The Pfister Hotel – Milwaukee, WI | Friday, November 3 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM

The Tasting Gala is one of the most renowned tasting events in the Midwest, welcoming over 700 guests and features signature cocktails, craft beer, and premium wine tastings paired with decadent culinary samples from local 4 and 5 star restaurants. With over 30 select pairing stations, entertainment, and a silent auction, this unique Tasting Gala is one to remember.


A special thank you to our 2017 restaurants, wineries, and brewers for donating their time and product! 


  • Alexander Valley Vineyards by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Burgess Cellars by Ava Wine + Spirits
  • Aveniu Brands by Capitol-Husting
  • Chappellet Winery by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
  • Corvina Wine Company
  • Craft Cocktails - Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Crimson Wine Group by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Deschutes - Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Dry Creek by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Enovation Brands
  • Failla Wines
  • Glorioso's Italian Market
  • Grgich Hills Winery by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Gurrachi by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Kobrand
  • Southern Italy Imports Lombardi by Legacy Brands/Johnson Brothers
  • Martinelli Winery
  • Merchants Di Vino
  • Moet Hennessy
  • Moody Tongue by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Mundo Vino of the Winebow Group
  • Odd Side by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Paring/Hilt Wineries - Stan Kroenke's Estate by Ava Wine + Spirits
  • Precept-Washington State by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Rehorst by Great Lakes Distillery
  • ROCO Wine Cellars by Ava Wine + Spirits
  • Ruffino Wines by Constellation Brands
  • Schweiger Vineyards
  • Southern Italy Imports
  • Treasury Wine Estates Group by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
  • Trentadue/La Storia Vineyards by Ava Wine + Spirits
  • Wagner Family of Wines by Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin 
  • Winesellers, Ltd.


  • Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen
  • Atlas BBQ
  • Devon Seafood + Steak
  • Eddie Martini's
  • Glorioso's Italian Market
  • Indulgence Chocolatiers
  • Kil@wat by Marcus Restaurant Group
  • Mader's Restaurant 
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Mason Street Grill by Marcus Restaurant Group
  • Milwaukee Chophouse by Marcus Restaurant Group
  • Miller Time Pub & Grill by Marcus Restaurant Group
  • Mitchell's Fish Market
  • Safehouse by Marcus Restaurant Group
  • SURG Restaurant Group
  • The Bartolotta Restaurant Group
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Fitz at the Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee
  • The Pasta Tree
  • The Pizza Man Wine Bar & Kitchen
  • Zarletti



    Attire | Smart Casual

    Complimentary coat check | 7th floor

    Parking | Complimentary valet parking is available for Lombardi guests at the Jefferson entrance of the Pfister Hotel. We graciously thank the Milwaukee Lexus Dealers Association for their generosity and support.

    Lodging | Discounted room rates are available at The Pfister Hotel for the Food & Wine Experience weekend thanks to Marcus Corporation through 10/6/17! Call 414-273-8222 and mention the Lombardi Food & Wine rate.

    All event details are subject to change without notice.

    If you represent a restaurant or winery and are interested in participating in the 2017 event, please contact or 713-205-4084.

    If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event, please contact or 262-696-5162.