The Grand Tasting is the centerpiece event for general ticket buyers at the Austin Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored by H-E-B, the Saturday and Sunday event, takes place across 20,000 square feet at Butler Park, allowing attendees the chance to sample food and beverage from more than 100 exhibitors.
The Grand Tasting takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26 and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. (Savor badge holders get entry at 11 a.m.)
The following are vendors new to this year’s event: American Lamb Board; Anderra; Atalon Winery; Baked by Amy’s; Blackbird and Henry; Bona Dea Gluten Free; Byron Wines; Cambria Estate Winery; Campari; Celtic Seafare; Champ de Rêves; Château D’Esclans; Confituras; The Dojo Sake Bar & Izakaya; Dripping Springs Vodka; Duckhorn Vineyards; Empson & Co. Wines; Finn & Porter; Foley Family Wines; Fork & Vine; Frank; Ghirardelli Chocolate; Gompers Gin; Hall Wines; High Brew Coffee; Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams; Joseph Phelps Vineyards; Lick Honest Ice Creams; Lifeway; Mighty Bird; Mountain Valley Spring Water; Mouton Cadet; Nothing Bundt Cakes; Otto’s; Primizie Crispbreads; Pure Leaf; Renwood Winery; Schmidt Family Barbecue; Chef Eric Shelton; Siduri Wines; Sterling Lamb; Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads; Stregare Cheesecake Company; Tapas Bravas; Texas Olive Ranch; Tres Agaves Tequila; Trinchero Family Estates; Vibrant Rioja; William Grant & Sons; Wine Sisterhood; Wines of Brasil, and more.
Return attendees will recognize these exhibitors from last year: Alaska Seafood; Amici Cellars; Antinori; Capture Wines; Cayman Islands; Château Ste. Michelle; Cinco Vodka; Coterie Market; Cru – A Food & Wine Bar; Duchman Winery; Freemark Abbey; Fara Coffee; Farmhouse Delivery; Francis Ford Coppola Winery; Glorified Granola; Gnarly Head; H-E-B; Hope Family Wines; Jasper’s; Kerrygold; KitchenAid; Matanzas Creek Winery; Michael Angelo’s; Northstar; Palm Bay Imports; Ranch 616; Rodney Strong Vineyards; Simi Winery; Stella Artois; Stonestreet Wines; Taken Wine Co.; TEO; Terlato Wines International; Texas Hill Country Olive Co.; Thorny Rose Wines; Tiny Pies; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Topo Chico Mineral Water; Winebow; Winery Exchange; Z’Tejas, and more.
Taste ($250) and Savor ($850) badges are on sale at AustinFoodAndWineFestival.com Taste pass holders can purchase individual tickets for Friday night’s Taste of Texas event and Saturday night’s Rock Your Taco event.