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Tasting Texas
Wine + Food Festival

Culinaria is excited to announce the return of the annual Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival from October 26-29, 2023 in partnership with Visit San Antonio. This four-day epicurean experience allows food and wine lovers alike to explore the unique flavors of Texas for themselves. Guests can look forward to enjoying live music, educational panels, and sampling a variety of cocktails, wines and craft beers in one of San Antonio’s popular open-air venues. 

 

Taste delicious bites from Texas chefs and restaurants, mingle with beverage makers and engage in interactive activities throughout all four days with something for everyone. From cooking classes teaching guests how to make tasty dishes with a southern twist to hands-on workshops on pairing — there's no shortage of exciting experiences to be had and the best part is that it’s a party with a purpose and the beneficiary is the James Beard Foundation with $250,000 committed to support culinary students in Texas.

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The Schedule 

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Thursday

TICKET PACKAGES

Individual and VIP options are also available 

Saturday

Grand Tasting

Bubbles, Booze & Bites

*Pass Price: $125

Saturday

Sippin’ Sunday Brunch

Burgers, Bourbon & Beer

*Pass Price: $125

Weekender

Sippin’ Sunday Brunch

Burgers, Bourbon & Beer

Southern Hospitality

Grand Tasting

Bubbles, Booze & Bites

Sippin’ Sunday Brunch

Burgers, Bourbon & Beer

Value: $380 - *Pass Price: $300

The Dinners

Time and Price Vary by Restaurant 

Seating is limited; advance ticket purchases only

Welcome to The Dinners! We are proud to offer an array of delicious dinners featuring the amazing culinary talents of chefs from around San Antonio and beyond. From traditional local favorites to daring new dishes, The Dinners offer something for everyone. Our chef collaborations will take your taste buds on a journey as you discover flavors you never knew existed.

Each dinner is a unique experience that showcases the creativity of our talented local and guest chefs. Plus, you’ll get to rub elbows with other foodies who share your love of great food. Cooking is an art form - so why not come experience it in action? Join us at The Dinners where every bite is sure to delight!

Featured Dinners

Botika with Chef Geronimo Lopez

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Brasserie Mon Chou Chou with Chef Laurent Rea

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DASHI with Chef Kristina Zhao and Special Guest Chef Mimi Lan

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Four Brothers with Chef Andres Farias

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The Jerk Shack with Chef Nicola Blaque and Special Guest Chef Daniel Poss

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Meadow with Chef PJ Edwards with Special Guest Chef Michael Sheets

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Stixs & Stone Dinner with Chef Leo Davila and Special Guest Chef Brett Vibber

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A Culinary Festival with a Purpose

Culinaria is a lover of all things wine + food. We curate experiences for those who love to enjoy amazing pairings, in all their forms. The Wine + Food Festival is a vehicle to do just that! Join us in October in our favorite city, San Antonio, Texas, and enjoy all of the confluence of culture found across the culinary landscape. Money raised from this Wine + Food Festival will go to the James Beard Foundation for culinary scholarships in Texas. 

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Friday

Becker Luncheon

Becker Vineyards | 11:30 AM


Early Bird Admission $80 - Sold Out

General Admission $100

Looking for a unique and luxurious experience? Look no further than the Becker Luncheon! This multi-course luncheon paired with Texas wines is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Situated within the beautiful grounds of Becker Vineyards, you’ll bask in the stunning Hill Country views while indulging in a multi-course meal created by incredibly talented chefs. This amazing and curated luncheon is quite a treat and the perfect way to start your culinary weekend. 
 

Each component of this luncheon plays perfectly together from the legendary setting to the curated courses, paired with hand-selected Texas wines, including those of Becker Vineyards. The stories from Dr. Becker and the guest winemakers make this more of an afternoon with friends for a truly special occasion. 

All tickets are all-inclusive. Join us for this four-day festival celebrating all things Texas and what makes the Lone Star State the tastiest.  *Act fast! Ticket prices could go up if inventory sells out early. Don't miss out on flash sale or early bird pricing.

Southern Hospitality

Pearl | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

VIP Early Bird Sale Admission (6:30 PM Entry)  $120 - Sold Out 

VIP Admission (6:30 PM Entry) $150
Early Bird General Admission (7:00 PM Entry) $80

General Admission (7:00 PM Entry) $100

At the Door Admission (If Available) $150 | VIP not available at the door

Are you looking for a delicious and entertaining experience that blends Southern flavor, hospitality, and culture all into one night? Look no further than Southern Hospitality! We offer the best of Southern cuisine to give you an unforgettable night of tasty treats, warm conversation, and delightful drinks.
 

At Southern Hospitality, you can fill up on all your favorite classic dishes made by chefs who live for it. Plus, the event is held reception-style with tables filled with only the yummiest of foods - making it easy to move around the space and mingle while eating your way through the event. Better yet, we've got plenty of drinks to go around - from sweet tea cocktails to paired perfect wine.

Come share in our warm southern hospitality. Experience great food in good company for a night that's sure to be memorable. Come join us at Southern Hospitality - because nothing tastes better than good ol' Southern charm!

