Events Thursday

Thursday May 22, 2014

Vinola! Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Ballroom
621 St Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Vinola Tasting

Should your tastes and wine appreciation experience bring you to a higher level of enjoyment, then Vinola is for you. This mini-Grand Tasting will feature an array of fine wines, each one boasting a retail value of at least $75. And there will be so many of these wines that you will be challenged to make it though the collection and taste them all. Most participants are self-disciplined to carefully pick and choose. Hard decisions, but fun ones. 

Royal Street Stroll Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
200-900 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA

Royal Street Stroll presented by Rouses

NOTE: Two entrances tents at the 900 block & the 400 block

Take one of the great shopping streets in the entire world and for one night make it the world’s longest wine tasting area. This is the keystone event of NOWFE and has been since the festival was born more than 20 years ago. Into all the fabulous antique, art, jewelry, clothing, photography and memento shops along an 8-block stretch of magical Royal Street will be positioned winemakers, pouring their beautiful wines as you consider the shop’s merchandise, purchasing if you wish, and then moving on to the next location.  Down the middle of the street will be winery displays and food tents. There is nothing quite like the Royal Street Stroll anywhere.

Participating RestaurantsAntoines

GW Fins
La Louisiane at the Hotel Mazarin
Le Foret
Little Gem Saloon
Nola Foods
Ole Saint
The Pelican Club
Roux on the Bourbon Orleans
Rio Mar


For the revelers....
The tradition continues as the Krewe of Cork,  a world-famous wine industry phenomenon, parades down Royal Street with a slew of past Grand marshals that include several reowned winemakers.  Grab your wine themed costume and join King Patrick van Hoorebeek as they celebrate the season of Wine & Food in New Orleans!

Must be 21 to enter. At the event, in exchange for your ticket, you will receive a 2014 Wine Glass & Wristband that allows you receive wine & food offerings. RAIN or SHINE!