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.  


Special Events

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


Thursday May 17, 2018

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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
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Friday May 18, 2018

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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
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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
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Sunday May 20, 2018

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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
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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
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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
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