Nantucket Wine Festival Returns

March 7th, 2013

The Nantucket Wine Festival, one of the nation’s most celebrated wine and food events, returns for its 17th year, May 15-19, 2013. The Festival’s offshore location offers wine enthusiasts an intimate and exclusive way to experience world class wines and food.  The schedule is filled with special events including celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, tastings, seminars, symposia, auctions, and a special charity gala.

The White Elephant, Nantucket’s landmark hotel, will host many of the wine festival events including The Grand Tastings (new for 2013) and Harbor Gala. The Grand Tastings will feature over 150 wineries from California, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and beyond.  The Harbor Gala is the signature event with 40 stations of dishes prepared by some of the best chefs in the country – paired perfectly with wines from around the world.  See the full list of Wine Festival events here.

The White Elephant and sister properties White Elephant Village and The Wauwinet are offering weekend packages including overnight accommodations, event tickets, dinners at Brant Point Grill and TOPPER’S, as well as Bloody Mary-fueled brunches (the hair of the dog, they say!). Rates start at $500 per night, and a complete list of packages can be viewed here.

When oenophiles aren’t busy sniffing and tasting exceptional wines, they can enjoy all the outdoor activities that spring on Nantucket has to offer. The island has over 29 miles of bike paths and 83 miles of beaches! Complimentary bikes are available for guests of White Elephant Village, The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin, and The Wauwinet; The Cottages also offers the complimentary Beach Bus to take guests to any beach – from Quidnet to Madaket.

To book online, please visit or call 800.ISLANDS (800.475.2637) or 508.325.1000 and mention Nantucket Wine Festival.


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