Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival
November 17-19, 2016

Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

Mark your calendars with the 2016 Dates – November 17-19!

A celebration of culinary crafts!

Now in its 9th year, this festival has established itself as Michigan’s premier tasting event, measured by 1,600 wines, beers, ciders and spirits. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of food and spirits, this Festival will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palette.

PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2015 Festival. The 2016 Festival information will be coming soon…

 

Download the App: GR Wine Festival!

Browse the beverage list, book a pairing, build your tasting list and schedule, all from your smart phone! It’s the Festival’s interactive guide and it’s available for iPhone and Android now!

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The Vineyard

The Vineyard

It’s all about the wines!

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Beer City Station

Beer City Station

Step into the world of creative craft beers, imported and domestic brews, hard ciders and food that pairs with both. An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Meet the brew masters whose products ...

Cider Row

Cider Row

Tap into the Cider Row at the Festival, featuring more than a dozen cider producers from Michigan and nationally-known brands. Hard cider is among the fastest growing craft beverages, on a national scale. It is fermented ...

The Ultimate Dining Experience

The Ultimate Dining Experience

Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants have been invited to provide “small plate” samples of their prize cuisine. The selected restaurants will be located throughout the Festival and designated by a knife and ...

Pairings

Pairings

We have invited the area’s finest restaurants and partnered them with distinguished wineries and breweries as they prepare, present and serve gourmet multi-course meals.  These casual settings offer chances to ...

Grower’s Champagne Flights

Grower’s Champagne Flights

Add a little extra class to your glass with an intimate tasting with Bradford Hammerschmidt from Imperial Beverage. These special flights offer champagnes you will not find anywhere else in the Festival. Each of the ...

Riverfront Market

Riverfront Market

Just in time for the holidays!  Shop the Riverfront Market for gourmet food, specialty items, wine accessories and holiday gifts!  Cash and carry or order for easy delivery.

Workshops

Workshops

These quick demonstrations feature chefs, wine makers, brewers and distillers who share their experience and knowledge with you during engaging hands-on sessions. Prep for the holidays and enjoy what you create with ...

RendezBREW Coffee, Cordials and Dessert Cafe

RendezBREW Coffee, Cordials and Dessert Cafe

Start your Festival experience, or make it a nightcap, with unique pairings of coffee and lattes brewed for your enjoyment with a variety of cordials, indulgent sweets and other treats. Available for the duration of the ...

Gold Medal Winning Wines

Gold Medal Winning Wines

Gold Medal winners from the 2015 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging will be featured at the Festival, along with the winners from the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council! The Council is an 11-member group that ...

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