chappellet Winery on its rocky slopes, they became the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides. Today, this sub-region includes some of the most sought-after and highly acclaimed real estate in all of Napa Valley. Pritchard Hill’s rugged terroir, with a variety of elevations and soil types, is legendary for producing wines with great intensity and depth—qualities that define the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. The Chappellet family has been crafting extraordinary, age-worthy wines hailed as “Napa’s Grand Cru." Join Dominic and Amy Chappellet for a delightful afternoon of storytelling, education and tasting.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$175.00
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GWT-10

Hentley Farm Wines Tasting

Set among the rolling hills on the banks of Greenock Creek at Seppeltsfield in Australia’s Western Barossa Valley, Hentley Farm is a boutique, single estate winery that produces distinctive wines reflective of the exceptional site.  Join Founder, Keith Hentschke for a vertical tasting of Hentley Farm’s limited production, old-vine, single vineyard masterpiece, Clos Otto Shiraz. Guests will be wowed by the marriage of power and elegance through various stages of aging and vintage specific character. 

2:30pm - 4:00pm
$175.00
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GWT-09

DAOU Vineyards Wine Tasting

In 2007, brothers Georges Daou and Daniel Daou set forth across California to find an unrivaled terroir for producing Cabernet Sauvignon, a quest that led them to a place of foretold greatness: DAOU Mountain in Paso Robles. Their passion for winemaking stems from growing up in France and enjoying wine at the family table.   Meticulous vineyard management and a French approach to making wines have earned DAOU Vineyards numerous accolades for their free-run (never pressed) wines. No effort is spared to create the luscious varietals and blends that flow from this limited production winery. Join Proprietor Daniel Daou for an exploration of these award–winning wines.

2:30pm - 4:00pm
$125.00
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SEM-15

WhistlePig Rye Tasting

Please join us for a seminar with revered WhistlePig Rye Master Distiller Dave Pickerell as he guides you through the history and resurgence of Rye Whiskey. Dave will also taste you through his elegant, handcrafted and award-winning WhistlePig Rye lineup of whiskeys including the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Whiskey of the Year Winner Boss Hog lV "The Black Prince".

Featured whiskeys will be:

  • WhistlePig Rye 10yr
  • WhistlePig Rye 12yr
  • WhistlePig Rye FarmStock Rye Crop #001
  • WhistlePig Rye FarmStock Rye Crop #002
  • WhistlePig Rye 15yr
  • WhistlePig Rye Boss Hog lV "The Black Prince"

 

2:30pm - 3:30pm
$75.00
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GWT-11

The Mascot Wine Tasting

Made from the younger vines of the legendary Harlan Estate, BOND and Promontory vineyards, The Mascot shares a unique glimpse into the evolution of these ultra-premium winegrowing estates.  Drawing from blocks of recently replanted vineyards (7-15 years of age), these are vines that have all the pedigree of the land.  It started out as a small project championed by Will Harlan and shared with the family, winemaking team, and close friends.  With the 2008 vintage Will had enough wine - 500 cases - to introduce the endeavor to the outside world, releasing the first bottles in 2013.  Join Director, Nikita Stone, for a unique vertical tasting of The Mascot, which promises to please the palate and prove the rightful place this very special wine holds amongst its parent wines.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
$175.00
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SEM-11

Cabernet Franc Seminar

Ahh…Cabernet Franc! The grape that doesn’t seem to get the attention it deserves. France is the largest producer of Cabernet Franc. Most famously, it is one of the five red grapes that make up Bordeaux red blends.  Learn how Clau de Nell in the Loire’s Anjou region, bio-dynamically produce their Cabernet Franc.  Italy is the second largest producer of Cabernet Franc. When grown in Tuscany, wines that have Cabernet Franc in the blend are referred to as “Super Tuscans” as this grape is not indigenous to this region.  An example of this wine comes from Marchese Lodivico Antinori, 26th generation winemaker from Italy’s famed Antinori family.  When grown in an even warmer climate like California, Cabernet Franc makes fuller-bodied wines showing deeper, riper fruits such as blueberry, blackberry and plum notes. Pride Mountain plants their Cabernet Franc on some of their steepest hillside terraces and slopes where the weak soils are able to adequately stress this vigorous grape variety limiting its shoot growth and concentrating its flavors into tiny berries.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
$125.00
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GWT-12