All tickets are all-inclusive. Join us for this four-day festival celebrating all things Texas and what makes the Lone Star State the tastiest.  *Act fast! Ticket prices could go up if inventory sells out early. Don't miss out on flash sale or early bird pricing.

Saturday, October 28

Saturday

HalloWine Run
The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Pkwy (The Falls area), San Antonio, TX 78256

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Early Bird Admission $40 - Sold Out

General Admission $45

Race Day Admission $80

Your Halloween-themed adventure awaits at the HalloWine 5K Run! Whether you decide to run or walk (or head straight to the reception), it’s an event designed to provide everyone with an enjoyable, spooktacular experience. Get ready to dress up and feel the exhilaration of reaching the finish line! 

At the HalloWine 5K Run, all participants enjoy getting spooked in style. You won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience. And did we mention there will be candy? Yes! Yummy treats await you at every corner of the course.

Once you’ve crossed that finish line, celebrate your accomplishment amongst friends at our delicious post-race reception where we’ll have amazing chefs, beverages, and sweets! Let's get ready and get spooky – join us for the HalloWine 5K Run now!

 


 

 

All tickets are all-inclusive. Join us for this four-day festival celebrating all things Texas and what makes the Lone Star State the tastiest.  Act fast! Ticket prices could go up if inventory sells out early. Don't miss out on flash sale or early bird pricing.

The Grand Tasting

Maverick Plaza in La Villita, 415 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

VIP Early Bird Sale Admission (12:00 PM Entry)  $120 - Sold Out

VIP Admission (12:00 PM Entry) $150
Early Bird General Admission (1:00 PM Entry) $60 - Sold Out

General Admission (1:00 PM Entry) $75

Under 21 Admission (1:00 PM Entry) $20 

At the Door Admission (If Available) $150 | VIP not available at the door

Introducing the Grand Tasting—the ultimate exploration of all things wine, food, and cocktails! Take a culinary journey with us through an innovative walk-around experience, sampling delicious food and beverages while connecting with vendors and learning more about their products.

At the Grand Tasting, nothing is off-limits. Enjoy an array of menu items from the best restaurants around town and throughout the great state of Texas and sip on specialty drinks crafted right in front of you. You can also explore the amazing flavors and take part in tasty educational seminars led by experienced chefs and beverage experts that will sharpen your cooking skills and teach you how to pair the perfect dish with the perfect wine.

Experience something new as we bring to life a unique event filled with good vibes and great flavors! Gather your friends for an afternoon at the Grand Tasting because everything is included in one ticket price! Won’t you join us on this wonderful tasting adventure? We promise it’ll be grand!

All tickets are all-inclusive. Join us for this four-day festival celebrating all things Texas and what makes the Lone Star State the tastiest.  *Act fast! Ticket prices could go up if inventory sells out early. Don't miss out on flash sale or early bird pricing.

Sunday

Bubbles, Booze & Bites

Ivy Hall

1127 S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78210

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

VIP Admission $150 (7:00 PM Entry) 

General Admission  $75 (8:00 PM Entry) 

At the Door Admission (If Available) $300 

Experience the exquisite elegance and irresistible charm of award winning southtown venue, Ivy Hall. From classic cocktails to champagne and mouthwatering dishes prepared by talented chefs, your evening will be one you'll never forget. Enjoy breathtaking sights and tantalizing flavors amidst the modern sophistication that makes The IVY so unique.

 

Stir, shake, sip, and savor the best ingredients all under a star-studded San Antonio sky. Our high-quality selection of beverages are hand-picked and masterfully mixed by experienced bartenders who understand each drink’s unique flavor profile. And don't forget to try our delectable appetizers created by award-winning women chefs. 

Sunday, October 29

Sippin’ Sunday Brunch

Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar

555 Bitters Road, San Antonio, TX 78216

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Earl Bird Admission $44 - Sold Out

General Admission $55

Day of Door Admission $100 (If Available)

Experience pure Southern charm at our amazing Sippin’ Sunday Brunch! With some of the South's top-rated foods and live, soulful music, you'll be able to feed your mind, body, and spirit. Every delicious dish is crafted with love and ready to indulge your taste buds. And as the music plays in the background providing comfort and familiarity, you will find yourself embracing all that the South offers. So grab a bite, sit back, relax, and let this brunch nourish your soul.

All tickets are all-inclusive. Join us for this four-day festival celebrating all things Texas and what makes the Lone Star State the tastiest.  *Act fast! Ticket prices could go up if inventory sells out early. Don't miss out on flash sale or early bird pricing.

Champagne Brunch on The San Antonio River

(Boat Location TBD)

Extremely limited experience, $250 per person

Welcome aboard the Champagne Brunch! Get ready to experience the most delicious San Antonio River experience you'll ever have. Step onto this beautifully crafted barge and feel your stress melt away as we provide all guests with a curated chef experience. Start your journey with a toast of bubbling champagne and a plate of savory snacks. From there, it's smooth sailing! You can sip on champagne while taking in the historical sites along the banks of the San Antonio River—the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable outdoor experience. Feel your worries drift away as you cruise toward a city ripe for exploration, bound only by your creative imagination. 

