Beaufort Wine & Food Spring Festival

Beaufort Wine and Food's Spring Festival offers something for everyone – whether it’s an intimate wine dinner in area restaurants or the grand scale of the Vin de Mer Epicurean Village – it’s the perfect venue for a food festival to celebrate the chefs and cuisines of Eastern NC and beyond.

April 27 - May 1

Grab a glass of bubbly and start bidding!

A fabulous assortment of art, travel, jewelry and some amazing experiences

are up for grabs.

 

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SIP. REST. RELAX. REPEAT.

Stay in the heart of the Festival Village on the grounds of the Beaufort Hotel, a sustaining sponsor of Beaufort Wine & Food. Make your room reservations today by phone at 252-728-3000, option 5. Limited availability. For more information, visit www.BeaufortHotelNC.com.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 27

12:00 pm

The Royal Luncheon - Royal James Cafe

The tradition continues!  The Royal James Café again hosts this fun and always popular kickoff event. A multi-course luncheon featuring a guest and local chef paired with a winemaker gets our weekend started!

Casual attire suggested.

Host Chef: Claudio Tepetate, Beaufort Grocery

Guest Chef: Dean Bauer, Chance's Steak & Sea

Featured Wines: Foley Family Wines

Limited to 50 guests.

Tickets $75.

4:30 pm -
6:30 pm

Artist Reception - The Green Room

Join us for heavy hors de' oeuvres, custom cocktails and more, as The Green Room hosts this year's featured artist, Heather Sink.

 

Host Chef: Van Kennedy

Limited to 50 guests.

Tickets $50.

7:00 pm

Wine Dinners

Dinner on the town, what could be better?  A perfectly curated meal created by a visiting and local host chef is sure to please. The featured winemaker will take diners on a wonderful journey with perfectly paired wines. It’s a culinary experience that is not to be missed! These dinners sell out quickly so buy early to reserve your seat your preferred location.

Dressy casual attire suggested.

Limited to 60 guests per location.

Tickets $150

The Cottage at the Crystal Coast

Host Chef: Claudio Tepetate, Beaufort Grocery

Guest Chef: Alain Lamire

Featured Wines: Gundlach Bundschu

Sponsored by: Tom & Deborah Werner

Carteret Community College Culinary Arts Center

Host Chef: Genevieve Guthrie

Guest Chef: Ashley Moser

Featured Winemaker: Guy Davis of Davis Family Vineyards

Thursday, April 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wine, Bread & Cheese Seminar

Are these your fav food groups? Yes!   Always a crowd favorite, this event features a variety of fabulous wines, paired with interesting cheeses and bread.  We’re bringing out the experts including our featured winemaker, cheese expert, and baker to guide us through the details of this delicious afternoon.

Casual attire suggested.

Featured wines by Napa Cellars

Limited to 80 guests

Tickets $75

Sponsored by:

7:00 pm

Wine Dinners

Dinner on the town, what could be better?  A perfectly curated meal created by a visiting and local host chef is sure to please. The featured winemaker will take diners on a wonderful journey with perfectly paired wines. It’s a culinary experience that is not to be missed! These dinners sell out quickly so buy early to reserve your seat your preferred location.

Dressy casual attire suggested.

Limited to 60 guests per location.

Tickets $150

34° North at the Beaufort Hotel

Host Chef: Chris Lopez

Guest Chef: Luca Annunziata

Featured Wines by Volio Imports

Sponsored by: 

Aqua Restaurant

Host Chef: Jon McGregor

Guest Chef: Jeremy Walley

Featured Wines by Kermit Lynch

Sponsored by: Marianna Hollinshed

Beaufort Grocery

 Host Chef:  Claudio Tepetate

Guest Chef: Sammy Shipman

Featured Winemaker: Joe Shirley of  Napa Cellars

Sponsored by: 

Soundside

Host Chef: Kris Dykeman

Guest Chef: Hector Garcia

Featured Winemaker: To Be Announced

Sponsored by: 

Moonrakers

Host Chef: Jon Papa

Guest Chef:  Matt Walker

Featured Winemaker: Michael David Winery

Sponsored by:  Salt Wynd Preserve

Floyd's 1921

Host Chef: Floyd Olmstead

Guest Chef: Baptist Knaven

Featured Winemaker: David Milligan

Sponsored by: 

Friday, April 29

All Friday events will  be held in the Festival Village on the grounds of the Beaufort Hotel.

11:00 am -
1:00 pm

Cocktails & Couture

Get ready to step out, sip and shop!   The catwalk will be buzzing the latest new trends from local retailers as our popular MC walks you through a lineup of what’s new and what’s next.  A featured chef and winemaker offer a multi-course paired luncheon to cap off this enjoyable mid-day affair.

Dressy Casual attire suggested. 

Host Chef: Jayson Foster

Featured Wines by: 

    Mionetto

    Deutsch

    Volio Imports

    Michael David

Featured Cocktail by 

     Owls Brew Sparkling Spiked Tea

Limited to 100 guests.

Tickets $100.

Sponsored by: 
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spring Soirée

The Spring Soirée pairs world-class libations and cuisine together for a culinary experience like no other on the Crystal Coast. Mingle with local and guest chefs, and winemakers for an unforgettable evening of dining, music and philanthropy.

A live and silent auction features fine and large format wines, travel excursions and luxury items.

Cocktail attire requested.

Host Chefs:

    Claudio Tepetate, Beaufort Grocery

Guest Chefs:

    Baptist Knaven
    Paul Manley

    Dan "The Pig Man"Huntley
    Sammy Shipman

    Luca Annunziata

Featured Wines:
    
Davis Family Vineyards

    Rombauer Vineyards

    Kermit Lynch

    Napa Cellars

Limited to 200 guests

Tickets $175

Sponsored by: 
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Saturday, April 30

Saturday's event will  be held in the Festival Village on the grounds of the Beaufort Hotel

1:00 pm -
4:00 pm

Vin de Mer Culinary Experience

Beaufort Wine and Food’s largest single event! Guests are immersed in controlled chaos where hundreds of wine labels and dozens of local and regional restaurants come together in perfect harmony. 

Casual attire suggested.

Limited to 400 guests

Tickets $100

Sponsored by: 

Sunday, May 1

Sunday's event will  be held in the Festival Village on the grounds of the Beaufort Hotel

12:00 pm -
2:00 pm

Run for the Rosé Brunch

Beaufort Wine and Food wraps up the weekend with a Kentucky Derby-themed brunch. Guests mingle with event personalities and reflect on a week filled with community and camaraderie in celebration of epicurean arts, all in the name of charity. Live music will be provided by Blue Moon Jazz. Multi-course brunch paired with world famous champagnes and sparkling wines.

Dressy casual attire suggested.

Host Chef: Claudio Tepetate, Beaufort Grocery
Guest Chefs:
   
Baptist Knaven
    Sammy Shipman

Featured Winemaker: Guy Davis of Davis Family Vineyards

Featured Wines by:

    Volio Imports

    Michael David

Limited to 200 guests

Tickets $125

Sponsored by: 
Beaufort Wine & Food Spring Events Benefit the Following Local Organizations
Official Water Sponsor of the 2022 Spring Festival Events
Professional Photographic Services for Spring Festival events provided by Triworks Studios, Morehead City.