Memphis Food & Wine Festival

The Memphis Food & Wine Fest is back at the Botanic Garden on October 15, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $200 each, which gives you access to food tastings from dozens of chefs and plenty of wine. They're on sale now. You can expect:

  • Some of the best wine you’ll ever drink
  • A lovely, picturesque atmosphere
  • Homegrown, soulful Memphis music
  • Bites of food from award-winning chefs
  • Unique food you may never try otherwise

Get Your Tickets Here.

This isn't frosé, y'all. This is the real deal.

bowl of beef on blue tablecloth with wine glass

potato topped with caviar tastingcrowd standing outside at memphis botanic garden during food and wine festival


Photo by Justin Fox Burks

Let me tell you a story...

In the sad, dark days before the Memphis Food & Wine Festival came to town, Memphis foodies and wine lovers had to schlep to far and distant lands to experience this particular kind of event.

We were starved for such a snazzy evening of sips and bites from local and visiting chefs from around the world on a large enough scale that we wouldn't leave hungry or sober.

But hark! A few years ago, a light shone through the festival darkness, and Memphis Food & Wine fest was born. And there was much rejoicing! There were rave reviews from folks who'd experienced other such fests and were happy to finally have one at home.

But seriously, if you can splurge on tickets—and I realize most of us can't—it'll be well worth it. You must read this first hand account of the first event from Andrea LeTard to get an idea of what to expect.

Go there:

Memphis Food & Wine Festival
Memphis Botanic Garden
Rain or Shine
October 15, 2022

