Love all things grapey and delicious? For the first time, some of the biggest names in Dubai hospitality and up to forty venues across the city have come together to celebrate the world of the grape. Devoted to grape lovers of every level – from absolute beginners to trade professionals – the Dubai Vine Festival includes tasting experiences, pop-up events, country-themed takeovers, and masterclasses by world-class sommeliers, exploring some of the most exciting regions, trends, and products from around the globe.
This collaboration doesn’t just bring the world of the vine to your doorstep, it also honours the food and beverage heroes found right here and the stand-out locations in Dubai for food and grape.
Running from the 15th to the 28th of November, the Dubai Vine Festival is a two-week gala dedicated to grape in all its shapes, forms, and glory. Incorporating up to forty venues – from famous names to those just waiting to be discovered – the festival combines ticketed events and ongoing experiences to help you taste, discover, and maybe even find a new favourite.
Taking place all across the city, our ticketed events are a diverse, fun, and exclusive chance to delve into the world of grape. Ranging from national-themed takeovers of iconic venues to pop-up food and grape events in under the radar locations, each event is specially curated by the Tasting Class’ team of internationally recognised sommeliers and designed to enhance your knowledge in the most fun way possible. Capacity is limited and tickets can be purchased right here on the site. Early reservation is recommended.
Monday, 23 Nov, 7:30pm
Tricks to Pairing Wine & Thai Cuisine
Wine does work with Thai food, you just need a few tricks to get the pairings right. Join us for a lesson on the wines that work best with chili, aromatic herbs and subtle sweetness. Then put you new found knowledge by trying it out with a selection of plates from Pai Thai.
27 Nov, Friday 7:30pm
US Wine Masterclass
In 1976, in true American fashion, the USA became the first country outside Europe to be taken seriously as a high-quality wine producer. Join The Tasting Class as we explore key American wines, regions and stories that set them apart.
Tuesday Nov 17, 7:30-9:30PM
Italian Wine & Food Pairing Dinner - a Focus on Sicily
Sicily is the region to watch for Italian wines. Join us as Alessandro Vallecchi from pioneering Italian winery, Planeta Estate, presents a selection of his wines paired with classic Italian dishes by iconic Dubai restaurant, BiCE Ristorante.
Explore the city at your own pace and create a unique grape journey, all supported by tasting notes and interesting information created by leading industry professionals especially for the Dubai Vine Festival. There is a huge range of participating venues to choose from, each offering a unique opportunity to discover grape. These do not need to be pre-booked and details can be found here on the site.
With up to forty venues across Dubai, The Dubai Vine Festival is set to be the UAE’s largest festival devoted to all things grape.
As The Dubai Viine Festival continues to grow, more events, pop-ups, and masterclasses are being added. Meet the venues bringing the Dubai Vine Festival to life.
BB Social DIFC
The Chef’s Palette
Couqley French Bistro & Bar
Melia Desert Palm
Reform Social Grill
Social Heinz Beck
Reform Social Grill
QR codes can be provided that access tasting notes and fun and educational material created exclusively for the festival, as well as relevant festival information and promotions.
Your venue and activations will be advertised on our website, driving guests with a thirst for grape and knowledge right to your door.
Venues that are a part of the festival will also be extensively promoted via ongoing marketing campaigns.
You’ll join other, like-minded venues in engaging industry influencers and interacting with them in a natural way, providing them with every reason to speak positively about you.
As well as choosing to host a trade and media event that raises awareness of your venue to influential players in the hospitality industry, you can also access training by The Tasting Class, the most respected name in grape training in the region and the first company to offer the prestigious WSET qualification to both trade & consumers in the UAE.