Auditorium Shores Festival Grounds to Host Dynamic Food,
Lifestyle, Wine & Spirits Experiences
Austin, TX, April 7, 2016 - The Austin Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce a diverse selection of food, lifestyle, wine and spirits Around the Park activations, as well as the chef book signing schedule, available to both All-In and Weekender ticketholders, to round out programming for the fifth annual festival, April 22-24, 2016:
Attendees will have the opportunity to Share the Table™ with Barilla® pasta and sample delicious recipes while learning culinary secrets from the chefs, while Big Green Egg, the festival's official grilling partner, will be on-site at the Fire Pits grilling, roasting, smoking and baking meats and veggies to hand out throughout the weekend. Discover unique eats and treats with H-E-B, featuring interactive cooking demonstrations and recipes from chef Michael Skibitcky centered around H-E-B Primo Picks.
Festivalgoers will have the chance to taste Beaujolais Wines while taking fun pictures in the photo booth or meet the winemaker and sample a range of award-winning Bonterra Wines made from 100% organic grapes at the Bonterra pop up bar.  Raise a glass with SKYY Vodka and toast to the live music capital of the world or sample unusual cocktails concocted by the Hendrick's GinCurious Cocktail Configurator.
Visit Mionetto for a sparkling experience and enjoy a selection of Prosecco, Sparkling Rosé and refreshing cocktails created by mixologist Justin Noel. Taste the wines of Paso Robles Wine Country and learn more about the unique wine region on California's Central Coast. At Rodney Strong Vineyards Wine & Bites tent, attendees can experience Rodney Strong wines paired with bites from San Antonio chef Jason Dady (Tre Trattoria, Tre Enoteca, Two Bros BBQ, DUK Truck, B&D Ice House, Shuck Shack).
Enjoy crispy whites, refreshing rosés and bold bubbles from 12 different wineries at The Summer Sipper Lounge and uncork some of the finest wines and sakes from all over the world at the Pioneer Wine Company tent.
Stella Artois will break down the barrier between front and back of house and bring incredible flavors and world-class beer paired with unexpected dishes in Hosting One To RememberRelax in the lounge or captain the luxury yacht while enjoying Treana wines or stop by Château D'Esclans' rosé garden lounge and experience the rose-tinted lifestyle of St. Tropez, including Whispering Angel. Attendees can also experience the kingdom of Navarra, run without the bulls and enjoy the wines from this beautiful region in Spain.
Stop by KitchenAid to see the latest kitchen offerings, including the new black stainless steel major appliances while watching a host of chefs cook at the KitchenAid demonstration kitchens, or check out Shun's collection of kitchen cutlery, handcrafted in Japan.  Attendees can also take a moment to share who inspires them and fill their glass with optimism with the Life is Good team, stop by the Lyft tent to get free and discounted rides or take an up-close look at the revolutionary Model S from Tesla Motors and learn about its ground-breaking technology. 
Tickets for the Austin Food + Wine Festival are available at  The All-In experience is $625/per person and includes Saturday and Sunday festival programming; over 40 culinary demos; beer, wine, and cocktail tasting sessions; access to the Fire Pits; all-day access to the Grand Tasting Pavilion, including the Chef Showcase; a special Sunday Gospel Brunch by Robert Randolph and the Voices of Greater Calvary Gospel Choir; Tim Love's Hands-On Grilling Demo access for Saturday or Sunday; entrance to evening events, including Friday night's Taste of Texas and Saturday night's Rock your Taco; and a one year Food and Wine Magazine subscription. 
Weekender passes for the 2016 Austin Food + Wine Festival are also still available at $250/person, and include access to the Fire Pits, cooking demos, food, wine, and cocktail tastings, book signings, and Grand Tasting tents on Saturday & Sunday. Purchase tickets at
All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. For more information, please visit, or follow us on Instagram @austinfoodwine, Twitter @austinfoodwine and
The Austin Food + Wine Festival is generously sponsored by FOOD & WINE, Republic National Distributing Company, Stella Artois, Barilla and KitchenAid.  Photo credit: Austin Food and Wine Alliance Facebook Page

Austin Food + Wine Festival

The Austin Food + Wine Festival is a five-day celebration of food, wine & spirits in The Live Music Capital.