Events

Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

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Great Wines in Grand Houses

The Great Wines in Grand Houses include some of the most prestigious NWF events. Programming includes both Wine Tastings and Wine Dinners hosted in the unique setting of elegant, historic and grand island homes. Each tasting features wines presented by a distinguished winemaker/vintner. Each dinner showcases both winemaker/vintner and featured chef. The winemaker will be seated at the table with the guests. Chef will present each course and the winemaker will present and discuss each wine pairing.

Thursday May 18, 2017

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GWT-02

Veuve Clicquot: La Grande Dame Tasting

Created in 1972 to celebrate the bicentennial of the House, La Grande Dame is a tribute to Madame Clicquot also known as ‘La Grande Dame de la Champagne’ and is known among connoisseurs as one of the finest champagnes in the world. Join Cellar Master Dominique Demarville as you taste vintages of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame and Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé.

1:30pm - 3:00pm
$195.00
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GWT-01

Donelan Family Wines - A Nantucket Islander Tasting

Joe Donelan, founder of Donelan Family Wines, a leading producer of Syrah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from Sonoma County, welcomes you into his Nantucket family home for this tasting of their exclusive and unique wines. Well loved by the Nantucket community, you will quickly learn why the Donelan family and their exquisite wines are somewhat of a legend both on island and across the US.

1:30pm - 3:00pm
$150.00
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GWT-03

Paul Hobbs Winery- Storytelling & Tasting

Join Matt Hobbs and learn about the family history, and unique story that surrounds these exceptional wines. The journey is entertaining and personal – connected and sincere. The wines you will taste…are unforgettable.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$150.00

Friday May 19, 2017

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GWT-05

Pahlmeyer / Wayfarer Wine Tasting

The world is a better place because Jayson Pahlmeyer followed his vision to grow red Bordeaux varietals instead of corn in the heart of Napa Valley. His decision has led to two outstanding Californian Vineyards. Jason’s daughter Cleo is carrying on the Pahlmeyer legacy and has launched the Wayfarer Brand. Join Associate Winemaker, Ross Dawkins as he shares vintages of Pahlmeyer and of Wayfarer that exemplify the Jayson’s original dream - to produce phenomenal wines of power and finesse.

11:00am - 12:30pm
$150.00
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GWT-06

Bodega Catena Zapata Tasting

Bodega Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's high altitude Malbec pioneers and has been at the forefront of wine culture in Argentina since their vineyards were first planted in 1902. Join Dr. Laura Catena, fourth generation vintner, biologist, author and physician, who has lead the family winery over the last decade, as she leads you through a tasting of Catena Zapata’s exceptional and highly-acclaimed wines.

11:00am - 12:30pm
$125.00
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GWT-04

J Christopher Wine Tasting

J. Christopher winery is located in Oregon's Chehalem Mountains in Northern Willamette Valley with fruit sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon. J. Christopher produces wines in an Old World style that emphasizes focus, length, and balance handcrafted wines sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon's Northern Willamette Valley. Join Jay Somers to taste how he blends the Old World with the New.

11:00am - 12:30pm
$125.00
GWT-08

Evening Land Vineyards Wine Tasting

Join acclaimed Winemaker Rajat Parr for a daytime tasting of Evening Land Vineyards. Founded in 2005, Evening Land Vineyards produces world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills, at the Seven Springs Vineyard. The Pacific Ocean breeze, volcanic soil, eastern exposure and high elevation contribute to the wine’s elegant flavors and minerality. Evening Land was named the No. 3 wine of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2015.

11:30am - 1:00pm
$125.00
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GWT-07

Chappellet Winery - Pritchard Hill Tasting

When Donn and Molly Chappellet fell in love with Pritchard Hill in 1967 and founded Chappellet Winery on its rocky slopes, they became the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides. From these Pritchard Hill vineyards, the Chappellets have been crafting extraordinary, age-worthy wines hailed as “Napa’s Grand Cru." Join Dominic Chappellet for a delightful afternoon of storytelling, education and tasting of the wines that have made Chappellet famous.

