Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands Returns With Artful Cuisine & More

Winners from 2022 Chef of Chefs competitions

The 19th Wine & Food Week, presented by H-E-B, runs from Monday, June 5 through Sunday, June 11. The theme for this year is “Wine + Food = Art.” The festivities, taking place in The Woodlands, include a kickoff party, a panel discussion led by women of the wine industry and a culinary competition/wine-tasting party.

This year, Wine & Food Week is honoring Texas Monthly executive editor and restaurant critic Patricia Sharpe, inducting her into the Chef of Chefs Hall of Fame. Sharpe has worked for Texas Monthly for 48 years, and has also been featured in Gourmet, Bon Appétit and the New York Times.

Below are this year’s Wine & Food Week events, with links for buying tickets online. 

Monday, June 5

Flavors of Australia Wine & Dine Kickoff Dinner – Kicking off the festivities for the week, The Woodlands Resort is hosting a seven-course dinner with Australian wine pairings and live music. The event also serves as a debut for the resort’s new dining concept, Harrison’s. It is $135, and runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wine & Food Week photo op
Wine & Food Week offers plenty of opportunities for fun with friends. Photo courtesy of Food & Vine Time Productions.

Wednesday, June 7

Wine Around the World Wednesday – Hosted at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, this global tasting will feature light bites and wines from around the world. Tickets are $55 and the event runs from 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, June 8

Rosé, A Sweet Soiree – This party, which showcases rosé, sparkling and sweet wines returns for its second year. Hosted at The Peach Orchard, in addition to the wines, there will be live music, door prizes and a fashion show. Rosé, A Sweet Soiree runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and tickets are $75 or $125 for a reserved seat at the fashion show.

Friday, June 9

Ladies of The Vine Tasting, Luncheon & Panel DiscussionThe Club at Carlton Woods is home to this year’s discussion and multi-course lunch. Guests will be given the opportunity to learn more about wine from a panel filled with women of the wine world, including master sommeliers, wine directors and winery owners. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and tickets are $135.

Sip, Suds & Savor – Replacing the For The Love of Texas event, Sips, Suds & Savor is taking a broader approach to having a good time. The event will feature live music, food from local chefs and restaurants, wine, beer and craft spirits. Sip, Suds & Savor takes place at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott from 6 to 9 p.m., and tickets are $45, making it one of the best deals of the week.

Saturday, June 10

Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase – The keystone event of the week takes place in the ballroom of the Woodlands Waterway Marriott from 7 to 10 p.m. More than 100 wines are available to taste, and 35 chefs are competing with some of their best small bites for the Chef of Chefs Culinary Award. 

Attendees are in for an extra treat, as North American Wine & Spirit Importers will be on-site serving samples of award-winning, rare wine from Lebanon. Having attended the event before, I can say with some assurance that you will get your money’s worth with the $150 ticket price. 

Featuring ultra-premium wines, special guests and a private seating area, tickets that include access to the Bayway Cadillac VIP Luxury Lounge are available for $200.  

Sunday, June 11

La Dolce Vita Sparkling BrunchSorriso Modern Italian Kitchen will close out the week’s festivities, serving a four-course brunch paired with Italian wine.

The event schedule during Food & Wine Week is carefully curated and well-executed, and each offers a unique experience. Tickets for each of the Wine & Food Week events are available at the event website.

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