The 8th annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival will be held at Villagio Town Center (13700 Perdido Key Drive) April 21-23, 2017. The festival is being co-produced by Perdido Key Events and its original host the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored in part by The Meridian & Vista Del Mar. Guests will have the chance to taste a variety of wines from different regions while enjoying local cuisine, music and arts. It’s an event with style, Southern hospitality and just darn good wine.
On both Friday and Saturday nights, April 21st and 22nd, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, guests will participate in the “Taste of Perdido”, where they’ll enjoy a signature dish from local restaurants paired with an ideal wine. This classic Perdido event has sold out the past few years and by popular demand, a second night has been added. 6-8 local restaurants will be featured each night. Each day of the festival, there will be an award for People’s Choice Winner for Taste of Perdido (Chris Sherrill of Flora-Bama Yacht Club and World Food Championship fame has taken home the prize in the past). Speaking of, this year the event is an official qualifier for the World Food Championships! The winner of each of the three People’s Choice contests are automatically qualified to enter the World Food Championships in November.
Tickets for each night’s Taste of Perdido will be $50 per person and includes a collectible wine glass. There will be varied restaurants and musicians featured each night. Friday’s entertainment is The Platinum Premiere duo, while Saturday night will be Dave McCormick and Sunday brunch goers will hear the croons of Frankie Golden.
A VIP Art Viewing will begin at 6:30 pm and all guests arriving between 6:30 and 7:00 pm will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne while they shop for art (count us in, right?). All wines being tasted both nights will be available for purchase.
A new addition to this year’s festival is the Sunday Brunch Champagne Tasting. On Sunday, April 23rd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, guests will be able to purchase $25 tickets which enable them to sample three Champagnes paired with three brunch favorites. All wines from all three days will be available for purchase on Sunday.
Tickets for Taste of Perdido on Friday and Saturday are advance purchase only at the Visit Perdido website. Tickets for Sunday’s Champagne tasting can be purchased in advance at the above website or at the event.