2023 Event Schedule

Friday - September 1, 2023

4-7 p.m.

Beck Family Estates Poolside Happy Hour

Start your weekend off right with complimentary Graham Beck and Steenberg bubbles poolside. (Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive)

5-7 p.m.

House of Suntory Welcome Reception

Featuring a complimentary Toki Whisky Highball or Haku Vodka Espresso Martini. (Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive)

6-8 p.m.

Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza – SOLD OUT

Sample 41 varietals from 17 wineries.

This event is a unique experience in which seven top-tier chefs, headlined by Chef Christine Ha, Chef David Cordúa, and more will duel to create sensational dishes, each paired with a choice from seven of the world’s finest wine regions.

Saturday - September 2, 2023

 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Guy Stout Sommelier Seminar – SOLD OUT

An exclusive sommelier seminar for select festival guests. 

11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Beck Family Estates Champagne Social

Join us for a sip and perhaps discover a new favorite bubbly – Graham Beck! (Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive)

2-3:30 p.m.

Vineyards Around the World Luxury Wine Tasting – SOLD OUT

Sample 18 varietals from 12 wineries. 

Exclusive! Available only to the first 100 guests who purchase the Saturday experience.

4-4:30 p.m

VIP Entrance to Penguins & Pinot: Grand Tasting at the Aquarium

Must purchase 3-Day Experience. Skip the lines and enter the event 30 minutes early!


Penguins & Pinot: Grand Tasting at the Aquarium

Sample 50 varietals from 25 wineries.

A delightful evening awaits 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!

7-9 p.m.

Wine’d Down After Hours at Palm Beach

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

Sunday - September 3, 2023

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Beck Family Estates Brunch

Avoid the Sunday scaries and join us for a wonderful brunch with a complimentary Graham Beck mimosa! *Reservations encouraged* (Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive)

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Explore Some More

Take some time to explore the Rainforest Pyramid, MG3D or 4D Theaters, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and other attractions. You may even want to take in a round of golf or a little spa time!

6-8 p.m.

Freedom Stories Bourbon Tasting

Sample 10 exclusive Bourbons! Including:

Jim Beam Black, Basil Hayden Toast, Clermont Steep, Knob Creek 9, Baker’s, Weller Special Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Blanton’s, Sazerac Rye, and Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream.

This special evening is a salute to the military. Enjoy an exceptional Bourbon tasting with light Hors d’oeuvres while guest speakers WWII Navy Veteran Eddie Janek and retired LtCol of the US Marine Corps Neil Murphy Jr. share their stories.