Flanagan Wines Tasting

Taste and learn with vintner Eric Flanagan – a passionate wine lover, sustainable farming advocate and owner of the acclaimed Flanagan Wines.  Eric and his winemaker, Cabell Coursey focus on making balanced, beautiful wines from great vineyards. The wines are terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River appellations, and Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot and Viognier from the Bennett Valley. Join Eric Flanagan as he takes you on a tasting tour of some of Sonoma County’s iconic sites.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
$150.00
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SEM-12

A Golden State of Mind

California is the epicenter of American winemaking with a historically rich and storied tradition.  Beginning with a wave of immigrant farmers and big dreams, California’s vast and diverse landscape is today a major force in the world of wine. There have been recent environmental challenges that have wreaked havoc on vineyards, land and personal property, but California Wine Country thrives and challenges the adversity. Come celebrate the future and taste the remarkable juice from some of California’s best producers. Presenters include: Luc Morlet from Morlet Family Vineyards, Lindy Novak from Spottswoode, Joe Donelan from Donelan Family Wines, Tom Eddy from Tom Eddy Winery, Jon Priest from Etude Wines and Christophe Paubert from Stags’ Leap Winery. Master Sommelier and Napa Valley native, Sur Lucero, MS will be leading this very special seminar with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund, which supports low-income, vulnerable communities impacted by the fires in Napa, Sonoma, and the surrounding region.

3:30pm - 5:00pm
$150.00
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SEM-05

Domaine des Comtes Lafon- Meursault Seminar with Eric Asimov

We talk about terroir all the time, but how does it manifest itself in wine? No place tells the story of the land better than Burgundy, where the minute differences between places have been examined over centuries in almost granular detail. Join New York Times Chief Wine Critic, Eric Asimov as we take a close-up look at some of the greatest terroirs of Meursault by examining and comparing seven different Meursaults from the legendary Domaine des Comtes Lafon.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
$250.00
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SEM-13

Oyster Odyssey

Oyster flavor profiles are very complex and are now described much the same way that we taste wines. Connoisseurs discuss the salinity & complexity of the oyster, the finish, the hints of melon or cucumber.  Join Chef Justin Shoults to learn about Merroir and Terroir as these Bivalve Aphrodisiacs are paired with exquisite French wines from Champagne, Chablis, Provence, the Rhône Valley and Bordeaux. Close your eyes, place oyster in mouth…. No matter where you are in the world, you can practically feel sand between your toes and smell the salt in the air. Oysters take on the flavor of the water and the marine environment where they are grown - this is their “terroir” or their “merroir.”  Join us on an Oyster Odyssey with exquisite wines from several iconic French producers. 

4:00pm - 5:30pm
$125.00
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SEM-14

Pinot Noir, Oregon Style Seminar

Explore the great Pinot Noirs of Oregon's Willamette Valley with Food & Wine Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle and some of the region's top winemakers.  This tasting sojourn will include wines from acclaimed producers Elk Cove Vineyards, Resonance Vineyard and Winery, Bergström Wines, Drouhin Oregon Roserock, and Soter Vineyards. But what makes Oregon Pinot Noir so distinctive? How does it differ from the wines of California and of Burgundy? We'll delve into the Willamette's different subregions, the nature of the valley's terroir and climate, and hear where Oregon Pinot will be headed next—all while tasting these winemaker's top cuvées.

 

4:00pm - 5:30pm
$125.00
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SPEV-02

Rosé Sunset Clambake


A New England Clambake with a little NWF Elegance...!

Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of Veuve Clicquot Rosé during the  "Magic Hour" overlooking the dunes at Jetties Beach. This extravaganza will include lobsters, mussels, clams, corn on the cob, a cool breeze blowing off the water and pink bubbles in your hand every step of the way.

Live DJ - Dancing is a must!

