More than 200 wineries will converge upon Nantucket, Massachusetts, from May 17 to 20, 2012, for the annual Nantucket Wine Festival.
Marquee event is a May 19, 2012, dinner at the White Elephant Hotel, followed by an auction of rare wines, large-bottle formats, and lifestyle packages. Featured will be the cuisine of Executive Chef Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room in San Diego and Executive Chef Frederick Bisaillon of the Brant Point Grill, paired with the wines of Veuve Clicquot and Numanthia. The auction benefits the Nantucket Historical Association.
At the Harbor Gala, guests will sample food from Nantucket restaurants and the culinary offerings of special guest celebrity chefs and artisan food producers plus wines presented and served by their winemakers. The gala begins at 6 p.m. May 17, 2012, in the White Elephant Hotel.
Three wine symposium/luncheon events will be held May 18, 2012.
The Grand Tasting will be held in the Nantucket Yacht Club. There will be three sessions of the Grand Tasting: two on May 19 and one on May 20.
Wine and food seminars will include suggested pairings, cooking demonstrations and a discussion of the evolution of rosé wines.
The event benefits Nantucket Combined Charities, Inc.