With less than two weeks to go until the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF), wine enthusiasts will be excited to know that there are more wine-centric events lined up this year. Whether it’s the esteemed Best of the Best event by Wine Spectator, showcasing creations from over 60 vintners, or unique wine seminars that rival trips to Spain or Napa, attendees will be spoilt for choice. Below are some of the top picks, which still have tickets available — listed in order of their schedule to ensure you fully indulge in the SOBEWFF wine experience.
Italian Wines Wine Seminar: An Immersive Journey into a Bright Future
This seminar, presented by Wine Spectator, brings the crème de la crème of Italian viticulture and wine business to the forefront. Importer Ethica Wines provides an enriched experience with noteworthy personalities like Carolina Cossu, Francesco Ganz, Vera Malusani, and Damiano Sorato. The itinerary includes tastings from Brunello to Barolo and everything in between. You can join this journey on Friday, February 23, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are priced at $125 each, available at sobewff.org.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best
This extraordinary event combines the city’s top-notch restaurants, prestigious chefs, and elite wines. It happens at Fontainebleau Miami Beach with over 60 wineries presenting unique offerings. Highlights include Charles Krug for Champagne lovers, and Far Niente for the fans of Napa Valley, California. While the tickets are a bit steep at $395 each, it’s a worthwhile splurge for serious wine fans and collectors. It runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23.
The Quest for the Ultimate Pinot Noir with Dan Kosta of DK Wine Group
This seminar presented by vintner Dan Kosta showcases seven West Coast pinots in the style of Burgundy, France. Save the travel time to Napa Valley or Burgundy and enjoy the rich flavors at hand. This event happens from Noon to 1 p.m., Saturday. February 24, at Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are available for $125 on sobewff.org.
A Journey through Valpolicella with Wines from Sartori di Verona
This guided tour through the flavors of Valpolicella is paired with historical tales from one of the region’s oldest winemaking families. The event features distinguished wines of Sartori di Verona including Marani Bianco Veronese IGT 2020, Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2018, and “Regolo” Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC 2019. Join from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 24, at Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are priced at $125 each, available at sobewff.org.
Seña Wine Seminar: The Inspiring Journey of Chile’s First Iconic Wine
Savor a grand tasting of select vintages with Eduard Chadwick, the pioneer of modern Chilean winemaking. The visit promises to reveal the aging potential and range of this Bordeaux mix with a “Chilean soul,” thanks to the Carménère grape. This event solidifies Seña’s standing as an internationally acclaimed wine. The featured lineup includes vintages from 1995 to 2021. It takes place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 24, at Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are priced at $125 each available at sobewff.org.