The 2nd Annual Florence Wine and Food Weekend to Savor is back for 2019. Enjoy a weekend filled with Florence’s best chefs, incredible wines including our featured winery, Laetitia Winery from California’s Central Coast, and our celebrity chef for the weekend, Heidi Vukov, owner of Croissants Bistro and Bakery and Hook and Barrel, both in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The Lock, Stock, and Wine Barrel ticket grants you access to all three Florence Wine and Food Weekend events: Meat & Meander on Thursday, April 11; Sip & Savor Wine Stroll on Friday, April 12; and the Full Life, Full Forward Feast—the Final Pour on Saturday, April 13.
The Lock, Stock, and Wine Barrel ticket is also a cost savings of 15% for the weekend’s events. Here’s what your ticket includes:
Thursday, April 11 | Meat & Meander at the Waters Building (135 S. Dargan Street)
This event is all about the meat! ! Enjoy cooking demonstrations and tastings including decadent sides and desserts all paired with sumptuous wines from the Kysela Pere et Fils winery and craft beers from Local Motive and Seminar Brewing. Billy McBride and Stephen Thompson, owners of Local Motive, along with Seminar Brewing’s Bryan Fisher, Travis Knowles, Shawn Steadman, John Matthis and Dave Peters will be on hand to discuss their many unique local brews. This casual event will showcase all these local chefs, sommeliers and brew masters. Celebrity Chef for the weekend, Heidi Vukov, will also be in attendance to sign copies of her new cook book, Bonjour, Y’all!
Friday, April 12 | Sip + Savor Wine Stroll (100 W. Evans Street)
Join us in downtown Florence along Dargan and Evans Streets for grand wine and beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres, and browsing the many boutiques and shops. A myriad of downtown businesses will serve as tasting rooms showcasing 24 wines from Rick Havekost’s Micky Finn’s. Test your “nez” and compare tasting notes with knowledgeable sommeliers; and for the beer connoisseur, Local Motive and Seminar Brewing will feature several of their extraordinary craft beers throughout the evening. Enjoy a spring evening in downtown Florence as you stroll from venue to venue.
Saturday, April 13 | Full Life, Full Forward Feast (201 S. Dargan Street)
An elegant evening of fine wines from Laetitia Winery from California’s Central Coast will be paired perfectly with a five course, locally sourced, impeccable feast prepared by award winning chefs that is sure to delight the palate. The feast will begin with a wine reception adjacent to the tented dining area outside on the lawn of the FMU Performing Arts Center and concludes with a memorable final pour paired with a scrumptious dessert created by the 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassador, Heidi Vukov.