11:30am - 1:00pm
$150.00
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GWT-09

Kosta Browne Wine Tasting

Join Dan Kosta, founder of the esteemed Sonoma County winery Kosta Browne, on an exploration of the varied personalities of this highly praised winery.  From Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands, Kosta Browne's intensely focused and balanced wines are among California's most in-demand, garnering numerous awards including number one wine of the year on Wine Spectator's Top 100 List.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
$150.00
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GWT-10

ZD Wine Tasting

ZD Wines is located in the heart of Napa Valley within the Rutherford AVA, and is family owned and operated by three generations of the deLeuze Family. Join winemaker, Chris Pisani for a memorable tasting of four exquisite ZD Wines, including the incredibly rare Abacus XVIII.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$175.00
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GWT-11

Ramey Wine Cellars - Sonoma Wine Tasting

David Ramey is one of California’s best and most respected winemakers. Over the years, David has helped pioneer traditional, artisan winemaking techniques in California during a period when making wine by the University book was the norm. Ramey Wines are pure California – rich in character, beautifully balanced, always of exceptional quality. Join David Ramey to discover the delicate balance and richness of Ramey Wines through storytelling and tasting.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$150.00
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GWT-12

Tenuta Il Poggione - Wines of Montalcino

Tenuta Il Poggione is one of Montalcino’s largest wineries, and has always practiced diversified farming, by planting different crops other than the vineyards. This practice of green harvest along with close care of the vineyards and maintenance of the soil results in the production of excellent L’Azienda wines even in more challenging vintages. Alessandro Bindocci is the 4th generation of Bindocci’s to work in the wine business, and the 2nd generation to be following in the footsteps of Piero Talenti, mentor to Alessandro’s father Fabrizio and one of the founding fathers of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation. He will guide you in an exploration of the historic wines of Il Poggione.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
$95.00
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GWT-14

Weingut Markus Huber – Tasting the Wines Of Austria

Markus Huber received his education in viniculture and oenology in Klosterneuburg, Austria. After visits abroad in South Africa, he began to expand his small, more than 250 year-old family-owned winery into an internationally recognized, leading Austrian company. Huber wines are characterized by their elegance, fine minerality, precision and complexity. In January 2016, Markus received the “Best of Austria” award, showcasing Austrian entrepreneurs who represent the country in agriculture, innovative technologies and forward-thinking businesses. Join him for a taste of the best of Austria - Weingut Markus Huber.

2:30pm - 4:00pm
$95.00
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GWT-13

Hirsch Vineyards Wine Tasting

David Hirsch, founder of Hirsch Vineyards was a pioneer of the Sonoma Coast, produces exquisite and unique wines that represent their terroir and their unique geology. Join family member and General Manager Jasmine Hirsch to learn about and taste what makes Hirsch wines so extraordinary.

2:30pm - 4:00pm
$150.00
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GWT-15

Marchesi di Barolo Wine Tasting

Marchesi di Barolo is focused on the vinification of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis and Cortese – the most prestigious grapes of the Langhe. This family-owned estate takes pride in the international reputation it has established for its fine Barolo and two superb single-vineyard crus, all made from 100% estate-grown Nebbiolo grapes. Join Valentina Abbona, who represents Marchesi di Barolo’s 6th generation for a delightful tasting of these historic renowned Piemonte wines.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
$125.00
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GWD-03

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Wine Dinner

Join hosts Daniel and Florence Cathiard, owners of the famous Grand Cru Classe De Grave Winery, Smith Haut Lafitte, for an elegant dinner celebrating their renowned wines. Their stories and their charming style will keep you entertained all evening! Celebrated Chef Keith Pooler of Bergamot in Somerville will create a unique 5-course dinner using local and regional ingredients to pair perfectly with these exceptional wines.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$750.00
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GWD-04

Château Lynch Bages Wine Dinner

Join us for an elegant dinner to celebrate the fantastic wines of Château Lynch-Bages. We are honored to have the co-owner of Château Lynch-Bages, Kinou Cazes-Hachemian, as our host for this very special evening. Chef Tony Maws, James Beard Award winner and Chef/Owner of Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap & Trotter has designed an innovative menu using locally grown and sourced products to compliment these unique wines.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$750.00
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SPEV-03

