About the Festival
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When millions of food and wine lovers chose Asheville, North Carolina among their Top 10 food and wine destinations in the U.S., the secret was finally out: this vibrant and eclectic mountain city is a must-visit, must-taste culinary hot spot. In 2017 Asheville is the number one “New Top Cities for Wine in the United States” by the Travel Chanel. The 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival was named as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. The Travelers’ Choice® Food and Wine Destinations awards, announced in October 2011 by the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, placed Asheville right up there with New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago. Southern Living listed Asheville among the “Tastiest Towns in the South.” .
The Asheville Wine & Food Festival, brings together the finest regional, national, and international wines, exceptional restaurants, craft beer, spirits, and handcrafted artisanal foods for a weekend of palate-pleasing indulgence where festival goers will find a treasure of independent, farm-to- table restaurants and a colorful street performer on every corner.
We recognize Slow Food Asheville as our selected non-profit for their dedication in helping to preserve and enrich our culinary heritage in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
Slow Food USA is an international recognized organization in 150 countries. Slow Food Asheville is a 1,500-member organization serving the farmers, restaurants and people of Western North Carolina by bringing the farmer/producer and the consumer together to support each other. Food is part of our cultural identity, from rare animal breeds to heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables... from handcrafted wine, beer and spirits to farmhouse cheeses and other artisanal products. Slow Food works to preserve this identity, and to keep the connection between the food we eat and the land it comes from. Slow Food is an educational organization dedicated to preserving food traditions, and embracing a slower, more harmonious rhythm of life.
* The stewardship of the land and ecologically sound food production
* The revival of the kitchen and the table as centers of pleasure, culture, and community
* The invigoration and proliferation of regional, seasonal culinary traditions
The 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Festival and is a contributor to Slow Food Asheville, providing funds for educational programs and assisting farmers in retaining farmland through new agricultural practices for local industry.
Slow Food Asheville, www.slowfoodasheville.org