2018 Schedule of Events

The Wharf Uncorked brings together local and celebrity chefs and more than 100 labels of wine for a three-day culinary experience. In addition, there will be chef demonstrations, book signings, the luxury yacht walk and both live and silent auctions benefiting Make-A-Wish® Alabama.

Thursday, Sept. 13th

VIP Kickoff + Chef Showdown

The weekend will begin at 4720 Main Street from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a roster of high profile guests, an open bar, a wine pull benefiting Make-A-Wish Alabama, an auction preview and of course, high-end wine tastings and food samplings. Guests can have a front-row view as three local chefs battle it out during the Chef Showdown. More details coming soon.

Friday, Sept 14th

Local Wine Dinners

The Wharf offers a wide variety of fare from more than 10 restaurants on property. Several of these chefs along with others along the Gulf Coast will curate dinner menus and signature wine pairings for the Local Wine Dinners. Guests can make reservation directly through the restaurant of their choice.

Details on participating restaurants coming soon.

Saturday, Sept 16th

Grand Tasting

It all leads up to the Grand Tasting taking place on Saturday. Main Street and Wharf Parkway will be lined with vendors offering samples of the finest food, wine, beer, and spirits. Guests will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite, and the night will close with a ceremony of awards. This year, the champion of the Culinary Competition will be an automatic Elite Qualifier for the World Food Championships in November back at The Wharf.

The event will include silent and live auctions benefiting Make-A-Wish Alabama, luxury yacht walk, samplings from local restaurants, and so much more. Cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs will be held on the Rouses Markets Culinary Experience Stage.

More details coming soon.