Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife
Come out to Vilano Beach November 4-6, 2022 for the Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife event. Previously hosted on Jekyll Island, the event is benefiting Vilano Beach Main Street. And to raise awareness of the GTM Research Reserve.
W3 is a culinary weekend like no other blending food & drink lovers with the surrounding beauty of nature! Enjoy beverage tastings artfully combined with inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs as well as local culinary superstars. Plus, there will be great live music as well. And you can experience coastal wildlife up close with GTM Reserve’s research and education experts. They’ll be on-hand Friday and Saturday with interactive programs from sea turtles to alligators.
Please Note: Attendees must be of legal drinking age or older to attend most events. No dogs or pets allowed.
Events are rain or shine and programs are subject to change without notice.
Event Info / Schedule:
W3 Master Classes, presented by Publix + GreenWise Market. Interactive learning experiences showcasing local and celebrity guest chefs, cookbook authors and beverage experts; 4 Classes
Friday, November 4 — 11:30am – 3:30pm
Guided Tours through the GTM Research Reserve/Wine & Cheese Paired Reception. Explore the natural beauty of the GTM Research Reserve concluding the tour with fantastic wine tastings paired with specialty cheeses.
Friday, November 4 — 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Saturday, November 5 — 10:30am – 12:00pm
Sunday, November 6 — 11:30am – 1:00pm
Whiskey Inspired on the Pier. Enjoy tasting whiskey inspired classic cocktails and more with a souvenir glass, along with a variety of appetizer stations, “Pig Pickin’ on the Pier” with whole hog barbecue and music.
Friday, November 4 — 6:30pm – 8:30pm
W3 Main Event – Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Block Party – Vivian Browning Avenue Block Party, Vilano Beach. All three of the W’s and much more including: unlimited varieties of Beverages and the “Best Taste Awards” * culinary delights from the A1A Corridor * hundreds of unlimited varieties of beverage tastings with a souvenir glass * live music * cooking demonstrations * artisan market * the GTM Reserve Stage with wildlife demonstrations and more.
Saturday, November 5 — 2:00pm – 5:00pm
W3 Sunday Jazz Brunch at Casa Monica Resort & Spa. Grand Finale Brunch – an all-inclusive culinary and drink ticket for a Brunch Buffet with gourmet stations for breakfast / lunch lovers.
Sunday, November 6 — 11:00am-1:00pm – First Seating | 1:00pm-3:00pm – Second Seating
Shuttle / Parking Information:
* Old Town Trolley’s will be running every 30 minutes providing most hassle-free way to attend Friday night and Saturday’s Main Event. FREE of charge for festival guests. Keep checking the festival website for the schedule.
* Water Shuttle Service to and from downtown St. Augustine to the Vilano Beach Pier will be available Friday evening and for Saturday’s W3 Main Event. Additional information will be coming soon; keep checking event website.
Click the event website link to purchase your tickets and for all additional information.