JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (January 13, 2020)Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – W3, a  culinary event on Jekyll Island, Georgia, blends gourmands with nature, taking place February 6 – 9, 2020. W3 artfully combines legendary beverage tastings of all kinds – from all types of spirits, beers, whiskies, and wines, along with inspired cuisine from some of the south’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close. Tickets are all-inclusive with beverage and culinary tastings for this boutique foodie event. Limited quantities advance discount tickets are still available online before January 31, 2020.

The Friday W3 Wine Cruise with Captain Phillip has already sold out; an additional Wine Cruise finale event on Sunday, February 9 from 2 – 4 pm has just been added to the schedule.

A record number of restaurants will be sampling their culinary delights on Friday night and Saturday afternoon – food and beverages all included with the ticket price for each event, including: Certified Burgers & Beverage, Halyards/Tramici/La Plancha, The Beach House Restaurant, Sea Island Resort, The Westin Jekyll Island, The Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, Grand Champion BBQ, B’s Cracklin’ BBQ, One Hot Mama’s, The Whiskey Room, The Sea Pines Resort, Thrive at Fredrica and Southern Soul Barbeque.

The weekend’s events will once again raise funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Attendees can expect to receive a souvenir glass to sip and savor unlimited tastings of great whiskey, spirits, wine, and beer – and savor culinary delights while enjoying some great music, all oceanfront and inclusive with admission ticket. The W3 events take place with breathtaking background views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Jekyll Island Beach Village and The Westin Jekyll Island. A special “Q-Alley” will be part of the Saturday afternoon festivities, with some of the South’s most revered Pitmasters and chefs. Friday’s “Master Class Pours” series of learning seminars, which feature some premium tasting opportunities and world-renowned beverage experts, Master and Advanced sommeliers, distillers and brewmasters. Visit www.whiskeywineandwildlife.com for more information on events, W3 Weekend Getaway Packages and fun volunteer opportunities to get involved behind the scenes of the festival.

Schedule of Events *Schedule of events and talent subject to change

Thursday, February 6: “W3 Wine Dinner and Launch Party”, 6:30 pm, The Reserve, The Westin Jekyll Island, with celebrity guest chef, Whitney Otawka – tickets include a signed copy of Otawka’s new cookbook, The Saltwater Table.

Friday, February 7: “W3 Wine Cruise with Captain Phillip”,11 am – 1 pm, Jekyll Island Historic District Wharf

Friday, February 7: “W3 Master Class Pours”, 12 – 4 pm, The Westin Jekyll Island- with opportunities to learn from the experts!

W3 Master Class Pours Schedule:

12 – 1 pm: “The Saltwater Table”, with Executive Chef/Author, Whitney Otawka and Southbound Brewing, Co.

1 – 2 pm: “Non-traditional Wine Pairings”, with Advanced Sommelier, Eric Crane

2 – 3 pm: “Crab Rice Perloo”, with Chef Clayton Rollison and New Amsterdam Vodka

3 – 4 pm: “Jack Daniels Showcase”, with Assistant Master Distiller, Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniels Distillery

Friday, February 7: NEW event, “Food & Wine Pairing Dynamics”, 4:30 – 6 pm, The Westin Jekyll Island. An opportunity to learn all about tasting and pairing wines, with a special handbook created for the session. $50 from each ticket has been designated as a donation to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Friday, February 7: “Whiskey Inspired”, 6:30 – 9 pm, The Westin Jekyll Island – Hotel takeover and Oceanfront Lawn.

Saturday, February 8: “Uncaged at The Westin”, 10 am – 12 pm, The Westin Courtyard

Saturday, February 8: “Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – W3”, 1 – 4 pm, Jekyll Island Beach Village and Village Green- An afternoon of exceptional beverage and culinary tastings, great music, cooking demos- and experience the island’s native wildlife up close! Souvenir glass with unlimited culinary and beverage tastings. The popular “Sparkling Garden” will return once again with sparkling wines and beverages, sponsored by Aperol Spritz and Dasani Sparkling. Live music, oceanfront by Laiken Love and The Fellowship of Love Band. Guests will not want to miss sampling the Jack Daniels Whiskey Cocktail Challenge – and vote for their favorite bartender’s cocktail creation.

Atlanta Magazine Cooking Demo Stage (*Tastings for the first 50 people in attendance.)

1:30 – 2:15 pm: Georgia Grown Showcase, with Senior Executive Chef, Holly Chute and a showcase of Georgia Grown members.

2:30 – 3:15 pm: The Saltwater Table, with Chef/Author, Whitney Otawka

VIP Lounge, presented by The Moorings at Jekyll Harbor and Atlanta Magazine on The Westin Rooftop tickets available.

Sunday, February 9: “W3 Sunday Brunch”, 11 am – 2 pm (staged seating times), The Reserve, The Westin Jekyll Island- Brunch and unlimited tastings of Champagne, classic cocktails, Bloody Mary Bar, culinary delights and more.

Sunday, February 9: “W3 Wine Cruise with Captain Phillip”, 2 – 4 pm, Jekyll Island Historic District Wharf.


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