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Ponte Vedra Chamber to host food and wine festival

The Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual Ponte Vedra Food and WineFest frompontevedra chambersmall Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6-8.  Most events will take place at the Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort.

“Food and wine lovers will not want to miss this fantastic three-day extravaganza, which will provide exceptional opportunities to taste hundreds of wines from around the world and savor dishes prepared by some of the area’s finest chefs and restaurants,” said Ginger Lilley Peace, executive director of the Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The Food and WineFest opens at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, with Una Noche Especial, a four-course tasting menu prepared by the Sawgrass Marriott’s Chef David Scalise. The menu will be paired with the wines of Bodega Navarro Correas.  The evening will include a demonstration of the national dance of Argentina, the tango, and a live and silent auction.  Prizes include a trip to Argentina with three nights in Buenos Aires and three nights in Mendoza with a special tour of the featured winery.  Tickets for Una Noche Especial are $95.  The event is available by advance purchase only.

The Grand Tasting event will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 7. More than 145 international and domestic wines will be available for tasting.  Guests will also enjoy samples of signature dishes from 10 area specialty and gourmet restaurants.  The highlight of this event is a silent auction with numerous items including overnight getaways, limousine rides, restaurant gift certificates and more.  Tickets to the Grand Tasting are $45 in advance, $50 at the door. 

The Sunday Champagne Brunch will feature a four-course menu prepared by Chef Brett A. Smith at the Marriott’s Augustine Grille.  The brunch will be accompanied by the fine wines of Domaine Chandon.  Tickets to the Champagne Brunch are $65.  The event is available by advance purchase only and has sold out in past years.

The chamber is offering a combo ticket with admission to all three Food and WineFest Events for $175.  The combo ticket is available by advance purchase only.

For more information and to reserve tickets, call the Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce at 904-285-2004 or e-mail

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