Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Held on the streets of Downtown Winston-Salem, Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration has become the premier festival dedicated to serving North Carolina wines exclusively. Entering its 12th year, Salute! uncorks along Fourth Street in Winston-Salem as more than 35 North Carolina wineries come together to share sample pours of their wines and inform festival goers of the happenings at their wineries. Looking to learn more about the art of wine and how to properly taste and pair it? Be sure to attend at least one of the sessions at NC Food & Wine University. Presented by Salute!, NC Food & Wine University brings local chefs and winemakers together to share about wine pairing and the art of wine consumption. Beer lovers also find their niche at the festival. Recently introduced is the beer garden that highlights Winston-Salem's local craft beer scene.
Though the actual festival is held Saturday, June 3 from noon to 6 p.m. -- the celebrations and excitement for Salute! begins the days prior to the event. Throughout the week visitors can savor paired meals at Winemaker dinners or attend Friday night's “Evening of Southern Food” celebrity chef cooking event.
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An Evening of Southern Food
The “Evening of Southern Food” celebrity chef cooking event is traditionally held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. Attendees enjoy an interactive live chef demonstration. Past celebrity chefs include Francine Bryson, Nathalie Dupree and Virginia Willis. The celebrity chefs, along with local culinarians present their talents while interacting with the audience, whether it be sharing stories or asking someone to join them onstage to sneak a taste. The “Evening of Southern Food” event began in 2012 as a way to raise the profile of food and culinary talents incorporated into the event and to further develop the “destination weekend” goal of Salute! and Visit Winston-Salem.