Featured Wine:

  • Veuve Clicquot, Brut Rosé, Reims 
5:00pm - 8:00pm
$100.00
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GWD-04

Tenuta Di Biserno Dinner

Join winemaker Helena Lindberg of Tenuta di Biserno for an evening exploration of the exquisite Tuscan wines of Tenuta di Biserno. Owner Marchese Ludovico Antinori is the creator of two of Italy's most famed wines, Ornellaia and Masseto. He conceived of his new project with this same sort of world-class quality in mind after discovering the special Tenuta di Biserno terroir with his long-time friend and wine adviser, famed international winemaking consultant, Michel Rolland. The property is situated in the Upper Maremma, a coastal area of western central Italy, bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea. It turns out this Italian master and his latest property happen to be a match made in wine heaven. Pointing to similarities of climate and soil found in Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, the selected focus of the Estate is on Cabernet Franc with Petit Verdot, Merlot and other Bordelaise varieties in a supporting role. Today, Helena has developed a well-honed knowledge of these soils and nuances of this magical property that she will share for a truly special experience. 

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$750.00
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SPEV-12

Acker Merrall Reflections of Red Burgundy Dinner

Burgundy is the Promised Land for some of the most exquisite wines on earth. Join us for this terroir-driven dinner that features some of the most significant red Burgundy wine from the Côte d’Or. This exquisite dinner will give invaluable insight into how Pinot Noir of the highest order can exhibit the most minute subtleties of terroir via their respective finished wines. Enjoy the renowned cuisine of New England Chef Alex Pineda, Chef de Cuisine of Boston’s Scampo. His culinary expertise will make this dinner one for the ages.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$1,295.00
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SPEV-03

Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Dinner: An Epic Tale of the Noble Grape

An evening of storytelling, history, culture, art, food and wine with Dr. Laura Catena of the legendary Argentinian wine family. Explore the history of Malbec through four female landmarks of Argentina’s best-loved grape – The Malbec. Catena Zapata’s new Malbec Argentino label pays tribute to this grape’s history in France and its rise in Argentina. This dinner will take you on a four-course adventure with dishes prepared by Chef Brian Alberg of The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA to pair with each wine and each historic moment. From roots in the vineyards of France to its renaissance in the Andean vineyards of Mendoza, you’ll understand why Malbec’s storied past makes it the grape of the future.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$400.00
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GWD-03

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Wine Dinner

Taking over the Château in 2003, 2018 Nantucket Wine & Food Luminary of the Year, Bruno Borie has introduced painstaking detail into the operation, from vine to bottle and since, the wines have never been better. His discerning eye, mind and palate not to mention a cache of vines planted in 1918 are the keys to this enhanced level of success. Join Bruno Borie and the wines of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, paired with the exquisite, Award-winning cuisine of Chef Jeremy Sewall. Chef Sewall is currently the Executive Chef/Partner of Boston-area restaurants Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34 and his most recent venture, Cambridge’s Les Sablons. Santé and Bon Appetit!

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$750.00
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GWD-02

Château de Beaucastel Wine Dinner

Join Export Director, Emmanuel Lemoine to celebrate the story and the wines of Famille Perrin, the leading organic winegrower of the Southern Rhône Valley.  The wines of Beaucastel tell the story of the family’s values, an absolute respect for land and terrior, biodynamic culture, elegance and balance. Tyler Kinnett, Executive Chef at Harvest embraces the philosophy of celebrating local and seasonal foods. He will present a paired tasting menu with fresh, regional ingredients to compliment these unique and special wines.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$700.00
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GWD-06

Tenuta Il Poggione Wine Dinner

Tenuta Il Poggione was one of the first wineries to market Brunello di Montalcino wine as early as the 1900’s, and one of the founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium. Strong believers in bio-diversity, by planting different crops in the vineyard, they farm using sustainable principles and pick everything by hand. This practice along with strict green harvesting results in the production of excellent quality wines even in more challenging vintages. Alessandro Bindocci is the 4th generation of his family to work in the wine business and the 2nd generation to be following in the footsteps of Piero Talenti, mentor to his own father Fabrizio and one of the founding fathers of the DOCG.

Join Alessandro and Chef Will Gilson of Puritan & Company. 

