The Grand Tasting

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 pm VIP
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 pm General Admission

Saengerfest Park


The Grand Tasting is the highlight of the festival. Patrons will embark on a tasting trip through vineyards from all around the world. The fantastic live music and endless wine sampling in the park will complete this afternoon of indulgences. Modest food bites will be provided by Executive Chef Chris Lopez from BLVD Seafood- Galveston’s trendsetter restaurant in the boat to table dining; and by Lance Fegen, Culinary Director, and Managing Partner, F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant Group.

The Grand Tasting ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, event program with a complete list of wines, and bottomless samples of more than 100 vintages.


Go all in and do it all by purchasing a VIP Premium + Grand Tasting Package Ticket. When purchased together you will receive entry to the Premium Tasting and early VIP entry into The Grand Tasting, skip the lines and have more one on one time with the vineyard representatives. VIP Entry begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 21st. (Includes souvenir wine glass and festival program with a full list of featured wines)


2018 Chef Feature


Lance Fegen – Culinary Director and Managing Partner, F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant Group

Lance Fegen is the culinary director and managing partner of F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant group, the parent company of three Liberty Kitchen locations in Houston. He is a talented restaurateur with a 20 year+ tenure in Galveston Bay and the Bayou City’s culinary scene. Fegen is an avid surfer and world traveler whose experiences often transcend into the food he designs.






Chris Lopez -Executive Chef, BLVD. Seafood

Executive Chef Chris Lopez has worked in the restaurant business for over 15 years chasing his culinary dreams all around the United States. Now, a permanent “Islander By Choice”, Lopez has taken Galveston’s food scene by storm. As Executive Chef of BLVD. Seafood, Lopez showcases his exquisite skills and cooking knowledge on every plate he sends out of his kitchen. BLVD. Seafood is the #1 rated seafood restaurant in Galveston, TX via Yelp and OpenTable, and the trendsetter in the boat to table dining on the Island. 




2018 Featured Resturants

2018 Music

Donovan Keith 

Based out of Austin, TX, this talented performer blends the sounds of Funk, Jazz, R&B, Soul, and the Blues.

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