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Wine + Food Festival
Wine + Food + Spirits + Beer = SA Proud
May 17-20, 2018
San Antonio, TX

It’s the place to see San Antonio’s best chefs all in one place and all you pay is the price of admission to rub elbows with some of the brightest stars in our city. Not to mention, taste, taste and taste some more of the culinary creations they’ve designed. Add to the flavors your choice of wine, beer or cocktail and the setting of the Texas Hill Country and your weekend is complete at this year’s Culinaria Festival.

Wine + Food Festival Schedule:

Thursday. May 17
Tickets
Pre-Sale: $75 (General Admission)
At Door: $100 (General Admission)
Parking: 
Self Parking in West Lot only / Event Valet Parking 5:30PM – 11:00PM: West Lot circle at $20 per car.

Bubbles, 7:00-10:00pm, Topaz at La Cantera Resort & Spa
Cheers to a beautiful beginning! Celebrate opening night with champagne, sparkling and bubbling the night away with the best views in the city. A pool party of epic proportions that sparkles and dazzles is the theme of this evening, join us as the corks pop and the bubbles flow in the perfectly paired light bites from San Antonio’s swankiest culinary genius.

Friday, May 18

Becker Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Becker Vineyards – SOLD OUT!!

A sumptuous and educational afternoon as guest chefs and winemakers pair courses for a quintessential Texas experience. Guest chefs include: Geronimo Lopez, Botika; David Yokuty, Tribeca 212; Lisa Astorga Watel, Bite; and Stephanie Norcio, Supper at Hotel Emma. The luncheon will feature wines poured from: Becker Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery, Llano Estacado, Haak Vineyards and more, see website for complete listing.

Friday, May 18
Tickets:

Pre-Sale: $100 (General Admission) / $125 (VIP Admission)
At Door: $150 (General Admission)
Parking: 
 Event Valet Parking 5:30PM – 11:00PM:  Ballroom Drive at $20 per car.  Once Valet is full, parking will be Self only at The Shops – Luxury Shuttles from the North Lot (by Superman Roller Coaster)

Texas Grand Tasting, 7:00-10:00pm, San Antonio Ballroom at La Cantera Resort & Spa
A decadent wine-pairing event honoring the best kitchens in town and the up and coming culinary stars who shine in them. This beautiful and festive event will induce your senses with plenty of culinary greatness. The wine is a show stopper as well, in a beautiful space, where you can expect the unexpected.

Texas Grand Tasting VIP
The VIP tickets will include access to a VIP exclusive area that features some of our visiting chefs, Chef Shota Nakajima, Chef Christopher Hoey, Chef Robert Carr, Chef Rudy Martinez, and local favorite Chef Jason Dady. Dr. Richard Becker with Becker Vineyards hosts this collaboration, so you know the wine will be a star.

Saturday, May 19
Tickets:

Pre-Sale: $75 (General Admission) / $100 (VIP Admission) / $10 (Under 21)
At Door: $100 (General Admission)
Parking: 
Self parking at The Shops only –Luxury Shuttles from the North Lot (by Superman Roller Coaster)  No valet available.

Texas Taco Showdown, Culinary Districts, 12:00 – 5:00pm, La Cantera Resort & Spa
It’s a Taco Showdown as big as Texas, y’all! Friends from across the state battle it out with our very own San Antonio Taco Experts to determine who has the best and who can walk out with bragging rights for the next year. Attendees have the challenge of tasting their way to the decision. Also enjoy food seminars, demos, wine, beer and cocktails, and plenty of shopping at the Culinary District with pop up restaurants, a variety of experiential hospitality and more.

Saturday, May 19                                                                                                                                                                              
The Sunset Party, Plaza San Saba, 7:00-9:00pm, La Cantera Resort & Spa                                                            
Cash Bar and Light Bites (No Ticket Required)

Stroll around the grounds of the resort while taking in the stunning Hill Country Sunset, this super causal sunset extravaganza is the perfect ending to a Saturday filled with goodness. Enjoy the view and the wine and relax. The best views will be directly ahead.

Sunday, May 20
Tickets:

Pre-Sale: $75 (General Admission) / $100 (VIP Admission) / $10 (Under 21)
At Door: $100 (General Admission)
Parking: 
Self parking at The Shops only – Luxury Shuttles from the North Lot (by Superman Roller Coaster0) – No Valet available.

