From its new home in Butler Park, the Austin Food & Wine Festival returns for another year of wining and dining, mixing and mingling. After announcing the celebrity-fueled chef lineup in January, today, the festival announced the official vendor list featuring more than 100 purveyors of food, wine and sprits. The festival runs from April 25-27.
Among the first time vendors is the brand spankin' new Blackbird and Henry, which opened on Guadalupe Street in late February. Local food truck favorite Tapas Bravas and South Lamar's resident ice cream shop Lick will also make their debut. Look for sipping stations from Dripping Springs Vodka, Mountain Valley Spring Water and Tres Agaves Tequila, among many others.
Additional Austin Food & Wine newbies include:
American Lamb Board; Anderra; Atalon Winery; Baked by Amy’s; Blackbird and Henry; Bona Dea Gluten Free; Byron Wines; Cambria Estate Winery; Campari; Celtic Seafare; Champ de Rêves; Château D'Esclans; Confituras; The Dojo Sake Bar & Izakaya; Dripping Springs Vodka; Duckhorn Vineyards; Empson & Co. Wines; Finn & Porter; Foley Family Wines; Fork & Vine; Frank; Ghirardelli Chocolate; Gompers Gin; Hall Wines; High Brew Coffee; Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams; Joseph Phelps Vineyards; Lick Honest Ice Creams; Lifeway; Mighty Bird; Mountain Valley Spring Water; Mouton Cadet; Nothing Bundt Cakes; Otto’s; Primizie Crispbreads; Pure Leaf; Renwood Winery; Schmidt Family Barbecue; Chef Eric Shelton; Siduri Wines; Sterling Lamb; Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads; Stregare Cheesecake Company; Tapas Bravas; Texas Olive Ranch; Tres Agaves Tequila; Trinchero Family Estates; Vibrant Rioja; William Grant & Sons; Wine Sisterhood; Wines of Brasil.
And those aren't the only vendors taking over the 20,000 square foot H-E-B Grand Tasting Pavilion. Local returning vendors include Cru – A Wine Bar, Z'Tejas and Texas Hill Country Olive Co.
Other returning Festival vendors include:
Alaska Seafood; Amici Cellars; Antinori; Capture Wines; Cayman Islands; Château Ste. Michelle; Cinco Vodka; Coterie Market; Cru – A Wine Bar; Duchman Winery; Freemark Abbey; Fara Coffee; Farmhouse Delivery; Francis Ford Coppola Winery; Glorified Granola; Gnarly Head; H-E-B; Hope Family Wines; Jasper’s; Kerrygold; KitchenAid; Matanzas Creek Winery; Michael Angelo’s; Northstar; Palm Bay Imports; Ranch 616; Rodney Strong Vineyards; Simi Winery; Stella Artois; Stonestreet Wines; Taken Wine Co.; TEO; Terlato Wines International; Texas Hill Country Olive Co.; Thorny Rose Wines; Tiny Pies; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Topo Chico Mineral Water; Winebow; Winery Exchange; Z’Tejas.
The Food & Wine Festival kicks off on Friday, April 25, with the Taste of Texas in Republic Park. The H-E-B Grand Tasting Pavilion will be open on Saturday, April 26 from 12 - 4 pm and on Sunday, April 27 from 12 - 3 pm.
Tickets for the event come in the remaining two options, Taste ($250) and Savor ($850), and are available here. The Taste option gets you access to more than 40 demos, seminars and various tastings, as well as the daily Grand Tasting events. The Savor ticket includes everything available for the Taste option as well as private Grand Tastings, access to a VIP lounge with a bar and tickets to both the Taste of Texas kick off event and the Rock Your Taco competition.