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Nantucket Wine Festival

May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - May 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Great Wines in Grand Houses: Donelan Family Wines Tasting
MAY 16, 2019
General Admission : Sold Out!
Private Home, To Be Announced

Joe Donelan began his journey of wine discovery in the 1980s, led by an inspired sommelier at TOPPER’S Restaurant on Nantucket. His love of wine soon led him on a journey to California, where he established a wine business that is now called Donelan Family Wines. For the Donelans, identifying a top-notch vineyard is like hearing a great song for the first time. It’s immediately identifiable. It has no blueprint for duplication. It won’t let go of you.

From their extraordinary vineyards, the Donelans produce compelling wines year after year, doing their best to read vineyard cues and allow their terroir to shine.

This year Joe and Winemaker David Milner return to the Island that inspired it all and will share new vintages of some of the winery’s classics, along with a special ‘never before’ surprise bottling, of which only 50 cases were produced.

The Grand Tastings: Session 1, 2 & 3
MAY 18 & 19, 2019
General Admission : $185
12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm
White Elephant, 50 Easton Street

The energy is intoxicating at the NWF Grand Tastings – the heart and soul of our island festival. Taste over 600 different wines from over 150 prestigious wineries around the globe. Every year the NWF features new and exciting wineries as well as returning festival favorites such as the Château d’Esclans Rosé Garden. Enjoy amazing food from regional restaurants and artisan purveyors. The Dole & Bailey Outdoor Grill is not to be missed!


May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
May 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


Nantucket, MA
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