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A CELEBRATION OF WINE, FOOD & COMMUNITY

FLORENCE, ALA.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE RETURN OF FLORENCE WINE FEST!

WHEN /

AUGUST 16-17, 2024

WHERE /

DOWNTOWN FLORENCE, AL

ABOUT THE EVENT /

CHEERS TO

FLORENCE WINE FEST 2024!

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF GREAT WINE & GOOD TIMES IN FLORENCE! 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its presenting sponsor, The Carriage Wine & Market, Florence Wine Fest is headed back to Downtown Florence, AL on August 16-17, 2024 for its sixth exciting installment. Organizers are thrilled to bring you a reimagined, thrilling, and mostly air-conditioned weekend of fabulous wine, food, music, and community in the heart of downtown Florence.

Florence Wine Fest is a beloved celebration of wine, food, and community in downtown Florence, AL. Attendees can explore more than 140 fantastic wines from around the globe, engage with world-renown winemakers and pros, and enjoy local fare from some of the Shoals' best chefs all while soaking in the electric atmosphere of historic downtown Florence, AL.

 IMPORTANT CAPACITY NOTE FOR 2024: 

In order to make this year's festivities extra special and as enjoyable as possible for Florence Wine Fest attendees, capacity for the Grand Tasting event has been cut in half. So, gather your crew and be sure to buy your tickets early so that no one in your squad gets left in the dust! 

Is your wine rack empty?

Come prepared to pick your favorite new wines and take advantage of up to 15% OFF any pre-orders placed during the festival. Don't miss out on this chance to stock up for less!

Orders will be filled by The Carriage Wine and Market, 121 E. Mobile St., Florence, AL 35630.

ABOUT

2024 SCHEDULE /
*Schedule, features, and guests are subject to change.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

5:30 PM

V.I.P. PREMIUM WINE DINNER

@ Pickett on Court

(218 N. Court St., Florence, AL 35630)

feat.

Premium Extended-Age Wine Vintages from World-Renown Winery

CLOS PISSARRA

 

Extra Special Guest

MASTER SOMMELIER EMMANUEL KEMIJI

Owner of Miura Vineyards & Managing Director of Clos Pissarra

Click here to learn more about Emmanuel and his incredible career and accomplishments. 

& 5 Exquisitely Paired Dinner Courses by

CHEF JOSH QUICK, Odette

​(Wine Dinner Ticket Required)

Celebrate the spirit of Florence Wine Fest and the 10th Anniversary of The Carriage Wine & Market by joining us for an unparalleled exclusive V.I.P. wine dinner Friday evening featuring wines from world-renown winery Clos Pissarra, cuisine from acclaimed chef Josh Quick, and the expertise of master sommelier Emmanuel Kimiji.

Dinner ticket includes access to the V.I.P. Wine Ball following dinner. 

Modern south black & white cocktail attire required.

Seating at tables of eight (8).

8-10 PM

V.I.P. BLACK & WHITE WINE BALL

@ Pickett on Court

(218 N. Court St., Florence, AL 35630)

presented by

feat.

Live musical entertainment by the reigning International Liberace Piano Competition Winner and Acclaimed Artist:

CHRISTOPHER-JOEL CARTER, IV & FRIENDS

WINE BALL MUSIC STAGE PRESENTED BY

JUDY YOUNG, OWNER

THE AGENCY ON PINE


PREMIUM BUBBLES, BEER, & COCKTAILS

 

& HORS D'OEUVRES BY ODETTE

​( V.I.P. Wine Dinner + Ball *OR* Wine Ball Ticket Required)

Let's have a ball! Shall we? Put on your best Modern South Black & White Cocktail attire and join us for the PARTY OF THE DECADE as we dress to the nines, walk the red carpet, and raise a toast to 10 years of great wine and good times at The Carriage Wine & Market and to the return of Florence Wine Fest.

It's going to be a BALL!

Modern south black & white cocktail attire required.

Masquerade masks & fans welcome.

You do not need a separate ball ticket if you are already attending the wine dinner.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

1-2 PM

PREMIUM EARLY ACCESS

TASTING HOUR

@ Pickett on Court

(218 N. Court St., Florence, AL 35630)

(Early Access + Grand Tasting Ticket required)

Featuring specialty passed hors d'oeuvres from Chef Jack White of Jack's Place Bistro and exclusive early access to the festival's full wine lineup of 140+ wines, this is your chance to beat the crowd and get a jump start on your Florence Wine Fest journey!

Limited ticket quantities available.

2-5 PM

FLORENCE WINE FEST

GRAND TASTING

@ Pickett on Court

(218 N. Court St., Florence, AL 35630)

(Grand Tasting General Admission Ticket required)

Featuring 140+ hand-selected wines from around the globe, special guest wine pros, delicious bites from our friends at Jack's Place Bistro, special discounts on wine orders, and more, you don't want to miss this opportunity to taste through a whole world of wine!

FEATURED GUESTS

Alain Junguenet Selections, Amalie Robert Vineyards, B&L Brands, Bowler Imports, Cool Hand Vineyards, De Maison Selections, Emilio Moro, Empson USA, French Libations, Gundlach-Bundschu Winery, Indigenous Selections, Trellis Beverage, Martine's Wines, Mary Taylor Wines, Miura Vineyards, North Berkley Imports, PortoVino, Skurnik Wines, Stork Wine Company, The Sorting Table Wines, Vineyard Brands, Wilson Daniels Luxury Wine Importer, and more!

STOCK THE BAR STATION

Is your wine rack empty? Stop by the STOCK THE BAR STATION to order you favorite new wines and take advantage of up to 15% OFF any pre-orders placed during the festival. Don't miss out on this chance to stock up for less! 

Orders will be filled by The Carriage Wine and Market, 121 E. Mobile St., Florence, AL 35630.

5-7:30 PM

DINE DOWNTOWN

Keep the good times flowing, visit your favorite downtown eateries, and be sure to ask about Wine Fest specials!

7-10 PM

WINE FEST BLOCK PARTY

Celebrating 10 years of great wine & good times at

The Carriage Wine & Market!

Presented by:

VISIT THE SHOALS

 

 

@ Mobile Plaza

(E. Mobile St. between Seminary St. & Court St., Florence, AL 35630)

feat.

Live musical entertainment by:

THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD

*FREE ADMISSION*

Grab a blue cup at The Carriage or your favorite downtown bar, and head over to Mobile Plaza for a good ole fashioned block party featuring live music by the funkiest band around, The Funk Brotherhood.

Dancing shoes suggested.

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2024 SPONSORS /

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Carriage AL MAG Half Page Ad 2020 March.

BLOCK PARTY SPONSOR

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WINE BALL MUSIC STAGE SPONSOR

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