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Wine & Food Festival

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival is a multiday extravaganza of wine, food, chefs, restaurants, beer, and spirits, featuring tastings, parties, a burger contest, cooking exhibitions and more!

Event Info

Stay tuned for details on next year’s Wine & Food Festival.

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General event information:
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Presenting Sponsors

Blue Moon
E&J Gallo Winery
Heineken Silver
Montefiore Einstein
Party Line
Pepe Auto Group

Platinum Sponsors

The Peak
Dos Equis Margarita
The Journal News
New York Post
Plymouth Gin
Red Stripe Rum Drinks
Shanky's Whip
Signature Kitchen Suite
The Butterfly Cannon Tequila
Westchester Country Parks

Wine Sponsor

Stew Leonard's Wines & Spirits of Yonkers

Ground Beef Sponsor

Stew's Naked

Propane Sponsor


Benefitting Charities

Stew Leonar III Water Safety Foundation
Westchester Parks Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Enormous Creative
Wine Enthusiast

Silver Sponsors

Astral Tequila
Aviation American Gin
Don Juilo Rosado
Liquid Fables
Maker's Mark
Maze Sexual & Reproductive Health
On the Rocks
Sipsmith London
SUNY Westchester Community College
The Wine Group
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Tres Generaciones
Twisted Tea Sweet Tea Whiskey
Truly Flavored Vodka
Visit Westchester County

Bronze Sponsors

Antigua and Barbuda
Bardstown Bourbon Company
Barilla Pesto
Beam Suntory
Black Button Distilling
Brown Forman
Campari Group
Chandon Garden Spritz
Tequila Código
Delicato Family Wines
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Doc James Cigar Lounge
Fort Hamilton Distillery
Frisky Premium Whiskey
Tequila Herradura
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
JP McHale Pest Management
Korbel California Champagne
Moët Hennessy
News 12
Oasis Day Spa
Pure Grenada
Renewal by Andersen
Ripe Juice Bar
River's Edge
Sagamore Spirit Rye
William Wolf
Wölfe Cutlery
Woodford Reserve

Event Sponsors

Faire la Fête
Foodie Card

Party on the Pier Sponsor

Upstate Vodka

Burger & Beer Blast Prime Sponsor

Resorts World

Burger & Beer Blast Partners

818 Tequila
Four Roses Bourbon
Tequila Patrón

2023 Wines & Spirits

2023 Lineup of Events

Perfect Pairings

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Perfect Pairings of Wine & Food with Kevin Zraly

Ever wonder what goes into wine and food pairing? Now is your chance to use your palette and learn the intricacies of these wines specially chosen to be paired with the creative cuisine of Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant & Inn. Renowned wine expert and author Kevin Zraly leads this fine wine and delectable dining experience with owner, John Crabtree. A limited number of seats are available for this exclusive event. View the menu here.

Location: Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant & Inn
Time: 6pm-9pm
Individual Ticket Price: $150 (Limited Seating)

Party on the Pier

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Party on the Pier at Tiki Beach at Playland

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival returns to the beach! Guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening on the Playland boardwalk overlooking the beautiful Long Island Sound while enjoying samples of summer favorites from local restaurants and food trucks plus beer, wine, cocktails and live music. The highlight of the night will be our 5th Annual Bartender Shake-Off, featuring Westchester’s top bartenders competing for Best Bartender honors.

Location: Playland Park
Time: 6pm-9pm
Individual Tickets: $65
Party Pack of 10 Tickets: $600

Burger & Beer Blast

Thursday, June 8, 2023
Burger & Beer Blast

The annual Burger & Beer Blast just keeps getting bigger, better and more delectable than ever. Westchester’s ultimate party, the Burger & Beer Blast pits 30 local restaurants in a competition to serve up the signature burger that will reign supreme. Guests get to sample, vote and proclaim the winner. With craft beer, food trucks, wine and spirits plus music, the Burger & Beer Blast is this summer’s hottest ticket.

Location: Kensico Dam Plaza
Time: 6pm-9:30pm
Individual Tickets: $75
Party Pack of 10 Tickets: $700

Wine Collectors' Dinner

Friday, June 9, 2023
Wine Collectors’ Dinner

Westchester Magazine proudly presents the 3rd Annual Wine Collectors’ Dinner, an exclusive wine dinner to end all wine dinners. This is the chance for all Wine Connoisseurs to tap into their collections and share their most valued vintages with other wine lovers. If you were holding back a bottle waiting for the right group to share it with — now is the time to pop that cork! This luxe showcase of unique vintages, which includes a champagne reception, will be an experience for every guest to taste and share the rare vintages that other guests bring from their cellars. Guests will also enjoy a memorable dinner specially selected and prepared by Westchester’s top chef, Peter X. Kelly. View the menu here.

