Date(s) - 04/10/2014 - 04/13/2014
On April 10th the Florida Winefest and Auction kicks off with Wine and Winemaker dinners where wine enthusiasts can pick between Andrea’s, Bijou Café and Suncoast Porsch’s show rooms to sample from the finest local gourmet chefs and wineries from around the world. Alternatively, guests can gather under the elegant Winefest Tent on the Van Wezel lawn front and listen to a special concert by the Sarasota Pops 65-piece Orchestra. At this event there will be a champagne and wine reception, passed hors d’oeurves and a sit-down dinner catered by Chef Paul Mattison. The rest of the weekend will feature events like the Bayfront Showcase Lunch-Tasting, Banquet on the Block, Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction Brunch and finally “Wine on the Water.” All events feature a superb selection of world-class wine, an excellent array of gourmet food and endless views of the Gulf of Mexico. Tickets for individual events or the whole festival can be purchased at https://floridawinefest.org/f/.