• Dawn Sabato


JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (December 19, 2019)Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – W3, a  culinary event on Jekyll Island, Georgia, blends gourmands with nature, taking place February 6 – 9, 2020. W3 artfully combines legendary beverage tastings of all kinds – from all types of spirits, beers, whiskies and wines, along with inspired cuisine from some of the south’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close. Tickets are all-inclusive with beverage and culinary tastings for this boutique foodie event. Limited quantities advance discount tickets are still available online before January 31, 2020.

The weekend’s events will once again raise funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Attendees can expect to receive a souvenir glass to sip and savor unlimited tastings of great whiskey, spirits, wine and beer – savor culinary delights and enjoy some great music, all oceanfront and inclusive with admission ticket. The W3 events take place with breathtaking background views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Jekyll Island Beach Village and The Westin Jekyll Island. A special “Q-Alley” will be part of the Saturday afternoon festivities, with some of the South’s most revered Pitmasters and chefs. Friday’s “Master Class Pours” series of learning seminars, which feature some premium tasting opportunities and world-renowned beverage experts, Master and Advanced sommeliers, distillers and brew masters. Visit www.whiskeywineandwildlife.com for more information on events, W3 Weekend Getaway Packages and fun volunteer opportunities to get involved behind the scenes of the festival. 

Schedule of Events*Schedule of events and talent subject to change

Thursday, February 6: “W3 Wine Dinner and Launch Party”, 6:30 pm, The Reserve, The Westin Jekyll Island, with celebrity guest chef, Whitney Otawka – tickets include a signed copy of Otawka’s new cookbook, The Saltwater Table.

Friday, February 7: “W3 Wine Cruise with Captain Phillip”,11 am - 1 pm, Jekyll Island Historic District Wharf

Friday, February 7: “W3 Master Class Pours”, 12 – 4 pm, The Westin Jekyll Island- with opportunities to learn from the experts!

Friday, February 7: NEW event, “Food & Wine Pairing Dynamics”, 4:30 – 6 pm, The Westin Jekyll Island. An opportunity to learn all about tasting and pairing wines, with a special handbook created for the session. $50 from each ticket has been designated as a donation to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Friday, February 7: “Whiskey Inspired”, 6:30 – 9 pm, The Westin Jekyll Island - Hotel takeover and Oceanfront Lawn.

Saturday, February 8: “Uncaged at The Westin”, 10 am – 12 pm, The Westin Courtyard

Saturday, February 8: “Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – W3”, 1 – 4 pm, Jekyll Island Beach Village and Village Green- An afternoon of exceptional beverage and culinary tastings, great music, cooking demos- and experience the island’s native wildlife up close! Souvenir glass with unlimited culinary and beverage tastings.

VIP Lounge, presented by The Moorings at Jekyll Harbor and Atlanta Magazine on The Westin Rooftop tickets available.

Sunday, February 9: “W3 Sunday Brunch”, 11 am - 2 pm (staged seating times), The Reserve, The Westin Jekyll Island- Brunch and unlimited tastings of Champagne, classic cocktails, Bloody Mary Bar, culinary delights and more.

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