The week-long Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands June 6 – 12 with an entirely new event lineup to celebrate 18 years of all things wine and food. Featuring hundreds of wines, scores of celebrity guests and a list of fresh culinary faces get ready to raise a glass to one of the best wine and food events in the region. This is a celebration 18 years in the making, and for wine and food lovers, an event not to be missed. Period. Experience several brand new events including Rosé Way, A Sweet Soiree at The New Peach Orchard Venue, and For the Love of TEXAS a celebration of big, bold flavors all Texans love. The ever-popular Ladies of the Vine luncheon, Tasting & Panel Discussion returns to The Club at Carlton Woods with its tasting panel and discussion. The week culminates with the grand dame—the elaborate Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase at the The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Ballroom where acclaimed chefs compete for the coveted GOYA Foods Chef of Chefs Award with a Waterford crystal trophy and $5,000 cash prize. Looking for that extra touch of VIP, be sure to get tickets early to the Bayway Cadillac VIP Luxury Lounge with specialty wines but limited space. Wine & Food Week is truly foodie heaven all the while supporting charitable organizations such as New Danville and The Woodlands Arts Council, just to name a few.
“Thrilled, doesn’t even come close to how the team at Food & Vine Productions is feeling about having our most long-standing event all together again,” said Wine & Food Week Co-Founder Constance McDerby. And to celebrate 18 years we felt it was a good time to uncork a few new events for our lineup.”
The event will also pay tribute to an icon in the Houston Restaurant Scene for many years. McDerby announced, “It is not every event year that Wine & Food Week announces a Hall of Fame inductee. Only four have been named for this prestigious lifetime achievement award. This year, Wine & Food Week honors the memory of none other than Cleverley Stone, affectionately known as the “Diva of Dining” and a long-time friend of Food & Vine Time Productions,” remarked McDerby. Stone was an icon in the Houston restaurant scene with hundreds of interviews on TV, The Cleverley Show (Texas’ most popular and longest-running radio program about food, wine, and dining which hit the 15-year mark in 2018.) Stone founded Houston Restaurant Weeks in 2003, which is now the city’s largest annual fundraiser of its kind, making it her life’s mission to beat hunger in Houston. “Dine Out & Do Good” was Stone’s mantra, and her tireless efforts spurred an annual citywide boom in restaurant revenues and contributions to the Houston Food Bank. The induction ceremony will take place at the toast to the kickoff of the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase.
Wine Around the World Wednesday is your ticket to wine adventure! Grab a friend but leave your passport behind. Salud! We’re off to Spain after a welcome reception. Then it’s on to Bulgaria, Greece, and Argentina with a final stop in the Wine Country, USA. There is no better way to sample and compare wines and varietals alongside industry experts from all over the world without leaving home. Nosh on lite bites with international foods paired with each wine. Pack light and let your wanderlust take hold as we journey wine glass in hand around the world. June 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott & Convention Center. Tickets are $55.00.
Wine & Food Week guests will rub elbows and mingle with tastemakers who have made their mark on the culinary and wine industry in remarkable ways. Don’t delay. Get tickets today for this culinary extravaganza—the 18th Anniversary celebration of Wine & Food Week. Event information and tickets at wineandfoodweek.com.
Wine & Food Week is presented by H-E-B. Sponsored by: Bayway Cadillac of The Woodlands, Aruba Tourism, evamor Water, Celebrity Cruises, Southwest Airlines, Wines from Europe Shares (Bulgaria), Constellation Brands, Freixenet-Mionetto USA, Goya Foods, Palm Bay International, Riboli Family Wines, The Wine Group, Trinchero Family Estates, Winebow Fine Wine + Spirits, Republic National Distributing Company, Northwestern Mutual, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Capriccio Sangria, Hess Persson, Michael David Winery, SpeedPro The Woodlands, Primeway Federal Credit Union, Renewal By Andersen, Home Care Assistance, The Broadmoor at Creekside Park, The Woodlands Country Club, The Butler House, Women Driving Business, Genesis Photography, Kelley Sweet Photography, Houston Magazine, Hello Woodlands, Infiniti Graphics, Woodlands Online, and Food Photographer Steven David.