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Five Food and Wine Festivals in 2022

Celebrate fine food and beverages at these five travel-worthy food festivals happening in 2022.

Located in some of the most beautiful and vibrant places in America, these epicurean fetes bring together superstar chefs, mixologists, and wine makers for cool collaborations and epic feasts—ideal spots for the best vacations for food lovers. They’re also packed with informative lectures, musical performances, fun competitions, and drool-worthy food and wine pairings.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival (photo credit: South Beach Wine & Food Festival Facebook page)
Aspen Food & Wine Classic (photo credit: Food & Wine Classic in Aspen event page)

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 24-27, 2022 | Miami Beach, FL

The toughest thing about this buzzy bacchanal? Choosing which of the more than 110 events to attend. Meals at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival have been prepared by notable chefs such as Thomas Keller, Michael White, Marcus Samuelsson, Paul Qui, and Melba Wilson. Wine lovers can partake in tastings with some of the region’s most respected producers, and creative events like BubbleQ, a Champagne and barbecue pairing, are sure to satisfy all palettes.

Stay at one of the Club's three-bedroom residences at Starwood’s eco-brand, 1 Hotel South Beach. From Tesla service to rooftop daybeds, the hotel has more than 600 feet of beachfront property and is just steps from Miami’s best restaurants and shopping.

Aspen Food & Wine Classic

June 2022 | Aspen, CO

What started in 1982 as an informal gathering of chefs, restaurant owners, mixologists, and purveyors has become a prestigious, trend-setting food fest. The Aspen Food & Wine Classic goes beyond three days of non-stop eating and drinking—an estimated 10,000 bottles of wine are consumed each year—and offers attendees a chance to learn everything from the secret of mixing up the perfect Italian apertivos to how to build an authentic New England clam bake. The full 2022 schedule will be released later this year.

Stay in one of the Club’s five residences at The Timbers Club in nearby Snowmass. Each condo-stye home includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms and come equipped with modern kitchens and plenty of living space. Prefer staying in the heart of Aspen? Try Hotel Jerome, a Club partner offering Members preferred rates.

NYC Wine & Food Festival (photo credit: NYC Wine & Food Festival event page)
NYC Wine & Food Festival (photo credit: NYC Wine & Food Festival event page)

NYC Wine and Food Festival

October 2022 | New York City, NY

Each year, New York’s premiere wine and food experience brings together more than 500 of the industry’s top professionals for a four-day homage to all things edible and drinkable. Although the 2022 NYC Wine and Food Festival schedule has yet to be released, past festivals have taken advantage of New York’s unique energy to put on such unique soirees as a walkabout drag brunch with performances by NYC drag queen superstars, a bread master class at the city’s famed Sullivan Street Bakery, and a Broadway-inspired brunch with actress Kristin Chenowith.

Stay in one of the Club’s five suites at Trump International in Midtown Manhattan or one of the 14 luxury residences at Park Avenue Place in Midtown East. At the Trump, enjoy access to the 6,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, heated salt-water pool, turndown service, and two-Michelin-star restaurant, Jean-Georges, which also provides 24-hour room service. At Park Avenue Place, enjoy access to the Forbes Five-Star Peninsula spa and fitness center. Your dedicated on-site Concierge awaits to coordinate anything you’ll need to make this a perfect weekend escape.

Pacific Wine & Food Classic (photo credit: Pacific Wine & Food Classic Facebook page)
Big Sur Food & Wine Festival (photo credit: Big Sur Food & Wine Festival Facebook page)

Pacific Wine and Food Classic

October 1, 2022 | Newport Beach, CA

Located on a pristine beach on Newport Bay, the Pacific Wine and Food Classic brings together dozens of Orange County chefs for a two-day celebration of the area’s red-hot foodie scene. Beyond specialty pairings like Prosecco with oysters, Wagyu sliders with California cabernets and the classic caviar and Champagne, tasting stations will highlight the bounty of the region with fresher-than-fresh seafood, just-picked produce, and flavors from around the world.

Stay at one of Exclusive Resorts’ five villas at Pelican Hill®, a 500-acre luxury resort that feels like it’s been transplanted straight from the hills of Tuscany. Enjoy the magnificent Coliseum Pool, surrounded by 18 private cabanas, as well as two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a five-star spa, six dining experiences, and a villa with an open floor plan, expansive terrace, and all the amenities you need to feel like it’s your home away from home.

Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

TBD 2022 | Big Sur Valley, CA

Offering a setting as stunning as the culinary delights offered, the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival highlights the work of chefs, purveyors, and foragers from across the U.S., as well as more than 50 wineries and Champagne houses. Highlights include “Magical Mystery Tours,” a series of intimate half-day events held at undisclosed locations, including wineries and glamorous private homes; winemakers dinners; and a wrap-up Wine & Swine dance party at The Henry Miller Library.

Stay in one of the two-bedroom units at Fairmont Heritage Place in Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Each of the Club’s 10 private residences boasts a gas fireplace, elevated ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus world-class amenities like butler service and private wine storage.

*Please note, all dates are subject to change per the organizers. Be sure to check each festival's respective website for updates and more information.