Nantucket Wine Festival - The Perfect Spring Getaway

Every May on Nantucket, Massachusetts more than 150 wineries, wine connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts gather to Nantucket for the Nantucket Wine Festival. The festival has enjoyed ten successful years and looks to continue this great new tradition.

The Nantucket wine festival is a weekend full of events and opportunities for enthusiasts to enjoy wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and the celebrated Grand Tasting. Anyone can be a part of the Grand Tasting which lets participants taste wines from the more than 150 wineries. There are different sessions for the Grand Tasting and the public can buy tickets to one or two sessions and enjoy the wines and fine food.

The Nantucket Wine Festival takes place in the heart of downtown Nantucket. This visitor friendly location provides easy walking access to most features. If you want to walk to the Nantucket beachside its close the same applies to walking to your lodging. Nantucket Wine Festival is in the heart of it all so you'll be able to enjoy the outdoors in beautiful spring weather. Try to arrange your Nantucket lodging early though because the event is popular you'll enjoy having the peace of mind knowing you that already took care of Nantucket lodging arrangements. When not tasting wines you should visit the beautiful Nantucket beachside. Take an evening stroll along the Nantucket beachside and enjoy the light ambiance and care-free attitude after a day of exquisite wine tasting.

One of the most talked about festivities of the Nantucket Wine Festival is the Great Wine in Grand Houses event. This event takes participants into grand and elegant homes for sit-down wine tasting with experts. Space is limited in each of the houses to 12 to 20 people. Some of the wine tasting locations in the Great Wine in Grand Houses event also feature a dinner prepared by a master chef and presented with the wine tasting. Prices vary for this event. The cost for some the wine tasting only experiences in Great Wine in Grand Houses are between $80 and $150 per ticket. Wine tasting and dinner is an exquisite and once in a lifetime opportunity and cost for those range from $400 to $900 per ticket. Master Chefs team up with renowned wine makers to bring the ultimate in wine tasting and fine food experience. The Great Wine in Grand Homes event brings participants, master wine makers and nationally acclaimed chefs together in intimate settings to enjoy fine food and wine.

There are many more events that happen at the Nantucket Wine Festival. There's also the Celebrity Chef and Wine Auction Dinner, the Charity Gala and a medley of courses and Wine Symposia by world-renowned and acclaimed wine makers. So get yourself a map of Nantucket, make your Nantucket lodging arrangements and buy tickets for the events you want at the Nantucket Wine Festival.

For a nice weekend trip to enjoy culture, fine food, great wine and a festive atmosphere you should try the Nantucket Wine Festival. It makes for a great spring retreat with an exclusive feel. Making Nantucket lodging arrangements is easy. The island is small enough where navigation is easy with a Nantucket map. The Nantucket Wine Festival caters to all. From wine connoisseurs, to wine enthusiasts, to wine makers, chefs and to just those who enjoy a glass of wine every now and again. The 2007 11th annual Nantucket Wine Festival schedule won't be announced until January but it's never to early to start planning the experience. Researching and inquiring about Nantucket lodging, obtaining a Nantucket map and arranging your schedule can all be done now. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in this rich and wonderful experience.

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