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October 10, 2017 10:36pm
Karen Golightly
I love food. I love wine. I hate beer. Except Gotta Get Up to Get Down, which tastes more like wine than beer. Oh and I like backgammon.
October 10, 2017 11:41pm
Lynette Larkins
Still relatively new to Memphis and I have heard great things about this one! Would love to check it out but the price point is a bit much to swallow. Unlike the wine, never too much of that to swallow. Would love to do lots of swallowing of wine at the festival in fact!
October 11, 2017 2:19am
My mom is coming in town this weekend and we are celebrating her birthday (it was last month) but we could not get together until this weekend. This would be such a wonderful present for her! Also we are both huge winosss
October 11, 2017 7:44am
I want to winnnnnnn!!
October 11, 2017 7:50am
Kristin Ferryman
I would love to attend and enjoy the beautiful scenery, yummy food, and fine wine! Thank you for offering the giveaway contest.
October 11, 2017 8:07am
Damn, that is real talk right there! Also, was he a professor or did he just tell people to call him that?
October 11, 2017 8:07am
Couple of things to clarify before I throw my hat in the ring here: 1. Do you have to have sleeves on your shirt to attend? 2. Is the wine boxed? If so then I would love to attend this event with my wife. Which means my wife will probably take the tickets and go with a friend thereby forcing me to purchase my own ticket. Watch out Meghan it could be you!!
October 11, 2017 8:12am
Kristy Schmidt
I love wine! As I said before.....I have only been in Memphis for 1 year. So looking to learn more about the events in the city :-)
October 11, 2017 8:14am
Jennifer Mason
I want to go because I like to try new foods/wines and I have never been before.
October 11, 2017 8:42am
Alicia Whittle
I have been wanting to go to something like this for years. I have four kids and just need a break.
October 11, 2017 8:42am
What an amazing giveaway! My husband and I haven't been on a date in Memphis since BBQ Fest. Yep. You read that right. BBQ Fest. We are south Louisiana food (and booze) lovers who moved to Memphis almost two years ago, and with two kids under 5, we don't have much opportunity to get out. An awesome event like this would be SO much fun, and we could still afford a babysitter. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
October 11, 2017 8:44am
My pants are getting too big. Picking me could really fix this problem.
October 11, 2017 8:50am
Andrea Price
I want to go because OM NOM NOM! This looks amazing!
October 11, 2017 8:54am
Fred P.
Wine, that's me. Food, Memphis ... me, me. Festival, me aslo... I am REALLY close on this one... really, really close.
October 11, 2017 8:59am
Wendi S.
My husband and I would love the opportunity to go as we have never been before. We love to try new restaurants and happy hours around Memphis and would love to chance to go to more, but sadly the dining experiences tend to rack up :/ please consider choosing us to attend!!
October 11, 2017 8:59am
My husband and I haven't been on a date since BBQ Fest. Yep. You read that right. BBQ FEST. We are from South Louisiana originally so we are obsessed with food and booze. We moved here about two years ago with our two kids under the age of 5. We don't get out much, but this would be a perfect grown-up event and we could still afford our babysitter!
October 11, 2017 9:00am
I love Memphis, the food, the smells, the music, the art! So, why not enjoy them all together in perfection!
October 11, 2017 9:19am
Corinne Roels
Oh my gosh I would absolutely love to win these tickets. I just moved to the Memphis area from Phoenix, AZ about a month and a half ago, so I am always looking for opportunities to get involved in the area! My boyfriend's mom mentioned that she wanted to go last weekend, and it is HER BIRTHDAY WEEKEND (!!) so I would so love the opportunity to take her. She travels a lot and I think she would really love some R&R!
October 11, 2017 9:22am
I can't imagine a more beautiful place to taste amazing Memphis food and wine. This kind of event epitomizes my life!
October 11, 2017 9:29am
I've always wanted to go but tickets are so expensive. I love the venue, and who doesn't love good food and wine?!
October 11, 2017 9:39am
Nancy Beard
Ready to eat, drink, and be merry!
October 11, 2017 9:41am
I'm a health coach in Columbia, SC studying to be a personal chef, and my husband is in restaurant management. It is our dream to one day own our own restaurant, so we are trying to gain experience and knowledge from the best of the best! We love to travel and especially to places like Memphis because we are musicians so our passions are full force with this festival and we would love to go feel our feet ten feet off of Beale!
October 11, 2017 10:10am
How sweet of you to give two tickets away for this event. I would love to be the receipent of these so I can eat and drink the nite away enjoying some of the best food in the mid- south as well as the world.
October 11, 2017 10:15am
Taylor M.
My husband and I would love to attend this great event, one because we're self-proclaimed foodies and enjoy trying new foods in the city, but mainly because the profits are going to an amazing cause! I am not a wine connoisseur, but I would love to try some of the best wines that are offered and to get him to expand his palette (beyond domestic beer) :)
October 11, 2017 10:25am
Jed Chaney
I’ve never had a single food or a single wine. I’m hoping that this might help me change that.
October 11, 2017 10:31am
My hubby and I would love to attend this awesome food and wine event, but it is not in the budget this year! Winning tickets would be awesome!!! :-) Pick Me, Pick Me!!!! I Love Memphis!!!!!
October 11, 2017 10:36am
Karen Golightly
I like food. I like wine. I hate beer. Except Gotta Get Up to Get Down, which is more like coffee or wine than beer. And I like backgammon.
October 11, 2017 11:33am
Fallon Howard
It seems like a really fun event to attend, my friend and I wanted to go but it's not in our budget right now. So it would be awesome to win tickets! :)
October 11, 2017 11:44am
I'd love to go with my husband! We both LOVE food and wine, and would love a date night since we have a 5 month old!
October 11, 2017 12:23pm
RIa van der Aa
I would love to go and experience the food and wine fest of Memphis. Thanks
October 11, 2017 1:39pm
Bekah McDuffie
This was made for me and I was made for this.
October 11, 2017 1:48pm
Kate E.
New to Memphis - would love to get a chance to see the Botanic Gardens while surrounded by great food and wine.
October 11, 2017 2:13pm
Molly Polatty
I love all the chefs involved! I tend to the be the go-to person when people want a restaurant recommendation in Memphis. I'm one of the original members of the #CALunchBunch with Jennifer Biggs. Alas, my budget doesn't lend itself to purchase a ticket.
October 11, 2017 2:27pm
Austin Crowder
I want to go because it is about to be my wife's 30th birthday and she would love me forever if I ended up taking her to that (Hopefully she still will otherwise, but there are no guarantees without those tickets.)
October 11, 2017 2:42pm
I love exploring Memphis on the weekends with my boyfriend! I'm a graduate student at UTHSC and he's finishing up undergrad at the University of Memphis, so an event like the Memphis Food and Wine Festival would really be a treat!
October 11, 2017 2:48pm
Darin Frase
I moved here from Chattanooga a few years ago, and I have not been able to attend this festival. I went to many festivals like this in Chattanooga and would like to be able to share my experience with those in Chattanooga. We love MEMPHIS and attend/ participate in as many festivals as possible. This would be a great surprise for my wife!!
October 11, 2017 2:57pm
Catherine Boone
New to Memphis, from Atlanta, 2 months. I enjoy so many new things to do and the Atlanta Zoo would always have an event similar to this one with Wine and Snacks. I want to feel welcome in this state by being allowed to go.
October 11, 2017 3:05pm
I spent almost ten years working in fine dining in Memphis - at alchemy, Strano, flight, and andrew michaels. I loved learning about the wine, the food, and supporting locally owned eateries. I had to stop working At these places I loved so much when I began graduate school... and now I spend my nights home working mostly as opposed to enjoying the fantastic food and drink our city has to offer. I would absolutely LOVE to go to this and enjoy the finer things of Memphis!
October 11, 2017 3:16pm
Carolyn Randall
I would love to win these tickets because it's the only way I can go to this amazing event!!
October 11, 2017 3:26pm
Amy Pepke
The soul of a city is reflected in it's food -- and no city has more soul than Memphis! A gathering of the best food artists in town in one place, you better believe I would love to go!
October 11, 2017 3:34pm
Because I want all of the delicious food ❤️
October 11, 2017 3:36pm
The Wine and Food festival would be a great way for my newly pregnant wife and I to spend a Saturday night! Her days where she can eat just anything are numbered, and this would be a fantastic "last meal", so to speak!
October 11, 2017 3:45pm
Not to should CHEESY but I will WINE about it all night if I don’t get to experience the best of the best in my favorite city!
October 11, 2017 4:03pm
Matt Perki s
I've been looking for more events to get involved with in the Memphis area, and would absolutely love the opportunity to try this festival out.
October 11, 2017 4:09pm
I would love an opportunity to attend the Memphis Food and Wine Festival!! I work a pretty challenging job caring for sick children and the way I cope is to go out to eat with my boyfriend or friends and just savor the atmosphere, food and drinks and the experience of a delicious meal. I love to cook at home as well but enjoy special nights tasting all of the amazing food that Memphis has to offer!! This weekend also happens to be my birthday and this event would be an amazing present! Thank you for offering this giveaway!
October 11, 2017 4:12pm
I love this blog. I try out many different food places I have never been and take a friend along with me. I have never been to this event before and would love to see what's Memphis has to offer us. I love to eat and try new things.
October 11, 2017 4:15pm
Lindsay Bradshaw
I would love to attend this event. It not only showcases the fantastic chefs that call Memphis home but so many others from all over the country. What a fantastic event to celebrate the talent here in our city and raise money for such a wonderful cause. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend Saturday night.
October 11, 2017 4:15pm
I’d love to take my wife on a very nice surprise date, and this fabulous event seems like a great option! Pick us!
October 11, 2017 4:22pm
Kelsey Clarkson
I have about 20 fancy dresses that have not been worn in public and I'm much nicer than my normal self once I've had some delicious wine. I think these are really the best reasons.
October 11, 2017 4:23pm