Galveston wine festival 2023


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!  

Chef & Wine Experts
Guy Stout, The Cowboy Sommelier

Friday, Sept. 1

Beck Family Poolside Happy Hour
Hotel Pool
4 – 7 p.m.
Start your weekend off right with complimentary Steenberg and Graham Beck bubbles poolside.

House of Suntory 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. Featuring Toki Whisky Highballs and Haku Vodka Espresso Martinis. A Moody Gardens Hotel Guest Exclusive!

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

The Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza is a unique experience in which seven top-tier chefs, headlined by Chef Christine Ha, Chef David Cordua, Chef Paul Miller and James Lundy, will masterfully create sensational dishes, each paired with a choice from seven of the world's finest wine regions. This event is a significant highlight of the Galveston Island Wine Festival, a weekend filled with wine, delicious food, live music, and fun activities set against the beautiful backdrop of Moody Gardens.

The Line Up Will Headline Wined Down

Saturday, Sept. 2

Guy Stout Sommelier Seminar - SOLD OUT
11 a.m. 12 p.m.
An exclusive sommelier seminar for select festival guests.

Beck Family Estates Champagne Social
Hotel Lobby Bar
11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
Join us for a sip and perhaps discover a new favorite bubbly - Graham Beck!

Vineyards Around the World Luxury Wine Tasting - SOLD OUT
2 3:30 p.m.
This tasting is only available to the first 100 guests who purchase a hotel room package!

Aquarium Pyramid
4 – 4:30 p.m.

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

Aquarium Pyramid
4:30 – 7 p.m.

A delightful evening awaits 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 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 Feat. The Line Up
7 - 9:15 p.m.

Enjoy wine, beer or spirits and some fantastic live entertainment from local favorite, "The Line Up", 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

Beck Family Estates Brunch
Café in the Park
10 a.m.
Avoid the Sunday scaries and join us for a wonderful brunch with a complimentary Graham Beck mimosa!

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. 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. Featured Bourbons at this event include: Jim Beam Black, Basil Haydens, Knob Creek, Baker's, Clermont Steep, and more! 


Hotel Packages: Galveston Wine Festival

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

3-DAY: ON CLOUD WINE (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) - SOLD OUT
Includes 3 Events: Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza (Friday), Penguins & Pinot - Grand Tasting (Saturday), Freedom Stories and Bourbon Tasting (Sunday).


2-DAY: PREMIUM (Friday and Saturday) - SOLD OUT
Includes 2 Events: Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza (Friday) and Penguins & Pinot - Grand Tasting (Saturday).


Includes 1 Event: Penguins & Pinot - Grand Tasting on Saturday.

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Includes 1 Event: Freedom Stories - Bourbon Tasting

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Event Tickets Available Now!

Get ready to indulge in a sensory journey of fine wines and exquisite flavors as Moody Gardens proudly presents the Galveston Island Wine Festival. Individual event tickets are available for the Penguins & Pinot: Grand Tasting and Freedom Stories Bourbon Tasting. 

Those who book hotel packages will have exclusive access to the Seven on Seven Seafood Extravaganza, Beck Family Estates Happy Hour, a House of Suntory Welcome Reception, a Beck Family Estates Champagne Social, and the Beck Family Brunch at Café in the Park and will receive drink tokens and a swag bag at check-in for complimentary beverages at each of the activations happening across the property.

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