Location: X2O Xaviar’s on the Hudson, Yonkers
Time: 6:30pm – Champagne Reception; 7pm – Dinner & Bottle Share
Individual Ticket Price: $185 per person (includes tax & gratuity) plus minimum of one bottle per person OR one magnum per couple

Grand Tasting Village

Saturday, June 10, 2023
Grand Tasting Village

The signature event of the Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting Village features live Chef demos, tastings from 40+ local restaurants and more than 200 wines and spirits. Chef demonstrations and a variety of food trucks create a gastronomic delight for food and wine lovers. For those looking for something a little more personal, there is the Party Line Connoisseurs Tent. This private area features an exclusive lounge with the event’s highest quality wines along with dishes from the area’s top restaurants. Wine expert, author and educator Kevin Zraly will be leading Wine Seminars throughout the day focusing on the vintages being served in the Connoisseurs Tent.

Location: Kensico Dam Plaza
Time: 12pm-4pm
Tickets: $85
Party Pack of 10 Tickets: $800
Party Line Connoisseur Ticket: $125 – includes admission to the Grand Tasting Village, the exclusive Connoisseur Tent featuring rare, high-end wine and food, and reserved seating at the chef demos (*Limited tickets available*)

2023 Participating Restaurants

Party on the Pier - Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Burger & Beer Blast - Thursday, June 8, 2023

Stew's Naked indicates participating restaurants using official beef sponsor, Stew’s Naked.

Grand Tasting Village - Saturday, June 10, 2023

2023 Guest Chefs & Personalities

Michael Boulos

The Raconteur

Chef David Burke

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Dave DiBari

Chef + Owner
The Cookery | The Parlor | Dough Nation
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Oriana Flecha

Archie Grand

Lisa Foster

Birdsall House

Scott Frantangelo

Chef + Owner
Freebird | L’inizio
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Veronica Kallas

Greca Mediterranean Kitchen + Bar

Peter X. Kelly

Restaurateur & Renowned Chef
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson
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Chistina Laverde

Red Horse by David Burke

Stew Leonard Jr.

President & CEO
Stew Leonard’s

Rafael Palomino

Sonora Restaurant
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Lisa Salvadorini

Kate Schlientz

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Chistina Laverde

3X Bartender Shake-Off Winner
Rivermarket Bar & Kitchen

Kevin Zraly

Wine Expert
Founder of Windows of the World Wine School
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What is the Wine & Food Festival?

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of wine, food, chefs, restaurants, beer, and spirits, featuring tastings, parties, a burger contest. cooking exhibitions and more!

What are the dates for the festival?

Stay tuned for details on next year’s event.

Where does the festival take place?

Stay tuned for details on next year’s event.

Is there parking?

Yes, there is free parking on site.

What is the benefit of purchasing a Connoisseurs Ticket(s) to the Grand Tasting Village?

The Grand Tasting Village Connoisseur Ticket includes admission to the Grand Tasting Village, the exclusive Connoisseurs Tent, which features rare, high-end wine and food and reserved seating at the chef demos. Limited tickets available.

Where can I find my tickets?

Tickets can be found on your confirmation email and receipt.

How do I show my tickets?

Digital tickets will need to be presented on your smartphone. Guests can display more than one ticket on the same smartphone. Tickets may also be printed at home and brought with you the day of the event. No one will be admitted without a ticket.

Where do I pick up my wristbands?

Select events require a wristband. You must present a printed ticket or digital ticket on your phone. Tickets are scanned at the door in exchange for a wristband. If you are unsure about which line you should go through, please ask one of our staff. Wristbands must be worn at all times. Individuals not wearing a wristband will not be allowed entry, no exceptions. Please do not lose or remove your wristband – these are not replaceable.

Do you allow re-entry?

Yes, you may leave and return as often as you like once you receive your wristband.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Events do sell out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets online early!

What is your refund policy?

All ticket sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.

Is there an age limit or an ID requirement to enter the event?

All Wine & Food Festival events are 21 and older. Valid ID is required at all events. If event security cannot verify your age, you will not be admitted into the event. Anyone under the age of 21 will be refused entry and tickets will not be refunded.

Can I bring my children?

All festival events are 21 and older. No children or infants (even in strollers or carriers) are allowed to attend any festival event.

Are pets allowed?

No, pets are not allowed unless they are a service animal.

Do I have to pay for food and drinks once I’m inside the event?

No, tickets are all inclusive of food and beverages at the event.

Am I required to be fully vaccinated to attend this event?

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required to attend.

Do I have to wear a face mask?

Masks are not required, and can be used based on personal preference. Guests and staff may continue to wear masks for a variety of reasons, so please be kind and considerate of others.

How do I become a sponsor?

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How do I become a vendor?

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