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The annual Food & Wine Festival is back again on Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th, 2019. We are excited to announce the partnership with the Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association's popular Wine Extravaganza in 2019 to make the Food & Wine Festival a wine-filled weekend to remember!

This tasty event is back for a second year of delicious eats and exquisite wines from the best of Walla Walla Winemakers & Pacific Northwest Wineries. Join us for three days of wine tasting seminars, intimate luncheons with hand-selected wine pairings, unforgettable award-winning chef dinners and more.

Enjoy a brief video that highlights the Food & Wine Festival 2018's memorable moments!

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Schedule of Events

Friday, April 12

Taste at Twilight Opening Reception
6:00 - 9:00 PM | Hors d'oeuvres and Wine Tasting Social
8:00 - 11:00 PM | Bayview Cocktail Lounge, featuring a cocktail competition from 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Tickets: $59.00

Kick-off the Food & Wine Festival weekend with the elegant flavors of wine-pouring stations, high-end small plates & skewered delicacies, a live cocktail competition, live music and more. Featuring the wines of Long Shadows, Walla Walla Vintners, L'Ecole, Basel Cellars, Barrister, Maryhill, Thurston Wolfe, Seven Hills, and Watermill.

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Doubleback Wine Dinner
7:00 - 10:00 PM | Tickets: $225.00

Join us for an elegant night of distinctive wine and exquisite cuisine. This exclusive wine-paired dinner, uniquely crafted by Beverly's Executive Chef Jim Barrett, will be artfully paired with Drew Bledsoe's award-winning Doubleback wines of Walla Walla, Washington.

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Wine Extravaganza Lake Cruises

Kick off the 2nd Annual Food & Wine Festival with J. Lohr Winery. Enjoy sample wine pairings with light appetizers as you cruise Lake Coeur d’Alene. The menu includes Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Classic Chicken Coq au Vin, Idaho Potato Wellington, Cheese plates, Olive oil and Bread, Apple Crumble Cheesecake and Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake. Must be 21+ years of age.

5:00 PM Cruise (4:30 PM boarding) | 7:30 PM Cruise (7:00 PM boarding)

Tickets: $51.50 each

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Saturday, April 13

Sunrise Salutations & Breakfast Bar
7:00 - 10:00 AM | Tickets: $49.00

Start the morning off with the incredible flavors of a fresh & healthy Breakfast Bar featuring Build-Your-Own Parfaits, Mimosa & Juice Bar, Homemade Baked Goods & more. Continue the healthy flow with Sunrise Yoga, led by The Union (7:30 - 8:15 AM) and/or a Guided Hike of Tubbs Hill (8:30 - 9:15 AM).

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Guided Tubbs Hill Hike
We are so excited to have tour guide, Alana, from Wander Spokane join us for our Guided Tubbs Hill Hike following the Sunrise Salutations Breakfast. Wander Spokane offers walking tours that intertwine rural and urban Spokane through history, culture, architecture, art, plants and other interesting realms. We can't wait to have Alana join us to provide knowledge of the Coeur d'Alene area!

Perfect Pairings Wine Classes

Wine Tasting Panel hosted by Sommelier Trevor Treller
10:00 - 11:00 AM | Tickets: $35.00

Hosted by Beverly's talented Sommelier, Trevor Treller, our panel of three of the best wineries in Walla Walla, Washington will discuss the complex, yet delicious, chemistry of their very own wines. Listen, learn, taste, repeat!

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Seven Hills Winery 5-Cab Comparison Tasting Class
10:00 - 11:00 AM | Tickets: $35.00

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. Join Seven Hills Winery as they lead the class in tasting & comparing the flavors, body & cultivation of 5 of their very own different Cabernet Sauvignons.

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Long Shadows Wine Tasting Class featuring Winemaker Gilles Nicault
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tickets: $35.00

As resident winemaker overseeing daily operations at Long Shadows state-of-the-art winery in Walla Walla, Gilles works with a group of celebrated vintners from around the globe. Join Gilles as he tastes & explores the flavors of his very own award-winning wines.

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Coeur d'Cocktails featuring Mixologist Justin Schorzman
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tickets: $35.00

Learn how to muddle, stir and shake the Coeur d’Alene way! Join us for an exploration of North Idaho’s best cocktails, spirits and libations! Justin will teach you the art of libation creation where you learn how to concoct the perfect drinks – and, of course, enjoy them afterwards!

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Three-Course Wine-Paired Lunches

Coeur d'Alene Cellars Wine Lunch at The Cedars Floating Restaurant
1:00 - 3:00 PM | Tickets: $69.00

Join The Cedars Executive Chef, Andy Coleman, as he collaborates with Coeur d'Alene Cellars to bring us an afternoon of distinctive wine & exquisite cuisine! This exclusive wine-paired lunch will feature knowledge and conversation from the culinary and wine team themselves. Come hungry!

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Barrister Winemaker Lunch at Beverly's Restaurant
1:00 - 3:00 PM | Tickets: $69.00

You asked, we listened! The dynamic duo of Beverly's Executive Chef Jim Barrett & Barrister's Winemaker Greg Lipsker is back again for a second year of exquisite cuisine, authentic wines & unbeatable views of Lake Coeur d'Alene. This exclusive lunch, crafted uniquely by Chef Barrett, will be artfully paired with the award-winning wines of Barrister from Spokane, Washington.