Burgers, BBQ & Beer, Culinary Districts, 12:00 – 5:00 pm,  La Cantera Resort & Spa
Grill stations manned by your favorite chefs and plenty of smoke, is the recipe for an outdoor event that takes the concept of a backyard party to new heights. The Texas Hill Country is the scenic backdrop for enjoying re-imagined Burgers, BBQ and beer, plus tasty seminars, demos, wine, cocktails and plenty of shopping at the Culinary District with pop up restaurants, a variety of experiential hospitality and more.

 

EXPERIENCE THE CULINARY DISTRICTS – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Culinary Districts are all about discerning the great flavors and tasting sessions mixed with kitchen secrets, grill smoke, taco competitions and drinks. The grounds bring to fruition San Antonio’s vibrant cultural landscape along for the experience and a relaxing background where you can lounge, learn and experience.  You decide your adventure, these District players, provide the opportunity. Here’s a sample of what’s to come…..

VIP

Sip, lounge, eat and indulge in your own private space with Top Golf bringing an elevated showcase of food, wine and spirits. You can mingle or relax with a cool breeze and plenty of delicious options at your fingertips.

The Ladies Lounge

Take a break from the boys and enjoy a mini spa pampering session from Loma de Vida, La Cantera’s premiere spa.

CryoFit Alamo Heights

Attending every event might leave you feeling like you need a little pick me up, CryoFit Alamo Heights will be on hand with B12 injections and IV Therapy, if you find yourself in need of a little hydration. They also have anti-gravity chairs.

YES Way Rosé

It’s Rosé all day themed so you know it’s going to be good. Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits builds brands that offer approachable wine experiences which contribute to a premium lifestyle for the mainstream and wine enthusiast consumer. And when it’s pink, it’s even better.

Edible Education

Learn a little something while you’re out with friends enjoying this great San Antonio Wine + Food Festival. Topics covered include:

 

Grow Your Salsa Garden

 

Don’t Throw that Out! – Our friends from Uprooted Gardens share with us how to get the most out of all of your produce. And, in the spirit of Burgers, BBQ & Beer, learn how how to make your own flavored beer salts!

Beverage Education

Everyone loves a great wine or booze filled seminar and we’ve got you covered with these:

Wine:

Texas Two-Sip Tasting –How well do you know Texas wines? The Texas Two-Sip Tasting is a chance for you to blind taste Texas wines against their international counterparts to see if you can figure out which wines are from Texas. It’s fun and guaranteed to have lots of surprises!

Pinot Grigio Blind Taste Test – If you remember the famous soda taste test that was all the rage, we’re taking on the challenge with some popular Pinot Grigios! There may not be a right or wrong answer, but, it’s definitely a tasty test.

Spirits:

Desert Door Sotol

If you’re tired of the same old cocktail and looking to try something new to your palate, let us introduce you to sotol. Learn and taste from the producers of Desert Door Distillery about this versatile spirit and how it’s enriched in history and tradition and also a rising star.

300 Years of Libations

Spirits of Texas 

Pop Up Restaurants

They bring the restaurant to you, the joy of finding these imbedded restaurants will be worth the research:

La Cantera Resort & Spa – Enjoy a sampling of what makes this luxury resort worth eating out at for the in town crowd as well as those visiting.

Pasha Mediterranean – The most loved Mediterranean restaurant in town comes to the Festival armed with amazing flavors.

Baklovah Bakery -This sweet spot won’t disappoint. The flavors and items are as diverse as they are inspired by culture and recipes handed down from generation to generation.

Grayze – This scratch kitchen believes in serving guests fresh, locally sourced, high quality ingredients and the Wine + Food Festival is no different.

Las Canarias and Ostra Nestled along the historic River Walk in downtown San Antonio, these two amazing restaurant concepts allow you to easily explore all the city’s beloved tourist attractions and their brining the magic to the Wine + Food Festival.

H-E-B

This San Antonio favorite puts on the best show in the Texas Hill Country. Find your favorite wines through their wine shop, talk to experts about the flavor profiles you want to define. Add to that, true Texas BBQ, authentic Tacos, charcuterie, artisanale favorites and the most delightful and amazing crew you can imagine. It’s always better here.

