What to know for the 7th Annual 30A Wine Festival
30A Wine Festival Silent Auction
The weekend includes the opportunity to bid on amazing items provided by our participating vintners, distillers, brewers, restaurants, and supporters. You will find the ever-growing listing of items at¬†30awinefestival.com/auction. Registration requires a credit card be entered on our secure site which will only be charged should you make a donation or are the winning bidder.¬†Register¬†now to bid and get bidding!
Enjoy Your Favorite Wines After the Festival
We are excited to feature three retail lounges during Saturday’s Grand Tasting for your convenience! Located on South Charles Street along the festival footprint, each lounge will feature for sale wines being sampled in that particular area during the event. You’ll receive a program in your official 30A Wine Festival bag showing which lounges will feature your favorite varietals. Pay for the wine as you go and pick up your entire purchase when you leave the event at the tent in front of the Lucian, located at the corner of Hwy 30A and Somerset Street. Our staff will pull your order and assist with loading in your vehicle. We ask¬†that vehicular traffic travel south on Somerset Street or as directed. ID and receipt required for pickup.
And, we’ll have all the bourbons and whiskeys featured at Bourbon, Beer & Butts on Friday available in the tent all weekend long! Happy shopping!
Registered croquet teams (all slots for the tournament have been filled): on Sunday, please arrive at the croquet court at your scheduled time with your entire team of four. A delay may result in forfeiture. Proper attire and sportsmanship is requested. The winning team’s name will be added to the trophy that will be kept on site at Alys Beach for the 2019 tournament. 2017 Champion “Buffington, Needham” is prepared to defend their title. Good luck to all teams!
Parking and Location Changes
The best locations for parking throughout the weekend will be found at the Amphitheatre situated at the corner of Hwy 30A and North Somerset Street as well as the parking lot situated just east of George’s at Alys Beach. Signs will direct you to the event locations.
Wine Dinner with Ehren Jordan
Wednesday, February 21, 6-9pm
We’re kicking off the 2018 festival with an intimate dinner featuring Winemaker Ehren Jordan of¬†Failla Wines¬†and¬†Day Zinfandel. Hosted in Fonville Park, join us for a¬†four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak and select wine pairings¬†from¬†Failla Wines. Tickets are $265 per person.
An Evening with Ken Bernards – SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 22, 6-9pm
The dinner will feature Ancien and Tournesol wines alongside a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak. Ken Bernards, Ancien¬†Co-Founder and Winemaker and Tournesol Winemaker, will introduce each wine¬†and discuss tasting notes and the history of the vineyard. The dinner will be¬†held in the Red Loggia at Caliza Pool. Must¬†be purchased with a festival weekend pass.
Mix ‘n Mingle
Fire Pit Park
Friday, February 23, 4:30-5:30pm
Join us for the opening act full of libations including Woodford Reserve, tunes by The Blue Ribbon Healers, and lite bites by Caliza Restaurant.
Bourbon, Beer & Butts – SOLD OUT
Friday, February 23, 6-9pm
Enjoy a night of bourbon, beer, and barbecue tastings from distilleries across the country, local and national breweries, and barbecue from top culinary talent. Live music by Marc Broussard¬†will keep the party rocking all night long.
Fire Pit Park
Saturday, February 24, 1-3:30pm
Swirl, sip, learn, repeat. Master your wine knowledge with help from the country’s best¬†vintners while enjoying tastings, small bites, and stories de farce.
Grand Tasting – SOLD OUT
South Charles Street
Saturday, February 24, 3:30-6:30pm
Gather along South Charles Street and sip wines from across the globe. More than 80 wines will be showcased. Local and regional eateries will provide small bites.
Ros√© & Croquet – SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 25, 11:30-3pm
The highlight of the festival returns with the sixth Annual Croquet Tournament. Don your croquet whites and gather your best players for a boozy brunch prior to the match, complete with elegant ros√©s. Included in the weekend pass.This entry was posted in Alys Beach News. Bookmark the permalink.