Experience the music, eats, and drinks.  Experience the Wilmington Wine and Food Festival.  Here's what's in store for our guests...

Pre-Festival Events

Winemaker Dinner with Eric Railsback of Lieu Dit Winery

  • Event Date:   Thursday, May 17th, 6:00 PM
  • Location:   Manna
  • Cost:   $135/person
This even has an attendance cap of 50 seats.
$135/ all inclusive including tax & gratuities.

Jeff Kellogg--former Beverage Director of Quince & Cotogna (SFO)--is bringing one of the brightest stars in winemaking, Eric Railsback, to the Port City. Eric has spent his entire career in the wine industry: before becoming a full time winemaker he called the shots at Michael Mina's seminal restaurant, RN74--prior to that, he was the Sommelier at Restaurant Gordon Ramsey in Los Angeles. Since his time on the floors of some of the greatest restaurants he has focused his attention on vinification. We are honored to host them for a special dinner featuring the wines of Lieu Dit: Loire Valley varietals grown in Santa Barbara. The dinner will be held, Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 6pm at Manna and will feature four courses and at least four wines.

Wine Education Seminar with Lieu Dit Winery & Kellogg Selections

  • Event Date:   Friday, May 18th, 1:00 PM
  • Location:   Manna
  • Cost:   $25/person
This even has an attendance cap of 36 seats.

Eric Railsback, winemaker at Lieu Dit Winery along with Jeff Kellogg of Kellogg Selections will conduct a wine education class examining 4 wines - discussing their history, nuances, similarities, and differences. The wine education class is open to industry professionals as well as the interested public.


Festival Events

Toast of the Town: Coast to Coast

  • Event Date:   TBD
  • Location:   TBD
  • Cost:   TBD
Stay tuned! We're working on planning a wonderfully unique culinary evening!

-Three Day Pass-

Enjoy all three days at the Bellamy Mansion for a discounted price with our limited number of Three Day Passes! This bundled pass includes admission for 1 to Friday, May 18th BOURBON & BBQ COCKTAIL PARTY, early admission for 1 at 1pm to Saturday, May 19th CORKS & FORKS GRAND TASTING EVENT, and admission for 1 to Sunday, May 20th BUBBLES, BREWS & STREET EATS. That’s a $50 savings for the festival and $70 savings with our early bird ticket. Once this great deal is gone, it’s gone!


Join us on Friday, May 18th aboard downtown Wilmingtons favorite boat, Wilmington Water Tours, for a 2 hour riverboat cruise and luncheon with Charles Master, of Master Wines! Wine and Family-style lunch will be provided. $60 per-person!! The boat is fully equipped with shade, restroom, and a bar! Space is VERY LIMITED, so buy your tickets and reserve your seats today!

Master Wines was started by Mel and Janie Master in France in 1990 when its main business was sourcing great value wines from the Languedoc region of the south of France. Today, the company which also includes the national sales director, Charlie Master produces wines in Italy, France and California and is a partnership with the national importing firm of Winesellers Ltd based in Chicago, Illinois.

Come hear the great stories Charlie has from growing up in this dynamic family, and taste their beautifully made wines from various regions of the world!

Bourbon & BBQ Cocktail Party

  • Event Date:   Friday, May 18th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location:   Bellamy Mansion Grounds & 1st Floor
  • Cost:   $65/ea.  |  Three Day Pass
  • Dress Code:   Cocktail Attire
    • Tents on Lawn - Ladies it is recommended that you wear wedges or flats.
Grab your big hats ladies, and your bow ties men, the weekend kicks off with our Grand Ole Southern Cocktail Party! Matthew Register of Southern Smoke will be serving up his acclaimed traditional Southern BBQ while our local mixologists vie for your vote for the favorite cocktail of the evening. The party will be in full steam with DJ Professor Dub keeping the dance floor full. The bar will feature high end wines from the festival, beer, and signature drinks with Trey Herring’s Carolina Bourbon and several other North Carolina craft spirits. Tickets are $65 per person and includes BBQ and sides, samples of each of the mix-off cocktails and drinks. 21 and over only, no refunds - rain or shine

Corks & Forks Grand Tasting Event

  • Event Date:   Saturday, May 19th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • VIP early admission: 1:00 PM
  • Location:   Bellamy Mansion   Grounds, 1st & 2nd Floor
  • Cost:   $70/ea. | VIP $90/ea.  |  Three Day Pass
  • Dress Code:   Dressy Casual
    • Tents on Lawn - Ladies it is recommended that you wear wedges or flats.
This is our feature event showcasing the talents of our best locally owned restaurants amongst the beautiful grounds and rooms of the Bellamy Mansion. These tasty bites will be paired with over a hundred and fifty wines from around the world served to you by winemakers, importers, and industry representatives. During the festival we will be counting your votes for the best dishes with medals to be awarded to the winners. You will have the chance to place wine orders at significant discounts to further support the festival and its charities. 21 and over only, no refunds - rain or shine.

Bubbles, Brews & Street Eats

We're excited to bring together local breweries and food trucks with everyone's favorite Sunday beverages - champagne and mimosas! We'll have several Wilmington and North Carolina breweries pouring up beer samples along side wineries sharing their bubbly offerings. Try the local fare from our area food trucks and explore the creative cocktails at the mimosa bar while enjoying tunes from DJ Professor Dub! Admission is $35.00 and includes all wine and beer sampling. Food will be on sale by the individual trucks. Well mannered children are allowed. Children over 5 must have a kids ticket, no refunds - rain or shine.