Get ready for the 2017 Austin Food and Wine Festival

Delysia Chocolatier Austin Food + Wine Festival truffles


Fresh off of our SXSW tastings, Delysia Chocolatier is back at it this month during the 2017 Austin Food and Wine Festival. We’ll be sharing samples of our latest chocolate truffle creations as well as our Texas-inspired favorites. If you plan to be in the area during the last week of April join us for a weekend of unforgettable culinary delights from Austin’s top chefs, restaurants and wineries.


Austin Food and Wine Festival Essentials

Here’s a quick look at everything you absolutely need to know to enjoy this year’s Austin Food and Wine Festival.

When: April 28-30, 2017

Where: Auditorium Shores and Fair Market

Ticket Options: All-in ticket that includes the Lone Star Nights and Rock Your Taco evening events, the Weekender ticket and individual tickets to the Feast Under the Stars event.

Festival Regulations: 21+ only, valid I.D. needed for entry

What to Bring: Sunscreen, sunglasses, bottle for water, I.D., comfortable shoes and something to take notes with at the Grand Taste Pavilion. After dozens of tastings and samples you may lose track of all the deliciousness you experienced.


Coming to the 2017 Austin Food and Wine Festival

We always look forward to seeing what’s new at the Austin Food and Wine Festival. There are always a number of first-time chefs that bring something new to the table, but this year also includes an inaugural evening event.

Things get under way Friday evening at the Lone Star Nights event. Fair Market is transformed as Texas chefs give attendees a taste of fare from around the globe. There will also be signature cocktails, wine and musical beats provided by DJ DM.


Events You Don’t Want to Miss During the 2017 Austin Food and Wine Festival

In addition to the new events, there are a number of Austin Food and Wine Festival classics you don’t want to miss. Of course, the Grand Taste Pavilion will be a hot spot on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be there along with the other culinary exhibitors, interacting with attendees and handing out artisan truffles and handcrafted chocolate bark.

Once you’ve had your fill of delicious sweets and treats there are a number of events that can expand the experience and your palate.

The Fire Pit

You can tell you’re in Texas when a mammoth-sized bar-be-cue grill is the centerpiece of a food and wine festival. Stop by The Fire Pit to sample succulent BBQ prepared by local chefs and maybe even pick up a few tricks of the trade.

Gospel Brunch

Being that it’s Austin, the festival wouldn’t be complete without live music. Sunday morning guests at the Gospel Brunch will be treated to a moving musical performance by The Warrior Gospel Band.

Live Demos

The knowledge you’ll gain from the festival’s expert presenters is worth the price of admission. This year there are over 40 live demos to choose from.

Tasting Sessions

Have you ever wanted to know what goes into a proper wine, beer or spirit tasting? Find out at the tasting sessions.

Tim Love’s Hands-On Grilling Demo

Attendees that purchase an All-in ticket get access to Tim Love’s Hands-On Grilling Demo on Saturday and Sunday. This event is a top pick since it’s a great time to brush up on your grilling skills.

Rock Your Taco

Aside from bar-be-que, few culinary delights are as popular in Texas as tacos. The Rock Your Taco evening event pits local chefs against one another in an ultimate taco cook-off.


Hope to see you at the 2017 Austin Food and Wine Festival!


Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.