Asheville and Western North Carolina’s food scene has exploded. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. TripAdvisor placed Asheville right up there with New York City, San Francisco, and New Orleans when it bestowed the city with a Traveler’s Choice Food & Wine Destination Award in 2011; The Huffington Post named Asheville one of the Top 10 Undiscovered Local Food Cities in 2009; and in 2014, Southern Living listed Asheville among the Tastiest Towns in the South.
The Asheville Wine & Food Festival was born from a desire to celebrate and showcase our area’s chefs, wineries, breweries, distilleries, farmers, and food producers. ELIXIR (AMUSE & ESSENCE), SWEET and the GRAND TASTING places the 3 day Festival as a smorgasbord of food, wine, beer, and spirits, plus culinary demonstrations, and a chance to meet authors, farmers, chefs, winemakers, brewers, and much, much more. Come sample the best food scene in the south!