Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival|April 8-12, 2025|Tampa Bay, FL

Grand Tasting

Saturday, April 12, 2025
1 PM

Experience Tampa's Best of the Best

Saturday, April 12 | 1PM-5PM: The final day of Tampa Bay WFF will host a Grand Tasting Day, brought to you by Breakthru Beverage Florida and presented by GOYA Foods, as thousands of event goers will join together for good food, good drinks, good music, and of course, good times. Taking over the full festival grounds at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, guests will come together to enjoy flavor-packed bites from Tampa Bay’s leading restaurants as restaurants are set up by neighborhood and zones to educate guests on where to find their favorite hot spots after the Grand Tasting day. In addition, guests will find an endless array of cocktail and wine pavilions that will celebrate some of your favorite varietals along with interactive activations from leading national brands and the all new Publix Culinary Showcase Kitchen Demo stage. With hundreds of food and drink items to be savored, the Grand Tasting will be a great day at one of Tampa’s favorite parks on the riverfront as guests join together from all over to indulge in the best of the best while listening to live music from local favorites and dancing the day away.

Stay tuned for more sponsor lounges and shaded experiences coming to Saturday’s festival day!

PLUS, Get ready to learn some new tricks of the trade with the
The 2024 Publix Culinary Kitchen Demos featured:

1:30PM Chef Bit Mitchell, Publix 


2:15PM-2:45PM Chef Robert Irvine 

3:00PM-3:30PM Chef Geoffrey Zakarian 


Ticket Options

All Day Admission
Pre-Event Day Ticket. All-inclusive admission includes entry to Grand Tasting with samplings from 30 of Tampa Bay's signature restaurants and complimentary cocktails and wine tastings throughout the venue. All food and drinks are included in the ticket price and credentials are required for entry into the event tasting pavilions and sponsor experiences!
Day Of Admission
Day Of Ticket Price. Same benefits as above. All-inclusive fun!

Chefs & Culinary Partners

Anchor & Brine
The Blind Goat
Casa Cami
Cru Cellars
King of the Coop
The Tides Seafood Market
La Santa Maria Kitchen
Uncle Fat
Mighty Quinn
American Social
Naked Farmer
Tacos Las Californias
Haiku Tampa
Tanya & Matt
The Rusty Pelican
Meat Market
Oxford Exchange
SusHI Eatstation
Hard Rock
Authentic Island Jerk
Small Giant
Palazzo Pizza
Brickstreet Farms
Birch & Vine
Liberty Smokehouse
Kelp Sushi Joint
Kona Grill
Grove Soho
Mad Beach Cantina
Tampa Burger
Top Shelf Sports Lounge
Vela Italian Tavern


Mama Fuma

Beverage Partners

Mountain Valley Spring Water
Milagro Tequila
Piattelli Vineyards
El Bandido Yankee Tequila
Stella Artois
The Hess Collection
Irvine Spirits
Herradura Tequila
Hendricks Gin
Victor George
Fort Mose
La Fete Wine
19 crimes


Title Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Hillsborough County

Hosting Sponsors

Tartufo Prestige
Mountain Valley Spring Water

Corporate Sponsors

Castaway Coffee
Novel Beach Park
Creator of Cocktails
Brickstreet Farms

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival 2025