2024 Nantucket Wine & Food Festival

Mark your calendars and get ready for a five day long extravaganza of food and drink – island-style – at the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival. Back for its 26th installment from Wednesday, May 15th through Sunday, May 19th, the annual event will be taking over the Grey Lady (aka ACK) with a dazzling array of happenings including globe-trotting tastings, informative seminars and, of course, amazing lunches, brunches and dinners.

Consult the festival website for the full roster of events – there’s something for every wine lover. If you want to explore one of the world’s most extravagant pairings, grab tickets for Caviar & Bubbles. If you’re all about French wines, snag a spot at the Backroads of Burgundy Luncheon. Or, if you’re up for a little armchair traveling, join Kevin Zraly for Hitchhiking through Napa Valley. There’s plenty to choose from.

If you really want to go all in, scoop up tickets for the Harbor Gala which brings together superstars from the world of food and drink for an epic walk-around tasting event. You can rub elbows with renowned winemakers and award-winning chefs from the island, Boston, New York and beyond including Kyle Zachary of TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet, Joseph Hsu of Brant Point Grill, Lydia Shire of ScampoCharlie Foster of Woods Hill Pier 4, Erin Miller of Urban Hearth, Robert Sisca of The Banks Fish House and Maura Kilpatrick of Sofra.

Or, spend the day sipping wines from all over the world (Italy, Uruguay, France, Croatia etc.) accompanied by nibbles from area restaurants and artisanal purveyors at any of the Grand Tastings (pro-tip: book one of the two Sunday sessions, 11:30am-1:30pm or 2:30-4:30pm for a more leisurely experience).

Scope out all of the events on the festival website to see what’s in store and start scouting out ferry times now!

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