Galveston Island Wine Festival at Moody Gardens
September 1 – 3

Cheers to a wonderful weekend of wine, food, live music, fireworks and fun on Galveston Island.
Special activities are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 
so wine lovers plan your itinerary,
book your hotel and make it a weekend to remember!  

Friday, Sept. 1

Poolside Happy Hour
Hotel Pool
4 – 7 p.m.
Start your weekend off right with some wonderful island cocktails poolside.  

Welcome Reception
Hotel Lobby Bar
5 – 7 p.m.
Gather with your friends and make some new ones and enjoy some premium cocktails as the festivities begin. 

Moody Gardens Hotel, Viewfinders Terrace
Friday, September 1
6 – 8 p.m.

This event features a Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza with food and wine from seven chefs and seven regions. Executive Chef Chris Lopez from Blvd. Seafood and Chef Kevin Cryan from Moody Gardens Hotel lead this event with spectacular pairings. Stay tuned for a special guest chef announcement!

Saturday, Sept. 2

Champagne Social
Hotel Lobby Bar
11:30 a.m.
Join us for a sip and perhaps discover a new favorite bubbly.

Taste of California Luxury Wine Tasting
2-3:30 pm

Available to the first 100 guests!

Aquarium Pyramid
4 – 7 p.m.

A delightful evening awaits as you tour the Oceans of the 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 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 sometimes frolic. 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.

Wine'D Down After Hours
Palm Beach
9:30 p.m.

Enjoy wine, beer or spirits and some fantastic live entertainment with the opportunity for you to relax, chill out or kick up your heels and dance. The evening wraps up with spectacular fireworks show over Offatts Bayou.

Sunday, Sept. 3

Café in the Park
10 a.m.
The chef has prepared a wonderful Sunday brunch for all to enjoy

Explore Some More
11 a.m. – 6 p.m
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.

Moody Gardens Hotel
 – 8 p.m.
This special evening is a salute to the military with a special speakers list of honorary veterans sharing their stories paired with a wonderful Bourbon Tasting.

Hotel Packages: Galveston Wine Festival

Make a weekend of it and stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel!

3-night package (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Includes 3 Events: Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza (Friday), Penguins & Pinot - Grand Tasting (Saturday), Freedom Stories and Bourbon Tasting (Sunday).

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2-night package (Friday and Saturday)
Includes 2 Events: Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza (Saturday) and Penguins & Pinot - Grand Tasting (Sunday).

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2-night package (Choose Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday)
Includes 1 Event: Featuring one event for you to attend the Penguins & Pinot - Grand Tasting on Saturday.

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1-night package (Sunday)
Includes 1 Event: Featuring one event for you to attend the Freedom Stories and Bourbon Tasting on Sunday.

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