News! Dates and Details Announced for the 2017 WDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

We have more exciting news for you today about upcoming Fall events in Walt Disney World!


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced the dates, menus, and seminars for their 8th Annual Food and Wine Classic. Circle Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, 2017, on your calendars!

The Food and Wine Classic also coincides with the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And once again, the Food and Wine Classic will include both Seminars and The Causeway.

Want to know what else you can expect at the 2017 Food and Wine Classic? Here’s a run down!

The Causeway

The central attraction of the Classic is the more than 40 tasting stations featuring dishes from the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges as well as more than 30 wineries on the Causeway. Check out the Menus page for an idea of what you can expect!

The Causeway

The Causeway

Carnival Corner and Chinatown

In addition to the Causeway Tasting Booths, the Food and Wine Classic offers two special food areas, Carnival Corner and Chinatown.

In Carnival Corner, guests can indulge in dressed up fair food! We’ve delighted in Hand Dipped Corn Dogs, Kettle Corn, and Funnel Cakes in years past. We can’t wait to see if these fun favorites return this year!

Funnel Cakes from Carnival Corner

Funnel Cakes from Carnival Corner

Last year, Chinatown joined the line up, and the food was incredible.

Duck and Bao -- Up Close

Crispy Duck

I’ll be lining up for seconds of their Crispy Duck and Shanghai Dumplings in 2017!

The Beer Garden

The Beer Garden, first introduced in 2014, makes its way back again this year. Look for lots and LOTS of craft beer and cider, both local and national.

Terrace Beer Garden Entrance

Terrace Beer Garden Entrance

In additon, the area offers guests tasty dishes, like Soft Pretzels, Jager Schnitzel, and Nürnberger Sausages.

Jager Schnitzel

Jager Schnitzel

The Beer Garden is offered as an add-on to your Causeway Ticket for an additional cost.


Seminars offer an immersive educational opportunity as participants delve deeper into the crafting of beverages, food and beverage pairing, and cooking demos.

From Base to Bubbles Seminar

From Base to Bubbles Seminar

This year, there will be 11 seminars offered — including two brand new options, “Riesling: So Sweet and So Dry” and the “Grand Tasting Experience.” Check out our Seminars page for details and pricing.

Sunday Bubbles Brunch

Also returning in 2017 will be the Sunday Bubbles Brunch. The event, which will once more take place at Il Mulino New York Trattoria, will be held on Sunday, October 29.

Il Mulino

Il Mulino

We’ll share an updated menu for the event soon!

Tickets and More

Tickets for one night of the Causeway only are $108.26 per person. One night of the Causeway plus Beer Garden is $131.79 per person.

A La Carte ticket booklets containing 25 tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $50. These tickets are perfect for those with a lighter appetite or for underage guests. Offerings range from two to six tickets per item.

To book Seminar tickets or purchase Causeway Tickets, visit the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic website.

To book a package, including hotel stay and tickets to Food and Wine Classic offerings, contact the Swan and Dolphin at 888-828-8850.

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Will you be attending the 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic? Leave a comment and tell us what you’re looking forward to the most!


  1. Eileen Barton says

    AJ, do you have to purchase causeway tickets in advance or can you purchase them there, day of? We’ll be at the World that weekend finishing our vacation at Food and Wine and are thinking of going to the Classic, but not sure yet.

  2. says

    Eileen — You can purchase your tickets at the Classic. You may want to plan on getting there right at the beginning though, as lines can get long. Also, if you are interested in doing any of the seminars, I’d definitely do that ahead of time.

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