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Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Event 2024

Come out to Vilano Beach November 7-10 for the Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife 2024 event.   Raising funds and awareness for Vilano Beach Main Street and the GTM Research Reserve.

W3 is a culinary weekend like no other blending food & drink lovers with the surrounding beauty of nature!  Enjoy beverage tastings artfully combined with inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs as well as local culinary superstars. And you can experience coastal wildlife up close with GTM Reserve’s research and education experts. They’ll be on-hand Friday and Saturday with interactive programs from sea turtles to alligators.

Please Note: Attendees must be of legal drinking age or older to attend most events. No dogs or pets allowed.

Events are rain or shine and programs are subject to change without notice.

Event Info / Schedule:

* Pesca by Michael’s W3 Wine Dinner at Hyatt Place St. Augustine/Vilano Beach.  Kicking-off W3 with …. a Cocktail Reception, followed by an elegant 4-course, wine paired dinner by Executive Chef Michael Lugo and Dessert course, by Pastry Chef, Rebecca Reed. Expertly paired with Foley Family Wines.
Thursday, November 7 – 6:00pm-6:30pm Cocktail Reception, 7:00pm Dinner

* W3 Master Classes, presented by Publix + GreenWise Market at Hyatt Place St. Augustine/Vilano Beach.  Interactive learning experiences showcasing celebrity guest chefs, cookbook authors and beverage experts; 2 Classes.
Friday, November 8 — 10:30am – 1:00pm

* Vilano A1A SoiréeHyatt Place St. Augustine/Vilano Beach.   A tasting event – indoors and out – with gourmet bites. Sample some of NE Florida’s best restaurants, enjoy live music featuring Zaza Flamenca. Guests receive souvenir glass for unlimited beer, wine and spirits tastings.
Friday, November 8 — 6:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

* Guided Tours through the GTM Research Reserve/Wine & Cheese Paired Reception. Explore the natural beauty of the GTM Research Reserve concluding the tour with fantastic wine tastings paired with specialty cheeses.  Experience nature up close.  Rain or shine.
Saturday, November 9 — 10:30am – 12:00pm

** W3 Main Event – Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Block PartyHyatt Place St. Augustine/Vilano Beach. All three of the W’s and much more including:  culinary delights from the A1A Corridor * hundreds of unlimited varieties of beverage tastings with a souvenir glass * live music * cooking demonstrations * artisan market * the GTM Reserve Stage with wildlife demonstrations and more.

During the event, vote for your favorite bites and sips! Best Taste Awards & People’s Choice Awards will be presented by Jacksonville Magazine. There will be one People’s Choice Award Winner in seven categories … including beverage tastings.
Saturday, November 9 — 2:00pm – 5:00pm

* W3 Sunday Jazz Brunch at Pesca by Michael’s.  Grand Finale Brunch – an all-inclusive culinary and drink ticket for a Brunch Buffet with gourmet stations for breakfast and lunch lovers.  Two Seatings. First come, first serve basis.  Indoor/outdoor.
Sunday, November 10 — 11:00am-12:30pm  and 12:30pm-2:00pm

Shuttle / Parking Information:

* Saturday, November 9, 2024 — Old Town Trolley’s will be running every 30 minutes as parking is very limited.  Keep checking the website for the schedule as it becomes available.

* Water Shuttle Service to and from downtown St. Augustine to the Vilano Beach Pier will be available; $15.00 each way.  Check the website for all the details.

Click the event website link to purchase your tickets – on sale June 20, 2024 – and for all additional information.


November 7
6:00 pm
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