The Wine and Food Festival will include:

3 Wine Tents

Glazer’s, Republic, and other local wineries will be set up in all three tents giving out samples of wine. You can taste red to white to sparkling wine! There will be over 200 wines to taste.


VIP “Top Dog” Area

The VIP Area is located on the Historic Suspension Bridge with a beautiful view looking over the Brazos River. Tables are $1,000 which includes exclusive Wine and Food pairings and VIP wineglasses. VIP guests are also allowed to arrive one hour early before the event officially begins. They can start tasting the wine and food before general admission arrives.

Silent Auction Tent

We are very excited about our Silent auction this year. We will have about 75 items up for bidding that value at $100 or more. You will get to bid on special wines to great experience packages!


Man Tent

As one of our most popular attractions, our “Man Tent” offers beer, BBQ and big screen TVs. Guest can enjoy a variety of beer samples while watching College Football on our three big screen TVs. There is also a BBQ cook-off between two cousins, one representing Shiner Bock and the other representing Lone Star. Guest will get to taste and vote for the best BBQ! Another addition to our “Man Tent” is the Cigar Lounge. TJ’s Cigar Lounge will be there handing out cigars.


Restaurant Vendors and Dessert Tent

Sample food and desserts from your local restaurants. We will have 30+ restaurants attending Winefest this year. View the list of vendors on our Restaurants Page. Also, you will get to vote for the best food and best decorated vendor table this year! Everyone enjoys a little competition!

Cork Pull

Cork Pull is one of our main and most successful attractions at the event. What make this so popular is that anyone who participates wins a bottle of wine! Different wines are lined up on a wall. With a $10 participation fee, a person picks out a cork from a basket. A number is written on the cork and the bottle of wine on the wall that matches that number is the bottle that person wins. Someone has the chance to win a $10 to $200 bottle of wine!



Red Carpet Pet Parade

Sponsored by Vision Source, we will showcase 12 of our shelter dogs in a Pet Parade. They will walk across a red carpet in front of all the attendees. These dogs will be available for immediate adoption at the Shelter Tent!


We will have 4 trio jazz bands located around the event.

ALL NEW FOR 2012: Champagne Tent!

For only $20, you can have a chance to win this beautiful black and white diamond pendant by Linda McEathron of Design House Custom Jewelry.
Win this black diamond at the 2012 Heart of Texas Wine and Food Festival in Waco