Over the past 15 years the Nantucket Wine Festival has blossomed into one of the nation’s most celebrated wine and food events. With the help of Nantucket landmark hotel, The White Elephant, most of this year’s festival will be staged entirely in the heart of downtown Nantucket.
The Grand Tasting in the heart of Nantucket — Over 175 wineries converge upon Nantucket during the weekend of May 19 and 20, 2012, for the focal point of the Nantucket Wine Festival—the Grand Tastings. The newly-renovated Nantucket Yacht Club promises the best Grand Tasting ever. Never in the history of the wine festival have we had such an exceptional collection of wineries, chefs, and food purveyors. The Grand Tastings help to support Nantucket Combined Charities, Inc.
At the Harbor Gala, sample great food from some of Nantucket’s great restaurants and the culinary offerings of special guest celebrity chefs and artisan food producers, and enjoy delicious wines presented and served by their winemakers, at the Nantucket Wine Festival Harbor Gala. The Gala will be held at the White Elephant Hotel on Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 pm.
The 2012 Nantucket Wine Festival will also feature a series of events so where you can learn from the leaders of the food and wine industry in a relaxed, enjoyable setting. Among the many events planned: a seminar featuring Damon Baehrel, owner/chef of The Basement Bistro. These are events that shouldn’t be missed by any serious fan of food and wine.
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The Nantucket Wine Festival is proud to continue the Luncheon Symposia program begun in 2008. This year, we offer a series of three great wine symposium/luncheon events at some of Nantucket’s best addresses. The program will unfold with a one-hour symposium featuring distinguished winemakers, who will lead a discussion of their wines with the assembled guests. Each of these events will be limited to 30-60 people, thus retaining the intimacy and scale that distinguishes our festival. Immediately after the symposium, the guests will be treated to a four-course luncheon of superb cuisine featuring the wines of the guest winemakers.
A spectacular Celebrity Chef & Winemaker Auction Dinner will be held at the White Elephant, followed by an auction of rare wines, large-bottle formats, and lifestyle packages, on Saturday, May 19th, at 7:00 pm at the White Elephant. This dinner will be the marquee event of this year’s Festival, featuring the cuisine of Executive Chef Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room in San Diego and Executive Chef Frederick Bisaillon of the Brant Point Grill. Also featuring the wines of Veuve Clicquot and Numanthia. The Auction benefits the Nantucket Historical Association. Tickets are $250 per person.