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 and enjoy live music from Electric Avenue! Start early and savor your favorite wines from all over the globe paired with regional fare created by our own culinary teams and guest chefs from; The Mill, Il Ritorno, Cena, Jamison B. Breadhouse Bakes, Ichicoro Ane, K Club Bar & Bistro and Oak & Ola - all without waiting in line!
During the VIP Party only, our premier sponsor Moët Hennessey will offer a special Champagne pour served by our team of Sommeliers and paired with a bite of indulgence from our caviar table. There will also be a list of wine pours for VIP ticket holders only.
Get a head start at the Winefest Silent Auction. Wineries and sponsors from all over the world donate unique items only for Bern's. The auction benefits the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship Fund via the James Beard Foundation in partnership with the Laxer Family Foundation.
The fund awarded two scholarships last year managed by 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 from 12:30pm-4 pm.