August 18-19, 2017
Savor every minute of Asheville's biggest culinary weekend event! Find out why our "Foodtopia" is getting so much national attention. Meet many food and wine makers and taste their creations. The Asheville Wine & Food Festival is a delicious time of food, drink, and fun. This year, the Grand Tasting is outdoors both days at Park Square (pics from 2017).
In 2017, Asheville was named “New Top City for Wine in the United States” by The Travel Channel. The area receives many accolades for innovative and local food. Southern Living has listed Asheville among the “Tastiest Towns in the South.” The Asheville Wine & Food Festival brings together the finest wines, exceptional restaurants, craft beer, spirits, sodas, teas and handcrafted foods. Meander from tent to tent, sampling along the way.
- Friday & Saturday Grand Tasting, 1-5 PM Pack Square Park: Meet and enjoy the many flavors of local restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries and hand crafted foods. Chef demos. $45/person Friday, $60/person Saturday
- Saturday "Sweet & Savory" 6-8 PM Renaissance Hotel: Enjoy amazing desserts, restaurants, wines, brews and cocktails in luxury as you listen to great music and relax. This event is reserved for ticket holders of the Full Weekend Ticket ($140/person) or the combo ticket that includes Saturday Grand Tasting ($120/person).
On Friday, watch demonstrations by Christopher Prieto, a celebrity BBQ Pitmaster and cookbook author, and try some ribs.
Discover many new food items and beverages to enjoy all year back home.
2017 Featured Local Chefs
Watch Chef demos (4 chefs each day) and try some of their creations.
- Chef George Delidimos of Golden Fleece
- Chef Kyle Allen of Mountain Madre Kitchen & Agave Bar
- Chef Nicole Blastow of Twisted Laurel
- Chef TJ Centanni of Calypso
- Chef Anthony Cerrato of Strada Italiano
- Chef Duane Fernandes of Isa's Bistro & Hemingway's Cuba
- Chef Matthew Miner of Jargon
- Chef Don Paleno of The Colorful Palate & President of WNC Culinary Association
Take home some souvenirs like these fabulous wine glasses.
Buy tickets in advance and you bypass the ticket line! Attendees must be ages 21 and over. Tickets at the gate also. For more information and tickets for the Asheville Wine and Food Festival, go to their website.