SUN WINE AND FOOD FEST 2023



Sun Wine & Food Fest is back and better than ever with seven brand new exclusive events! Participate in a weekend full of wines, spirits, celebrity chef showcases and delightful dishes!


 

 

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ABOUT SUN WINE AND FOOD FEST

Wine connoisseurs and food aficionados rejoice! Sun Wine & Food Fest is back at Mohegan Sun. Don’t miss your chance to sip and sample your way through endless vintages and signature dishes, incredible showcases and tastings during a four-day affair across the Uncas Ballroom, Earth Expo & Convention Center, and restaurants across the property.

WHAT YOU'VE MISSED IN PAST YEARS

Missed the action? Don't worry we've got you covered. View our past Sun Wine & Food Fest events below!

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 Schedule of Events


Mohegan Sun is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Michael Ginor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael’s family and friends during this difficult time. Michael has been a part of the Sun Wine & Food Fest community for many years, and his presence will surely be missed.

 

Official Charity

The Denise D'Ascenzo Foundation

Our mission is to carry on Denise’s passionate efforts to support advances in medicine and health, promote responsibility in the media, and assist those facing physical and mental challenges, while encouraging openness, courage and kindness in all endeavors. These causes were particularly close to Denise’s heart, and your generous donation will greatly assist in providing worthy organizations the support they need.

The Denise D'Ascenzo Foundation

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH

Tao Japanese Whiskey Dinner

TAO Japanese Whisky Dinner

Tickets: $300
Group A at 5:00pm or Group B at 6:30pm | TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge

The best way to enjoy top-shelf Japanese Whisky is by pairing it with a delicious three-course meal at TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge. Gear up your palate for a delectable dinner experience enhanced by an educational pairing guide! This event is brought to you by Brescome Barton's specialty collection of Japanese Whisky.


The Todd English Experience

The Todd English Experience

Tickets:
VIP Intimate Indoor Seating: $200 (Day of the Event: $225)
Tuscany Waterfall Seating: $150 (Day of the Event: $175)

6:30pm | Todd English's Tuscany

James Beard Award Winner, Todd English, will be hosting his own craft cocktail hour and seated dinner where live music performers meet the chefs in the kitchen. Immerse yourself in this unique blend of fine dining & inspired artisans as you indulge in delicious food and one-of-a-kind drinks. Cheers to the night with a champagne toast!


Ferrand Cognac and Cigar Pairing

Ferrand Cognac & Cigar Pairing

Tickets: $100 (Day of the Event: $125)
8:00pm - 9:30pm | Clay Pipe Cigar Bar

Enjoy an exclusive tasting of one of the best French cognacs, Pierre Ferrand, aged in the center of the Grande Champagne region of France. Chat with an expert and receive a perfectly paired Macanudo cigar to your choice of cognac.


 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH

Tao Sake and Dim Sum Pairing

 

 

TAO Sake and Dim Sum Pairing

Tickets: $175 (Day of the Event: $200)
Group A at 5:00pm & Group B at 5:15pm | TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge

Transport your taste buds to the Far East with an educational sake & dim sum pairing! Dine on TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge’s incredible dim sum paired with the perfect sake and gain valuable insights from experts in the field, brought to you by Worldwide Wines.


Beam and Burgers presented by Beam Suntory

 

 

Beam and Burgers presented by Beam Suntory, Inc.

Tickets: $100 (Day of the Event: $125)
6:00pm - 9:00pm | Earth Ballroom

Get your weekend started early! Chef Chad Rosenthal, Chef Mike Puma and Gotham Burger Social Club are teaming up with Beam Suntory, Inc. to provide mouthwatering variations of scrumptious burgers to pair with unique whiskeys. This event will feature live entertainment and a complimentary cigar.


Grand Tasting Preview

Tickets: $100 (Day of the Event: $125)
8:00pm - 10:00pm | Earth Expo Center

Get a sneak peek into one of Sun Wine & Food Fest's signature showcases, the Grand Tasting! Taste a variety of wine, beer and spirits and pair your favorites with delectable dishes from some of the region's most highly rated restaurants. Plus, watch the masters show off their culinary skills during a night of celebrity demonstrations. It is your chance to experience an exclusive preview of the main event!

