Florida Winefest & Auction

March 19- 22, 2015

Events & Tickets

MARCH 19TH
PATRON TICKET PACKAGE
One ticket (1) to Friday’s Bayfront Showcase Lunch-Tasting, Friday night’s Banquet on the Block, Saturday’s Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction and Sunday’s Wine on the Water. Recognition as Patron in Primary Invitation and in Saturday’s Charity Auction Catalog, recognition on Sponsor Page of FWA website, and complimentary valet parking for Friday’s Consumer Tasting and Saturday’s Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction and reserved/priority seating at Charity Auction.
$450
WINE & WINEMAKER DINNERS
Ticket On Sale Now!
March 20th
BAYFRONT SHOWCASE LUNCH TASTING
11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
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.
$50 per person
BANQUET ON THE BLOCK
6:30 PM –
Lemon Avenue in front of Mattison’s City Grille, Downtown, Sarasota
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 Street.
$200 per person – Seating is reserved
March 21
GRAND TASTING, BRUNCH & CHARITY AUCTION
Brunch is from 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
Auction starts at 1:30 –
Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
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 – 1:15 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.
$150 per person
March 22
WINE ON THE WATER
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
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. 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.
$25 per person
For more information call: (941) 952-1109 / https://floridawinefest.org.
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