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Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife

by Angelique Platas

Dec 28, 2019

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Age Specific / Adult Children

What’s more fun than traveling for a culinary event? One that incorporates wildlife … on an island. Enter Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife hosted by The Westin on Jekyll Island, Georgia, Feb. 6–9, 2020. Bring your adult children along or escape for a fun beach getaway. Either way, stay hungry!

 

W3 blends all kinds of beverage tastings, including beer, spirits, whiskey, wine and artful cuisine, from some of the best chefs in the South. Taste delights from local culinary superstars, sip libations and enjoy the wild terrain of Jekyll Island — all with an up-close wildlife encounter.

 

Check out the full list of events:


Thursday, February 6:
 The event kicks off with W3 Wine Dinner and Launch Party at 6:30 p.m. on The Reserve, The Westin Jekyll Island. Enjoy fare from celebrity guest chef Whitney Otawka and walk away with a signed copy of Otawka’s new cookbook, The Saltwater Table.

 

Friday, February 7: Next up, W3 Wine Cruise with Captain Phillip sets sail 11 a.m.–1 p.m., from Jekyll Island Historic District Wharf. If that’s not to your taste, head to the W3 Master Class Pours, 12–4 p.m., at The Westin Jekyll Island. Later in the evening and new this year, guests can enjoy Food & Wine Pairing Dynamics 4:30–6 p.m., also at The Westin Jekyll Island. Learn about tasting and pairing wines, including a special handbook created for the session. A portion of ticket sales is donated to the Jekyll Island Foundation. Even later (6:30–9 p.m.) guests stick around for Whiskey Inspired on The Westin Jekyll Island’s Oceanfront Lawn.

 

The Westin. Photo: David Kusuma | Dreamstime.com

 

Saturday, February 8: The following day, head to Uncaged at The Westin, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., at The Westin Courtyard for some wildlife encounters before making your way to Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife the same day 1–4 p.m., at Jekyll Island Beach Village and Village Green. Expect an afternoon of (more) wining and dining, music, cooking demonstrations, wildlife experiences and fun souvenirs to take home.

 

Sunday, February 9: On the final day of the festival, head to Sunday Brunch. Hosted 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at The Reserve, brunch includes unlimited Champagne tastings, cocktails and incredible eats.

 

Discount tickets are available online and include tasting, foodie events and all experiences. Limited quantities are available before Jan. 31, 2020.

 

The weekend’s events will once again raise funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation.

 

Read more about what the event entails and if this one if for your foodie family!

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