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A CULINARY WEEKEND LIKE NO OTHER ON THE EAST COAST!

Events

W3 WINE DINNER & LAUNCH PARTY

Thursday, September 9, 2021

  • 6:30 pm

Location: The Reserve, The Westin Jekyll Island

Join us for the official W3 festival kick-off celebration with a fabulous, multi-course, wine-paired dinner. Hosted by Skip Worden, Executive Chef of The Westin Jekyll Island and The Westin culinary team, this is a feast for all the senses! This is a very limited seating event.

Tickets: $$$ per person

Event Type: Indoor – Banquet

Attire & Info: Cocktail attire, 21 years and over

Presenting Chef:

W3 WINE CRUISE

Friday, September 10, 2021

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Jekyll Island Historic District Wharf

This popular event is a sell-out every year. Guests will delight in this Whiskey Wine & Wildlife wine cruise with Captain Phillip. Tour the enchanting waters that surround Jekyll Island and engage in this most unique wine tasting experience. Guests should arrive thirty minutes ahead of departure time from the public wharf located opposite the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Along with the wine tastings, guests will be able to indulge in some light food preparations as they experience a different perspective of beautiful Jekyll Island, coupled with the insights and “local” knowledge that only Captain Phillip can render.

Tickets: $$ per person

Event Type: Outdoor – On the water, Rain or Shine

Attire & Info: Warm casual, 21 years and over

W3 MASTER CLASS POURS

Friday, September 10, 2021

  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: The Westin Jekyll Island

Whiskey Wine & Wildlife will present a series of 4 educational classes and seminars, presented by a selection of our participating talent. Our W3 Master Class Pours will appeal to all persons whether you are a novice, an expert or just someone who enjoys the opportunity to get up close and personal with these talented masters and have a little fun. Not to be missed, these classes sell out quickly and have limited ticket availability.

Tickets: $$ per person, per class

  • “Master Class Pours Pass”, includes one ticket to each class, advance purchase, limited time & availability
    • $$$ per person

Event Type: Indoor – Classroom

Attire & Info: Casual attire, 21 years and over

Class Schedule:

12:00 pm: Class 1 - TBA

1:00 pm: Class 2 - TBA

2:00 pm: Class 3 - TBA

3:00 pm: Class 4 - TBA

WHISKEY INSPIRED

Friday, September 10, 2021

  • 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: The Westin Jekyll Island – Hotel Takeover and Oceanfront Lawn

Enjoy whiskey, wines and beer, along with a showcase of whiskey inspired classic cocktails and culinary delights. Many tastings will be whiskey inspired – from savory, to decadent sweets! Some of the South’s leading, award-winning celebrity chefs and renowned Golden Isles and Lowcountry superstars will be showcasing their special recipes. The beautiful Westin Jekyll Island provides the perfect backdrop for an al fresco evening, oceanfront under the stars with live music.

Tickets: $$ per person

Event Type: Indoor/Outdoor, All-inclusive, Rain or shine

Attire & Info: Business casual attire, 21 years and over

Our Signature Wine & Whiskey “Pulls” supporting The Jekyll Island Foundation

  • The “Wine Pull” offers the opportunity to pull a numbered cork for a wide variety of Wines ranging up to $50+ in value.
    • $25 per cork or
    • $40 for two corks
  • The “Whiskey Pull” offers the opportunity to pull a numbered cork for a wide variety of Whiskeys ranging up to $100+ in value.
    • $35 per cork or
    • $60 for two corks

2020 Participating Restaurant Vendors:

(Our 2021 vendors are being finalized and will be updated as they announce their participation.)

2020 Participating Beverage Vendors:

(Our 2021 vendors are being finalized and will be updated as they announce their participation.)

UNCAGED AT THE WESTIN

Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Westin Jekyll Island Courtyard

Returning again, this great event at The Westin takes place before the main event on Saturday! A special interactive nature encounter with a falconry demonstration – all while tasting some great Z. Alexander Brown (aka Zac Brown) Uncaged wines with delightful breakfast bites in the Courtyard at The Westin.

Tickets: $$ per person

Event Type: Outdoor, All-inclusive, Rain or shine

Attire & Info: Casual attire, 21 years and over

WHISKEY, WINE & WILDLIFE – W3

Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; VIP access 1:00 pm

Location: Jekyll Island Beach Village & Village Green

The main event will combine our three Ws and more for the perfect island afternoon. With the beautiful ocean backdrop, enjoy tasting culinary delights and a variety of beverages in a souvenir whiskey glass. It’s a full afternoon of stages with cooking and wildlife demonstrations, music and more. The silent auction features great packages, with art, travel, and food and drink packages that benefit the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Tickets: $$ per person

Event Type: Indoor/Outdoor, All-inclusive, Rain or shine

Attire & Info: Business casual attire, 21 years and over

VIP Lounge:

Tickets: $$$ per person

Located on the Westin’s Rooftop & The Reserve Restaurant overlooking the Village Green, the VIP Lounge is a fully catered experience with private bars and a relaxing patio space to take a break from the crowds.

Activation Areas & Events:

Cocktail Challenge

Vote for your favorite drink as our bartenders present their specialty cocktail creation. The “Cocktail Challenge” is always a popular event, but there can only be one winner for best cocktail, so be sure and place your vote!

“BBQ Masters”

Taste why southern BBQ is the best BBQ by cruising down shops set up by the South’s most revered pitmasters, grill masters, and chefs. Some of our 2020 pitmasters included: Robert Owens of Grand Champion BBQ in Marietta, Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ BBQ in Atlanta and Savannah and Orchid Paulmeier, One Hot Mama’s in Hilton Head Island.

Georgia Grown Exhibitors

A collection of Georgia’s finest home grown and home-made products and exhibitors – all made, grown or manufactured in Georgia.

2020 Participating Restaurant Vendors:

(Our 2021 vendors are being finalized and will be updated as they announce their participation.)

2020 Participating Beverage Vendors:

(Our 2021 vendors are being finalized and will be updated as they announce their participation.)

W3 SUNDAY BRUNCH

Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Location: The Westin Jekyll Island, The Reserve Restaurant

The grand finale brunch will be the Westin’s culinary team showcase – with Champagne, whiskey cocktails, Bloody Mary Bar, culinary delights and more, enjoy our legendary finale, all the while taking in the laid back beach vibe.

NOTE: Brunch seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Groups of 6+ should make advance reservations to ensure same table seating. 

Tickets: $$ per person

Event Type: Indoors/Outdoor patio, All-inclusive, Rain or shine

Attire & Info: Casual attire

2020 Participating Beverage Vendors:

(Our 2021 vendors are being finalized and will be updated as they announce their participation.)