A Celebration of Asheville’s Food and Libations

Please Note: Your VIP Ticket will be labeled as VIP and may state General Admission Area, but will scan as a VIP upon entrance! Tickets may also be purchased from the Box Office at 87 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801. Please call Customer service: 1 (800) 653-8000 if you are having problems or want to order by phone.   DO NOT CHOOSE A SEATING CHART FROM TICKETMASTER AS THERE ARE NO ASSIGNED SEATS.


Saturday, August 23, 2014
VIP 1-5 PM  $70
General Admission 2-5 PM $55
U.S. Cellular Center | 87 Haywood St., Asheville


A limited number of Grand Tasting VIP Tickets are available! Get in one hour earlier, enjoy food, drink, and entertainment not available to General Admission ticket holders for just a few dollars more! We only use TicketMaster for all Grand Tasting Tickets. It is safe and easy.
Please Note: Your VIP Ticket will be labeled as VIP and may state General Admission Area, but will scan as a VIP upon entrance!


It is impossible to sample every delicious flavor the region has to offer, but The Grand Tasting comes pretty close. On Saturday, August 23, the U.S. Cellular Center will house the largest gathering of its kind in downtown Asheville. This year a 125+ local and international wineries (hundreds of wines), a bevy of local Beer City breweries, regional distillers, restaurateurs and chefs, farmers, and artisan food producers will line the concourse and main floor of the arena. Meet farmers, chefs, cookbook authors, and artisan food makers, as well as select nonprofits who work to make our region a food dream Cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as the Amateur Winemaker Competition. And you won’t want to miss the  Asheville Scene Chefs Challenge finale when the Asheville Wine & Food Festival Best Chef  will be revealed.


The 2014 Festival Participants are over 125 restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries, food producers, farms, and food heros! Please See List Below!





2014 Festival Sponsors & Vendors


Asheville Color Imaging

Asheville Citizen-Times

Biltmore Estate

INGLES Markets

Hotel Indigo

Haywood Park Hotel


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   Overmountain Winery

RagApple Lassie Winery

Rock of Ages Winery

South Creek Vineyard

St Paul Mountain Vineyards

Shelton Vineyards

Parker-Binns Vineyards
Blue Kudzu Sake Company Naked Apple Cider Company
Burntshirt Vineyard


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 Ridge Distilling

Carriage House Brandy

Covington Spirits

Howling Moon Distillery


Muddy River Distillery

Petzold Distilleries

Southern Artisan Spirits

Top of the Hill Distillery

Titos Vodka

Troy and Sons


Ambrozia Bar and Bistro

Inn on Biltmore

Chai Pani

Chestnut Asheville

Corner Kitchen

Colorful Palate


Farm Burger

Grove Park Inn Restaurants

Isa's Bistro

Pack’s Tavern

Red Stag Grill

Santé Wine Bar

Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro

Sunburst Trout & Sunburst Market

Lexington Ave. Brewery Restaurant



  Asheville Goods

Banner Butter

Barritt's Ginger Beer


BelloLea Artisan Kitchen

Black Mtn. Chocolate

Blue Blaze Soda

Buchi Kombucha

Charleston Bloody Mary Mix

Chuck's Salsa

Coconut Organics


Crooked Condiments

DIY Cheese Kits

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Foothills Pasture Raised Meats

Goodness Gracie Gourmet Foods

Hickory Nut Farms

Lusty Monk Mustard

Marchetti International

Mountain Pie and Cake Co.

Oil and Vinegar


Roots and Branches

Sallie’s Greatest

Sarabella's Souther Sauces

Spice & Tea Exchange

The Chocolate Lab

The Hop Ice Cream


Ultimate Ice Cream

Willa's Shortbread

WayCo Ham Company

Atlantic Natural Foods

English Farmstead Cheese

Sweet Monkey

Green River Picklers



Sandra Harvey Designs

  Asheville Independent Restaurant Association.    
Asheville Downtown Assoc.

Blue Ridge Food Ventures

Appalachian Sustainable  Agricultural Project

John C Campbell Folk School

Slow Food Asheville

Slow Food Asheville Foothills

French Broad Vignerons

N. A. Truffle Growers’ Association
More Vendors yet to be posted!