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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. 

Purchase tickets to the 2017 Salute! online here. 

Special Events During Salute! NC Wine Celebration...

Salute! Presents: An Evening of Southern Food Featuring Celebrity Chef Lucy Buffett
Friday, June 2; 6:30 - 8:45 p.m
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
209 Spruce St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Enjoy an interactive live chef demonstration, featuring restaurateur, chef and author Lucy Buffett (also sister of Jimmy Buffett).  Alongside local Winston-Salem chefs, Lucy headlines "An Evening of Southern Food" while exploring some "classic southern food recipes" with a new twist. Winston-Salem's chefs will also entertain the audience as they present their talented culinary skills and interact with the crowd sharing stories and occasionally inviting attendees to join them onstage to sneak a taste.

Lucy will feature two dishes that incorporate local southern food and progresses step-by-step so that the audience can follow along and ask questions.

Evening of Southern Food is presented by Garner Foods, based in Winston-Salem and makers of the famed Texas Pete Hot Sauce brands.

Local Chefs featured at the 2017 Evening of Southern Food Event:

  • Chef Jeff Bacon, Providence Restaurant and Triad Community Kitchen
  • Chef Paul Schender, Garner Foods & Texas Pete

Tickets: $30 Advance (purchased before May 1) / $35 After May 1
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