The Ultimate Guide to Nantucket Food and Wine Festival

Nantucket Wine and Food Festival returns for its 24th year from May 18-22, 2022, bringing with it distinguished winemakers, chefs, sommeliers, and presenters from all around the world for a week of prestigious lunches, dinners, tastings, and educational seminars. It’s one of the biggest island events of the year, and one you don’t want to miss. Here’s everything you need to know about making the most of Nantucket Wine and Food Festival 2022.

Must-See Events at Nantucket Food and Wine Festival 2022

Great Wines in Grand Houses
Great Wines in Grand Houses is a revolving tasting event that runs throughout the week of the festival that features some of the best wines from around the world in Nantucket’s most pristine private homes. Learn about all of the different tastings here.

The Harbor Gala
The Harbor Gala is the kick-off for a wine-filled week of culinary delight. Over 40 chefs and winemakers from around the globe collaborate to create expertly paired dishes and wine tastings for guests to enjoy with Nantucket Harbor as the backdrop.

The Great British Brunch
Join the Brits as they indulge in a traditional English breakfast at the English Breakfast Fry Up. The event is hosted by the White Elephant and features a full breakfast along with English sparkling wine to get your day started the right way!

The Great British Night Out
Step into an evening of iconic British music, award-winning food and drink, dancing, and plenty of late-night fun at The Great British Night Out. Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Great British elements while you taste Britian’s rich flavors, from English sparkling wines to fine Scotch Whisky to artisanal gin cocktails.

Dames Déjeuner
Take a seat at the table with women leaders in the world of food and wine at the Dames Déjeuner luncheon. One of the most popular events at the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival, the luncheon is features compelling dialogue, award-winning cuisine, top-rated wines and some of the world’s most talented women chefs, vintners and sommeliers.

Oysters and French Wines
Oysters and French Wines is a marriage of two of our favorite things: East Coast oysters and French wine. Enjoy some of the best pours from Champagne, Provence, Loire Valley, Chablis and Burgundy paired with delicious, briny bivalves at this fun event.

Don’t miss out on one of the festival’s informative seminars during your visit. Seminars include talks and tastings from winemakers from around the world. They’re a great way to discover your next favorite wine.

The Rosé Brunch
You know what they say….rosé all day! At the fabulous Rosé Brunch, enjoy tastes from 5 different important Rosé producers—Château d’Esclans, Château Miraval, Château Minuty, AIX & Château Peyrassol—at an elegant, seated, three-course gourmet meal while you learn how the famous pink wine has taken the world by storm.

Grand Tasting
You won’t want to miss the island’s main event, the Grand Tastings. Taste over 600 wines and get up close and personal with the chefs and winemakers that make the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival the event it is today!

Nantucket Food and Wine Festival isn’t just about welcoming worldly guests to the island—it’s also a time to recognize the island’s own five-star talent. For our favorite local eateries, check out our Ultimate Guide to Nantucket Restaurants.