JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (December 22, 2016) – Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – W3, a culinary event on Jekyll Island, Georgia, blends gourmands with nature and nurture, February 9 -12, 2017. W3 artfully combines legendary beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close. The weekend’s events will raise funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation, with the island’s research and education experts on-hand Friday and Saturday, showcasing some fun, interactive programs with coastal wildlife, from turtles to alligators.
Attendees can expect to receive a Glencairn crystal souvenir glass on Saturday, to sip and savor unlimited tastings of great whiskey, spirits, wine and beer – savor culinary delights and enjoy some great music, all oceanfront and inclusive with admission ticket. The W3 events take place with breathtaking background views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Jekyll Island Beach Village and The Westin Jekyll Island. A special “Wings, Q + Brews Alley” will be part of the Saturday afternoon festivities, with some of the South’s most revered Pitmasters and chefs including: B’s Cracklin’ BBQ, Savannah & Atlanta, GA; Griffin Bufkin, Harrison Sapp and John Helfrich of Southern Soul Barbecue, St. Simons, GA and Kenny Gilbert, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen, Fernandina Beach, and Gilbert’s Social in Jacksonville, FL. Several events have limited ticket availability, such as the “Master Class Pours” series of learning seminars, which feature some premium tasting opportunities and world renowned beverage experts, sommeliers, distillers and brewmasters. Advance discount ticket savings are now available at www.whiskeywineandwildlife.com, along with some great W3 Weekend Getaway Packages and fun volunteer opportunities to get involved behind the scenes in the inaugural event.
Full Schedule of Events Available Online –*Schedule of events and talent subject to change
- Thursday, February 9:
Wine Dinner at The Westin Jekyll Island
, 7 pm, The Reserve, The Westin Jekyll Island
- Friday, February 10:
“W3 Master Class Pours”:
2 – 5 pm The Westin Jekyll Island
- Friday, February 10:
7 – 10 pm The Westin Jekyll Island – Enjoy a hotel takeover! The Westin Lobby, The Reserve Restaurant and Oceanfront Lawn Enjoy whiskeys, wines and beers, along with a showcase of whiskey inspired classic cocktails and
- Saturday, February 11:
“Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – W3”:
1 – 4 pm Jekyll Island Beach Village; VIP Lounge, with early access from 12 – 4 pm. *Limited VIP tickets available. The main event takes place in the Beach Village with all the “W’s” and more. An afternoon of exceptional beverage and culinary tastings from some of the South’s leading chefs and coastal favorites, great music and an opportunity to
experience Jekyll Island’s native wildlife up close, from turtles to alligators! And take home a special souvenir, Glencairn whisky glass.
- Sunday, February 12:
“W 3 Sunday Brunch”:
12:30– 3:30 pm The Westin Jekyll Island, The Reserve restaurant
The grand finale brunch will be the Westin’s culinary team showcase – with unlimited spirits, wine, beer and Champagne tastings , classic
cocktails, Bloody Mary Bar, culinary delights and more – legendary finale with a laid-back beach vibe. ALL-ACCESS WEEKEND PASS – BEST SAVINGS! Special, All Access Pass Advance Discount – $499 for two tickets to everything, through
January 31, 2017.
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