University City Wine Fest Dinner

If you didn’t get a taste of our first event, come out to the Wine Fest Dinner! The dinner includes a five-course meal with featured wines! Purchase tickets below.
A memorable feast: the Wine Fest Evening Dinner

A memorable feast: the Wine Fest Evening Dinner

Fine wines are meant to be enjoyed with great meals. That’s why we proudly introduce the first annual Wine Fest Evening Dinner, Friday, April 12, at University Place. Guests will be treated to unique dishes matched with exquisite wines. The menu for this special night has been crafted by Executive Chef Eric Litaker of Suffolk Punch Culinary Café and Taphouse. Under Litaker’s guidance, Suffolk Punch offers an ever-evolving menu pairing locally and sustainably sourced seasonal ingredients with scratch-made processes. Our Wine Fest dinner menu, from the Sautéed Prince Edward Island Mussels to Seared Pekin duck breast, showcases Litaker’s unique culinary touch.   Fine wines for a wonderful meal The wine pairings for our dinner are sure to delight, as well. All come from the renowned Robert Mondavi Winery. Two have earned Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast scores of 90 or higher. The Auros Cabernet was crafted by Mondavi Vineyards winemaker Megan Schofield with hand-selected fruit from four revered Napa Valley sub-appellations: Oak Knoll, Oakville, Rutherford, and Stag’s Leap. Each sip is sure to be memorable!   Reserve your place now The dinner will take place 6:30-9 pm Friday, April 12, lakeside at University Place at 8933 J.M. Keynes Drive Unit 2. Cost per person is $85. Seating is limited. Click here to buy tickets.   Wine Fest Eve Dinner Menu   First Course Bay scallop cevieche, fresh masa tostada, charred pineapple salsa Wine pairing: Mondavi Oakville Fume Blanc 2015   Second Course Sautéed P.E.I. mussels, chorizo, saffron beurre blanc, cilantro oil, charred campagne bread Wine pairing: Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay 2016   Third Course Seared Pekin duck breast, house made...
University City Wine Fest – the best tasting festival in town!

University City Wine Fest – the best tasting festival in town!

Join us April 13 for Charlotte’s most spirit-filled springtime festival – the University City Wine Fest. Spend the afternoon lakeside at University Place sampling and learning about fine wines from two dozen wineries, plus craft beers and spirits! One ticket covers all the beverages you can consume (responsibly) at our event.   Don’t miss 3 new Wine Fest Weekend events at University Place The third annual Wine Fest is better and BIGGER than ever – in fact, three days bigger! Wine Fest Weekend now spans four wine-themed events. Along with our signature Wine Fest on Saturday, the weekend features: Taste, Sip & Stroll – Tasty bites, lively arts, wine and more. 6-9 pm Thursday Wine Fest Evening Dinner – Sumptuous dining and exquisite wines. 6:30-9 pm Friday Wine Fest Sunday Brunch – Lakeside at Famous Toastery. 11 am-2 pm Sunday “We’ve seen an increase in interest and attendance for the University City Wine Fest each year and are thrilled to grow the festival from a one to four-day event,” says Darlene Heater, Executive Director of University City Partners. “The scenic boardwalk with easy access to LYNX makes for a perfect location to host the festival each year. I’m excited for our new partnerships with area restaurants to host a four-course dining experience, brunch and taste, sip and stroll event to create an unforgettable kick-off to spring.” Wine lovers rejoice! A day to remember Saturday’s signature Wine Fest will give guests the rare opportunity to choose from among more than 100 wines from 25 wineries. Tim Wallace of the Wine Vault once again has selected the wines for the event....