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Wine & Dine on Atlantic City's Boardwalk

Atlantic City will host an outdoor wine festival in May along the town's celebrated, festive boardwalk. Enjoy food, music, exclusive wine selections and much more.

Wine & Dine on Atlantic City's Boardwalk

Enjoy AC´s stunning views and festive boardwalk during the Wine Promenade (Photo courtesy of famtripper.com)
Enjoy AC's stunning views and festive boardwalk during the Wine Promenade (Photo courtesy of famtripper.com)

Atlantic City’s casino resorts are coming together for a springtime event to celebrate the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th.

Developed by the Atlantic City Alliance, the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade is a massive outdoor wine festival featuring 150 wines presented at seven destinations along the Boardwalk. It is more than just a wine tasting – each destination along the stroll will be themed with the history, pageantry and energy of Atlantic City. Music, food and insider access to great wines inspired by the spirit of the Boardwalk – not to mention breathtaking ocean views – come together to create a unique experience.

Guests will sample a broad spectrum of wines from fabulous quality value wines to highly prized special wines. Signature bites from AC restaurants including Boardwalk fare and gourmet bites will be paired with the wines.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 22 at 11:30 am. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, at www.doatlanticcity.com/wine (link will go live on Friday) or by calling 800-736-1420. One-day tickets are $75 in advance and $85 on the day of the event.

The Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade is hosted by award-winning wine expert, author and TV personality Leslie Sbrocco. Known for her guest appearances on NBC’s Today Show and as the host of the PBS series Check Please!, Leslie has been awarded the James Beard Award, three Taste Awards and three Emmy awards for her work. She has designed the wine immersion experience for the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade and will be appearing at various locations throughout the event. 

Themed destinations include: 

SUN – A destination for beach-worshipping wine lovers, this station will have a beach bar vibe and will feature crisp white wines from Sauvignon Blancs to unoaked Chardonnays.

ARTWALK – Celebrating the art installations on the Boardwalk and artistic designs on wine packaging this station features wines with gorgeous labels and other special sips.

CHILL – What better way to “chill” on the Boardwalk than to relax in an Adirondack chair and sip fabulous aromatic whites, roses and reds.

SIPS & SASHES – Celebrating the return of Miss America to Atlantic City this destination will highlight the pageant’s glamorous and fun sides with selections from across the United States including sleek, elegant Pinot Noirs, Cult Cabs and world-class Syrah and Merlot.

BOARDWALK GAMES – Monopoly anyone? Experience the high-end wines of Boardwalk & Park Place along with the fun and funky wines of Baltic Avenue, and the everyday wines with personality inspired by New York & Tennessee Avenues.

THRILLS – Evoke the spirit and rush of iconic Boardwalk rides and games through playful wines with a sense of fun, and thrilling pours including an icon area celebrating celebrity sips.

AC VINTAGE TO CONTEMPORARY – Journey through Atlantic City’s history with wines that mirror time periods from the early days with a salute to jazz to contemporary modern times and wines from around the globe – includes “Big Boss Reds,” “White with Attitude,” and “Super Siblings” that wow. 


To book overnight accommodations and learn more about the many other entertainment options in Atlantic City during the weekend of the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade visit www.doatlanticcity.com

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