The GLI Beer Garden

Relax and unwind with views of the Texas Hill Country and sip on some amazing and different brands each day. Some of the highlights include: Shiner, Austin Eastciders, Dos Equis and Lone Star.

Rowan’s Corner

This kid’s space honors all the favorite things of our favorite tiny chef. With art projects and edible education by Uprooted Gardens, kids will love and enjoy the art of cooking and growing food. Rowan’s motto was: “I love my life”, many of you will remember Rowan from his cooking demos at past year’s festivals, we hope to feel the warmth of the sunshine and see the laughter pouring out of the hearts of kids in this dedicated space to one of our favorite humans as we all celebrate a life well lived.

Tahoe Kitchen Company:

Tahoe Kitchen Company’s main focus is to bring unique and exclusive items to the customers of the Wine + Food Festival.

Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly is THE go-to publication for all things Texas and their presence is all about Texas sized fun for this Wine + Food Festival extravaganza. Stop by for some San Antonio love and some Texas-sized fun.

Say Cheese

IGourmet helps food lovers discover the world of specialty items that exist beyond what is commonly available. They champion small and mid-sized specialty food producers and help them tell their stories. They will be on-site offering consumers some supremely delicious offerings.

MIX 96.1

Famed radio host, Russell Rush will be on hand, hosting a show! There will also be a DJ spinning, live remote, games and interactive items to keep you entertained.

Austin Cocktails

They believe in better cocktails. Cocktails that are better tasting, made from better ingredients, that are better for you. They prepare their line of drinks using five-times distilled vodka and premium tequila and use all natural herbs like mint and basil, and a splash of organic agave nectar to crate craft cocktails with a crisp finish that are full bodied, well balanced and naturally low-calorie.

Rent Giant Games

It’s a giant Texas sized party with games galore and their GIANT sized with you in mind. Enjoy your own Wine + Food Festival playground while you take in all the sights, sounds and delicious smokey smells.

 

Desert Door

An earthly intoxicant for unearthly whims, step on up to Desert Door’s unique tasting room on the ground of the Wine + Food Festival. This spirit is unlike any other spirit in this world (or the next). Stop by for a curated peek at this star.

Live Music

Dance or not, you’ll love the sounds of the weekend.

Wine

Saturday: Becker Vineyards, Texas Fine Wine, Chateau Bonnet, Fleurs de Prairie, Josh Cellars, Kunde, Layer Cake, Sauvion, Yellowtail, Day Owl, Exitus, Deutsch Wine & Family Spirits

Sunday: Barefoot Wines, Becker Vineyards, Texas Fine Wine, Chateau Bonnet, Fleurs de Prairie, Josh Cellars, Kunde, Layer Cake, Sauvion, Yellowtail, Deutsch Wine & Family Spirits

Spirits

Saturday: Tequila Lounge: Casamigos, Codigo, Don Julio, Hornitos, Patron, Silencio, Suavecito, Volcan de mi Tierra

Additional Spirits: Desert Door Sotol, Austin Cocktails, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Western Son

Sunday: Austin Cocktails, Desert Door Sotol, Maker’s Mark, Slow & Low, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, TX Blended Whiskey, TX Bourbon, Western Son Blueberry Lemonade

There’s so much more, but….Did we mention Tacos and Fire Grilled Meats?

There will be tacos. Lots and lots of tacos. And lots and lots of Burgers and BBQ.

 

 

Need Tickets: Buy HERE!

 Want to stay?  If you want to stay on property and have all of the Best of San Antonio and beyond come to you – Look no further than La Cantera Resort & Spa. They have what you need to settle in for a long weekend of Wine + Food Festival Fun!

Use promo code: CULINARIA18 for rates starting at $249 for standard rooms; $349 for SEVEN, a 46-room “adults only” guest floor experience with complimentary valet, personal concierge, private check-in and pool access for guests 21 and over; and $399 for The Villas, an oasis nestled within the heart of the Hill Country with 34 highly appointed guest rooms and suites, complimentary valet, personal concierge, private check-in, and golf cart for easy access to resort amenities. Click your way to a weekend stay here ->->->  Wine + Food Festival Room Rates

 

 

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