South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The best bites of the 2016 South Beach Wine & Food Festival from the top food bloggers in Miami.

There’s no doubt about it – The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is Miami’s best culinary event of the year. The star-studded, four-day destination event took place February 24 – 28, 2016 and once again featured internationally renowned talent and leaders of the hospitality industry showcasing world-class wine, spirits, food, and fun.

Relive top moments from the 15th annual Festival, and look back at the most memorable sweet and savory selects from Miami’s best food blogs.


As if Miami isn’t overrun with salivating foodies year-round, Saturday’s Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village saw thousands of people enjoy an afternoon filled with wine, food, and celebrities. The Miami New Times has a nice recap of the fabulous food and events at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food festival.

Wine, food, and celebrities

The five-day food fête brought close to 85 events to Miami with the likes of Giada De Laurentiis, Todd English, Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri playing host. Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka were just some of the chefs taking to the stage to host culinary demos and kibbutz with fans. Check out the highlights by Food for thought from the Cobaya Dinner hosted by Andrew Zimmern at the Vagabond Hotel.

Goya Food Grand Tasting Village

Miami’s hottest restaurants like 26 Sushi & Tapas, DIRT, Proof Pizza & Pasta, The Salty Donut, Bianca at Delano and many others served up plate after plate of tasty delights as wine poured generously around the famous Goya Food Grand Tasting Village. Miami Food Pug participated in quite a few events this year; check out which one stood out.

15 Years of SOBEWFF

No One Does Wine, Spirits, Food and Fun Like SOBEWFF! The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival celebrated its 15th anniversary. The Festival’s signature white tents are home to the Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid®. This year’s Grand Tasting Tents featured an abundance of food offerings, featuring more than 50 restaurants and pours from more than 80 suppliers in the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio.

Grand Tasting or what?

The Grand Tasting checks all the boxes of what typically constitutes a Sunday (or Saturday) Funday: ample grub, free-flowing bevs, upbeat tunes and unmatched people watching opportunities — all set in the sunny backdrop of South Beach. Miami Foodporn gives you the rundown of the three ‘Can’t Miss’ SOBEWFF events.

Sun, Fun, Food & Wine

We loved the old school Coca-Cola Exhibit at #sobewf. The 15th year of SOBEWFF is another one for the books; perfect weather, amazing variety of big tented events, intimate dinners in the best restaurants in town, and informative and mouth watering seminars and culinary demos featuring the likes of Food Network stars like Guy Fieri, Emeril and Giada Delaurentiis. Check out the nice recap of SOBEWFF 2016 by MIAbites.

Miami’s Asian food scene

The festival brought together a collection of Miami- and South Florida-based Asian chefs and restaurants. Miami’s Asian food scene is growing and diversifying, which is something that excites Mitch and Mel Take Miami! Read about their learning experiences.

Wine, food, and celebrities

Foodies from all over the world come out to play every February during the South Beach Wine and Seafood Festival. This year, events expanded up through the Design District/Wynwood area and even into Fort Lauderdale for the first ever Taste Fort Lauderdale series. Shaina — the brains behind “Take A Bite Blog” tried out many delicious bites, check out her favorites

SOBEWFF Beach Club

The people Hard Rock Holly know how to party! During the 2016 South Beach Wine & Food Festival, guests were transported to the high-action fun and entertainment of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Festival-goers went behind the velvet ropes and into a beach-chic, entertainment hot spot, featuring daylife party DJ beats in signature experience showcasing gourmet bites and hand-craft cocktails from Seminole Hard Rock’s award-winning fine dining restaurants, Kuro and Council Oak Steaks & Seafood.

The 15th anniversary of ‪#‎SOBEWFF‬ was a great time! You don’t have to be a big foodie or a wine connoisseur to love this event. But if you’ve read this far, you need to get to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival next year. Make it your new holiday tradition and I’ll see you there. For more information on the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, visit their official site.