USA TODAY’s Wine and Food Experience tour to make Asheville debut

ASHEVILLE – Wine and dine with local, regional and national chefs and sommeliers at a premier tasting event this fall.

USA TODAY will soon kick off its eight-city Wine & Food Experience that includes a stop in Asheville. The national tour festival series presents a sophisticated yet welcoming way to celebrate local chefs and restaurants, regional foodways and the robust wine offerings in communities across the US

The Asheville Wine & Food Experience will be 1-4 pm Oct. 8 at Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive. It will be the event’s first time in the city, which continues to gain recognition as a food destination.

Locals and tourists enjoy food and wine during the 2019 Paradise Coast Food and Wine Experience on Saturday, Nov.  23, 2019 at Cambier Park in Naples.

“We’re excited to bring the Wine & Food Experience to Asheville this year,” said Jason Taylor, president of USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. “The festival celebrates the local culinary scene and highlights many great businesses, and we’re proud to be a part of this event. Now, more than ever, local restaurants need the support of the community, and this event gives people the opportunity to sample food and drink they might not have previously experienced.”