20 Reasons to attend the 20th Anniversary Wine & Food Week

| Published 05/13/2024

Chef Austin Simmons TRIS

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The 20th Anniversary of Wine & Food Week, presented by H-E-B, promises an unforgettable experience for gastronomy enthusiasts and wine aficionados alike. Here are 20 delicious reasons not to miss this Gem of a Celebration: 1.) Sip, sip hooray. Discover an extensive selection of fine wines from renowned vineyards and new world wineries. 2.) Indulge in gourmet delicacies crafted by top chefs from around the world and see who will be crowned Chef of Chefs. 3.) It’s experiential. Enjoy live entertainment like PaintJam, Chloe Dao fashion show, the whimsical art of Shelbi Nicole and more, plus vibrant atmospheres at various venues. 4.) Meet and mingle with fellow foodies and industry professionals. 5.) It’s smokin’ hot. Take home a Smokin’ Hot exclusive Chef Tasting Experience from Chef Austin Simmons of TRIS, Chef Ara Malekian of Harlem Road Texas BBQ and more to share with friends all benefiting Southern Smoke Foundation. 6.) Support favorite local restaurants, and artisans showcasing their products. 7.) Experience the cultural richness of diverse food and wine throughout the week. 8.) It gives back. Support charities like the Southern Smoke Foundation, The Woodlands Arts Council, New Danville, and the Montgomery County Food Bank and contribute to meaningful causes. 9.) It’s Zen. Say namaste to a new event sponsored by Aruba Tourism featuring yoga, bubbles, and a tropical power bowl to kick-off the weekend. 10.) Sample gourmet cheeses, chocolates, and other delectable bites. 11.) Capture memorable moments at photo booths and interactive installations. 12.) Relax in luxurious settings throughout the beautiful Woodlands and unwind with a glass of your favorite vintage. 13.) Get BayWay Cadillac VIP treatment with enhanced wine tasting and upgraded experiences at various events. 14.) Discover new culinary trends, fresh faces, and innovative flavors. 15.) It’s a milestone. Wine & Food Week was the first multi-day event in the region of its kind. 16.) It enjoys the support of longtime partners like H-E-B, which has been with the event the entire 20 years. 17.) It’s awash with tastemakers. Meet 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees Chris Shepherd and Lindsey Brown. 18.) Take home the official Women in Wine poster by renowned creative artist Kathy Womack to commemorate the event. 19.) Hear what a superstar panel of ladies in wine have to say about the future of the wine industry. 20) It’s memorable. Create lasting memories with friends and loved ones in a celebration of food, wine, and camaraderie.

A Gem of A Celebration June 3-9, 2024



Wine Around The World Wednesday

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott | 6:00 - 9:00pm | Ticket: $55

Get ready to travel around the world with your own tour guide. No passport required. Just bring along your tastebuds and a friend, for this international wine-tasting experience. Salud! Nosh on lite bites with international foods paired with each wine. Knowledgeable wine experts will be on hand to walk you through the wines exploring the wine industry in the country of origin. Pack light and let your wanderlust take hold as we journey wine glass in hand around the world.


Get Frosted at Rosé Way,

The Peach Orchard Venue | 6:00 - 9:00pm | Ticket: $75 • Reserved Fashion Show Seat: $125

Step into your pink mode and get ready to sparkle at this year’s Rosé Way. Rosé wines, sparkling wines and trending sweet wines will flow as guests enjoy getting their posh on with a fashion show, beauty experiences, music, door prizes and more. Plus have your photo taken in sparkly gems and bid on a Smokin’ Hot Chef Culinary Experience to benefit the Southern Smoke Foundation. The gorgeous venue, The Peach Orchard, will have your jaw-dropping at the beauty as you arrive.


Ladies of the Vine Tasting, Luncheon & Panel Discussion

The Club at Carlton Woods | 11:30am - 3:00pm | Ticket: $135

Monique Studak returns to Moderate a panel of women winemakers, owners & experts, guiding guests behind the bottle.

Intimate experience with tasting stations followed by a multi-course wine meal.

Sips, Suds & Savor

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott | 6:00 - 9:00pm | Ticket: $45

Looking for a fun Friday night out with great grub, live music, wine, beer, craft spirits and an amazing live art performance? Sips, Suds & Savor is the perfect date night, or Friday outing with a group of friends featuring the electrifying performance art show PaintJam where paintings are spun together in minutes live onstage. A command performance featuring Harvey Dunn. The crowds love him, and you will too! Mark your calendar for June 7 to see Harvey Dunn live in PaintJam.


Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Ballroom | 7:00 - 10:00pm | Ticket: $150

A culinary extravaganza for the decadent taste bud enthusiasts. You’ll enjoy chef demonstrations and culinary offerings from 35 restaurants competing for the coveted national title of Chef of Chefs Culinary Awards and a $5,000 cash prize as voted by an esteemed panel of judges. Featuring hundreds of wines, The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase presents guests with the opportunity to slip into their finest emeralds and green evening attire and be in the company of serious wine enthusiasts.

Bayway Cadillac VIP Luxury Lounge

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Ballroom | 7:00 - 10:00pm | Ticket: $200

If the finer life is more your style, the lavish VIP Luxury Lounge is the place for you. Indulge in luxury with crème de la crème wine selections only available in this posh playground. Rub elbows with Wine & Food Week special guests, celebrities, media, and food judges throughout the evening.

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