Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 24, through Sunday, April 28, as Beaufort Wine & Food brings talent from across the country and beyond together for five days of cuisine and beverages, all in the name of charity.
This year marks the festival’s 15th year, and guests can expect to see the high level of epicurean talent that it has enjoyed for years.
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“Beaufort Wine and Food offers something for everyone – whether it’s an intimate wine dinner in area restaurants or the grand scale of the Vin de Mer Epicurean Village – it’s the perfect venue for a food festival to celebrate the chefs and cuisines of Eastern NC and beyond,” explains Lindsay Parker, Beaufort Wine and Food’s executive director.
“Our events are special because you get participating chefs and winemakers from all over the world and pair them with the great local talent we have in our area. Add to that the fact that all these events are held in the name of charity and it makes for a truly memorable culinary experience that we hope festival goers will remember a long time,” explains Parker.
Opening Wine Luncheon
April 24, 2019, Noon – 2 p.m.
The kick-off wine luncheon. A multi course wine luncheon features a guest and local chef paired with a winemaker. Casual attire suggested. General Tickets $50. BW&F Members: $45.
Private Home Wine Dinners
WEDS. April 24, 2019, 7p.m.
The first night of wine dinners will be held in private homes in Historic Beaufort and surrounding areas. A visiting chef will be paired with a local chef and a featured winemaker will guide you through a multi-course dinner – typically 4-6 courses. It’s a not to missed culinary experience! These dinners sell out quickly so sell early to reserve your seat at a preferred location. Dressy casual attire suggested. General Tickets $125. BW&F Members: $112.50.
Wine Dinners (area restaurants)
THURS. April 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
The Wine Dinners are held in local restaurants and private homes where a visiting chef will be paired with a local chef. A featured winemaker will guide you through a multi-course dinner – typically 4-6 courses. It’s a not to missed culinary experience! These dinners sell out quickly so sell early to reserve your seat at a preferred location. Dressy casual attire suggested. General Tickets $125. BW&F Members: $112.50. Restaurants to be announced at a later date.
Fashion Show Luncheon
FRI. April 26, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
A featured guest chef and winemaker work with a local chef to offer guests a multi-course paired luncheon, while a moderator walks you through a lineup of fashions from local retailers. Dressy Casual attire suggested. The venue is the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. General Tickets $60. BW&F Members: $54.
Wine, Bread, Cheese & More – Seminar
FRI. April 26, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
A crowd favorite, this event features a variety of wines, paired with breads and cheeses as the audience is walked through the pairings by a featured wine maker, cheese monger and bread maker. Casual attire suggested. The venue is the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. General Tickets $60. BW&F Members: $54.
Grand Reserve Tasting & Auction
FRI. April 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
The Grand Reserve Tasting and Auction pairs world-class libations and cuisine together at Front Street Village for a culinary experience like no other on the Crystal Coast. Mingle with celebrity guest chefs and winemakers for an unforgettable evening of dining, music and philanthropy. A live and silent auction features fine and large format wines, travel excursions and luxury items. Cocktail attire requested. General Tickets $150. BW&F Members: $135.
Vin de Mer Culinary Village
April 27, 2019, 1 – 4 p.m.
Beaufort Wine and Food’s largest single event! Guests are immersed in controlled chaos where 300 wine labels and dozens of local and regional restaurants come together in perfect harmony. Cooking demonstrations take place throughout the event. Casual attire suggested. Early admission for BW&F members: Noon. General Admission: 1 p.m. General Tickets $75. BW&F Members: $67.50.
Historic District Wine Walkabout
April 27, 2019, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Guests enjoy wine and food pairings in some of Beaufort’s most beautiful historic homes. At each stop, ticket holders will mingle with chef’s and winemakers in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy courses at four stops on the walkabout. Guests will meet at a specified start location and be divided into four groups 30. Transportation will be available to shuttle gusts from stop to stop. Dressy attire. General Tickets $115.00. BW&F Members: $103.50.
Saturday Night Throwdown
April 27, 2019, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
The Festival’s energy peaks during this concert. Guests and sponsors will mingle with guest chefs and wine/beverage representatives. Live music will keep guests on their feet at Front Street Village. Guests sample wine, beer, and specialty spirits with food from participating restaurants serving up a variety of menu items. Casual attire suggested. General Tickets $65. BW&F Members: $58.50. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Champagne Celebration Brunch
April 28, 2019, Noon – 2 p.m.
Beaufort Wine and Food wraps up the weekend with a guest favorite, the Champagne Celebration Brunch at Front Street Village. Guests mingle with event personalities and reflect on a week filled with community and camaraderie in celebration of epicurean arts, all in the name of charity. Smooth jazz for your listening or dancing pleasure. Multi-course brunch paired with world famous champagne and various sparkling wines. Dressy casual attire suggested. General Tickets $100. BW&F Members: $90. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Realty
All of the hard work by the Beaufort Wine & Food board, staff and team of volunteers not only brings culinary and wine experts to the coast for an unforgettable experience, but it also enables Beaufort Wine & Food to give back through its grant program. A nonprofit organization itself, proceeds from Beaufort Wine & Food events benefit nonprofits that excel in community enrichment and enhance quality of life in Carteret County.
Proceeds from events go towards BWF’s mission to support local charities and non-profits that strive to improve life in Carteret County. Since its first festival in 2004, BWF has donated over $700,000 to area nonprofits. Proceeds from this year’s festival go towards BWF’s next major community project: a donation of $100,000 to the construction of the new, state of the art culinary building on the campus of Carteret Community College. This new facility will more than triple the number of students served in the culinary, baking and pastry and hospitality programs. BWF has also pledged $50,000 to the Salvation Army for the construction of a new building.
For more information on the upcoming festival, sponsorship opportunities, or become a member, please contact the Beaufort Wine & Food office at 252-515-0708 or email email@example.com.
ALL GUESTS must be 21 or older to attend any Beaufort Wine and Food events, no exceptions. Pets are not allowed at any Beaufort Wine and Food events.