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Austin Food + Wine Festival Announces Artisans & Experiences Around the Park

Eighth Annual Festival, April 26-28, to Feature a Dynamic Roster of Food, Wine, Spirits & Lifestyle Purveyors

Austin Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce the lineup offood, lifestyle, wine and spirits purveyors as well as a wide selection of interactive experiencesat the festival, April 26-28, 2019:

Located on festival grounds at Auditorium Shores, Austin Food + Wine offers a prime location for attendees to sip, savor, mix and mingle their way through a vast number of the country's top wine, spirits and culinary exhibitors. With Festival grounds that span more than four acres, Austin Food + Wine showcases some of the finest beverage, food and lifestyle artisans from Austin and across the country.

"It's been an incredible eight years of partnering with Austin Food + Wine and bringing the rich expertise of our chefs and wine stewards out of the stores and into a full weekend of tasting and fun at the festival," says H-E-B's Leslie Sweet. "This year, we'll help attendees continue to enjoy their culinary experience with easy on-site ordering of their favorite Austin Food + Wine Festival wines, available for easy curbside pickup at Austin-area H-E-B's."

Festivalgoers can eat and greet with artisans on Saturday, April 27, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and entrance is included in both All-In and Weekender Tickets.

The food and lifestyle purveyors scheduled to attend include: Barbecue Wife; Barritt's Ginger Beer; Chameleon Cold-Brew; Cuvée Coffee; DelGrosso Foods; Emojis Food Truck; Fever-Tree; Hammer Stahl; Kerrygold; Lantana Hummus; Made in Cookware; Milkadamia; Natalie's Juice; R-C Ranch Texas Craft Beef; Savino; Siete Chips; Sprinkles Cupcakes; Thai Fresh; and The Professional Wine Opener.

Festivalgoers will also have the opportunity to sample numerous wines, spirits and beers from across the globe, including: August Wine Group; Brown-Forman Wines; Chateau Ste. Michelle; Chronic Cellars Wine; Copper Cane; Criterion Cellars; Delicato Z Alexander Brown; Devils River Whiskey; Duckhorn Vineyards; Erath Winery; Fetzer Vineyards; Foley Family Wines; Folio Fine Wines; Frankly Organic Vodka; Goodnight Loving Vodka; Hess Family Wines; Hi Sign Brewing; Hope Family Wines; K Vintners; Kobrand; NXNW Brew; Pacific Highway Wine & Spirits; Prestige Wine Imports; Provence Rose Group; Purple Wine + Spirits; Quintessential Wines; Rodney Strong Vineyards; Rose Gold Rosé; Smirnoff Seltzer; Sunora Bacanora; Susto Mezcal; The Wine Group; The Winebow Group; Trefethen Family Vineyards; Trinchero Family Estates; Veuve Ambal; Vine Connections; Vineyard Brands; Wild Tonic; and Wine Source International. 

Throughout the weekend, Austin Food + Wine Festival offers attendees a variety of interactive culinary, beverage and lifestyle experiences around the park. Purveyors scheduled to attend include: 14 Hands Winery; Angry Orchard; Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts; Bordeaux Wines; Bota Box; Butler Wood; Canned Oregon; Casa Noble Tequila; Château D'Esclans Whispering Angel; Cuvaison; Desert Door Texas Sotol; Don Julio; Fever-Tree; Guinness; H-E-B; H-E-B Curbside; Hair Food; Hendrick's Gin; High West Distillery; Hotel Zaza; Inman Family Wines; Jackson Family Wines; JNSQ Wines; JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery; Ketel One; Krewe; Landmark Vineyards; Maker's Mark; Monkey Shoulder; Monogram Appliances; National Honey Board; Nine Banded Whiskey; Noble Vines Collection; OluKai; OpenTable; Penny Luck; Republic National Distributing Company; Rioja Wine; Rodney Strong Vineyards; Ruffino; RXBar; Sequoia Grove Winery; Stella Artois; Tate's Bake Shop; The Botanist Gin; The Singleton; Tito's Handmade Vodka; Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water; Toyota; Washington State Wine; Z. Alexander Brown; and Zilker Belts.

