Tickets are selling out fast to the Charleston Wine+Food Festival!

February 9th, 2012 by

We’re getting so excited for the Charleston Wine+Food Festival that launches in just a few short weeks from March 1-4, 2012! Baker Motor Company is so proud to be the automotive sponsor for this incredible event, which truly celebrates the amazing, innovative culinary talent right here in Charleston.

While many events have already sold out, there is still time to get your tickets! Here are a few of our favorites that still have availability:

March 2, 12-3 p.m. (Almost Sold Out!) Wine Around the Garden – This is a gorgeous and delicious event not to miss! Wind your way through the luscious beauty of America’s oldest landscaped gardens just in time to enjoy the radiant bloom of centuries-old camellias and daffodils. Along the way, you’ll meet nine featured Festival winemakers who’ll be offering special varietals selected for this afternoon at Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark. The winemakers and local chefs will join you in the pavilion for a sumptuous lunch.  If you’re taking the shuttle, a docent will provide you with the fascinating history behind this 18th-century institution.

March 2, 2-5 p.m. Taste of the South Grand Tasting Tents Make sure to stop by the Baker tent! (Another opportunity to attend is on Saturday from 3-6 p.m.) Over 90 food, wine and spirit stations serving samples of products from across the country are blended together at this Festival hot spot. The perimeter tents feature the SCE&G Celebrity Kitchen (home of the Thermador Cooking Competitions), Charleston Cooks! Retail + Book Signing Tent, Palmetto Cheese Culinary Hub (showcasing specialized food talks and hands-on demos), the official Festival merchandise boutique, BB&T Lounge, Whole Foods Market Wine Shop and the Stock Yards Angus Beef and Sterling Silver Outdoor Living + Grilling Area (complete with a FIJI Water Lounge, sit-down grilling demos and more). Doesn’t that sound incredible?

March 4, 5-8 p.m. BBQ Blues+Brew – Always a fun event to wrap up the show, with Southern pitmasters drawing the Festival weekend to the perfect close.  Ten local and national ‘que maestros are going to be pitted against each other to see who can prepare the most finger-licking good barbequed whole hog, brisket, chicken and fixings.  Upon entering, you’ll receive a token so that you can vote for your favorite and see how your choice compares to that of our celebrity judges.  Ice-cold beer, wine and cocktails will quench your thirst, and our favorite acoustic quartet—The Bushels—treat us to their bluegrass music. And don’t forget to pick-up a Moonpie!

Check out all the Charleston Wine+Food Festival events, and get your tickets now. Don’t wait – the events really will sell out!