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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.

Explore, taste, learn and share your

way across the city with the Dubai Vine Trail

How does it work?

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.

Ticketed events

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.

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.

Pai Thai

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.

AED 390

My Square

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.

AED 259

BiCE Ristorante

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.

AED 490

Self-Explore Experiences

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.

Atelier M.

Nov 15-28

Three Course Vine Dinner

Chose a starter, main course, and dessert with a wine paired perfectly to a wine for 250 AED inclusive of tax.

Certo, Radisson Blu, Media City

Nov 15-28

Italian Wine Dinner

Visit Certo for a four-course meal with perfectly paired wines for 249 AED

Couqley, JLT

November 15 – 28

French Red Wines

Try a flight of 3 classic styles of French wine. Discover the differnet styles of wine from Bordeaux, Cotes du Rhone and Beaujolais.

What’s Happening

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.

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Participating Venues

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.

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The MeatCo

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Boca

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The Chef’s Palette

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Bice Dubai

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Trattoria

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Pai Thai

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Hillhouse Brasserie

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Couqley French Bistro & Bar

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Melia Desert Palm

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Atelier M

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Reform Social Grill

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Skafos Dubai

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Reform Social Grill

Become a hosting venue

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Dozens of venues are already on board, but we want to make The Dubai Vine Festival even better by inviting more like-minded companies to join us and highlight the wealth of talent and dining opportunities available across Dubai.

 

If needed, we’ll work alongside you to develop themed events, pairing dinners, or special deals and activations during the festival period. This could be a tasting flight, a dinner promotion, lunch, brunch, or a masterclass from someone with a unique take on the world of grape. Even better, all events are created in partnership with the Tasting Class, with training provided to your staff to help them elevate the experience and give your guests the best possible visit to your venue.

 

Live events will be ticketed and managed via Book My Show, while sales of tasting flights and other similar activations can be managed by your own outlet whilst being simultaneously promoted by the Dubai Vine Trail.

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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.

Grape in the Age of Covid

Much as we love the world of grape, nothing is more important to us than your safety. For that reason, all events adhere to the Dubai Municipality guidelines for Covid safety, including a maximum of eight people per table, a clear gap of two metres between each, clear marking and signage, and physical distancing to avoid crowding. Masks and social distancing are also a must whilst moving around.
By doing this we can all enjoy the festival and discover a world of grape without ever leaving the city.

About the Tasting Class

Founded by sommelier Lindsay Trivers, a grape professional whose experience on five continents has earned her coveted qualifications from both the Vine & Spirit Education Trust and the Court of Master Sommeliers, The Tasting Class is one of the leading providers of grape, hops, and spirit-based ‘edutainment’ events and training in the Middle East.
As well as food and beverage consultancy and training, The Tasting Class hosts more than a hundred and fifty educational events a year, including its hugely popular grape and cheese evenings, and is the first company in the UAE authorised to issue the prestigious WSET grape qualification to both trade and grape enthusiasts.

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