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Events

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


Sip & Shuck

  • Event Date:   Thursday, April 6th, 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Location:   1535 Cape Fear National Dr, Leland, NC 28451
  • Cost:   Event Finished
  • Dress Code:   Casual
Join us at Plantation Building Corp's beautiful model home in Brunswick Forest for an oyster roast and drinks with Seaview Crab Company and Hope Family Wines. Enjoy live music by David Dixon while you tour the home and watch cooking demos with Seaview and Chef Shawn Underwood. Oyster and seafood dinner, a welcome glass of sparkling, and 2 drink tickets are included. Rain or Shine - no refunds. Must be 21 or over. Advance tickets required.


Wine Dinner: Spain vs France

  • Event Date:   Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Location:   Manna 123 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Cost:   $125/per person All Inclusive
9 Courses. 9 Wines. All Inclusive.
4 Rounds of food featuring offerings from both Spain and France paired with a wine from their respective countries. Plus 1 Special finale wine and food pairing. You be the judge on who wins the battle between these two culinary and wine producing giants.
Hosted by Matthew Carroll, Director of Sales (European Cellars)


Winemaker Dinner with Steve Reynolds of Reynolds Family Winery

  • Event Date:   Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 6:00 Reception, 6:30 Dinner
  • Location:   Pembroke's  1125-A Military Cutoff Wilmington NC 28405
  • Cost:   $75/per person plus tax and gratuity.

    For reservations please call 910.239.9153 or email alisa@rxwilmington.com
Wine has always played a large role in Steve's life -- from the time he was a teenager, tasting his way across Europe, to the moment, 20 years ago, when he decided to quit his day job and transform a dilapidated chicken ranch into a Tuscan-inspired winery. That winery -- Reynolds Family Wines – has since blossomed into, well, let's call it the Reynolds Family of Wines. That's because over the last decade Steve has launched three ground-breaking brands and has been retained by half a dozen boldface clients. His portfolio includes: Appellations, Naughty, Hiatus, V12 (Indy car champ Jimmy Vasser’s winery), Imago Mundi, and Italics, Steve's newest endeavor located in Napa's newest AVA, Coombsville. www.decantedthemovie.com


Wine Dinner with Lisa Bonet of Bonafide Estates and Classical Wines of Spain

  • Event Date:   Thursday, May 11th, 2017 6:30 Reception, 7:00 Dinner
  • Location:   Dram + Morsel   33 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Cost:   $50/per person plus tax and gratuity.

    For reservations please call or email Nick at 910.342.0273 | yosakedowntown@yahoo.com
5 courses paired with wines from around Spain.

Classical Wines was founded in the early 1980s as its search for quality, individual family vineyards in Spain coincided with the burst of artistic energy which typified the first decade of that country's reborn democracy. This was a soul-searching period in which renewed emphasis was given to the recuperation of viticultural traditions. Involved with key players from their formative stages, Classical Wines has played a pivotal role in developing style and encouraging the recommitment to natural expression.

The Romans nurtured the vitis vinifera into a growing family of locally adapted grape varieties as they pushed their Empire north and westwards. Centuries later, Cistercians and other medieval religious orders became experts in terroir and clonal selection. They avidly sought to optimize profit through wine quality, establishing pioneering viticultural enterprises from the Duero to the Rhine. By the year 1500, Europe had engendered a unified wine-growing industry unparalleled to this day.

The 'Classical' philosophy of wine is a universal one, focusing upon the cool river valleys and mountainside exposures originally cultivated by the legionaries and the monks. The extended growing seasons and mineral soils that gave rise to the noble grape varieties remain the best places in which to produce wines that express elegance, individuality and length. Such factors are timeless.

The pioneering portfolio of Classical Wines is internationally respected for its originality, consistency and value, and serves as an educational tool and standard of comparison for the wine industry.

 

Festival Events


Three Day Pass

Enjoy all three days at the Bellamy Mansion for a discounted price with our limited Three Day Pass. This bundled pass includes admission for 1 to Friday, May 12th BOURBON & BBQ COCKTAIL PARTY, early admission for 1 at 1pm to Saturday, May 13th CORKS & FORKS GRAND TASTING EVENT, and admission for 1 to Sunday, May 14th BUBBLES, BREWS & STREET EATS.


Toast of the Town: VIP Event

  • Event Date:   Thursday, May 11th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Location:   TBD
  • Cost:   TBD
  • Dress Code:   Dressy Casual
We're working on the details for evening of food, fun, and wine! Stay tuned for more info.


Bourbon & BBQ Derby Cocktail Party

  • SPONSORED BY TREY HERRING CAROLINA BOURBON & SOUTHERN SMOKE
  • Event Date:   Friday, May 12th, 2017 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Location:   Bellamy Mansion Grounds & 1st Floor
  • Cost:   $60.00/ea  -or-  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 Kentucky Derby themed 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 the lively tunes of local band Paper Stars. The bar will feature high end wines from the festival, local beer, and signature drinks with Trey Herring Bourbon. Tickets are $60 per person and includes BBQ and sides, samples of each of the mix-off cocktails and 2 drink tickets per person. 21 and over only, no refunds - rain or shine


Corks & Forks Grand Tasting Event

  • Event Date:   Saturday, May 13th, 2017 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • VIP early admission: 1:00 PM
  • Location:   Bellamy Mansion   Grounds, 1st & 2nd Floor
  • Cost:   $70.00/ea | VIP tickets $90.00/ea -or- 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.

  • Festival Events

  • Brunswick Forest

    Thursday, April 6th 6:00pm

    Join us at Plantation Building Corp's model home in Brunswick Forest.
    Event Finished

    1535 Cape Fear National Dr, Leland, NC 28451

    Directions

    Manna Avenue

    Wednesday, May 10th 6:00 PM

    9 Courses. 9 Wines. 4 Rounds of food featuring offerings from both Spain and France paired with a wine from their respective countries.
    $40.00/ea - Purchase Tickets

    123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Directions | (910)-763-5252

    Pembroke's

    Wednesday, May 10th 6:00 PM

    Reception & 4 Courses. For reservations please call 910.239.9153 or email alisa@rxwilmington.com
    $75/per person plus tax and gratuity

    1125-A Military Cutoff Wilmington NC 28405

    Directions | (910)-763-5252

    Bellamy Mansion  (Main Event)

    Friday, May 12th - Sunday, May 13th

    503 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Directions | Event Information

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