Roanoke Island Historical Association is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival beginning on Friday, September 27th with a Vintner’s Dinner, followed by Saturday with the Grand Tasting and ending on Sunday with a Sparkling Wine Brunch. The Festival celebrates Roanoke Island’s history, legends and heritage with wine, handcrafted beer and sumptuous food. This fabulous, and not to be missed, event is a benefit for The Lost Colony production.

On Friday Night, September 27th, the Vintner’s Dinner will feature exquisitely prepared local and regionally sourced seafood and farm-to table produce dishes paired with wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle led by Teri Morgan, Development Manager for Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates of Woodinville, Washington. The creative collaboration of featured chefs include, Chef Sam McGann, co-owner and Chef of The Blue Point in Duck, along with Chefs Dave McClary and pastry chef Jack Baumer from The Blue Point, Chef Johanna of Johanna’s Café Lachine in Wanchese, and Chefs Brian Whitehurst and Mark Newsome of Greentail’s Seafood Market and Kitchen in Nags Head. Expect savory hors d’oeuvres plus two delectable courses and a heavenly dessert that you will not be able to say no to. The dinner also features a lively auction, with proceeds also benefitting The Lost Colony. The Vintner’s Dinner begins at 6PM at the lovely 108 Budleigh in Manteo. Tickets are $150 and seating is limited to 84 guests.

The Grand Tasting event is Saturday, September 28th, on the grounds of The Lost Colony theatre on Roanoke Island. Attendees will taste over 100 wines from around the world, discover local craft beers, sample savory local fare and enjoy live entertainment while surrounded by breathtaking views of the Roanoke and Pamlico Sounds. Great music by Jessica Hudson & Thorne Wiggs will further engage your soul while you bid on fabulous items in the Silent Auction. Featured restaurants and caterers inside the air-conditioned SoundStage Wine Tasting Room include: Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café, Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar, Argyle’s, Ortega’z, Ten O Six, Dawn’s Kitchen, Coastal Provisions and cheeses, fruits and meats from Food Lion. Attendees of the previous two years have proclaimed it to be the best event on the Outer Banks! Watch the video here.

Beer Lovers will not be snubbed at the Festival! Included in the Grand Tasting is the popular and growing Beer Garden under the theatre’s house breezeway featuring local and regional craft beers, some of which are found only on the Outer Banks. Enjoy your favorite brew paired with delicious faire from Pigman’s Barbeque and the Weeping Radish Farm & Brewery restaurants with live entertainment from Joe Mapp and the Coordinates. Front Porch Cafe’s coffee will give you the energy to keep going!

Newly added to the Festival this year is the Sparkling Wine Brunch on Sunday, September 29th. The Brunch will be held at Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café in the Andy Griffith Room. Chateau St. Michelle sparkling wines will accompany a three-course meal featuring some of Basnight’s sublime specials. Enjoy beautiful views of the Roanoke Sound, plenty of wine and good company. Brunch is from 11:30AM to 1:30PM; arrive leisurely anytime in between. Tickets are $60 and are very limited.

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival is held on the grounds of The Lost Colony located at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island and is a fundraiser for the historical symphonic drama. For the Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 28th, doors open at 1PM for VIP ticket holders and at 2PM for General Admission. Currently VIP Tickets are $85 and GA tickets are $60 and can be purchased at Tickets prices go up $10 on Monday, September 23rd, so purchase your tickets today!
The Festival is generously funded by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the Towne Bank Family of banking and insurance, Food Lion and other local and regional sponsors. For a full listing of the Festival’s supporters, event details and tickets please see our website, For more information, please call (252) 473-2127.