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.  



A unique selection of educational adventures in food and wine led by leaders in their respective fields. These intimate seminars are entertaining and appealing to even the most discriminating palate.

Thursday May 18, 2017

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Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams

Caviar and Champagne have long been considered a perfect gourmet match. Taste and learn about two of the world’s most extravagant indulgences. Discover how the flavor profile of the caviar is beautifully enhanced by the champagne’s bubbles and dryness. Learn from Calvisius Caviar experts, one of the finest caviar producers in Italy, as they pair up with Champagne Taittinger to present the world’s most extravagant indulgences… Caviar and Champagne.



3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friday May 19, 2017

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"Rosé S'il Vous Plait" Brunch

Join us for a Rosé Brunch featuring the much acclaimed Rosé wines of Provence, Oregon and California. Join Sacha Lichine of Château d'Esclans, François Matton of Château Minuty, Scott Shull of Raptor Ridge Winery and Chris Hall of Longmeadow Ranch Winery as they pour their delicious Rosé wines alongside the delectable cuisine of Chef Will Gilson of Puritan & Co. in Cambridge, MA, and Chefs Justin Shoults and Brian Mercury from Oak + Rowan in Boston. It’s sure to be a colorful and delicious start to your day.

10:00am - 11:30am

Le Grand Fromage: Cheese Seminar with L’Espalier’s Louis Risoli

Back by popular demand…. Le Grand Fromage! Defining the role of Grand Fromager across the East Coast, we bring you Louis Risoli of the nationally-acclaimed L’Espalier in Boston. Take a trip around the globe with a selection of artisanal cheeses, alongside a flight of wines selected to perfectly pair with these global delicacies. The wines will be presented by L’Espalier’s Advanced Sommelier Lauren Daddona. Join this duo as they lead you on a voyage to taste some of their favorite wine and cheese pairings.

10:30am - 12:00pm

Exploring Burgundy's Aligoté with Eric Asimov

The aligoté grape is almost reflexively dismissed as inconsequential or acidic, better spiked with crème de cassis to make the aperitif kir than considered fine wine. Yet when grown with care and respect, and made conscientiously into wine, aligoté can be beautifully rich and minerally, and can age for years. Great Burgundy producers like Roulot, Pillot, Ente, Lafarge, Ponsot and Leroy, just to name a few, grow aligoté even though they could make more money with other grapes, and Aubert de Villaine's family makes wonderful aligoté in Bouzeron. Join New York Times Senior Wine Editor, Eric Asimov to taste the reason why so many Burgundy producers still love this scorned grape.

11:00am - 12:30pm

Bordeaux Luncheon - Irreplaceable - To the left, to the left...

“Irreplaceable the left, to the left”
Beyoncé’s words could not be more appropriate, when talking about the unique taste, character and style found in the wines of Bordeaux’s Left Bank. Taste and learn about wines that showcase the right elements of structure, complexity, balance, freshness, staying power and lasting pleasure, from three of Bordeaux’s greatest Châteaux.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Burgundy Luncheon - In All Its Sunset Glow

To know Burgundy is to love Burgundy - The most celebrated wines in the world. Join us for a delightful luncheon with some of Burgundy’s top producers and greatest personalities from this most beloved region.Our team of distinguished chefs will prepare a three-course luncheon to compliment the exquisite wines.

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Champagne et la Mer - Pure Indulgence

What could be better than lobster and champagne on Nantucket Harbor? Join us for this decadent pairing featuring passionate personalities that will keep you engaged and entertained. Veuve Clicquot Winemaker Dominique Demarville will take you on a journey through the production and unique flavor profiles of three VCP Cuveés. Paired perfectly with this bubbly presentation is the cuisine of Chef Brooke Vosika, formerly of the Four Seasons, and Chef Irene Li of Mei Mei.

