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Wine & Food Week celebrates 20 Years in The Woodlands

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Celebrating 20 years as one of the region’s top culinary and wine events, Wine & Food Week returns June 3-9 with A Gem of a Celebration underscoring the strength and vitality found in the heart of the wine and food industry.

Featuring hundreds of wines, twenty special guests, a list of fresh culinary faces, and new event experiences, get ready to raise a glass to a culinary gem. For wine and food lovers, this event is an absolute must. Fan favorites include Wine Around the World Wednesday; Get Frosted at Rose’ Way at The Peach Orchard Venue; Ladies of the Vine Tasting, Luncheon, & Panel Discussion, at The Club at Carlton Woods, and Sips, Suds & Savor. The week culminates with the grand dame—the elaborate Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Ballroom where acclaimed chefs compete for the coveted Chef of Chefs Award and a $5,000 cash prize presented by Goya Foods. Looking for that extra touch of VIP, be sure to get tickets early to the Bayway Cadillac VIP Luxury Lounge with ultra-premium wines but limited space. Wine & Food Week is truly foodie heaven all the while supporting charitable organizations such as Southern Smoke Foundation, The Woodlands Arts Council, and New Danville, and the Montgomery County Food Bank. 

Chris Shepherd and Lindsey Brown

Throughout the 20-year history of Wine & Food Week the mission has been to celebrate and recognize talented industry individuals shaping the food scene. This year Wine & Food Week announced that it will be inducting power food couple Chris Shepherd and Lindsey Brown into the Wine & Food Week Hall of Fame for their decades of culinary achievements including the formation of the Southern Smoke Foundation which Chris and Lindsey cofounded and Lindsey currently oversees. Southern Smoke has distributed more than $11.3 million directly to people in the food and beverage industry in need via the Emergency Relief Fund.


“Let’s raise our glasses to “A Gem of A Celebration”—two decades of exquisite wine and culinary delights and industry accomplishments. For 20 years, Wine & Food Week has been a beacon of flavor, camaraderie, and joie de vivre,” said Constance McDerby, Founder of Wine & Food Week. “As the vines matured and the dishes evolved, this event became more than just a gathering—it’s a timeless tradition where every sip, every bite, and every laughter-filled conversation adds to the rich tapestry of memories. And just as a gem sparkles in the sunlight, so does Wine & Food Week illuminate our hearts. Here’s to the past, the present, and the promise of many more years of culinary brilliance,” exclaimed McDerby.

Photo provided courtesy of Wine & Food Week

Wine & Food Week guests will rub elbows and mingle with tastemakers who have made their mark on the culinary and wine industry in remarkable ways. Meet special guests throughout the week including Guy Stout, Chris Sheperd and Lindsey Brown, Carlos Ramos, Michael Cordua, Patrica Sharpe, Katie Stone, Masaru Fukuda and more.  Don’t delay.  Get tickets today for this culinary extravaganza—the 20th Anniversary celebration of Wine & Food Week. Event information and tickets at

Wine & Food Week is presented by H-E-B. Sponsored by: Bayway Cadillac of The Woodlands, Aruba Tourism, Goya Foods, Visit The Woodlands, Palm Bay International, Trinchero Family Estates, Winebow Fine Wine + Spirits, Volante Integrated Planning Northwestern Mutual, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Michael David Winery, Hess Persson Estates, Roots Run Deep Winery, SpeedPro The Woodlands, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, Market Street, The Peach Orchard Venue, The Brightpoint, The Woodlands Country Club, Women Driving Business, Woodlands City Lifestyle Magazine, PaperCity, Houston Magazine, Hello Woodlands, Woodlands Online, Infiniti Graphics, Genesis Photography, Kelley Sweet Photography, and SRG Photography with more announcements to follow.


Food & Vine Time Productions, producer of Wine & Food Week, celebrated 20 years in 2022 and is proud to have raised over $2 million dollars through various channels since its inception in 2002 for local charities and deserving non-profits.

The first large scale event in the Metro founded by Food & Vine Time Productions, Wine & Food Week, was the first multi-day, multi-faceted, comprehensive destination culinary and wine event and the first nationally to promote locally sourced and sustainable products.  Founder Constance McDerby with life and business partner, Clifton McDerby have been promoting and furthering the diverse culinary scene to avid followers since 2002.  Diffusing the mystique of wines, FVTP events make wines approachable by educating the novice to the aficionado.  Food & Vine Time Productions created another first when it launched the state’s first multi-day craft beer destination and educational event featuring over 300 craft beer selections.  Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival celebrated a decade of craft beer experiences, being named #3 beer event in America by USA Today and #1 in Houston by Houstonia Magazine.  Food & Vine Time Productions’ events include Houston Chronicle Culinary Stars, Katy Sip N Stroll, Wine Fair Cy-Fair, Zest in the West, Haute Wheels Food Truck Fest, and a myriad of public lifestyle events and private events for various clients.