Indulge in Local Flavors at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Farhad Ibrahimzade

From Wednesday, June 5th, to Sunday, June 9th, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience will unfold across various locations throughout the city. This exceptional festival features top-tier events, from coffee roasting and interactive pizza making to pastry pairings and wine tastings, that showcase both culinary creativity and exquisite beverages. 

Kicking off the Main Stage events, Vinola presents an exclusive tasting experience, uniting wine enthusiasts and foodies to savor rare wines paired with local chefs’ gourmet dishes and engage with winemakers and culinary experts. Other captivating events such as the Tournament of Rosés, The Grand Tasting, and Burlesque, Bubbly & Brunch, each promise live entertainment, mouthwatering dishes, and a diverse array of wines to relish. 

For wine enthusiasts, the lab events at the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District Hotel provide attendees with an educational and immersive experience covering a range of topics, from Pét Nat, Italian, and Oregon wines to the nuances of wine glassware. 

This year’s Masterclasses, offering attendees unique and hands-on experiences, include a blending lab, allowing guests to participate in the winemaking process, and a how-to demo on making a classic old-fashioned cocktail, complete with a family-style picnic. 

Tickets for the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience are available online. They can be purchased per individual event, with prices starting at $75, or through various packages, starting at $258.