NEW THIS YEAR! - Small bites are included in the ticket price and larger offerings are available for purchase.


Spirits & Cigars presented by Mohegan Sun's Barrel Select Program

 

 

Spirits & Cigars presented by Mohegan Sun's Barrel Select Program

Tickets: $100 (Day of the Event: $125)
9:00pm - 11:00pm | Clay Pipe Cigar Bar

Partake in an exclusive pairing session with the Whiskey Guardians, featuring Mohegan Sun's limited Barrel Select Program. Tasting offerings include Angel's Envy, Breckenridge, Bulleit Bourbon, Cruzan Rum, Elijah Craig, Knob Creek Rye, Knob Creek Bourbon and Patrón paired with a complimentary Macanudo cigar.


 

 

Toast with the Host: Sun Wine & Food Fest Edition

Tickets: $50 (Day of the Event: $65)
9:00pm - 11:00pm | novelle

Toast with the Host: Sun Wine & Food Fest Edition is heating up novelle this winter! On January 27th, join Loverboy founders Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula, stars of Bravo’s Summer House, while they host from behind the bar. Sponsored by Loverboy Sparkling Hard Tea and Premium Canned Cocktails, this event will have you sipping all your favorites and transport you right back to summer. Get out of the cold and into the Summer House!

novelle opens to the public following the event.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH

Grand Tasting

Tickets: $150 (Day of the Event: $160)
Noon - 5:00pm | Earth Expo Center

Sample over 1,000 varieties of wine, beer and spirits during the Grand Tasting! Foodies can also taste dishes from some of the region's most highly rated restaurants and select bites from elite chefs. Make your way over to our two culinary stages to watch a day of celebrity chef demonstrations!
NEW THIS YEAR - Small bites are included in the ticket price and larger offerings are available for purchase.


Vintage Cru hosted by Chef Rocco DiSpirito and Chef Christian Petroni

Tickets: $150 (Day of the Event: $165)
4:00pm - 6:00pm | Earth Ballroom

Taste the "best-of-the-best" vintages from around the world and meet the winemakers and principles behind them. Wine is available for purchase with shipment directly to your home! Each guest in attendance will receive a $50 iGourmet gift card at the conclusion of the event!


Exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Tasting

Exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Tasting

Tickets: SOLD OUT
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Clay Pipe Cigar Bar

Taste one of the most sought-after bourbons of Pappy Van Winkle, featuring a tasting of 10 Year, 12 Year, 15 Year, 20 Year, and 23 Year. Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy an in-house Macanudo cigar that has been infused with Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year.


Celebrity Chef Dine Around

Tickets: $250 (Day of the Event: $275)
8:00pm - 10:30pm | Uncas Ballroom

Watch the masters at work when over 20 celebrity chefs personally dish out a delicious signature food item paired with a complementary wine, beer or spirit. You will also be able to dance into the night with high-energy music provided by DJ Irie.


Celebrity Chef After-Party presented by J Vineyards & Winery

Celebrity Chef After-Party presented by J Vineyards & Winery

Cover Charge at the Door
10:00pm - 2:00am | Avalon Nightclub

Celebrate Sun Wine and Food Fest with a night out at Avalon Nighclub featuring DJ Irie and surprise special guests! Doors open at 10:00pm. All guests must be 21+.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 29TH

Bloodys + Brunch with Buddy

Bloodys & Brunch With Buddy

Tickets: $90 (Day of the Event: $100)
10:00am - 2:00pm | novelle

Dive into the perfect Sunday brunch at novelle hosted by celebrity chef and TV personality Buddy Valastro! Sip on Bloody Marys and taste foods packed with all the flavor you can imagine.

Sponsors

A huge thank you to our sponsors

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Beam Suntory logo
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Charles Toyota logo
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E&J Gallo logo
Farmer Brothers logo
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Lewis Real Estate logo
Mazzetta Company LLC logo
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Truly Hard Seltzer logo

Please Note

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend the event. Valid ID and ticket/wristband required upon entry at all events.