11:00am - 12:30pm
Attire: Casual Chic
Complimentary valet parking, or shuttles to the Epicurean Hotel parking garage on Howard Ave.
Safe ride home Uber code emailed to ticket purchasers
At this party, you can truly enjoy the grandeur and elegance of Winefest as you taste your way through the Grand Tasting tents before general admission begins while enjoying live music from Electric Avenue! Start early and savor your favorite wines from all over the globe paired with regional fare created by our culinary teams and guest chefs without waiting in long lines!
During the VIP Party only, our premier sponsor Moët Hennessy will offer a special Champagne poured by our team of Sommeliers and paired with a bite of indulgence from our caviar table. There will be a special list of wine pours for VIP ticket holders only.
Get a head start at the Winefest Silent Auction. Wineries from all over the world donate unique items only for Bern's Winefest. The auction benefits the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship Fund via the James Beard Foundation.
The fund awards one $11,150 scholarship to a Floridian student each year through the James Beard Foundation. Created in the spirit of Bern Laxer, these scholarships are to assist students who are interested in a career in culinary, hospitality management, or viticulture.
Tickets to the VIP Party are limited and include admission to the Grand Tasting that follows from 12:30pm-4 pm.