Top Guide To Charlotte Wine + Food Week

Charlotte Wine + Food Week presented by Truist is back this spring in full force for the first time since 2019! We have put together your top guide to see it all. The team has been crafting exciting wine and food pairing experiences since their inception in 1989, and this year’s programming stands to delight and entice as always. Join us as Charlotte comes together in celebration over fine wine, food, fun, and fundraising!

Event proceeds benefit the following Charlotte-area children’s charities: A Child’s Place – a program of Thompson Child & Family Focus, Augustine Literacy Project, GenOne, and The Learning Collaborative.

We’ve rounded up this year’s can’t-miss events, so join in the fun April 26 – May 1, 2022 with tickets on sale now!

Vintner Dinners

Charlotte Wine + Food Week hosts Charlotte’s largest dinner party on Tuesday, April 26 through Thursday, April 28 with a wide array of vintner dinners.
2022 Participants:

Counter- ft. Cattleya – Sold out!
Fin & Fino ft. fine sake from NY Mutual Trading Co.
Porcupine Provisions ft. Vineyard 29 – Sold out! 
Angelines ft. the wines of Vigneron Pierre Seillan from The Spire Collection
Bardo ft. Frias Family Vineyard
Customshop ft. Bordeaux by Christian Moueix
Dressler’s ft. Ferraton Père et File
Napa on Providence ft. Husic Vineyards
Porcupine Provisions ft. Champagne Henriot, Beaux Frères, and Bouchard Père et Fils – Sold out!
The Fig Tree ft. Rewa Vineyards – Sold out!

Signature Walk-Around Grand Tasting | Friday, April 29

Charlotte Wine + Food Week’s largest tasting experience is one that’s sure to delight. With a selection of over 100 carefully curated wines from around the globe, mouthwatering bites from Charlotte’s culinary artisans, live music, and a preview of the week’s online charity auction, the Grand Tasting has something for every taste.

Local Women in Wine The Price is Right! Seminar | Saturday, April 30

Great gifts come in many sizes. Similarly, great wines come at an array of price points. Charlotte Wine + Food Week has put together an interactive blind tasting seminar where your palette will be the judge to determine if the price is right. Attendees will taste through 4 sets of wines from white to red, from $10 to $100 price points, and be challenged to guess the varietals, the region, and the price. They will collect score sheets and small prizes will be awarded to those with the best scores. They’ve assembled two of Charlotte’s most certified female wine educators including: Sara Guterbock, Japanese Beverage Educator & Key Account Manager at New York Mutual Trading, Inc., and Sarah Malik, Wine & Spirit Educator at Johnson & Wales University as your wine game show co-hosts. Designed for all wine lovers, beginner to connoisseurs, come ready to test your knowledge and ask questions to these amazing Women in Wine. Cheese and charcuterie will be provided.

1000-Point Tasting + Winemaker Honoree Dinner ft. Laura Catena of Bodega Catena Zapata PLUS Live Auction | Saturday, April 30

Design with wine connoisseurs and collectors in mind, the 1000-Point Tasting + 2022 Winemaker Honoree Dinner, limited to 80 very lucky guests, starts with a tasting of ten 100-point-rated wines moderated by Managing Director at Bodega Catena Zapata, Laura Catena, and Wine Enthusiast Editor, Lauren Mowery, held at The Innovation Barn, Charlotte’s new incubator for sustainable businesses. Following the tasting, the festivities will resume outdoors with a charming view of uptown Charlotte, for a multi-course dinner inspired by Argentine Asados created by Chef Eric Ferguson and Cat Carter of L’Ostrica paired with the best of Bodega Catena Zapata wines. The night wraps up with a live auction featuring the best wine and experience lots CW+F Week has to offer. 

Everything Coming Up Rosé Brunch presented by Château d’Esclans | Sunday, May 1

Kick back, relax, and rosé! Springtime in the South means it’s time to get outdoors and think pink. Charlotte Wine + Food hosts its second annual Rosé Brunch on the beautiful patio of the historic uptown house now home to Poplar Tapas, Wine & Spirits. Go on a 4-course tasting journey celebrating all things Rosé with one of the most renowned rosé houses in the world – Château d’Esclans. Americans have gone crazy for rosé in the last decade and we are pretty sure after this brunch you’ll agree that rosé is here to stay. Pink attire in all shades is encouraged.

Smoke + Grapes BBQ ft. Jon G’s Barbecue + Andis Wines | Sunday, May 1

Come savor the best of rock-star BBQ newcomer Jon G’s out of Peachland, NC – named best BBQ in the Carolinas by Eater in 2021 (which says a lot because they are makers of mainly Texas-style BBQ!). They have lines at their restaurant every Saturday (the only day they are open) and draw long lines when they bring their food truck into Charlotte from time to time. They’re excited to host this “no waiting in line” seated BBQ event paired with wine (no beer here)! Throughout the evening, you’ll imbibe on stunning wines from Andis created under the direction of famed California winemaking consultant Philippe Melka. Don’t miss this brand new Charlotte Wine + Food Week finale experience that is sure to leave you saying ‘“Yee-haw!!!”

Whether you are able to attend an event this spring or not, Charlotte Wine + Food Week invites you to get involved from home:

  • Participate in the Charlotte Wine + Food Week online charity auction that is fully open to the public. Bidding will open Tuesday, April 26 and close on a rolling basis on Sunday, May 1. 
  • Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $5,000 gift certificate to Morrison Smith Fine & Custom Jewelers. The winner is responsible for applicable taxes. The drawing will take place by May 10, 2022. Need not be present to win. 
  • Make a tax-deductible donation to Charlotte Wine + Food! Each donation helps improve the life of a child and their families in the Charlotte community. I

In collaboration with Charlotte Wine + Food Week. Photography by Josh Bannen. Visit charlottewineandfood.org for more information or follow us on Facebook @CharlotteWineandFood, Instagram @cltwineandfood, or Twitter @cltwineandfood.