Part of a Autumn Food and Wine Week long celebration from 8/31 - 9/8. Enjoy AFWs Grand Tasting. The most anticipated food, wine, spirits and brew event of the year. An alfresco afternoon tasting of over 30 top chefs in the region paired with 30 premium wineries/spirits/breweries in a unique, formally judged food and wine pairing competition. The chefís dish is paired with a single varietal and vintage from the winery of their choice. Itís a culinary throw down and the chefís compete for the best marriage of food and wine/beverage and best food category. The offerings are judged by a panel of food and wine industry experts, and then the pairings are opened for ticketholders to enjoy. But it doesnít stop there. The Gourmet Marketplace is in full swing, as are many additional wineries pouring their finest varietals and vintages. In 2012 there were over 90 wines poured at the event. Enjoy great weather, spectacular food, fine wines, craft beers, artisan spirits, live music, good friends, great vibes and a silent auction - all in the mountain setting of Lake Tahoe and the Village at Northstar. Join us, wonít you?