The CULINARY CIRCUS of Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits, Competitions, Music, & Fun in Asheville


The 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, regional distilleries, restaurateurs and chefs, farmers, and artisan food producers. We will transform the US Cellular Center into a Culinary Circus. Meet farmers, chefs, cookbook authors, and artisan beverage makers, as well as select nonprofits and regional crafters. Culinary events will take place throughout the day including wine 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 in 2011; The Huffington Post named Asheville one of the Top 10 Undiscovered Local Food Cities in 2009; and in 2014, Southern Living listed Asheville among the Tastiest Towns in the South. Armed with a wine glass in one hand and a tote in the other, festival goers could choose their own foodie adventure, on each floor, enjoying wine and beer with sweet and savory morsels. Don’t miss your opportunity to taste for yourself what so many others have found to be true.




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2014 Festival Exhibitors & Vendors


Asheville Color Imaging

Asheville Citizen-Times


INGLES Markets

Mountain Valley Water

Williams Sonoma


Addison Farms Vineyard

Biltmore Wines

Bodega Gratia

Bracey Vineyards


Lake James Cellars Winery

Mountain Brook Vineyards

Jones vonDrehle Vineyards and Winery

McManis Family Vineyards Rodney Strong Row 11 Winery Delicato Family Vineyards
XXIV Karat Sparkling NC Wine Gifts Overmountain Winery

RagApple Lassie Winery

Rock of Ages Winery

South Creek Vineyard

St Paul Mountain Vineyards

Shelton Vineyards

Parker-Binns Vineyards
Tiger Mountain Vineyards Blue Kudzu Sake Company Naked Apple Cider Company  

Maggie B's Wine Store

5 Walnut Wine Bar

Metro Wines Asheville



Asheville Brewing Company

Burial Beer Company

FootHills Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing

Oskar Blues

Sierra Nevada
Sweetwater Brewery Traveler Beer Company        
Blue Kudzu Sake

Defiant Whisky

Carriage House Brandy

Covington Spirits

Howling Moon Distillery

Lexington Ave. Brewery Restaurant

    Brothers Vilgalys Spirits      

Muddy River Distillery

Petzold Distilleries

Southern Artisan Spirits

Top of the Hill Distillery

Titos Vodka

Troy and Sons


Ambrozia Bar and Bistro

 Black Bird

Buffalo Nickel

Chai Pani

Chestnut Asheville

Corner Kitchen

Farm Burger

Grove Park Inn

Inn on Biltmore

Isa's Bistro

LEX 18

Pack’s Tavern

Red Stag Grill

Santé Wine Bar

Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro

Sunburst Trout & Sunburst Market

True South Food


Asheville Goods Atlantic Natural Foods

Banner Butter

Barritt's Ginger Beer


BelloLea Artisan Kitchen

Black Mtn. Chocolate

Blue Blaze Soda

Buchi Kombucha

Charleston Bloody Mary Mix

Coconut Organics


Crooked Condiments

DIY Cheese Kits

Firewalker Hot Sauce

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Foothills Pasture Raised Meats

Goodness Gracie Gourmet Foods

Hickory Nut Farms

Imladris Farm

Lusty Monk Mustard

Marchetti International

No Evil Foods

Oil and Vinegar


Roots and Branches

Sallie’s Greatest

Sarabella's Souther Sauces

Smoking J's Fiery Foods

The Hop Ice Cream

The Tree & Vine Theros Olive Oil Tito's Specialty Foods


Atlantic Natural Foods

English Farmstead Cheese

Sweet Monkey

Green River Picklers

Zia Pia Imports

WNC Cheese Trail

    Mountain Pie and Cake Co. Spice & Tea Exchange Ultimate Ice Cream Willa's Shortbread

Sandra Harvey Designs

French Broad Vignerons

Asheville Independent Restaurant Association. Diana Wortham Theatre N. A. Truffle Growers’ Association WayCo Ham Company
Asheville Downtown Assoc.

Blue Ridge Food Ventures

Appalachian Sustainable  Agricultural Project

John C Campbell Folk School

Slow Food Asheville

Slow Food Asheville Foothills