The 14th Annual Boca Bacchanal Returns With New Wines, New Food and New Experiences


The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s main fundraising event, the 14th Annual Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival, is back with new wines, new food and new ways to make the most out of Bacchanal weekend!

Boca Bacchanal’s two-day event begins with the spectacular Bacchanalia event on Friday, April 8th followed by six amazing Vintner Dinners on Saturday April, 9th, 2016. For the first time since its inception, Boca Bacchanal will be adding a pre-party and a high-tech auction component to the popular Bacchanalia!


Exclusive Bacchanalia VIP Pre-Party
One hour before the Bacchanalia event, guests looking to get a “first taste” of the six presenting vintners can purchase tickets to the Bacchanalia VIP Pre-Party. Tickets to this event can be purchased for $50 at Guests will have the opportunity to meet the vintner and taste select wines. This is a VERY exclusive event with limited tickets.

Want to Bid in the Auction This Year? There’s An App for That!
New technology is consistently being incorporated into Boca Bacchanal, and this year the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum will be utilizing a high-tech auction app called BIDPAL  – making it easy for every attendee to bid on their favorite auction lot straight from their mobile phone – no live auction needed! Preview the lots in the week before Bacchanalia and log-in during the Bacchanalia main event to bid from anywhere in the event at the click of a button. To sign-up to use BidPal at Bacchanalia, please visit under Tickets.



The Community’s Party – Bacchanalia
Bacchanalia is known as the must-attend community event, combining incredible food from over 30 restaurants with world class vintners showcasing their wineries’ best and a craft beer garden with unique offerings. DJ and electric violinist Timothy Lovelock will keep the party going with lively music and fun on stage throughout the night. Guests will also enjoy a unique fashion experience from Saks Fifth Avenue, car tours and much more!

The Exclusive Event – The Vintner Dinners
The ever-popular Vintner Dinners take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at grand estates and historic sites in greater Boca Raton.  These intimate dining experiences will each feature a vintner and chef pairing their wine and cuisine to create a sumptuous 5-course meal. Guests attending the Vintner Dinners will also be given the opportunity to meet their chef and vintner and to learn more about the pairings of the evening.

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Astonishing Vintners

  • Janet Pouchot: Craggy Range – New Zealand
  • T.J. Evans: Domaine Carneros – Napa Valley, CA
  • Justin King: King Estate Winery – Eugene, OR
  • William Barnes: Vins de Bordeaux – Bordeaux, France
  • Bruce Cohn: B.R. Cohn Winery – Sonoma Valley, CA
  • Chris Benziger: Benziger Family Winery – Sonoma Valley, CA

Celebrated Chefs

  • Chris Clime & Jeff Tunks: PassionFish and Passion Food Hospitality – Washington, DC and Reston, VA
  • Greg Baker: The Refinery and Fodder & Shine – Tampa, FL
  • Michael Scott: Rosewood Beef and Jackman Wagyu Beef – Dallas,
  • Paula DaSilva: Paula DaSilva Culinary – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Raffaele Dall’Erta: Hamptons Restaurant – Sumter, SC
  • Robert Carter: Barony Tavern – Charleston, SC

“The 2016 Boca Bacchanal is shaping up to be a phenomenal event with a spectacular selection of Chefs and Vintners, a new pre-party, a technology fueled auction, and some very unique entertainment,” said Mary Csar, executive director of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. “All proceeds from the annual Boca Bacchanal event benefit the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum and our mission to preserve, share and celebrate our local history.” It is because of this amazing community that we are in the 14th year of our event, and we look forward to keeping the party going for many years to come.”

14th Annual Boca Bacchanal Event Times

  • Bacchanalia:  7:00 – 10:00pm
  • Bacchanalia VIP Pre-Party:  6:00 – 7:00pm
  • Vintner Dinners:  7:00 pm

14th Annual Boca Bacchanal Ticket Options

  • Bacchanalia:  $125
  • Bacchanalia VIP Pre-Party:  $50 (Must have Bacchanalia ticket)
  • Vintner Dinners:  $325
To purchase tickets and for more information about Boca Bacchanal, visit