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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Namaste then Rosé
8:30am - 10:00am
Nantucket, MA 02584
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.
Susana Balbo, Winemaker / Owner, Susana Balbo Wines
Mother, first female winemaker in Argentina, entrepreneur, successful businesswoman and Congresswoman. After graduating cum laude with a degree in Enology in 1981, her first vintage of high quality Torrontés made it clear that Argentina had a white wine to call its own. In addition to working as an international consultant, Balbo has been elected president of Wines of Argentina not once but three times. During this time, Argentinian wine exports made history. Today, she is owner and chief winemaker of Susana Balbo Wines in Mendoza. She is a National Congresswoman and in 2017 was elected by the President of Argentina to be part of the W20. With a 30-year career in the wine industry, Susana Balbo is the most well-known female Argentinian winemaker. In 2012 she was the only Argentinian named among the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in the Wine World’ and in 2015, she was awarded ‘Woman of the Year 2015 by British magazine Drinks Business.
Elizabeth Falkner, Chef/Author/Artist,
Falkner is a multiple award-winning chef, worked her way up and owned restaurants in San Francisco, California for over twenty years before moving to New York in 2012. She and has been a James Beard Foundation Award nominee (2005) and relentlessly continues to cook for many charity events and Food and Wine Festivals all over the world.
Cooking competitions have been a favorite “sport” for Chef Falkner and she has competed in multiple culinary competitions including Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef, Redemption,” “Iron Chef America” and “Next Iron Chef, Super Chefs,” in which she was a finalist and runner-up. She has been a three-time competitor on “Food Network Challenge,” as well as a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.” In addition to competing, Falkner also has acted as judge on several episodes on the Top Chef series on Bravo network and on Cooking Channel and Food Network, Canada.
Ieva Aldins, Sommelier, Club Car
Ieva Aldins fell in love with wine while working in some of San Francisco's most impassioned restaurants such as Delfina, Jardiniere and Boulevard. Since her first staff trip to Napa she was hooked. In 2009 Nantucket called her back to its shores. She first became a sommelier at American Seasons and thrived working with their award winning, domestic wine list. She is a certified sommelier, a member of the Boston Sommelier Society and is currently the Wine Director at The Club Car. Her service style is approachable, elegant and knowledgeable with a knack for figuring out people's palates. She believes a good bottle of wine is full of stories, landscapes and poetry that are meant to be pondered, but mostly enjoyed and taste best when shared.