New Orleans Wine & Food Experience 2024

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience 2024

JUNE 05-09, 2024


Learn to shake a great cocktail, spin a pizza in the air, and bake a perfect beignet—or just wander and taste them all—at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.

As if New Orleans didn’t have enough food and drink places to check out already: the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience fills the New Orleans Convention Center with NOLA-based food vendors and European wines for four days. 

There are two main events that are included at every ticket level and are thus the most popular. First, the Tournament of Rosés on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. is a chance to taste rosés from France, Spain, Italy, the United States and the Southern Hemisphere while nibbling on local bites and listening to a DJ. And on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. is the Grand Tasting, where local chefs showcase dishes alongside some more delicious wine from around the world—some will even be entering their wine into the festival’s wine competition in hopes of being rated gold. Last year, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Domenica, Windowsill Pies and Rib Room all participated. There’s a culinary competition, too, with local restaurants putting forward their best plates across categories like seafood, meat and poultry, srews and gumbos; lagniappe, and desserts. Some highlights from last year were Chile cantaloupe soup, Creole tomato aspic, and lamb lollipops. 

If you opt for the Connoisseur or VIP package, you can access other educational and festive events (though anyone can pay for them as an add-on).

The Specs

  • There are three packages available:
    • The Tasting Package, starting at $258, which gives you access to The Tournament of Rosés and The Grand Tasting
    • The Connoisseur Package, starting at $793, gives you entrance to all events, tastings, and experiences that NOWFE has to offer
    • The VIP Package, which is the same as above but with early entry and VIP areas at the main events
  • Here’s our guide on what else to do in New Orleans while you’re there 


What is the closest airport to NOWFE? 

You can fly right into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. 

Who can attend?

Do you like food? Do you like wine? Thought so. This event is open to any and all.

Where should I stay? 

The festival website has a list of nearby hotels, including affiliate rates, though you must book directly with the hotel itself.


BY Logan Davis