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. 

2014 Featured Restuarants 

La Petite Grocery
The Rib Room
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 

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.

***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!  

Participating Restaurants

NEW THIS YEAR - Zonin Prosecco Park!
Zonin Prosecco Park, will anchor the 2nd entrance at the 900/1000 block of Royal Street on the grounds of the Kipp McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts. Zonin Prosecco Park will feature samplings of award-winning Zonin Prosecco, Bellinis and Sparkling Rosé paired with Food Truck Favorites from La Cocinita, Food Drunk, NOLA Girl and NOCCA's Boxcar. All served up with Live Music in a european park-like setting. Produced by Casa Vinicola Zonin--Italy's largest privately held wine producer - Zonin Prosecco is a fresh and lively Italian sparkling wine that is essential to having fun Italian-style.

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!