Dujac Grand Cru Burgundy Dinner- Acker Merrall

Join Acker Merrall Wine Educator David Hamburger for an incredible retrospective of the acclaimed house of Dujac. For over forty years this blue chip estate has consistently produced incredibly aromatic, silky smooth and impeccably balanced wines with a detailed expression of terroir. This exclusive dinner will feature the best of Dujac alongside the refined cuisine of Chef Geoff Lazlo of Mill Street Bar & Table in Greenwich, CT.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$1,795.00
GWD-05

Opus One Wine Dinner

Join Michael Silacci, winemaker at Opus One for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. This iconic wine, developed in 1979, has continuously gained some of the highest rankings of California wine. These coveted wines will be paired with the cuisine of acclaimed Chef Tyler Kinnett of Harvest in Cambridge, MA. This world class dinner will be filled with lively personalities and amazing food & wine pairings.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$750.00
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GWD-01

Bouchard Père et Fils Wine Dinner

Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Philippe Prost, winemaker for over 25 years, will guide the dinner as host, and share the winery’s traditions and innovations that contribute to creating their distinctively unique wines that awaken the senses and inspire culinary creations. Jody Adams, James Beard Award Winner, Chef and Co-owner of TRADE and Porto restaurants in Boston will delight guests with a creative menu celebrating fresh and local products.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
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GWD-02

Pride Mountain Vineyards Wine Dinner

Join winery principals Stuart Bryan and Suzanne Pride from Pride Mountain Vineyards for an unforgettable evening of storytelling, exquisite wines and creative cuisine. The Wine Spectator has placed Pride’s wines on their Top 100 Wines of the World list six times since the year 2000. Chef Terence Feury, of Forty 1˚ North, Newport, RI will prepare a menu using local and regional ingredients to compliment theses sensational Californian wines. The evening is sure to be a lively and entertaining experience.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
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Saturday May 20, 2017

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GWT-16

Penfolds Tasting

Penfolds is one of Australia’s oldest and most iconic wineries. Their wines enjoy an unique Australian heritage and are widely celebrated for their diversity, history, craftsmanship and longevity. Penfolds' collection of benchmark wines were established in a spirit of innovation and the constant and endless pursuit of quality, evidenced from the secret bottlings of Grange in 1951 and the unbroken line of vintages of what is now Australia’s most iconic wine. Join Penfolds Vintner Dlynn Proctor for an education and tasting tour of these legendary wines.

11:00am - 12:30pm
$150.00
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SPEV-04

Guigal “La La” Luncheon — Celebrating France’s Finest Côte-Rôties- Acker Merrall

Ooh-la-la! Join this Acker Merrall excursion into Guigal's "La La's" - La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque. France’s Rhône Valley is internationally renowned for exceptional wines – but the pinnacle of these acclaimed wines is E. Guigal’s Côte-Rôties, also known as the La La’s. This luncheon will feature 12 vintages of the La La’s alongside the exquisite cuisine of Chef Brooke Vosika, formerly of the Four Seasons Boston.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
$1,295.00
GWD-06

Ovid Wine Dinner - A Poetic Feast

Join Ovid Winemaker Austin Peterson for an educational and palette pleasing exploration of the renowned wines of this Prichard Hill Napa Valley estate Chefs Justin Shoults and Brian Mercury of Oak + Rowan will build an ode to these magnificent wines using their combined culinary skills, passion, creativity and the finest local and regional products for this poetic feast.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
GWD-07

Chateau Musar Wine Dinner

Chateau Musar - A unique wine with a most interesting history. Despite a turbulent political history, or perhaps in part as a result of it, Musar commands great enthusiasm around the world and is acclaimed as Lebanon’s most famous wine producer. This dinner will be lead by Join Bartholomew Broadbent to taste and learn about the dynamic wines of Chateau Musar. Brad Farmerie, chef-proprietor of five acclaimed restaurants, including New York City's Saxon + Parole will create a Lebanese inspired meal to pair with these exquisite wines.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
GWD-08

Kosta Browne 20th Anniversary Big Bottle Wine Dinner

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kosta Browne Winery at this exquisite wine dinner hosted by Owner/Founder, Dan Kosta. He is going to share some very special vintages from their library for this celebratory dinner, all poured from double magnum bottles, including the fabled 4 Barrel Pinot Noir. Kosta Browne is a boutique Californian winery specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Known for their intensely-flavored and balanced wines, they are crafted from vineyards in Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and the Santa Lucia Highlands.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
$650.00
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