A CELEBRATION OF WINE, FOOD & COMMUNITY

FLORENCE, ALA.

DON'T MISS THIS SELL-OUT EVENT!

WHEN /

MARCH

13-14, 2020

WHERE /

MOBILE PLAZA

FLORENCE, AL 35630

ABOUT THE EVENT /

CHEERS TO

FLORENCE WINE FEST 2020:

OREGON V. CALIFORNIA EDITION

Florence Wine Fest is headed back to Downtown Florence, AL on March 13-14, 2020 for its fifth year, and organizers are thrilled to announce that the event will be returning to its original location on cobble-stoned Mobile Plaza in the heart of downtown Florence. Make plans to buy your tickets early so that no one in your squad gets left in the dust! Multi-level ticketing available.

Florence Wine Fest is a rain or shine annual celebration of wine, food, and community in downtown Florence, AL. Each March, attendees can explore fantastic wines from around the globe and local food pairings from some of the Shoals' best chefs all while soaking in the electric atmosphere of historic downtown Florence, AL.

Oregon v. California Edition

Oregon or California - what team are you on? Wine Fest 2020 takes on new life as it explores the vast vinous offerings of two of the USA's most prolific wine-making regions, Oregon and California, and puts them head-to-head (or bottle-to-bottle) in an exclusive match up of winemaking prowess. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste wines with winemakers and representatives from 15+ Oregon and California wineries and learn why they each think their wines deserve to take home the gold. 

The Oregon Contingent*: Antiquum Farm, Brandborg, Brooks, Maysara, R. Stuart & Wine Co., Stoller, and more.

The California Contingent*: Dutton & Goldfield, Failia, Elizabeth Spencer, Frank Family, Goldschmit, Halter Ranch, Neyers, Oberon, Talbott, and more.

It supports TWO good causes.

Florence Wine Fest 2020 is proud to support two Shoals Area philanthropies, Room in the Inn and One to None. A portion of 2020 ticket sales will go directly to the charitable organization of your choice. Simply select your preferred cause at checkout to designate who receives the proceeds from your ticket. Learn more about our 2020 causes here

TASTE. ENJOY. REPEAT.

Is your wine rack empty?

Come prepared to pick your favorite new wines and take advantage of up to 20% OFF any pre-orders placed during the festival. Order while the savings last. 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.

 

2020 SCHEDULE /
Schedule subject to change. Additional details forthcoming.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

6:00 PM

EXCLUSIVE MULTI-COURSE WINE DINNER

@ 116 E. MOBILE

(116 E. Mobile St, Florence, AL 35630)

Featuring:

WINEMAKER, CHRIS WILLIAMS of BROOKS WINE

GUEST CHEFS

JOHN CARTWRIGHT OF RIVERTOWN, FLORENCE, AL

JOSH QUICK OF ODETTE, FLORENCE, AL

(Wine Dinner Ticket Required)

Celebrate the spirit of Florence Wine Fest by joining us for an unparalleled exclusive wine dinner Friday evening featuring wines from Brooks Winery (Oregon), cuisine from acclaimed chefs and the expertise of winemaker Chris Williams, himself.

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Cocktail attire.

8-10 PM

WINE FEST KICK-OFF PARTY

presented by

FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS

@ Mobile Plaza

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

Featuring the music of party band

The Funk Brotherhood

Wines from

Frank Family Vineyards

& Hors D'oeuvres by

Chef Jack White of Jack's Place Bistro

( V.I.P. Premiere or Kick-Off Party Ticket Required)

Put on your dancing shoes and join us Friday night on Mobile Plaza for the PARTY OF THE YEAR as we dress to the nines, walk the red carpet, and raise a toast to Florence Wine Fest 2020 and GET DOWN with live entertainment by the funkiest band around, The Funk Brotherhood.

Cocktail attire. Dancing shoes suggested.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

11 AM -2 PM

FLORENCE WINE FEST BRUNCH

hosted by

JACK'S PLACE BISTRO

(118 W Mobile St, Florence, AL 35630)

Wine Fest is better enjoyed with a solid brunch base! Located just outside the entrance to the MAIN TENT, Jack's Place bistro is hosting a special Wine Fest brunch featuring Wine Fest specials, their full brunch menu, and of course, mimosas! Call (256)349-5429 today to make your reservation. Seating begins at 11 a.m.

Limited space available.

1-2 PM

V.I.P. HIGH-END TASTING HOUR

@ Mobile Plaza

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

(V.I.P. Premiere or V.I.P. One-Day Ticket required)

Do you have expensive taste? You won't want to miss the V.I.P. High-End Tasting Hour! Featuring an exclusive, hand-picked selection of fine, high-end wines, as well as the festival's full wine lineup, it's a MUST for any serious wino!

Beat the crowd. Go V.I.P.

Limited ticket quantities available.

2-5 PM

GENERAL ADMISSION MAIN TENT

The MAIN TENT features 100+ wines plus pop-up eateries from Shoals favorites, Wildwood Tavern & Momma P's!

BUBBLY TENT

feat. Fried Chicken Food Pairing by

Soul Wingery & Records

& Live Entertainment by

Christopher-Joel Carter, IV

(Add-on option; Bubbles, V.I.P. Premiere, or V.I.P. One-Day Ticket required)

Are you a fan of fabulous bubbles? Don't miss your opportunity to snag an add-on ticket to the BUBBLY TENT featuring a Southern foodie's dream food and wine pairing-

FRIED CHICKEN & BUBBLES!

Limited ticket quantities available.

V.I.P. LOUNGE @ 116 E. MOBILE

(V.I.P. Premiere or V.I.P. One-Day Ticket required)
Need a break from the crowd? Escape to the exclusive V.I.P. LOUNGE inside 116 E. Mobile St. for a quick breather and a glass of something delicious!

V.I.P. LOUNGE EXCLUSIVE:

Winemaker Wine Tasting

w/ & Rob Stuart of R. Stuart & Co. Winery (Oregon)

Limited ticket quantities available.

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 20% 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 PM - Until

DINE DOWNTOWN

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

12 PM -3 PM

BUBBLES & BEER RECOVERY BRUNCH

hosted by

Odette

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

WARNING: Recovery time may be needed after a weekend of Wine Festing. Make plans to join us Sunday for a BUBBLES & BEER RECOVERY BRUNCH at Odette. Reservations Accepted. Walk-ins welcome. Upgrade your brunch experience by reserving a magnum of Jean-Noel Haton Reserve Champagne for your table - $100. Email kristy@odettealabama.com for reservations.

Restaurant opens at 11 a.m. Beverage service begins at 12 PM.

 

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Have questions for us that aren't covered in our FAQ section? Shoot us a message, and we'll be sure to get back with you as soon as possible. Cheers!

 
 

*Festival features and schedule are subject to change.

© 2020  Copyright CBJA Holdings, LLC d.b.a. Florence Wine Fest. All Rights Reserved. Florence Wine Fest attendees must be 21+ years of age and present valid identification upon entry to the event. All ticket sales are final. For more information contact florencewinefest@gmail.com.

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