South Beach Wine and Food Festival Guide for First-Timers in Miami

South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) began in 1997 as a one-day showcase featuring both national and international wines paired with local cuisine. It has since blossomed into a five-day extravaganza attracting those who seek a culinary adventure from all over the world and a star-studded cast of chefs. SOBEWFF takes place annually in late February and consists of more than 80 different locations all across South Florida. Read more to learn how to navigate SOBEWFF.

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Tickets to South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Ticket prices depend on the type of events. There is no “general admission” type tickets for purchase as each event is a separate occurrence. It is best to map out events you want to attend before you arrive, so you know exact costs and locations. In addition, it is strongly recommended to purchase tickets before you arrive at SOBEWFF.

If you prefer, ticket packages are available for purchase. And don’t worry, a ticket covers all food and drinks available at the event — just bring a hearty appetite. Find out more about packages and individual event prices.

Meet Celebrity Chefs

SOBEWFF wouldn’t be complete without an appearance or two from celebrity chefs, and there are plenty to choose from. From Food Network stars to the Cooking Channel’s world-renowned chefs, your taste buds will be delighted at these special events hosted and/or food prepared by your favorite chef.

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Educational Seminars

Want to learn more about wines and try a few along the way? The SOBEWFF wine seminars may be up your alley. With more than 10 seminars, such as Around the World with 8 Rosés and What’s Your Sherry Style?, you are bound to learn a thing or two.

Party in Style

If you are looking for fun after the sun goes down, then the South Beach Wine and Food Festival late-night parties are for you. These parties cater to the 21-and-up crowd and feature yummy desserts and drinks. Unless otherwise noted, most SOBEWFF events are only for guests 21 and older.

Attractions and Accommodations

Don’t forget to take advantage of being in fabulous Miami by spending a little time on the beach or soaking up the great culture. Find the best places to see South Miami attractions.

Now that you are ready to plan a SOBEWFF adventure, book your vacation rental early! Browse our selection of luxury Miami rentals that keep you close to the action.