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
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SEM-16

Royal Tokaji Wine & Dessert Pairing

As the world’s first Noble Rot oriented sweet wine and the first vineyard area to be classified, Tokaji (from Tokaj, Hungary) was established around the turn of the 17th century. Unique from most other renowned wines involving Botrytis Cinerea, Tokaji is not only produced from a blend of grape varieties, but also from a blend of dry wine and a paste made from crushed sweet grapes.  Join Winemaker Zoltán Kovács for an astounding lineup of vintage and single-vineyard bottlings at varying degrees of sweetness and unwavering class, exemplifying how Royal Tokaji brings this golden-hued luxury from vine to glass in the modern era. Guests will enjoy a guided tasting with thoughtful dessert pairings that will leave both the palate and the soul enriched and enlightened.

8:30pm - 9:30pm
$75.00
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Saturday May 19, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
CUL-04

The British Brunch, A Celebration of the Royal Wedding

Celebrate The Royal Wedding at our British Brunch sponsored by Hattingley Valley – the finest English sparkling wine. What better way to connect with the festivities at Buckingham Palace to welcome the new princess and toast the new couple. Enjoy a spot of tea, British bubbles, delicious bites and wedding cake prepared by our guest chefs while watching the wedding procession and celebratory events taking place in London.

Featured Chefs:

  • Michael Lombardi & Kevin O’Donnell, SRV
  • Robert Gonzalez, Cultivar
  • Brian Alberg, The Red Lion Inn
  • Ryan Boya, NAHITA
  • Amie Smith, Amie Pastry
  • Island Kitchen 

Featured Wines:

  • Hattingley Valley Wines, Classic Reserve, England
  • Hattingley Valley Wines, Brut Rosé, England
  • Hattingley Valley Wines, Blanc de Blancs, England 
10:00am - 1:00pm
$60.00
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CUL-06

Culinary Village - Saturday, All Access

~~Drink Progressively! The All-Access Culinary Tent Pass gives you admission to British Brunch and the Culinary Tent on Saturday. For a one-time fee, you can come and go as you please all day long!

It’s all about food and fun - come have a taste of the Culinary Tent! Step inside a culinary oasis for a day of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and live entertainment by the City Winery Marching Band. Have a first taste of Santa Margherita Rosé, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail and a glass of Whispering Angel as you browse local and regional vendors and enjoy the culinary talent.

Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite recipes. Emcee will be Celebrity Chef, Linkie Marais.

Culinary Demonstrations include:

  • Matt Jennings of Townsman
  • Jose Enrique of Jose Enrique, San Juan
  • Colin Lynch, Bar Mezzana
  • John Tesar of Knife, Dallas

 

Featured Book Signings:

  • Matt Jennings, Homegrown 12:15pm
  • Tj Douglas, Drink Progressively!  1:15pm
  • Laura Catena, Vino Argentino 2:15pm
  • John Tesar, Knife Steakhouse Meals at Home 3:15pm
  • Kevin Zraly,  Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 4:15pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
$100.00
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CUL-05

Culinary Tent - Saturday

It’s all about food and fun - come have a taste of the Culinary Tent! Step inside a culinary oasis for a day of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and live entertainment by the City Winery Marching Band. Have a first taste of Santa Margherita Rosé, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail and a glass of Whispering Angel as you browse local and regional vendors and enjoy the culinary talent.

Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite recipes. Emcee will be Celebrity Chef, Linkie Marais.

Culinary Demonstrations include:

  • Matt Jennings of Townsman
  • Jose Enrique of Jose Enrique, San Juan
  • Colin Lynch, Bar Mezzana
  • John Tesar of Knife, Dallas

Featured Book Signings:

  • Matt Jennings, Homegrown 12:15pm
  • Tj Douglas, Drink Progressively!  1:15pm
  • Laura Catena, Vino Argentino 2:15pm
  • John Tesar, Knife Steakhouse Meals at Home 3:15pm
  • Kevin Zraly,  Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 4:15pm

Don't miss bubbly tastings from Champagne Château de Bligny (Bligny, France) and Ca’ del Bosco (Franciacorta, Italy) from 1:00pm-3:00pm

View Participating Exhibitors

10:00am - 5:00pm
$60.00
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SEM-17

Rhône Valley Wine Seminar: There’s No Place Like Rhône, Kevin Zraly Master Class

Join Kevin Zraly and moderator, Robin Kelley O' Connor for a fast paced and energetic journey through the Rhône Valley. Taste and compare, discuss and learn along with Rhône Valley winemakers.The Rhône Valley was created during the last ice age as the Rhône Glacier carved its way south through what is now France. Today, the Rhône River begins in the Alps and meanders for 505 miles to the Mediterranean Sea.The Northern Rhône Valley is rugged and known for its steep hillsides. Taste and learn about wines from the various Cru Regions of Northern Rhône including Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage.

