Experience the 2019 Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar


August 29, 2019

The 34th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar is September 20-22, 2019! This three-day event brings together the culinary expertise of nationally and internationally renowned chefs, exquisite wine and spirits makers, and so much more!

This annual festival begins with an on-mountain Opening Night dinner at the Zephy Lodge. After an array of tastings and seminars, the weekand ends with Sunday’s Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition. Check out the event schedule below, or visit northstarcalifornia.com, to plan your culinary experience!

The event is held the third weekend of September in order to fully embrace the fall season in Tahoe. September is a Tahoe local’s favorite month. There are fewer crowds, but the weather is still warm enough to enjoy hiking, biking, and being on the lake. With low nightly rates and restaurant deals around town, it's the perfect time for you to visit as well!

Need a place to stay after a day of tasting some of the finest beer and wine in the region? We’ve got you covered! Enjoy the convenience of staying in one of our two-to-four bedroom condominiums right in the Village at Northstar for the Lake Tahoe Annual Autumn Food & Wine Festival!

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2019 Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival Schedule

Grab a three-day pass to experience the entire weekend or join just for one day. The event also features special events and the annual Charbay Distillery spirit release party as add-ons.

Friday, September 20

Opening Night | 6 - 9 p.m.
Located at the LEED-certified Zephyr Lodge, Opening Night includes a locally-sourced dinner with beer, wine, and craft cocktails.


Saturday, September 21

Pop-Up Seminars & Gourmet Marketplace | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The open-air market features vendors, displays, and seminars. Learn about new kitchen gadgets or purchase local ingredients.

Wine & Brew Walk | 12 - 4 p.m.
Sample wine and craft beer from a souvenir glass throughout the festival grounds.

Progressive Picnic up Northstar Mountain | 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Go on a hike led by a professional trail guide through the Tahoe National Forest and enjoy three tasting stations along the route from 10 Barrel Brewing.

Vertical Mountainside Tasting (2 sessions) | 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Sip wine varieties from Hartwell Vineyards at three different elevations, starting at 6,330 and ending at 7,870.

Charbay Release Party and Bartender Competition | 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Held at the Overlook, taste the R5 Lot No. 5, Fire Relief Whiskey, for the first time at Charby’s official release party.


Sunday, September 22

Gourmet Marketplace | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day two for the open-air vendor market.

Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The big event is the Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition featuring more than 20 of the top chefs in the area compete for the title of ‘Best Marriage of Food and Wine/Beverage,’ ‘Best Food,’ and the ‘People’s Choice Award.’

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Plan Your Lake Tahoe Vacation at Northstar

Enjoy the convenience of staying in the heart of the Village at Northstar for the Lake Tahoe Annual Autumn Food & Wine Festival in September 2019. Book one of our vacation rentals in the Village at Northstar!

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