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 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

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Great Wines in Grand Houses

The Great Wines in Grand Houses series includes both Wine Tastings and Wine Dinners hosted in the unique setting of elegant, historic and grand island homes.

Each tasting begins with a celebratory toast of Veuve Clicquot as the guests gather in the private home to enjoy featured wines presented by a distinguished winemaker/vintner. Tastings are 90 minutes each.

Each dinner begins with a Champagne Reception - a celebratory glass of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame and canapés. Dinners include 5-courses, each dish presented by the featured chef and each wine presented by the featured vintner who will be seated at the dinner with the guests. The dinner includes lively discussion, story-telling and an intimate setting that is unique to each home.

Thursday May 17, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
GWL-01

Les Clos- 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
Sold Out!
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

Vueve 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 Gaëlle Goossens 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

Friday May 18, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
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
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
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 Campbel,l 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
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 four exquisite ZD Wines.

11:30am - 1:00pm
$175.00
GWT-07

Chappellet Winery 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 Chappellet for a delightful afternoon of storytelling, education and tasting.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$175.00
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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.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$125.00
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
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 Winemaker, Andrew Quin 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
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
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.

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a hedonistic blend of power and balance expressive and approachable early in its life, with potential to evolve well into the future.  Ready to drink upon release, it will age for decades given the opportunity.

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
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
GWD-02

Château de Beaucastel Wine Dinner

Join Marc Perrin of Château de Beaucastel to celebrate the story and the wines of Famille Perrin, the leading organic wine grower 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
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
GWD-04

Tenuta Di Biserno Dinner

Join Marchese Lodovico Antinori, 26th generation winemaker for an evening exploration of the exquisite Tuscan wines of Tenuta di Biserno. Ludovico is the creator of two of Italy's most famed wines, Ornellaia and Masseto.  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 Merlot and other Bordelaise varieties in a supporting role. 

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$750.00
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 tasting focusing on delicious red burgundies from the Côte de Beaune to the Côte de Nuits. This fun and informative event will illustrate various aspects of terroir, vintage perspective and winemaking styles from many of the greatest estates in burgundy giving invaluable insights into the wines of burgundy and the concept of terroir. By the end of this dinner you will have gained the experience necessary for unraveling the complexities of burgundy as well as taste some superb wines along the way.

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

Saturday May 19, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
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
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
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 Jeff Michaud, a James Beard Award-winning Chef (Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic). 

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
GWD-08

Larkmead 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