Autumn Food and Wine Festival



The Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival

is recognized as the premier food, wine, brew and spirits festival in

Northern California and the Sierra Nevada.


The 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival


Tahoe Food and Wine Festival Week

August 31-September 7, 2014

A week-long celebration of winemaker dinners, food and wine pairing dinners, wine walks, grape stomp, annual fundraisers, restaurant specials, luncheons, and special speaker events.

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival Events at Northstar

September 5-7, 2014


All Events to be Finalized



Tentative programs include:

Friday, September 5th


Farm to Tahoe Dinner -Zephyr Lodge, Northstar

Plein Air Painting Festival - Artists Reception and Silent Auction, Petra Restaurant & Wine Bar, Northstar

Golf Tournament (Tentative)



Tahoe City Grape Stomp - Cobblestone Mall, sponsored by Uncorked, Tahoe City


Saturday, September 6th


Cooking & Grilling Demos by Celebrity Chefs

Hands-On Cooking with Chef Lara Ritchie, Nothing To It Culinary Center, Reno, NV

Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off with Mark Estee (Campo, Reno) vs Chef "Wyatt" Dufresne, PlumpJack Cafe, Squaw Valley

Beer & Cheese Pairing, Nyna Weatherson, Restaurant Trokay, Truckee

Gourmet Marketplace Vendor Fair

Plein Air Painting Event and Show

Wine & Beer Walk

Pedal & Pinot Cycling and Tasting Tour of Truckee

Trailside Hike and Beer Tasting

Wine seminar by Tim Hanni, Master of Wine

Vertical Wine Tasting Seminar

Charbay Artisan Distillery Annual Release Party - Vodka and Caviar Tasting, Marko Karakasavic, 13th Generation Master Distiller

Children's Activities


Sunday, September 7

Autumn Food & Wine Festival Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting of 30 top chefs in the region paired with a wine, spirit or brew of their choice in a formally judged pairing competion. The Event opens to the public for unlimited tastings of all the pairings from 1pm-4pm.  Enjoy the silent auction, Plein Air Painting Event and show, the Gourmet Marketplace and Vendor Fair.  Tickets on sale in July.  Please check this site often.

For Vendor Participation, please email Claire Graham,

For Winery Participation, please email  Whitney Wall,

For Restaurant Participation, please email Amber Burke,

Contact:  Judy Laverty, Event Director

North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Asssociation