Connoisseur Program

Connoisseur Program

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation’s Connoisseur Program is the best way for discerning foodies to experience our culinary community.

We're no longer accepting Connoisseurs for the 2022 festival. Please consider joining as a Connoisseur FWFWF 2023! Details to be announced soon.

Cost: $1,000

Key Benefits:

  • Reserve Wine Tasting Event Ticket Spring 2022 ($75 Value)
  • $750 To Spend On Festival Tickets
    • In Any Combination You Choose:
      • Chris Shepherd Collaborative Dinner March 31 (Limited To 150 Guests; Ticket Price: $195; Includes Signed Cookbook)
      • Tacos + Tequila, March 31  (General Admission Price: $50)
      • Main Event, April 1  (General Admission Price: $125)
      • Nite Bites, April 1  (General Admission Price: $60)
      • Culinary Corral, April 2  (General Admission Price: $85)
      • Burgers, Brews + Blues, April 2 (General Admission Price: $80)
      • Ring Of Fire: A Next-Level Cookout, April 3 (General Admission Price: $65)
  • Connoisseur Pin And Lanyard
  • Festival-Branded Glassware And Tray
  • Personal Concierge Service
  • No Service Fee For Additional Festival Tickets Purchased
  • Listing As Connoisseur On FWFWF Website
  • Early Entry Access To Signature Events (When Applicable) For The Price Of General Admission (Savings Of $15-$50 Per Ticket)
  • Access To VIP Lounge At All Clearfork Events


  • Presale Ticket Access To Any Additional Events
  • $250 Tax Deduction


Thank you to our 2022 Connoisseurs: 

Laurie Bates & Jennifer Ellison
Michael Bornitz
Keelie Bruce
Douglas Donald
Jacob Ferguson
Jean Ann & Keith Fisher
Rena & Howard Frost
Jasmine & George Gdovin    
Adrienne & Silas Grant    
Monica Jackson
Jason Jones
Maria Pena-Keller & Justin Keller
Kay Kimbrough
Richard King
Hallie & Taylor Martin
Rick Merrill
Mike Micallef
Melissa M. Mitchell
Carol Nichols
Skylar O'Neal    
Warren Prescott
Geoff Seiber
Janice Simpson
Shelly & David Smith
Shelly Sonnenberg
Crystal Vastine
Glenn Williams