Each year, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival generates millions of dollars of media coverage designed to help promote the diverse tastes, techniques, and talent we showcase.

“To borrow a line from Charleston Wine + Food’s own mission statement, contrast creates flavor. In a city with marquee restaurants and brand-new startups alike, and with culinary influences spanning continents and centuries, diversity leads to an enriching, palate-opening experience. It’s one that’s best tasted in March.”


“The festival features cooking demos with globally renowned chefs, local excursions highlighting the region’s diverse produce and seafood, hands-on cooking classes and — of course — plenty of opportunities to sample the city’s diverse cuisine, cocktails and incredible wines.”


Top Press Highlights


Sip and Snack Your Way Through the 2023 Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Wine Enthusiast

Who Benefits When Food and Wine Festivals Come to Town?


The Best Food Tours and Culinary Experience to Try Around the World

The Washington Post

A food festival accused of ignoring Black history is trying to change


TODAY is joining top chefs and culinary icons at the Charleston Wine + Food festival


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Recreate That Buck-a-Shuck Happy Hour At Home

Food Republic

From Oysters to Uni: Charleston Wine + Food Boasts the Best of the South

Charleston City Paper

Charleston Wine + Food scores kudos for progressive Queens on King drag brunch

“The dinner was March 4, ‘and I think Cybille and I fell in love on March 4 and a half,’ Tate said.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer


Radio Imbibe

Episode 60: Alyssa Smith and Cha McCoy, Charleston Wine + Food Festival


‘Batter up’ with this recipe for fried fish and grits

Radio Cherry Bombe

The Legacy of Edna Lewis

Wine & Hip Hop

Episode 70 Deeply Rooted II Featuring Femi Oyediran and Miles White

WCSC Live 5 News

A Local Festival on a National Scale

The Southern Fork

Tasting Notes with Maneet Chauhan, Live from the Charleston Wine + Food Kitchen

Heritage Radio Network

The Roots of Rice with Dominick Lee, Kevin Mitchell, and Matthew Raiford at Charleston Wine + Food 2022

Effin B Radio



Kathie Lee and Hoda are headed to Charleston Wine and Food festival

“Shellene Johnson, 50, has been to the festival more than 10 times and said this is the Blackest it’s ever been. For years, her friends teased her for being among a small group of Black attendees. But after the programming changed, she was able to convince three girlfriends to come with her this time.”

The Washington Post