A Celebration of Food, Wine, Beer, Competitions, Music, & Fun in Asheville

The 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival makes it possible to sample every delicious flavor Asheville has to offer. The GRAND TASTING is the largest culinary gathering of its kind in downtown Asheville. Join the Festivalians gathered to experience a riot of local and international wineries, local Beer City and area breweries, restaurateurs and chefs, farmers, and artisan food producers. Meet farmers, chefs, cookbook authors, and artisan beverage makers, as well as regional crafters. Culinary events will take place throughout the day including Blind Wine & Beer Tasting and Winery Competitions.


TripAdvisor placed Asheville right up there with New York City, San Francisco, and New Orleans when it bestowed the city with a Traveler’s Choice Food & Wine Destination Award; The Huffington Post named Asheville one of the Top 10 Undiscovered Local Food Cities; and Southern Living listed Asheville among the Tastiest Towns in the South. Armed with a wine glass, a Festival Program and Festival App, festival goers choose their own culinary adventure on each floor, enjoying wine, and beer with sweet and savory morsels all for one ticket price. Don’t miss your opportunity to taste for yourself what so many others have found to be true.


August 20, 2016 GRAND TASTING VIP PARTY at the US Cellular Center (Limited tickets) $100. Early entrance at 1:00 PM.

Not only will you have early access this year, but you will have exclusive entrance to the VIP third floor. Filled with additional vendors, more tastings and of course, more wine. This party will continue well after the Grand Tasting is closed to the public. Adding even more value for your ticket extension.


August 20, 2016 GRAND TASTING at the US Cellular Center  $65. Entrance at 2:00 PM.

With eight years under our belt, we have packed even more punch this year. Already busting at the seams, we have added to the restaurants, wineries, breweries, and artisan food producers. With more tastings, cooking demonstrations, author signings and educational value for our festival goers. Enjoy access to all the vendors/Exhibitors, hundreds of wines, a riot of breweries, distilleries, restaurants and food producers.




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