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27th Annual Florida Winefest & Auction

April 6 - April 9

Apr 6: Wine & Wine Maker Dinners
April, 6th 2017 at 6:30 pm Prices range from $125 – $250
April 7, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota $50 per person ($25 tax deductible) Enter a wine-and-food paradise under the elegant Winefest tent adjacent to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Friday, April 7, 2017 6:30pm Join us for one of Florida Winefest’s most celebrated culinary events. The elegant dining table stretches down Lemon Avenue perfectly dressed and seats 200 people. $200pp
Apr 8: Grand Tasting, Brunch & Charity Auction
This event takes place bayfront on the grounds of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
The Grand Tasting will feature wines from more than 50 wineries. Rub elbows with host vintners and knowledgeable winery representatives as they pour their best vintages and most sought-after wines. Sip a tasty bloody mary from the Bloody Mary Bar sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company. Savor a selection of appetizer portions of signature dishes from favorite local restaurants during brunch from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Following brunch, the afternoon continues with the charity auction. Bid on wines, lavish dinners, adventure travel, jewelry and more.
Brunch: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auction: 1:30 pm
$125 pp ($62.50 tax deductible)
Sun, April 9 – Wine on the Water
Sunday, April 9, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bayfront grounds of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
$25 per person for 6 tastes of wine
Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a casual, alfresco wine tasting on the waterfront under the Winefest tent. Don’t miss this last opportunity to taste a huge selection of wines poured by our valued volunteers. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while listening to the tunes of the magical, bluesy, jazzy Kat Crosby Band. Delicious food is available for purchase from BulGoGi Sarasota, and Mother Truckin Good Food Trucks. A new addition to our event, students from the Ringling School of Art will be participating showcasing and selling their art and paintings. Please note: No one under the age of 21, baby strollers or four-legged family members are permitted under the tasting tent.
You are invited to enjoy the venue and music outside of the Tasting Tent at no charge, however, to gain access to the Tasting Tent, a ticket must be purchased. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. No coolers please.

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