If Syrah is the big boy of the North, Grenache is the King in the South. The Southern Rhône Valley is much larger, representing 95% of all wines produced in the Valley. Explore the Côte du Rhône regions from Gigondas, and Rasteau to Lirac and Châteauneuf-du-Pape - the most famous of the AOC's of the Rhône Valley.

Vintners in attendance include: François Villard of Domaine François Villard, Yves Cuilleron of Cave Yves Cuilleron, Emmanuel Lemoine of Famille Perrin and Laurence Feraud of Domaine du Pégau.

11:00am - 12:30pm
$175.00
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GWT-13

Viader Vineyards & Winery Tasting

Viader wines apply a unique approach to grape growing and winemaking, challenging new world conventions while honoring old world traditions, resulting in a highly sought after and coveted cult wine. Delia Viader was one of the first in Napa to tackle and successfully showcase Cabernet Franc as a deserving blending companion with Napa’s King, Cabernet Sauvignon. Join her son, Director of Operations and Winemaking Alan Viader, while drinking and learning about this iconic proprietary blend.

11:30am - 1:00pm
$175.00
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DAMES

Dames Déjeuner

Women leaders in the world of food and wine unite for an extraordinary luncheon featuring talented women chefs, women vintners and women sommeliers. This afternoon event includes an array of fabulous females and a special glass of Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame to toast the inspiring Madame Clicquot, “Grande Dame of Champagne”. She paved a path of success for Women in Wine and revolutionized the industry. Join Chefs Barbara Lynch, Elizabeth Falkner, Mary Dumont, Tiffani Faison and Katherine Clapner; Vintners Valentina Abbona, Susana Balbo, Delphine Laborde, Suzanne Pride Bryan and Rebekah Wineburg; and Sommeliers Marika Vida, Brooke Sabel, Lauren Friel and Lauren Daddona. Honored guests are Lydia Shire, Chef and Owner of Scampo and Nancy Matheson-Burns, owner of Dole & Bailey, recently acclaimed as the oldest women-owned business in the United States. 

12:00pm - 2:00pm
$225.00
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GT-01

The Grand Tastings: Session 1

The energy is intoxicating at the NWF Grand Tastings – the heart and soul of our island festival. Taste over 600 different wines from over 150 prestigious wineries around the globe. Every year the NWF features new and exciting wineries as well as returning festival favorites. Enjoy amazing food from regional restaurants and artisan purveyors.

New this year, the Grand Tastings welcomes the Château d’Esclans Rosé Grill Garden which offers a bit of sunshine and a billion dollar view overlooking Nantucket Harbor. Enjoy non-stop chef entertainment on the Dole & Bailey ‘Grand Tasting Grill’.

Please see below link for a list of this year's Grand Tasting wineries and participants. 

12:00pm - 2:00pm
$175.00
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SEM-18

French Country Bordeaux Wine Luncheon with Bruno Borie

Bruno Borie is the family owner of the world renowned 2nd growth estate, Ducru-Beaucaillou.  His mother’s family is one of the oldest winemaking families owning property in the central Médoc or the “France Profound”.  The food there is simple but spectacular: ceps and chanterelles, poultry and game, stews and confits, venison, woodcocks and wild boar and fresh produce. It will be easy to picture yourself in the vineyards of the French countryside while you enjoy this luncheon to celebrate the wines of Bruno Borie.  He will present three of his other wines from several properties perfectly paired to each course. Boston Chefs Justin Shoults from Oak & Rowan and Wil Gilson from Puritan & Co will present a meal that will magically transport you to Bruno’s vineyards.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
$250.00
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GWT-08

