2024 Event Schedule

Friday - August 30, 2024

 4-6 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Start your weekend off right with complimentary beverages from sampling activations by our event sponsors. (Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive)

6-8 p.m.

Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza

Sample varietals from participating wineries.

This event is a unique stand and taste experience in which seven top-tier chefs, including Chef David Cordúa, Chef Bryan Caswell, Chef Dominick Lee, and more will duel to create sensational dishes, each paired with a choice from seven of the world’s finest wine regions.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Official Wine Store Hours

Take your favorite bottle of wine home! Featuring participating festival wines. Located in the Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby.

Saturday - August 31, 2024

8:30 a.m.

Restorative Yoga

A Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive.

10a.m.-12 p.m.

Brunch & Bubbles

Featuring a complimentary mimosa! Brunch reservations recommended. (Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive)

3-4:30 p.m.

Vineyards Around the World Luxury Wine Tasting

Sample varietals from participating wineries. 

Exclusive! Available only to the first 200 Moody Gardens Hotel guests who purchase the Saturday experience.

3-4:30 p.m.

Billiards & Beer

Exclusive! Available only to the first 200 Moody Gardens Hotel guests who purchase the Saturday experience.

6-9 p.m.

Penguins & Pinot: Grand Tasting at the Aquarium

Sample varietals from participating wineries.

A delightful evening awaits at this stand-and-taste event as you tour the Oceans of the World with wine and spirit tastings, food bites from Gulf Coast restaurants, and marine animal encounters. This experience will take you to new depths!

9-10 p.m.

Wine’d Down After Hours at Palm Beach

Enjoy fantastic live entertainment with the opportunity to relax, chill out or kick up your heels and dance! The evening wraps up with a spectacular fireworks show over Offatts Bayou.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Official Wine Store Hours

Take your favorite bottle of wine home! Featuring participating festival wines. Located in the Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby.

Sunday - September 1, 2024

8:30 a.m.

Morning Yoga

A Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive.

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brunch & Bubbles

Featuring a complimentary mimosa! Brunch reservations recommended. (Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive)

3 p.m.

Regular Guy Wine Seminar

Hosted by Level 2 Sommelier Paul Miller from Gr8 Plate Hospitality. Featuring Graham Beck and Lange Twins Winery. (Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive)

5-7 p.m.

Bourbon Dinner

Sample exclusive Bourbons!

Enjoy an exceptional Bourbon tasting inside Shearn’s.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Official Wine Store Hours

Take your favorite bottle of wine home! Featuring participating festival wines. Located in the Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby.

Seven on Seven SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA

This Friday evening event is a unique experience in which seven top-tier chefs, including celebrity chef David Cordúa from the Lymbar, will duel to create sensational dishes, each paired with a choice from seven of the world’s finest wine regions. Chefs will compete head-to-head with spectacular pairings and a special presentation.

Penguins & Pinot

A very special evening awaits you on Saturday as you tour the Oceans of the World with wine, chef presentations and marine animal encounters all along the way. Stop at the South Atlantic as the penguins create special paintings with the opportunity for you to purchase their art with proceeds donated to ocean conservation. Next, you’ll find yourself in the North Pacific as the seals and sea lions splash, swim and hang out. You’ll see beautiful jellyfish, tropical fish and close encounters with gnarly sharks as you meander through the Caribbean for a wine experience that will take you to new depths. 

bourbon Dinner

Enjoy an exceptional Bourbon tasting in Shearn’s.