Wilmington Food & Wine Festival

When:
May 19, 2018 all-day
2018-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
2018-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Various Venues Wilmington, NC
Wilmington
NC
USA
Cost:
$25-$140
Contact:
910.385.9463

Wilmington Food and Wine Festival

 

The 6th Annual Wilmington Wine & Food Festival at Bellamy Mansion in downtown Wilmington, NC on May 17th to May 20th, 2018 features local and statewide culinary masters, special guest chef dinners, bartender challenges, wine and food samplings, live music, and a food truck rodeo with local breweries.

The Wilmington Wine & Food Festival brings together top area chefs with notable wines and winemakers from around the world to celebrate and advance public appreciation for great wine and food while giving to important local charities. The festival provides a diverse range of interactive epicurean experiences to showcase the area’s unique and rich culture and history.

Don’t miss these exciting events and the opportunity to sample hundreds of different wines and beers throughout the weekend paired with scrumptious bites from many of our best locally owned restaurants, caterers, and food trucks! Meet the chefs, winemakers, importers, and industry reps ready to share their knowledge and love for their craft. During the festival, we will be counting your votes for the best dishes and wines with medals to be awarded to the winners.

The Bellamy Mansion is located at 503 Market Street, Wilmington, NC. For more information or to buy tickets visit www.wilmingtonwineandfood.com

 

Event Schedule:

WINEMAKER DINNER WITH ERIC RAILSBACK OF LIEU DIT WINERY

  • Event Date:   Thursday, May 17th, 6:00 PM
  • Location:   Manna
  • Cost:   $135/person

This event has an attendance cap of 50 seats.
$135/ all inclusive including tax & gratuities.

WINE EDUCATION SEMINAR WITH LIEU DIT WINERY & KELLOGG SELECTIONS

  • Event Date:   Friday, May 18th, 1:00 PM
  • Location:   Manna
  • Cost:   $25/person

This event has an attendance cap of 36 seats.

TOAST OF THE TOWN: COAST TO COAST

  • Event Date:   TBD
  • Location:   TBD
  • Cost:   TBD

Stay tuned! We’re working on planning a wonderfully unique culinary evening!

BOAT! WINE! LUNCH!

Join us on Friday, May 18th aboard downtown Wilmington’s favorite boat, Wilmington Water Tours, for a 2-hour riverboat cruise and luncheon with Charles Master, of Master Wines! Wine and Family-style lunch will be provided. $60 per-person!! The boat is fully equipped with shade, restroom, and a bar! Space is VERY LIMITED, so buy your tickets and reserve your seats today!

Master Wines was started by Mel and Janie Master in France in 1990 when its main business was sourcing great value wines from the Languedoc region of the south of France. Today, the company which also includes the national sales director, Charlie Master produces wines in Italy, France, and California and is a partnership with the national importing firm of Winesellers Ltd based in Chicago, Illinois.

Come hear the great stories Charlie has from growing up in this dynamic family, and taste their beautifully made wines from various regions of the world!

BOURBON & BBQ COCKTAIL PARTY

  • SPONSORED BY TREY HERRING CAROLINA BOURBON & SOUTHERN SMOKE
  • Event Date:   Friday, May 18th, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Location:   Bellamy Mansion — Grounds & 1st Floor
  • Cost:   $65/ea.  |  Three Day Pass
  • Dress Code:   Cocktail Attire
    • Tents on Lawn – Ladies it is recommended that you wear wedges or flats.

Grab your big hats ladies, and your bow ties men, the weekend kicks off with our Grand Ole Southern Cocktail Party! Matthew Register of Southern Smoke will be serving up his acclaimed traditional Southern BBQ while our local mixologists vie for your vote for the favorite cocktail of the evening. The party will be in full steam with DJ Professor Dub keeping the dance floor full. The bar will feature high-end wines from the festival, beer, and signature drinks with Trey Herring’s Carolina Bourbon and several other North Carolina craft spirits. Tickets are $65 per person and includes BBQ and sides, samples of each of the mix-off cocktails and drinks. 21 and over only, no refunds – rain or shine

CORKS & FORKS GRAND TASTING EVENT

  • Event Date:   Saturday, May 19th, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • VIP early admission: 1:00 PM
  • Location:   Bellamy Mansion   — Grounds, 1st & 2nd Floor
  • Cost:   $70/ea. | VIP $90/ea.  |  Three Day Pass
  • Dress Code:   Dressy Casual
    • Tents on Lawn – Ladies it is recommended that you wear wedges or flats.

This is our feature event showcasing the talents of our best locally owned restaurants amongst the beautiful grounds and rooms of the Bellamy Mansion. These tasty bites will be paired with over a hundred and fifty wines from around the world served to you by winemakers, importers, and industry representatives. During the festival, we will be counting your votes for the best dishes with medals to be awarded to the winners. You will have the chance to place wine orders at significant discounts to further support the festival and its charities. 21 and over only, no refunds – rain or shine.

BUBBLES, BREWS & STREET EATS

  • Event Date:   Sunday, May 20th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location:   Bellamy Mansion   — Grounds
  • Cost:   $35/ea. | Kids $5/ea.  |  Three Day Pass
  • Dress Code:   Casual
    • Tents on Lawn – Ladies it is recommended that you wear wedges or flats.

We’re excited to bring together local breweries and food trucks with everyone’s favorite Sunday beverages – champagne and mimosas! We’ll have several Wilmington and North Carolina breweries pouring up beer samples alongside wineries sharing their bubbly offerings. Try the local fare from our area food trucks and explore the creative cocktails at the mimosa bar while enjoying tunes from DJ Professor Dub! Admission is $35.00 and includes all wine and beer sampling. Food will be on sale by the individual trucks. Well mannered children are allowed. Children over 5 must have a kids ticket, no refunds – rain or shine.