Houston’s Wine & Food Week will be hosted in The Woodlands for the 12th year, this June 6-12. With varied events for wine enthusiasts, there is sure to be something interesting for everyone. In total, the events will tout over 500 wines, 75 restaurants, wine producers and renowned culinary personalities. Each event does require a ticket, which can be purchased directly from the event website, www.WineAndFoodWeek.com. Prices vary by event. Below is a summary of the events, as presented by The Woodlands Villager published on May 12, 2016 (Vol.38, No.52).
It’s a Guy Thing
Tuesday, June 7, 7-10pm
Hosted by Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands (16917 Interstate 45S, 77385) Enjoy bold wines, craft beer, good food and cigars while enjoying a shoe shine, chair massage, poker and live music and surrounded by luxury vehicles.
Women, Wine & All Things Fashionable
Wednesday, June 8, 6-9pm
Hosted by The Woodlands Country Club (100 Grand Fairway, 77381) It’s a girl’s paradise for a mid-week night out. Enjoy a live fashion show, fortune telling and music while sipping on wine and nibbling on wonderful treats.
The H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street (A Big 3 Event)
Thursday, June 8, 5:30-8:30pm
The Woodlands Market Street (9595 Six Pines Drive, 77380) Enjoy the shops at Market Street while you sip and stroll through the 40 tasting stations which feature wines from around the world, 80 craft beers and 20 restaurants. Live music will only enhance this event. Wine industry representatives will also be on hand with their own stations, including the always popular Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chill Zone & Sangria Station.
Ladies of the Vine Tasting, Luncheon & Panel Discussion
Friday, June 10, 12-3pm
The Club at Carlton Woods (One Carlton Woods Drive, 77382) This luncheon features the female winemakers, owners and experts in the industry. The elegant event will transport you to Italy, as the villa will be full of tasting stations followed by an Italian inspired meal presented by The Extraordinary Italian Taste.
Sips, Suds & Tacos Presented by Mexico (A Big 3 Event)
Friday, June 10, 6-9pm
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott (1601 Lake Robbins Drive, 77380) This event will feature wine tasting, craft beers and the “Taco Takedown” competition to find the best taco around! Reigning Taco Takedown Champion Chef Scott Varnedoe of IPO will defend his title against many newcomers to the area. Enjoy a night of fun, music and tasty bites.
Northwestern Mutual Platinum Wine Vault
Saturday, June 11, 4:30-6:30pm
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott (1601 Lake Robbins Drive, 77380) This exclusive tasting event is held just prior to The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase. This luxurious affair with highly acclaimed wines is for the discriminating collector & enthusiast.
Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase (A Big 3 Event)
Saturday, June 11, 7-10pm
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott (1601 Lake Robbins Drive, 77380) It’s the ultimate adult evening which culminates in crowing the Wine & Food Week’s Waterford Crystal Chef of Chef’s Award. Guests will sample delectable cuisine and hundreds of wines from chefs representing more than 60 of the nation’s top restaurants. There is also a “Just Desserts” contest, the Champagne Cove, Art of Wine Competition and the Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands VIP Premium Lounge. The evening benefits New Danville, a self-sustaining, master-integrated community for adults with intellectual disabilities.