Order favorite Austin Food + Wine Festival wines from select wineries around the park withH-E-B Curbside. Over 40 wines available to order onsite and then pick it up later at a local H-E-B Curbside location. Visit the H-E-B Curbside tent for VIP service from Wine Stewards. Also, join H-E-B In the Kitchen with the 4J's - chefs Jonathan Waxman, Jimmy Bradley, Joey Campanaro and Jason Giagrande - for modern takes on classic dishes, delicious wines and 4J coffee.

Travel.Eat.Repeat. at Toyota's global street fair, and indulge in new experiences and exotic destinations from around the world. Monogram Appliances welcomes festivalgoers to watch the products in action during Austin Food + Wine Festival's Culinary Demos and see why Monogram is a sophisticated luxury appliance brand that represents understated durability, expert engineering, purposeful design and elegant style.

"Monogram Appliances is thrilled to be the official appliance sponsor of the Austin Food + Wine Festival," says Monogram Appliances' Alexandra Skobel. "We know that the Austin market is growing at a rapid rate and we want to be part of that excitement and growth. We invite festivalgoers to come check out the appliances and local chefs at the culinary demo stage."

Join Republic National Distributing Company at the Bacchus Tent tosip and learn from key influencers in the wine industry or swing by the Cantina in the Park to taste a variety of wine-centric cocktails that are influenced by some of Austin's favorite watering holes.

Swing by Tito's for a tasty treat and learn the history of this Austin original. And visit theStella Artois airstream fora refreshing taste of the hallmark Belgian lagers while speaking with the Stella bartenders to hear about their rich history. Learn the different tasting notes that make Stella Artois an excellent food pairing beer.

"We are proud to have an ongoing partnership with Austin Food + Wine festival," says Stella Artois' Austin Glass. "We can think of no other festival that does such a beautiful job pairing amazing cuisine from all over the world and it is an honor that we here at Stella can accentuate some of the weekend's outstanding flavors and highlight the nuances of each dish by pairing them with a refreshing Stella Artois."

Experience a live whiskey and art exhibition by muralist Fabian Rey accompanied by Nine Banded Whiskey samples and cocktails. Blended and bottled in Austin, Nine Banded Whiskey is a smooth and approachable 90-proof whiskey made with limestone-filtered water from Texas Hill Country.

Stop by the High West Whiskey Train as the #HighWestWhiskeyRun tour makes its way across the US and sample award-winning blends or custom cocktails at the copper bar, relax on the deck or in the lounge and commemorate the experience at the Yippee Ki-Yay photo booth. Join the 2019 Tate's Bake Shop Tour and sample the infamous uniquely thin, buttery, crisp chocolate chip cookie that started it all.

Additional programming announcements will be made over the course of the spring; please visit for more information and updates.

The All-In ticket is $625/per person and includes Saturday and Sunday Festival access; over 40 culinary demos; beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; access to the expanded Fire Pits; including the Chef Showcase; a special Sunday Gospel Brunch; Grillin' and Chillin'; and entrance to Saturday night's Rock Your Taco.

The Weekender ticket is $250/per person and includes Saturday and Sunday Festival access; over 40 culinary demos; beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; access to the expanded Fire Pits; including the Chef Showcase; and a special Sunday Gospel Brunch.

Feast Under the Stars tickets are $250/per person and provide access to the intimate outdoor pre-festival dinner celebration at Auditorium Shores. The dinner includes a five-course family-style meal, wine pairings and parking.

All-In and Weekender tickets can be purchased at

All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. For more information, please, or follow us on Instagram @austinfoodwine, Twitter @austinfoodwine and

The Austin Food + Wine Festival is generously sponsored by Toyota, HEB, Monogram Appliances, Republic National Distributing Company, Stella Artois and FOOD & WINE.

About Austin Food + Wine Festival:

The Austin Food + Wine Festival marks a compelling collaboration between C3 Presents and some of Texas' most exciting chefs and restaurateurs, including Tim Love, Iron Chef Champion and co-host of CNBC's Restaurant Startup, as well as owner/chef of TLC Catering, The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Love Shack, White Elephant Saloon, Queenie's Steakhouse, and The Woodshed Smokehouse across Texas and Tennessee, and Restaurateur Jesse Herman. C3 Presents is the Austin-based event company that produces Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park, and Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin's Zilker Park. The Austin Food + Wine Festival will take place April 26-28, 2019, bringing an array of taste, talent and culinary entertainment to the Capital City.  Please visit for future details on the event.


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