The 2019 Santé South Wine Festival is set to take place on April 6, 2019, at Renaissance at Colony Park. Founded by Norm Rush of Beaumad & Associates, Santé South Wine Festival Benefits Alzheimer's Mississippi in partnership with Visit Ridgeland and the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival.
Since 2006, Santé South has grown into the largest wine and culinary extravaganza in the state of Mississippi. It has become a signature event for the capital city of Jackson and Mississippi's top luxury food and wine experience, and it has generated more than $650,000 in proceeds for Alzheimer's Mississippi.
Boutique vintners from across the globe travel to Mississippi to present their annual new release wines. Santé South affords a rare opportunity for the wine enthusiast to speak directly with the winemaker and features more than 120 exception wines and fine food samplings from more than 20 top Mississippi restaurants. World-class wine offerings reveal the highest quality available from all corners of the winemaking-world stemming from a passion for wine and the desire to share it with others.
Along with Saturday's events is the Run Now Wine Later 5K race. Now in its fifth year, the Run Now Wine Later 5K (RNWL) has brought together more than 1,200 runners to compete in the competitive timed race at the Renaissance at Colony Park. Run Now Wine Later 5K is the only race in the area where finishers can enjoy a wine and cheese after social to celebrate finishing the race and kick off a full weekend of festivities including the 14th Annual Santé South Festival, the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, and the exciting new Cheers and Gears Bike Ride. Run Now Wine Later will take place on Friday, April 5th, at 6:30 p.m. and will start and finish near the Ridgeland Tourism Center. Register to run here.
Santé South features a VIP Tasting, an exclusive pre-grand tasting even hour with limited attendance and a 6:30 entry time. The main event, The Grand Tasting, starts at 7:30. You can purchase your tickets online here. Visit SanteSouth.org for more information.