Make plans to attend one of the best Wine Festivals in Florida. Check it out at
https://floridawinefest.org/f/. GourmetTrek will attend, so stay tune to find out which events and please join us!

Florida Winefest & Auction
March 19-22, 2015

Events & Tickets

March 19

WINE & WINEMAKER DINNERS
Ticket Sales TBA

In and around Sarasota
Venues to be announced – stay tuned!
$125-$250

BAYFRONT SHOWCASE LUNCH TASTING
March 20, 2015
Ticket Sales TBA

11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
$50 per person

Enter a wine-and-food paradise under the elegant Winefest tent adjacent to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Excite your palate tasting fine wines from our participating wineries and experience taste sensations provided by some of the best food purveyors in Florida. Meet and mingle with winemakers and winery representatives showcasing their most sought-after wines.

BANQUET ON THE BLOCK
March 19, 2015
Ticket Sales TBA

6:30 PM –
Lemon Avenue in front of Mattison’s City Grille, Downtown, Sarasota
$200 per person

Back by popular demand, Winefest is steppin’ out and bringing the party downtown. Join us as we shut down Lemon Avenue for a sassy, sophisticated street party. Sample a stellar selection of wines before taking your place at the longest table in Sarasota. Area chefs will create dishes from locally harvested seafood, meats and produce, and wine will flow throughout the multiple courses. Finish off your delectable evening dancing in the St

GRAND TASTING, BRUNCH & CHARITY AUCTION
March 21, 2015
Ticket Sales TBA

11:00 AM TO 3:30 PM
Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
$125 per person

The Grand Tasting will feature wines from more than 50 wineries. Rub elbows with host vintners and knowledgeable winery representatives as they pour their best vintages and most sought-after wines. Select appetizer portions of signature dishes from favorite local restaurants during brunch from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Following brunch, the afternoon continues with the charity auction. Bid on wines, lavish dinners, adventure travel, jewelry and more. Auctioneer David Elswood, Christie’s International Head of Wine Sales/London, returns for his 20th year.

WINE ON THE WATER
March 22, 2015
Ticket Sales TBA

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
$25 per person

Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a casual, alfresco wine tasting on the waterfront. Don’t miss this last opportunity to taste a huge selection of wines and make note of the ones you’ll be heading to the wine shop to purchase. Cooking demonstrations by a few our local chefs will make the afternoon fly by. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while listening to the sounds of musician Ben Hammond, one of Sarasota’s favorites! $25 per person for 6 tastes of wine. Food available for purchase from select food vendors.

For more information call (941) 952-1109.

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