Food & Wine Experience

March 1-3, 2024

Omni Viking Lakes Hotel – Home of the Minnesota Vikings

  • James Beard award-winning chefs—Yia Vang, Union Hmong Kitchen; Ann Kim, Kyndred Hearth; and Alicia Hinz, The Buttered Tin—sample their food with local ingredients on March 2 and 3. Pair wines from Lohr Vineyards and Lake County in California with BelGioioso, Early Morning Harvest, and Marieke Gouda cheeses along with grass-fed, Midwest beef from Hidden Stream Farm.
  • More than 35 critically acclaimed restaurants, food trucks, and cultivators of local and unique foods.
  • Stay the perfect temperature all weekend thanks to Sedgwick Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Step inside the Hendrick’s Gin 360° photo booth or in front of the InVision Distinctive Eyewearphoto wall to capture every angle of your #foodwineexperience.
  • Sit and schedule a test drive for a Polestar electric car—one defined by minimalist design, technological innovations, sustainable solutions, and a complete lack of compromise.
  • Experience heaven with Cafe Latte’s famous and decadent Tres Leches cake while sipping from their branded wine glasses.
  • Wine Wall: Daily raffles to win 50 bottles of wine each day! Tickets are just $10 and 100% of the proceeds benefit the M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital.
  • Best Of The Best: Find out which wines won “Best Of” and “Best Value” in 24 categories as chosen by our panel of experts.
  • Samples of unique varietals of local, regional and national wines
  • Tastings of mouth-watering food from award-winning culinary experts
  • Pours of specialty beers and spirits
  • Locally crafted gifts for purchase
  • Complementary parking and shuttle service
  • Commemorative tasting glass and tote bag

 

PROUDLY BENEFITTING

M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital

GRAND VINE

Friday, March 1 from 6:30 to 9:00pm

The kick-off to the Food & Wine Experience is Grand Vine – an intimate, high-end tasting of fine red, white, rose and sparkling wine with catered gourmet bites and live music. Wines featured at the event retail at $20 or higher and showcase the best from vineyards across the globe.

  • Tickets include samples of wine and food and a Riedel tasting glass for $100.00 per person plus tax and fees.
  • Friday, March 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Norse Hall at the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel
  • Enter through the back patio on the south side of Kyndred Hearth
  • Limited to the first 400 people.

VIP EXPERIENCE - FOOD & WINE EXPREIENCE

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

On Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, be a VIP before the General Tasting. Iconic food and beverage brands will sample their food, wine, brews, spirits, and more in the Norse Room from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on both days. VIP ticket holders receive early access to this space from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and may partake in the General Tasting from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., which allows for an extra hour!

  • Tickets include all samples in VIP area and the General Tasting, a tasting glass, and a tote bag for $135.00 per person plus tax and fees.
  • Saturday, March 2 (SOLD OUT) or Sunday, March 3 (Tickets are only valid for the day purchased.)
  • Limited to the first 300 people each day.

 

 

GENERAL TASTING - FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3 from 1:00 to 5:00pm

On Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, the General Tasting will offer samples of food, wine, brews, spirits, and more throughout the entire event space at the Omni Viking lakes Hotel.

  • Tickets include all samples, a tasting glass, and a tote bag for $95.00 per person plus tax and fees. Access to the VIP Experience will be available to General Tasting ticket holders from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2 or Sunday, March 3 (Tickets are only valid for the day purchased.)
  • Limited to the first 1,500 people each day.

Influencer Partnerships

Leslee D. Miller
Certified Sommelier/Owner
Amusée // Sip Better Wine Club // Cépage

Teele Schneider | Social Media Influencer

Event Contacts

NEED HELP WITH SOMETHING?

SPONSORSHIP, SHOW PUBLICITY, AND MARKETING 

Arthur Morrissey | amorrissey@greenspring.com

EVENT OPERATIONS

Rick Krueger | rkrueger@greenspring.com

COMMUNICATION & MARKETING 
 
Joseph Schmidt | jschmidt@greenspring.com

SHOW SALES 

Scott Rorvig | srorvig@greenspring.com

SHOW SALES 

Andrew Acosta | acosta@greenspring.com

VOLUNTEERS & TICKETING 

Jordyn Tayloe | jtayloe@greenspring.com