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Promotions & Sponsors
The Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival is produced in conjunction with the Grand Rapids – Kent County Convention & Arena Authority.
Tasting Sessions Sponsor
ALL WEATHER SEAL – Michigan’s trusted home improvement company.
Spirits Workshop Sponsor
NESTLE WATERS – Keep hydrated at the Festival with Nestle Waters, the number one bottled water company worldwide.
Outdoor Patio Sponsor
Tasting Ticket Sponsor
CELEBRATION CINEMA – They create space where story happens, giving diverse communities a place to gather around movies, music, dining and events.
Beer City Station Sponsor
ACTION WATER SPORTS – Action Water Sports is Michigan’s foremost watersports outfitter offering the latest boats, an extensive selection of proshop gear, and service centers. Visit Action to check out the newest line of Cobalt and MasterCraft Boats, and Barletta Pontoons – some of the most innovative, well engineered, stylish and best performing boats imaginable.
Major Feature Sponsor
TRAVERSE CITY TOURISM – Discover the Traverse Wine Coast, where almost 40 unique wine destinations are closely located along the breathtaking shoreline of this coastal region. Two wine-friendly peninsulas, Leelanau and Old Mission, extend out into the waters of the Grand Traverse Bay and provide a fantastic backdrop of hills covered in vines.
Major Feature Sponsor
SMITHFIELD – The pork brand that people ask for by name, with a commitment to quality and a promise of flavor. Look for their Pavilion at the Festival in the Beer City Station!
Food Stage Sponsor & RendezBREW Sponsor
MEIJER has partnered with the Festival as the sponsor of the main cooking stage! All of the food used at this stage will come from our local Meijer stores. Be sure to stop by and enjoy some of the presentations while you are at the Festival!
Win Tickets to a Pairing at the Festival with The Kitchen!
One lucky winner will win two Festival admission tickets and two tickets to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck’s Saturday evening Pairing during the Festival. The Kitchen’s Pairing menu includes Oxtail Poutine, Sunchoke Puree Soup, Pork Apple Salad, Duck and a Dessert, all paired with the wines of Champagne Soutiran. View the complete menu HERE!
Register to win at the WOOD Radio booth while you’re at the Festival. The winner will be drawn Thursday, November 15!
Win a Beer Tap Fast Pass for the Ultimate Fast Tap Experience!
Beer lovers check out the Experience Beer booth in Beer City Station where there will be several limited tap release parties each day! Want to skip the line and make sure you get to try it before it runs out? Listen to 101.3 The Brew and Rock 101.7 for details on how to win a Fast Pass. The Brew is giving away 5 Fast Passes and Rock 101.7 is giving away 3 to “skip the line” and be the first to check out these limited release beers!
Win an Overnight Getaway Package to a Michigan Winery!
Register to win a getaway to Black Star Farms, Chateau Chantal or Chateau Grand Traverse while you’re at the Festival!
The Black Star Farms package includes a one night stay at the Inn at Black Star Farms, a bottle of house wine, nightly wine reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting in the exclusive Barrel Room and a gourmet, farm-fresh breakfast.
The Chateau Chantal package includes a one night stay in the Bed & Breakfast, valid on any room including the Executive Apartment. Also included is a gourmet breakfast, a private winery tour, wine tasting, and wonderful views of the East and West Grand Traverse Bays.
The Chateau Grand Traverse package includes a two-night stay in a Queen Room at The Inn at Chateau Grand Traverse during the months of November – April, a complimentary bottle of wine each night and a deluxe breakfast each morning, plus a complimentary wine tasting and tour of the winemaking facility.
Hotel Packages – Amway Grand Plaza and JW Marriott
The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and the JW Marriott – Grand Rapids have put together stellar overnight stay packages offered exclusively to the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival! The packages are available November 15-17, 2018 only (Friday or Saturday night stay required).
Amway Grand Plaza Package Includes:
Overnight accommodations, a $25 hotel credit for food and beverage, self of valet parking for one car at the hotel, and two tickets to the Festival.
For more information on the Amway package and to make a reservation CLICK HERE
JW Marriott Package Includes:
Overnight accommodations, breakfast buffet for two adults per night at six.one.six., self or valet parking at the JW for one car, two tickets to the Festival, and small-plate restaurant vouchers available for redemption at the Festival.
For more information on the JW package and to make a reservation CLICK HERE