Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Have a long week ahead of or behind you?  Come 'wine about it' with us at this year's 16th Annual Art of Wine Festival at Walton Arts Center. This premier wine and food festival will take place June 9-11 and it is sure to entice patrons with the world's finest wines and an array of artfully crafted local cuisine in a unique atmosphere. 

Like a good wine, the Art of Wine Festival has only gotten better with age. Since 2000, attendees of the event have enjoyed Walton Arts Center's exquisite display of delicious wines and food. Whether you go to all three days, or just one, this multi-day wine and food festival will not disappoint.  

A Walton Arts Center favorite, the Art of Wine Festival will feature hundreds of wines, dozens of local restaurants and live entertainment. Why book an expensive trip to Napa Valley when everything you would experience there is right here in Northwest Arkansas? 

The best part of it is that 100% of the proceeds from Art of Wine go to supporting Walton Arts Center’s arts education and outreach programs. These initiatives have been the cornerstone of the Center since it opened in 1992. Each year over 45,000 students and teachers from 30 school districts experience the arts through high quality live theater performances, workshops and in-school residency activities because of funds raised from Art of Wine.

Studies consistently show that children that are exposed to the arts are more engaged and score higher in other areas of their education including reading, writing and math. 

We have attended Art of Wine events for years and regard it as one of the premier events in Northwest Arkansas!
— Wayne and Diane Callahan, Walton Arts Center patrons and loyal Art of Wine supporters

Winemaker's Dinner- 

Dine and mingle on the same stage where Broadway stars and entertainment legends have performed. Enjoy an exclusive evening with a five-course meal and a large selection of outstanding wines. This evening also features one of the most unique silent auctions in the region. Bid on art, wine and other special items.

Uncorked: Friday Night Tasting-

Friday night is the party of the summer. You can choose from a selection of over 400 different wines from around the world and food from the area's best restaurants-all in a festive party atmosphere at the heart of Northwest Arkansas' entertainment district. So grab your friends, enjoy the tasting experience and discover your new favorite wine. This tasting features our exciting WINE PULL, where $20 cash gets you a surprise bottle of wine!

Premier Tasting-

The Premier Tasting is a grand opportunity for discerning wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs. For the price of an elite bottle, you can sample many of the finest wines in the world, some of which are not available except at prestigious wine festivals like this one. Featured wines may include Opus One, Dom Perignon, Honig and Mondavi. Guests will enjoy delectable, heavy hors d'ouevres prepared by the Northwest Arkansas' best chefs, and a selection of silent auction items will be up for bid. In addition, the popular WINE PULL will make its Premier Tasting Debut!

In case you still aren't convinced, here are three more reasons why you need to be at this year's Art of Wine event:

  1. You should come drink wine with us because it isn't good to keep things bottled up. 
  2. You need to come drink wine with us because life is too short to drink bad wine. 
  3. You ABSOLUTELY have to come drink wine with us because not only does wine get better with age, but we think age gets better with wine!

So mark your calendars and come wine and dine with us, we can't think of a reason not to attend!