Chateau Musar Wine Tasting

Join wine importer and educator, Bartholomew Broadbent for an exploration of the wines of the famed Chateau Musar.  Chateau Musar is a unique wine with a most interesting story. Despite a turbulent political history, or perhaps in part as a result of it, Musar commands great enthusiasm around the world and is acclaimed as Lebanon’s most famous wine producer. It was founded by winemaker, Serge Hochar and his charismatic style that shaped the character of his family wines and helped build the modern Lebanese wine industry.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
$125.00
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GT-02VIP

The Grand Tastings: Session 2 VIP

Get in before the crowds for early access to the amazing wineries and artisan tastes. VIP ticket holders enjoy one half hour of additional tasting and crowd-free connections. Your ticket gives you a jump-start on this decadent experience.

The energy is intoxicating at the NWF Grand Tastings – the heart and soul of our island festival. Taste over 600 different wines from over 150 prestigious wineries around the globe. Every year the NWF features new and exciting wineries as well as returning festival favorites. Enjoy amazing food from regional restaurants and artisan purveyors. New this year, the Grand Tastings welcomes the Château d’Esclans Rosé Grill Garden which offers a bit of sunshine and a billion dollar view overlooking Nantucket Harbor. Enjoy non-stop chef entertainment on the Dole & Bailey ‘Grand Tasting Grill’.

Please see below link for a list of this year's Grand Tasting wineries and participants.

 

3:00pm - 5:30pm
$210.00
Sold Out!
GT-02

The Grand Tastings: Session 2

The energy is intoxicating at the NWF Grand Tastings – the heart and soul of our island festival. Taste over 600 different wines from over 150 prestigious wineries around the globe. Every year the NWF features new and exciting wineries as well as returning festival favorites. Enjoy amazing food from regional restaurants and artisan purveyors.

New this year, the Grand Tastings welcomes the Château d’Esclans Rosé Grill Garden which offers a bit of sunshine and a billion dollar view overlooking Nantucket Harbor. Enjoy non-stop chef entertainment on the Dole & Bailey ‘Grand Tasting Grill’.

Please see below link for a list of this year's Grand Tasting wineries and participants. 

3:30pm - 5:30pm
$185.00
Sold Out!
SEM-19

When the Bordeaux Saints Come Marching In

Bordeaux, the storied land of great Cabernet and Merlot blends, is a home of Saints. Along the Right Bank you have that historic medieval town of Saint-Émilion with its velvet-textured wines full of red fruits and savoriness. Across the rivers, on the edges of the Left Bank, you have the great classified growths of the hamlets of Saint-Julien and Saint-Estèphe.  Each Saint has his own personality traits and in this tasting seminar we will get to know all of them intimately.  So spend an afternoon with some wines worth meditating over. This will be a sermon of pleasure.

3:30pm - 5:00pm
$225.00
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SEM-22

Rioja in the 21st Century

Discover Rioja - Spain’s premier and most famous wine region. For over a century and a quarter Rioja's traditional age-worthy Reservas and Gran Reservas have set the standard for Spain's red wines. This exciting tasting seminar will examine the region’s full range of vintages and styles, including Gran Reserva, Reserva, Crianza, Single Vineyard expression, Rosé and White. Taste and learn about indigenous grapes of the region, including the Tempranillo variety, Spain’s most noble grape and one of the world's greatest expressions of red wine. Join famed Rioja devotee and European wine expert Robin Kelley O’Connor, CWE and Advanced Sommelier Nicholas Daddona, Beverage Director for the Boston Harbor Hotel for this interactive tasting of Spanish wines. Enjoy an assortment of Tapas, presented by Chef Pedro Alaniz to compliment the selected wines. Learn why Rioja is considered a viticultural powerhouse through this exploration of wine, culture and history. 

