Wine & Food Festivals Highlight February in Florida

Travel north or south in Florida this weekend and you can partake in some fantastic food and wine at two major Florida wine events.

The 17th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off today and goes through Sunday with more than 90 culinary, beverage, and lifestyle events. Tagged as Eat, Drink and Educate, the festival offers a variety of wine tasting and dining experiences as well as food and wine seminars. Meet top chefs, winery owners, and television personalities who all have the same goal, great food and wine.

Beverage happy hour.  Photo courtesy SoBeWFF

The Festival is also a fund raiser, with more than $26 million raised to date for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

You can buy tickets for individual events or package deals that include several events at South Beach Wine & Food Festival or by calling 877-762-3933.

When: February 21 – 25, 2018

Where:  Miami Beach, Florida


30A Wine Festival. Photo courtesy Alys Beach


Tonight, the 30A Wine Festival opens for the seventh year with a Wine Dinner with wine maker Ehren Jordan at Fonville Park.  The four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak features select wine pairings from Jordan’s vineyards at Failla Wines.

Other events during the four-day festival include bourbon and barbeque tasting, wine tasting seminars, a grand tasting event, and a croquet tournament featuring rose’ wines and wooden mallets.

Here’s the line up.


Wed Feb 21: Wine Dinner with Ehren Jordan at Fonville Park
Thu Feb 22:  Wine Dinner with Ken Bernards at Caliza (sold out)
Fri Feb 23: Mix & Mingle at Fire Pit Park 4:30-5:30pm
Fri Feb 23:  Bourbon Beer & Butts 6-9pm
Sat Feb 24:  30A Wine Festival Seminars at Fire Pit Park 1-3:30pm
Sat Feb 24:  30A Wine Festival Grand Tasting along South Charles Street 3:30-7pm
Sun Feb 25:  Rosé & Croquet at Kelly Green 11:30am-3pm

Hosted by the Alys Foundation, the 30A Wine Festival benefits the Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

For more information and tickets, visit 30A Wine Festival

When:  February 21 – 25, 2018

Where: Alys Beach, Florida

Happy Wine Trails!


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