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New Orleans Wine & Food Experience!

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New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience! (photo courtesy of New Orleans CVB)

2018 Wine & Food Experience

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the premier events in the Big Easy, showcasing what the city does best. In its 26th Anniversary year, our New Orleans festival has become one of most incredible culinary events in the nation, attracting over 7,000 gourmands and connoisseurs as well as art and music lovers. We're also excited to share the bounty with all the locals who enjoy excellent food, exceptional wine, and a great time!

Each year, hundreds of wineries and restaurants participate. Menus feature local flavor and innovative new creations inspired by diverse cuisines. Top chefs from around the city create culinary experiences like no other. Over two dozen restaurants feature special dining evenings throughout the New Orleans festival. The weekend also features over 1,000 wines from around the world, with special tasting events from wineries. You can enjoy grand tasting events, promenade evenings in the French Quarter, and seminar series to hone your palate.

We also care about our community and want to make New Orleans a better place to live. Over the past 26 years, we have raised more than $1.2 million for local non-profit organizations. From food banks to culinary schools, our beneficiaries have been able to help our community and our culture thrive. We are proud to support our city in this way and look forward to announcing this year's partnering organizations.

If you're looking for a culinary getaway, want to rub shoulders with top chefs and winemakers, or simply enjoy the good food and wine, then book your ticket to this year's New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Gather all the information you need here on our site to help get you prepared. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!

The Tasting Package

The Tasting package gives just a “taste” of what NOWFE has to offer—Includes entrance to:

  • Royal Street Stroll
  • Friday Evening Grand Tasting
  • Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting


The Connoisseur

The Connoisseur package is for the wine and food enthusiast looking to be a part of the entire experience that NOWFE has to offer. Includes early entry to:

  • ViNOLA!
  • Royal Street Stroll
  • Friday Evening Grand Tasting
  • Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting
  • Choice of 4 seminars
  • Festival Poster (signed & numbered)


The VIP Connoisseur

Upgrade to the VIP Connoisseur Package! This ticket allows you to experience the event at the highest level. Includes early entry, new VIP areas and the following:

  • ViNOLA! (early entry)
  • Royal Street Stroll (VIP access)
  • Friday Evening Grand Tasting (VIP access)
  • Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting (VIP Access)
  • Choice of 4 seminars (priority seating)
  • Festival poster (signed & numbered)



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