This year's Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival is certain to showcase why Grand Rapids has been named Beer City USA and why Michigan is becoming a popular destination for beer and wine enthusiasts. Generally held the third weekend in November, DeVos Place Convention Center in downtown Grand Rapids will be the host to the International Wine & Food Festival. This event is the largest wine and beer tasting event in the Midwest offering more than 1,200 different wines and over 200 varieties of beers. There will also be chances to sample ciders and spirits.
Of all the beers, wines, & spirits on hand at this year's Festival, products brewed right here in Michigan are sure to be a highlight. Over 100 of the beverages on hand will be from local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Items featured from the local Grand Rapids area include beers from Founder's Brewing Company and New Holland Brewing, along with wines from Robinette Cellars and Cascade Winery. Both breweries are not only local favorites, they're makers of national award winning brews. Robinettes and Cascade Winery take the best produce West Michigan has to offer and turns them into (or even allows you to turn them into) really great fruity wines. You'll be sure to find your own personal local favorite.
In addition to sampling some really great beers and wines from all over the world, local winemakers, brewmasters, distillers, and authors will be on hand offering informational workshops for those who may be interested in attempting a little brewing or winemaking at home. Some of Grand Rapids finest restaurants have been invited to offer small plate tastings to festival participants. They've guaranteed you won't go home hungry. Featured restaurants include places like Cygnus 27, San Chez, six.one.six, and JU Sushi & Lounge.
Tickets for the Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival include a sampling glass and event program. Tasting tickets are available for 50 cents and samplings vary in the number of tickets required to purchase. Tasting tickets may be purchased at the event, admission may be purchased in advance here or at the box office during the event.
The Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival offers you the chance to find a perfect food pairing to many of the great wines and beers offered for sampling. But you won't find a better pairing to this event than a stay at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy all three days of this great event while enjoying all the comforts of our bed and breakfast. The international flavor of many of our rooms are perfect for accompanying the international flavor of this event. Check out the French Riviera Room, the Tuscan Villa, or any of our other great rooms that are themed from around the world. Every guest suite has a king size bed, jacuzzi tub for two, fireplace and an electric wine chiller with wine glasses, cork skrew and bottle stopper. We're a perfect compliment to this great event. Check out our availability and book your stay with us today.