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Amavi Cellars Walla Walla Wine Lunch at The Coeur d'Alene Resort
1:00 - 3:00 PM | Tickets: $69.00

Join us for an elegant afternoon of flavorful wines & distinctive cuisine! The Coeur d'Alene Resort's Executive Chef, Rod Jessick, is creatively collaborating with Amavi Cellars of Walla Walla, Washington to craft a menu that delightfully pairs with the authentic flavors of Amavi wines. Cheers!

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Townshend Cellars Lunch on the Green at The Floating Green Restaurant
1:00 - 3:00 PM | Tickets: $69.00

You bring the appetite, we'll bring the view! The talented culinary team at The Floating Green Restaurant, led by Executive Chef Bob McDaniel, is joining forces with Townshend Cellars to create a wine-paired lunch like you've never experienced before. Join us for an afternoon of unique cuisine paired with the authentic flavors of Townshend wines.

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The Artist Den & Idaho Wine Tasting Room
1:00 - 6:00 PM | Tickets: $10.00 Public (Complimentary to Festival Guests)

Join us for an afternoon of exquisite wine & beautiful art! Featuring renowned artists' displays & Idaho Winery Pouring Stations presented by the Idaho Wine Commission! Featured Artists include Ben Joyce, Melissa Cole & Jesse Pierpoint.

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*Downtown Wine Extravaganza: Annual Wine Walk
3:00 - 8:00 PM | Tickets: $20.00

Walk through various locations in Downtown Coeur d'Alene. Participants receive six tickets to taste at Wine Tables of their choice.

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Lakeside Dinner Experience featuring Chef Jay Blackinton of Orcas Island
6:30 - 7:00 PM Cruise | 7:15 Social | 8:00 - 10:00 PM Grand Dinner
9:00 - 11:00 PM Entertainment | Tickets: $125++

Enjoy a wine cruise to the beautiful Hagadone Event Center where a cocktail social awaits, followed by a grand dinner celebration led by Chef Jay Blackinton of Orcas Island! Featuring wine-tasting tables, chef-action stations, live music & more! Enjoy the flavors of Walla Walla Vintners, Va Piano, Basel Cellars, Seven Hills & Reininger.

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Walla Walla Wine-Pairing Dinners

7:00 PM Social | 8:00 - 10:00 PM Dinner
Tickets: $175.00

Enjoy a winemakers kick-off social at 7:00 pm as four incredible Walla Walla Wineries join together to taste & discuss one another's wines! At 8:00 PM, the individual wine dinners will go their separate ways to enjoy a private wine-paired dinner with the Walla Walla winery of their choice.

L'Ecole | Purchase Tickets

Long Shadows Vintners | Purchase Tickets

Pepper Bridge Winery | Purchase Tickets

Dunham Cellars | Purchase Tickets

Sunday, April 14

Dockside Brunch
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Experience the flavors of our Signature Sunday Brunch - with a Specialty Food & Wine Festival Menu offered as well! You bring the appetite, we’ll bring the view! Plan to make reservations early.

Dockside Restaurant

Sip & Signing with Debbie Macomber, Brought to you by Townshend Cellars
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We are so excited to welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber, to our Food & Wine Festival weekend! Brought to you by Townshend Cellars, Debbie will be celebrating the release of Be a Blessing, A Journal for Cultivating Kindness, Joy, and Inspiration. Join us for a mimosa bar, fruit & pastries, and a live seminar from Debbie herself followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Space is limited - purchase tickets soon!

  • Single | $40 - Includes 1 admission ticket, 1 mimosa ticket, 1 pre-signed book
  • Double | $60 per couple - Includes 2 admission tickets, 2 mimosa tickets, 1 pre-signed book

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Grand Wine Tasting featuring demonstrations from Bravo TV Top Chef Chad White
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Tickets: $49.00

Experience an afternoon of distinctive wines & exquisite small bites! Explore the variety of flavors at 10+ Wine-Tasting Stations, including: Long Shadows, Walla Walla Vintners , Townshend, Treveri, Maryhill, Seven Hills, Castaway, Colter’s Creek, Pend Orielle, Reininger, Clearwater, Thurston Wolfe, and Watermill. Enjoy sips and samplers as you watch Chef Demonstrations live on the big screen. We are beyond excited to welcome Bravo TV's Top Chef Chad White back again for another year of unforgettable flavors & extensive culinary knowledge. Come hungry - and thirsty!

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* Not included in All-Access Pass - tickets sold separately. Schedule is subject to change and based on availability.

Ticket Packages

Grand Grenache Pass

$409 per person includes:

  • Friday - Taste at Twilight
  • Sunrise Salutations Brunch
  • Choice of either Wine Class at 10:00 AM
  • Choice of either Wine Class at 11:30 AM
  • 3-Course Lunch
  • Saturday - Walla Walla Wine-Paired Dinner of Your Choice
  • Sunday - Grand Tasting Event

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Grand Grenache Pass Accommodations
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Premier Pinot Pass

$249 per person includes:

  • Friday - Taste at Twilight
  • Saturday - Walla Walla Wine-Paired Dinner of Your Choice
  • Sunday - Grand Tasting Event

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Premier Pinot Pass Accommodations
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Select Syrah Pass

$219 per person includes:

  • Friday - Taste at Twilight
  • Saturday - Walla Walla Wine-Paired Dinner of Your Choice

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2018 Event Highlights