Featured Wines: 

  • 2017 Baron de Ley, Rosado
  • 2016 CVNE, Monople Blanco
  • 2015 Palacios Remondo, Plácet Bianco
  • 2014 Palacios Remondo, La Montesa
  • 2009 Remirez de Ganuza, Reserva
  • 2009 La Rioja Alta, Viña Arana Reserva
  • 2005 R. Lopez Heredia, Viña Tondonia Reserva
  • 2012 CVNE, Imperial Gran Reserva
  • 1995 Faustino I, Gran Reserva
5:00pm - 6:15pm
$95.00
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FETE

La Fête

Voila! A Wine Dinner like no other... La Fête brings guests together with winemakers, chefs and sommeliers to taste and celebrate some of the world’s greatest wines and award-winning cuisine. This charitable evening begins with an elegant Pol Roger Champagne and Calvisius Caviar Reception and continues into a four-course dinner with a dessert pairing by Royal Tokaji. The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival Charitable Foundation has supported island charities and non-profits for the past 21 years. La Fête will benefit Island youth organizations including the NWF Culinary Arts Mentoring Program that provides speakers, visiting chefs, field trips and paid student employment opportunities for island youth and supports the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund.

Get your tickets early this event is sure to sell out quickly.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$500.00
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GWD-09

Black Truffle Wine Dinner with Chef Gabriel Kreuther

Join New York City’s Michelin Star Chef, Gabriel Kreuther for a special wine pairing dinner with Black Périgord Truffle dishes paired perfectly with the exquisite Burgundy Wines of Domaine Olivier Leflaive. Robert Chang of the American Truffle Company will educate on these French Black Périgord Truffles as well as truffles from around the world. The lively discussion will include conversation on the wines led by Jean Soubeyrand of Olivier Leflaive and Champagne Valentin Leflaive.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$700.00
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GWD-07

Château Cos d’Estournel Wine Dinner

Château Cos d’Estournel, located in the St-Estèphe appellation of Bordeaux, is one of the iconic wines and great stars of Bordeaux's classified growths. The wines are big, bold, full-bodied and concentrated with perfectly ripe fruit. Elegant and balanced, ‘Cos’ is making some of the most exciting Bordeaux wines today. This dinner will feature four benchmark vintages direct from the cellars of this exceptional property. These magnanimous wines will be paired with the elegant yet earthy farm-to-table cuisine of Chef Geoff Lazlo from Mill Street Bar & Table in Greenwich, CT. Geoff’s philosophy and approach involves a great connection to his farmers and his purveyors. The evening will be an exciting exploration of tastes and stories.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$750.00
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GWD-08

Larkmead Vineyards Wine Dinner

Join acclaimed winemaker, Dan Petroski of Larkmead Vineyards, one of the oldest, family-owned grape-growing estates in the Napa Valley. Dan captures the nuance and complexity of this unique terroir with award-winning wines made from 100% estate-grown grapes.  Chef Matt Jennings of Townsman will prepare a dinner to compliment these unique wines. One of New England’s most highly acclaimed Chef rock stars, Matt has been named one of the 40 Under 40 Big Thinkers in the food industry by Food & Wine, one of Mother Nature Network’s Most Sustainable Chefs and was a finalist for James Beard Foundation's Best Chef Northeast award numerous times.

With these two masterful creators, this is sure to be one of the most exciting wine dinners of the 2018 NWF!

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
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GWD-05

Penfolds Wine Dinner

Penfolds is known to be one of Australia’s most famed and respected wine producers.  Celebrated for their diversity, history and craftsmanship, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage. Experience Penfolds' collection of benchmark wines with highly acclaimed educator and ambassador, Ewan Proctor. These legendary wines will be show cased with a five course dinner prepared by much-loved and lauded Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow.  His highly acclaimed style is heavily influenced by local and seasonal produce.  This dinner will represent old and new, classic and innovative tastes.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
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Sunday May 20, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
SPEV-09

Junior Top Chef

Watch four teams of culinary students go head-to-head as they compete for the title of “Junior Top Chef Champion” with the prize of a $10,000 Culinary Scholarship benefiting the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts Program. Mentored by Sodexo Chefs, the teams will be given a mystery basket of ingredients and will have one hour to prep, plate and present their dishes to the Celebrity Chefs for judging. Judges include Joseph Keller, Executive Chef of Company of the Cauldron; Tiffani Faison, Chef & Owner of Sweet Cheeks Q and Tiger Mama, Dennis Powell of Butter Pat Industries and Ed Brylczyk of Dole & Bailey.

