Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, and Food Festival
Nov 20 - 22
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Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

A celebration of culinary craftsThe largest wine and beer tasting event in the Midwest comes together in November! Measured by 1,200+ wines and 200+ beers, plus ciders and spirits! Now in its 7th year, this festival has established itself as Michigan’s premier event for the celebration and tasting of the finest foods, wines, beers, ciders and spirits. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of food and spirits, the International Wine, Beer & Food Festival will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palette.

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The Vineyard

The Vineyard

Step into the Vineyard where over one hundred wineries from around the world provide samples of as many as 1,200 assorted wines, including some hard to find, top shelf vintages!  More than a half-dozen distilleries are ...

Brewer’s Loft

Brewer’s Loft

There’s more than just wine to be sampled at the Festival!  The Festival’s popular beer area is located on the 3rd floor of DeVos Place!  Step into the Brewer’s Loft and sample from dozens of these full ...

Michigan BLUE Cider House

Michigan BLUE Cider House

Tap into the Michigan BLUE Cider House at the Festival, featuring more than a dozen cider producers from Michigan and nationally-known brands. Hard cider is among the fastest growing craft beverages, on a national scale. ...

The Ultimate Dining Experience

The Ultimate Dining Experience

Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants have been invited to provide “small plate” samples of their prize cuisine.  The selected restaurants will be located throughout the Festival and designated by a knife and ...

Pairings

Pairings

We have invited the area’s finest restaurants and partnered them with distinguished wineries as they prepare, present and serve gourmet multi-course meals.  These casual settings offer chances to communicate with ...

Grower’s Champagne Flights

Grower’s Champagne Flights

Add a little extra class to your glass with an intimate tasting with Bradford Hammerschmidt from Imperial Beverage on the balcony overlooking the Festival. Each of the flights will be paired with four servings of regional ...

Riverfront Market

Riverfront Market

Just in time for the holidays!  Shop the Riverfront Market for gourmet food, specialty items and wine accessories including chocolates, granola, cheeses, oils, olives, sauces, mixes, dips and more!  Cash and carry or ...

Food Workshops

Food Workshops

These quick demonstrations (20-30 minutes) feature chefs who share their experience and knowledge with you during engaging hands-on sessions. Food Workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis.  No pre-registration ...

Steve Talaga Trio in the Vineyard

Steve Talaga Trio in the Vineyard

Pianist, composer, arranger, West Michigan Jazz Society’s “2008 Jazz Musician of the Year,” Steve Talaga will entertain Festival attendees at the New Holland Spirit Lounge throughout the Festival.

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Gold Medal Winning Wines

Gold Medal Winning Wines

Gold Medal winners from the 2014 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging will be featured at the Festival, along with the winners from the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council!  The Michigan Grape & Wine ...

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