1:00pm - 2:30pm

The Paul Hobbs Entourage

Vintner Paul Hobbs has incredible skill and talent for discovering and cultivating unique vineyards that have a rich history and a bright future. He fell in love with Sonoma, then Argentina and has been a pioneer in developing these regions. Join his brother and ambassador, Matt Hobbs, for a tasting of select wines from California, Argentina, France, and Armenia. The wines are all strong in character and diverse, yet all have a common thread, a refined elegance that is….Paul Hobbs.

1:30pm - 3:00pm

California Dreamin' NAPA vs. SONOMA SMACKDOWN

Let’s have some fun! Join Comedian, Kevin Flynn, of the Nantucket Comedy Festival for this showdown and battle of the CA Wine Gods. Yes - they share the sunshine, but the vintners of Napa and Sonoma have a lot to say about what makes them the best wine on the West Coast. Learn about the distinct and also the subtle differences between these two legendary California Wine Regions.

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Rock 'n' Rhône: Wine Seminar

The mighty Rhône river gives its name to one of France's greatest wine growing regions - really two distinct areas: the North with its varietal Syrah and Viognier wines, and the South, home to the Grenache grape, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and so much more. Like Rock 'n' Roll, the wines of the Rhône provide power, depth, and a message. Join us as we taste from the more famous appellations of the Rhône and pair the wines - not to food - but to our favorite songs. Join Wine Educator, Philippe Newlin of Duclot la Vinicole & Ivy Wines and Laurence Féraud from Domaine du Pegau for an entertaining afternoon tasting some of Rhône’s best rhythms.

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Madeira Seminar: From Our Island to Yours - A Wine Born at Sea

Bartholomew Broadbent, one of the world’s leading authorities on Madeira, will educate you on this legendary fortified wine. Madeira is one of the few wines that hasn’t changed since it became popular over 200 years ago. It was once by far the largest selling and most written about beverage in all of American history. Taste a broad selection of Broadbent Madeira Wines as you learn about the history, the wine-making process and the unique tastes and styles of Madeira.

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Oyster Odyssey: A Story of Merroir

Close your eyes, place oyster in mouth…. No matter where you are in the world, you can practically feel sand between your toes and smell the salt in the air…. Oysters take on the flavor of the water and the marine environment where they are grown - this is their “terroir” or “merroir”. Climate, geology and altitude of a region impact the flavor of food produced there. This is true for both oysters and for wine. Join us on an Oyster Odyssey with wine pairings that tell the story of Merroir and Terroir.

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Travel Through Oregon Wine Country - Willamette Valley Seminar

There’s something magical about Oregon today… it isn’t news that this Pacific Coast Wine Region produces some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Alsacian style whites. The vineyards are cultivated from a series of unique, complex and diverse terroirs. Experience the spectrum of varietally specific wines from some of Oregon's top wineries with personal stories and a connection to this unique setting and culture.

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Saturday May 20, 2017

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Saint-Émilion - Bordeaux Wine Tasting & Seminar with Philippe Newlin

Saint-Émilion, one of Bordeaux's most famous appellations, is a great patchwork of different terroirs. Ranging from the ancient limestone plateau that is home to the beautiful UNESCO-protected village, to clay and gravel slopes that cascade down to loamy lowlands, the variety of soils translates into a highly diverse group of top Bordeaux wines. In this seminar we will have a rare opportunity to examine top-flight châteaux offerings through the lens of the land on which their wines are grown. Greats such as Clos Fourtet, Troplong-Mondot, Larcis Ducasse, Figeac and others will be tasted side by side with the goal of better understanding the impact of what lies beneath the vines in what is perhaps the most complex appellation of Bordeaux.

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Port Pairing: An After Dinner Treat

Port and dessert, when done right, is an excellent marriage.… At the end of a great meal, there are so many options beyond the typical pairings for Vintage Port. Join Rui Ribiero, US Marketing Manager for the Symington Family Estates / Premium Port Wines as he talks about some of the finer points of pairing chocolates and cheeses with port. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, this pairing will be the perfect conclusion to a day of tastings and events on Nantucket.

8:30pm - 9:30pm