10:00am - 12:00pm
$10.00
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SPEV-08

Tito's Yappy Hour with NISHA

Join Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Vodka for Dog People, as we celebrate our favorite four-legged friends at Yappy Hour on Sunday morning at The Culinary Village at Jetties Beach. Start your day with a Tito’s “Hair of the Dog” Bloody Mary, and donuts. There will be toys and treats for dogs—please bring your best friends!

We hope you can be there to help raise funds for Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals and to help to make the world a better place for all animals. In the words of Tito, “We are all made of stardust and it wants us to do good.”

100% of your ticket sales and donations will go to Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals. Tito’s Handmade Vodka will match funds.

10:00am - 12:00pm
$25.00
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SPEV-05

The Last Waltz – Champagne Brunch at The Nantucket Hotel

Join this lavish Sunday Brunch in the Grand Ballroom at the Nantucket Hotel. Twirl around the chef stations while sipping a glass of Veuve Clicquot. Or just relax and reflect on new festival memories as you enjoy the fine cuisine of Executive Chef, Pedro Alaniz. Brunch highlights include Sesame-Crusted Salmon, Grilled Chicken Breast, Eggs Benedict, Vegetable Quiche and Decadent Desserts. Make your “Farewell” a memorable one at the Last Waltz Brunch - Parting is such sweet sorrow…!

Brunch Reservations will be staggered between 10:30am and 12:30pm.  You will be contacted by The Nantucket Hotel after booking to confirm your reservation time.

10:30am - 2:00pm
$79.00
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GT-03VIP

The Grand Tastings: Session 3 VIP

Get in before the crowds for early access to the amazing wineries and artisan tastes. VIP ticket holders enjoy one half hour of additional tasting and crowd-free connections. Your ticket gives you a jump-start on this decadent experience.

The energy is intoxicating at the NWF Grand Tastings – the heart and soul of our island festival. Taste over 600 different wines from over 150 prestigious wineries around the globe. Every year the NWF features new and exciting wineries as well as returning festival favorites. Enjoy amazing food from regional restaurants and artisan purveyors. New this year, the Grand Tastings welcomes the Château d’Esclans Rosé Grill Garden which offers a bit of sunshine and a billion dollar view overlooking Nantucket Harbor. Enjoy non-stop chef entertainment on the Dole & Bailey ‘Grand Tasting Grill’.

Please see below link for a list of this year's Grand Tasting wineries and participants.

12:00pm - 2:30pm
$150.00
Sold Out!
GT-03

The Grand Tastings: Session 3

The energy is intoxicating at the NWF Grand Tastings – the heart and soul of our island festival. Taste over 600 different wines from over 150 prestigious wineries around the globe. Every year the NWF features new and exciting wineries as well as returning festival favorites. Enjoy amazing food from regional restaurants and artisan purveyors.

New this year, the Grand Tastings welcomes the Château d’Esclans Rosé Grill Garden which offers a bit of sunshine and a billion dollar view overlooking Nantucket Harbor. Enjoy non-stop chef entertainment on the Dole & Bailey ‘Grand Tasting Grill’.

Please see below link for a list of this year's Grand Tasting wineries and participants

 

12:30pm - 2:30pm
$125.00
Sold Out!
SPEV-10

Can You Hear Your Wine?

The art of Matching Varietal Wines with Classical Music. Let all of your senses be opened as you explore a new way to appreciate the melodic tones of the great masters of music with the art of some of the Nantucket Wine Festival's finest winemakers in perfect harmony. WSET Advanced Wine Educator Jerry Siegel, owner of WineScripts LLC will conduct your experience with the island’s own talented musicians of the Nantucket Music Center. You will never hear wine the same way again!

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$80.00
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SPEV-11

Get Your Grill On - NanTEXAS

If you forgot your cowboy boots, you can find some here! Make this your LAST STOP before you head to the boat. Grab a Tito’s Vodka cocktail - handmade with love from TEXAS. Mingle with our favorite BBQ Chefs from Texas and around the country! Live band from Austin’s Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousins, Chef entertainment on the grill, spirited cocktails and a last glass of Rosé… savor the last moments of the 2018 Festival and plan to do it all again next year!!

Featured Wine: 

2017 Château d'Esclans, Whispering Angel Rosé, Côtes de Provence

2:00pm - 6:00pm
$75.00
Sold Out!