Festival Details - "El Paso Wine & Food Festival Downtown El Paso 10/21/2023-10/22/2023 El Paso Winefest Bubbles Brunch"...
Start: Saturday, October 21, 2023 1:00PM
End: Sunday, October 22, 2023 3:00PM
El Paso Wine and Food Festival (El Paso Winefest) brings together the stars of El Paso's culinary scene with acclaimed local chefs and fine wines on Saturday AND Sunday, October 21-22, 2023 in the heart of downtown El Paso. The Grand Tasting on Saturday will feature 500 wines from around the world plus food from 25 of El Paso's finest restaurants. It takes place from 1-5pm.
Sunday, Oct 22, will feature the first-ever Bubbles Brunch with 12 teams from the Culinary Institute by Southwest University pairing delectable creations with sparkling and still wine, and beer. You will be the judge in this Culinary Competition Experience.
Select wines and art are also on sale throughout both days; all proceeds support the charitable projects of Rotary Club of El Paso.
Wineries - About 500 Premium Wines
Alion, Banfi, Bevan, Buccella, Camille Giroud, Duckhorn, Faust, Frog's Leap, Honig, Masi, MollyDooker, Paul Hobbs, Pride, Rombauer, Shafer, St. Supery, Trefethen and many, many more.
Restaurants - About 25 Expected (subject to change)
150 Sunset, Ambar, Anson 11, Barrio Eats and Drinks, Café Central, Crave Kitchen and Bar, Dragonfly Wine and Sushi Bistro, El Charlaton, Hallelujah BBQ, Melting Pot, Mesa Street Grill, Park Tavern, Pilon Wine and Market, Podium Finish, Ruli's International Kitchen, Taft Diaz, The Silo Bar, and more
* Special hotel rates are available at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown El Paso, DoubleTree by Hilton El Paso Downtown, the Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park and Hotel Paso del Norte.
In addition to tastings, selected participating wineries will offer full bottles of wine for sale. Representatives from some of the world's top wineries will be on hand to showcase their wines, answer questions and make this El Paso's premier wine and food event.
Single tickets to the Saturday Grand Tasting are $125 each, and groups of 12 tickets are available as a 'Grape Cluster' for $1250. Single tickets to the Sunday Bubbles Brunch are $95 each, and groups of 12 tickets are available as a 'Platter' for $950. VIP tickets are $175 for Saturday, $125 for Sunday, and Combo tickets are available. Sponsorships are available, which include a Reserve Tasting event on Thursday, October 19th, early admission to the Grand Tasting on October 21st and/or Bubbles Brunch on October 22nd, VIP seating and more.
Proceeds will go to the aid of Rotary Club of El Paso projects, including Children's Holiday Party and Book Distribution, RotaCare El Paso Medical Clinic, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth Exchange, Literacy efforts and Ramp Builds to assist disabled and homebound individuals.
'Where else can you enjoy such a fabulous setting, sample great food and fantastic wines, and walk away feeling great, knowing that you touched hundreds of lives through Rotary projects?' said Martin Lopez, President of the Rotary Club of El Paso. 'It's not only an extraordinary value; it's an extraordinary cause.'
Saturday Grand Tasting: All patrons must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID.
Sunday Bubbles Brunch: All patrons must be at least 16 years of age with a valid photo ID.
Artists / Speakers: Commemorative event poster by Terrance Flores. Additional art from Art Masters of El Paso artists including Patrick Gabaldon, Paola Martinez, Leonard Wren, and more.
Music by Julio Ortiz.
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