Burgers, Bourbon & Beer

Maverick Plaza in La Villita, 415 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

VIP Early Bird Sale Admission (12:00 PM Entry)  $120 - Sold Out

VIP Admission (12:00 PM Entry) $150
Early Bird General Admission (1:00 PM Entry) $60 - Sold Out

General Admission (1:00 PM Entry) $75

Under 21 Admission (1:00 PM Entry) $20 

Day of Door Admission (If Available) $150 | VIP not available at the door

Get ready to experience the ultimate indulgence! Burgers, Bourbon & Beer is here to bring you exquisite flavors and seriously good times. Our event celebrates an array of delectable burgers, aged bourbons, and craft beer from around the world! Your taste buds will be in for a treat as you explore all the deliciousness - from grass-fed beef burgers to sliders and many more. Wash it all down with a round of drinks like smooth bourbons, high-quality whiskeys, and an exciting sampling of beers. Plus, we've got loads of fun activities thrown in - think product vendors serving up amazing goodies and educational sessions that just might make you an expert on your next night out! Join us for a day packed with unmatched culinary delights and endless entertainment!

 

All tickets are all-inclusive. Join us for this four-day festival celebrating all things Texas and what makes the Lone Star State the tastiest.  *Act fast! Ticket prices could go up if inventory sells out early. Don't miss out on flash sale or early bird pricing.

All tickets are all-inclusive. Join us for this four-day festival celebrating all things Texas and what makes the Lone Star State the tastiest.  *Act fast! Ticket prices could go up if inventory sells out early. Don't miss out on flash sale or early bird pricing.

TICKET INFO

VIP Tickets Include:

  • Early Entry to Southern Hospitality at 6:30 PM

  • Early Entry to Grand Tasting; Burgers, Bourbon & Beer at 12:00 PM Noon

  • Access to VIP lounges (where applicable) 

  • All-Inclusive food and drinks

  • Commemorative Tasting Texas glass 

  • First access to talent

  • Access to festival grounds with wine, cocktails, breweries, music, JBF nominated and award winning chefs, curated local vendors and more!

General Admission Tickets Include:

  • 1:00 PM Entry to Grand Tasting and  Burgers, Bourbon & Beer

  • 7:00 PM Entry to Southern Hospitality 

  • Commemorative Tasting Texas glass 

  • Access to festival grounds with wine, cocktails, breweries, music, JBF nominated and award winning chefs, curated local vendors and more!

Military Discount Tickets - Available after Early Bird Sales are Complete

  • 50% off of the following events: Southern Hospitality; Grand Tasting; Burgers, Bourbon & Beer, Classic Cocktails and Champagne and HalloWine. 

  • All-Inclusive food and drinks

  • Discount does not apply to: Ticket Packages, Thursday Night Dinners, Riverboat Brunch or Under 21 Admission. Military ID is required at time of admission.

  • Enter Promo Code at Checkout: MilitaryLove23

  • Commemorative Tasting Texas glass 

  • 1:00 PM Entry to Grand Tasting and  Burgers, Bourbon & Beer

  • 7:00 PM Entry to Southern Hospitality 

  • Not applicable to Ticket Packages or VIP - Must present Military ID 

Under 21 Tickets 

  • $20 Grand Tasting

  • $20 Burgers, Bourbon & Beer 

  • All-Inclusive food and drinks

  • Under 21 wristband

EAT, DRINK, GIVE.
Make a difference and indulge in some delicious food and drinks! Your purchase will support the James Beard Foundation, and the events happen rain or shine, there's no reason not to come to this epic event! No refunds are allowed. Your furry friends are allowed at The Grand Tasting, Burgers, Bourbon & Beer, and HalloWine. Just remember to show your valid ID for entrance. See you there!

EVENT RECORDING NOTICE
Get ready to shine - attending this event means you're giving us permission to snap some pics or film some footage of you! But don't worry, we'll only use your likeness in our promotional or marketing materials. So strike a pose and let's make some memories!

CLEAR BAG POLICY
For your safety and ours, only clear bags or non-clear bags that are 4.5” x 6.5” or smaller are allowed at Festival Events. No entry will be permitted and no refund issued in the event of bringing a non-clear bag. This is applicable for Southern Hospitality, Grand Tasting and Burgers, Bourbon & Beer. Large bags and backpacks are not allowed at any event. 

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A Culinary Festival with a Purpose

Realizing a shared vision with the James Beard Foundation to make good food for good™, and spotlight women and minority communities, a partnership between the Foundation, Visit San Antonio, and Culinaria was a natural progression. Proceeds from Tasting Texas will benefit the James Beard Foundation’s scholarship programs, which in turn, provide opportunities for minority culinary talent to develop their skills and experience. Further, by providing high-level exposure to chefs from Texas, the city of San Antonio, and others across the country, Tasting Texas aims to help the restaurant industry, locally and nationally, grow from the devastating financial effects of the pandemic.

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