W3 Main Event – Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife

Saturday, November 5, 2022

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Block Party in Vilano Beach
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Location: Vivian Browning Avenue, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084

The main event combines all three of the W’s and much more for the perfect Vilano Beach afternoon. Enjoy culinary delights from up and down the A1A Corridor - nearly 20 of northeast Florida’s best! Guests will enjoy hundreds of unlimited varieties of beverage tastings (spirits, wines and beers) with a souvenir glass and live music. It’s a full afternoon of live music, celebrity guest chefs on the Publix Cooking Demonstration Stage and the GTM Reserve Stage with wildlife demonstrations and more. Tickets are ALL-INCLUSIVE with food and drink tastings included, from some of Northeast Florida’s best restaurants and world-renowned spirits, wines and beers!

Tickets: General Admission $119 per person, limited availability.

Event Type: Outdoor, Rain or shine

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

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Don't Miss the "Best Taste Awards" on Saturday at W3!

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BEST TASTE Awards!

Presented by

BEST OVERALL | BEST SAVORY
BEST SWEET | BEST SEAFOOD
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PEOPLE'S CHOICE Awards!

Presented by

BEST OVERALL | BEST SAVORY
BEST SWEET | BEST SEAFOOD
BEST SPIRIT | BEST WINE | BEST BEER

The Vilano Beach Main Street Silent Auction will feature steals on some great items, including art, travel, and food and drink packages, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Vilano Beach Main Street!

Publix + GreenWise Market Cooking Demo Stage

4 Cooking Demo Sessions

These interactive and intimate learning experiences showcase guest chefs. *Tasting bite samples available for the first 50 people in attendance at each session.

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Iain McWilliam, Sysco, Jacksonville, FL – “Braised Short Rib & Pork Belly”
Learn some professional hacks from Chef Iain on making Braised Short Ribs and Pork Belly”

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Kenny Gilbert, Silkie’s Chicken and Champagne Bar, Jacksonville, FL
 “One of Oprah’s Favorite Holiday Dishes” Field Peas with Smoked Turkey Potlicker, Root Vegetables, Savory Herbs, Spices & Cornbread Crumble

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm: Rebecca Reed, Blacksheep Restaurant Group, Jacksonville, FL
“Faux-rerero Rochers” with Executive Pastry Chef, Rebecca Reed

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Michael Lugo, Michael’s St. Augustine & Pesca by Michael’s, Vilano Beach
“Crispy Yellowtail Snapper with Tostones and Pineapple Nuoc Cham”

Featuring live music from Laiken Love & The Fellowship of Love

Parking is very limited on Vilano Beach – Old Town Trolley’s will be running every 30 minutes and will provide the best and most hassle-free way to attend Friday night and Saturday’s Main Event. The shuttle service is FREE of charge for festival guests!

The Shuttle Schedule will be announced soon!

Water Taxi Services will be available from downtown St. Augustine to the Vilano Beach Pier. Additional information will be coming soon on reserving a Water Taxi.

The festival also highly encourages utilizing ride services and/or designating drivers for guest drop-off/pick-up.

SATELLITE PARKING LOTS & OLD TOWN TROLLEY STOPS

Parking is very limited on Vilano Beach – Old Town Trolley’s will be running every 30 minutes and will provide the best and most hassle-free way to attend Friday night and Saturday’s Main Event. The shuttle service is FREE of charge for festival guests!

The Shuttle Schedule will be announced soon!

Water Taxi Services will be available from downtown St. Augustine to the Vilano Beach Pier. Additional information will be coming soon on reserving a Water Taxi.

The festival also highly encourages utilizing ride services and/or designating drivers for guest drop-off/pick-up.

Participating Restaurants:

(Additional participants are being added and will be updated as finalized.)

Presenting Sponsor
Official Grocery
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Presenting Sponsor
Official Grocery
St. Augustine

Beverage Participants:

(Additional participants are being added and will be updated as finalized.)

Official Tequila
Official Rum