19th Annual Bern's Winefest, Tampa

Winefest No. 18 Legacy Dinner (2015) | Photo: www.bernswinefest.com

Affair: 19th Annual Bern's Winefest

When: Sunday, April 10 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hot Spot: Bern's Steak House, The Epicurean & Haven Restaurant, Tampa, FL

Deets: Bern's Winefest is Central Florida's premier wine tasting experience. It was created to allow our guests a eight-day, unique food and wine experience with the area's most talented culinary teams complemented by the best wines from around the world.

Events include:

Sunday, April 10

Bern's Birthday Bubble Brunch
Epicurean Terrace @ 10:15AM | $150/person
Join us as we unveil a very special mural on the wine warehouse to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Bern's featuring the art of Tristan Eaton! 

Monday, April 11

Bern's Winefest Winemaker Dinner
Bern's Steak House @ 6:30PM | $450/person
Start the decadent week with a paired dinner at Bern's Steak House. Talented Chef de Cuisine Habteab Hamde will marvel you with a magnificent five-course dinner complimented by the legendary wines of Calon Segur. The dinner will be hosted by William Barnes, president of the importer, Webster Barnes Wine and Spirits and Noel Richard Export Manager for the Negociant Borie Manoux. 

Tuesday, April 12

Dessert, Cognac & Decadence
Epicurean Theatre @ 7PM | $150/person
The seminar includes a Hardy Cognac and Vahlrona Chocolates sampling, with special guest Benedictine Hardy. Desserts by Executive Pastry Chef, Kim Yelvington of the Harry Waugh Room at Bern's Steak House and Chocolate Pi at the Epicurean Hotel.

Wednesday, April 13

Beer and Cheese Seminar
Epicurean Theatre @ 7PM | $75/person
The seminar includes a Point Reyes Cheese and Cigar City Brewing Company beer sampling, with the cheesemaker and brewmaster.

Thursday, April 14

Haven Gala Winemaker Dinner
Haven Restaurant @ 6:30PM | $350/person
Join us at Haven as for a six-course dinner featuring the wines of Jean-Charles Boisset. 

Compass Box Whisky Seminar
Epicurean Theatre @ 6:30 PM | $100/person
Join us as John Glaser walks down memory lane, sharing the story of his whiskies and how they were made as we sip and enjoy. We finish with a truly rare whisky made exclusively for Bern’s Steak House.

Friday, April 15

Classic Cocktails

Epicurean Theatre @ 6PM | $100/person
Join Mixologist Charlotte Voisey for an entertaining account of where the cocktail came from and how it made its way around the world in many forms. Charlotte will demonstrate how to prepare classic cocktails including the darling drinks of prohibition and the original tequila cocktail, Margarita who?

Saturday, April 16

Ken Wright Wine Blending Seminar
Epicurean Theatre & Terrace @ 11AM | $160/person
The seminar includes a Ken Wright wine sampling and picnic. 

Bern's Legacy Dinner
Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits @ 6:30PM | $1200/person
Seven-course dinner featuring selections from the Bern's cellar.

Epicurean Poolside @ 8PM | $125/person
B6 is going Southern fabulous, with Bern's, Bourbon, BBQ, Bubbles, Beer, and Bull.
Featuring the sounds of Southern Train and BBQ by local favorites, the Smoke Shack, Holy Hog, and 4 Rivers. Our restaurants will also be featuring their best BBQ creations. With a dozen bourbons, half a dozen champagnes and beers, you don't want to miss this event. Bull? Yes, there will be a mechanical Bull too. That's NO BULL! 

Sunday, April 17

Winefest VIP Party
Haven Property @ 11AM | $350/person
At the VIP Party you can truly enjoy the grandeur and elegance of the winefest as you taste your way through the Grand Tasting tents before general admission begins! During the VIP Party only, our premier sponsor Moet Hennessy will offer Dom Perignon paired with a bite of indulgence from our culinary teams. Tickets to the VIP Party are limited and include admission to the Grand Tasting from 12:30-4PM.

The Grand Tasting
Haven Property @ 12:30PM | $175/person
A rare opportunity to taste more than 200 top-rated wines, arranged by country of origin and paired with culinary delights from Bern's Steak House, Haven, and the Epicurean Hotel outlets, Élevage and EDGE. It is the perfect way to spend the afternoon! And don't forget the cheese and dessert, with Lounge du Fromage and Chocolate Pi Patisserie.

Hint For The Average Socialite: A full list of events and tickets is available here

You may purchase tickets ONLY ONLINE at
BernsWinefest.com starting @ 10AM on Saturday, February 6!

Capacity is set for each event to ensure the best possible experience and safety of Winefest attendees. As a result, it will not be possible to grant extra ticket requests once an event sells out.

Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis. There are no wait-lists for any events. All events are 21 and up. Rain or shine.

There is no enforced dress code; however, we do ask you dress in keeping with the nature of the event. Shorts and t-shirts are not considered appropriate attire for evening events. Please also note that the Grand Tasting is held inside air conditioned tents on the Haven property.

No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers accompanying their parents, will be admitted. 

From April 16 - 20, you can extend your Bern's Winefest Experience by staying at the Epicurean Hotel starting at $239/night. (Winefest tickets must be purchased separately.)

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