Wine and Food Festival presented by KrogerAug 23 - 24 , 2014 Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Meadow Brook Music Festival is hosting its 14th Annual Wine and Food Festival presented by Kroger on Saturday, August 23 from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 24 from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tickets at $25 general admission are available at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000. “Designated Driver” tickets may be purchased for $10 and include two free soft drinks. Discounted general admission tickets at $15 are available at all Kroger store locations through Sunday, August 24.
More than 150 award-winning wines from throughout the state of Michigan and across the globe are showcased in themed varieties in the “Michigan: Love from the Glove!,” “Around The World” and “Best Buys of the Season” tents. Wineries include Dizzy Daisy, Fieldstone, St. Julian, Round Barn, Warner Vineyards, LeeLanau Cellars, Fenn Valley, Modern Craft Winery, Carmela, National Wine and Spirits, Imperial Beverage, Five O’Clock Brands, Gallo, Woodberry Wine, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits and Vintage Wine. The festival’s on-site retail tent will have select wines available for purchase by the bottle or case.
Oenophiles or casual wine connoisseurs can also attend wine and food seminars through the weekend at the Seminar tent:
Saturday, August 23
3 p.m. - Mark Williams, William Hill Chardonnay
5 p.m. - Stacey Trumble, The Versatility of Riesling
6 p.m. - Mark Williams, William Hill Estate Cabernet
8 p.m. - Karen Bloomer & Jimme Mares hosting a Wine & Cheese party - how to pair wines & cheese
Sunday, August 24
2 p.m. - Mark Williams, William Hill Chardonnay
4 p.m. - Rolly Mansfield, The Mystery of Meritage Wines
Wine & Food Festival organizers are also excited to provide live entertainment on the Meadow Brook grounds with acoustic guitar player Mark Reitenga performing on Saturday, August 23 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m., and jazz musicians, the Shahida Nurullah Quartet performing on Saturday, August 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and 7 – 8 p.m. and the Wendall Harrison Quartet on Sunday, August 24 from 2 – 3 p.m. and 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Dago Joe’s Food Truck, Jenna Marie Chocolates, Nut Lady, Levy Restaurants and other local food trucks, vendors and restaurants will be offering samples and selling food on site. Kroger will complement William Hill Estate and other featured wines with samples of Boar’s Head charcuterie and cheeses, Graeter’s ice cream and Michigan-made all natural Cooper Street Cookies.
“Kroger is pleased to be able to provide festival participants the opportunity to sample some of the finest wines from Michigan and around the world,” said Jayne Homco, president, The Kroger Co. of Michigan. “We invite festival attendees to visit the Kroger tent where we will offer wine tasting and food sampling during festival hours.”
Pinot’s Palette from Rochester Hills will be on site to give tutorials and will allow guests to paint on canvas.
The Wine & Food Festival Presented by Kroger at Meadow Brook Music Festival is part of the Belle Tire Concert Series.