Four days of upscale wine and food wonder with craft beers, fine wines, culinary treats, celebrity chefs, one-of-a-kind auction experiences and spirited bidding.



Wednesday, March 15 SEE PHOTOS!

FINE WINE TASTING

An evening of unparalleled wine and food pairings, showcasing wines from around the globe and culinary treats from South Florida’s top dining spots, in the lush gardens of Shops at Merrick Park.

Shops at Merrick Park



Sunday, March 26 SEE PHOTOS!

AUCTION & BUBBLY BRUNCH

A brunch featuring fan favorites from the 50 Eggs Inc. family of restaurants – Yardbird and Swine – wines, spirits and a lively auction of one-of-a-kind experiences.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami





Friday, January 27 SEE PHOTOS!

INTERACTIVE DINNER

Jeremy Ford, winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 13, and chef de cuisine at The Miami Beach EDITION'S Matador Room by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, guided 700 guests thru a three-course meal with Johnson & Wales University students serving as sous chefs.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami



Thursday, February 9 SEE PHOTOS!

CRAFT BEER TASTING

One of our most popular events, featured top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries complimented by delicious bites from dozens of South Florida restaurants with the artsy, mural-adorned, Wynwood Walls as the backdrop.

Wynwood Walls

City National Bank signs on as presenting sponsor; Allen Morris to chair the four-day celebration

Presented by City National Bank, the 20th annual VeritageMiami will attract more than 3,500 wine and food lovers to four days of world-class culinary indulgence at Wynwood Walls, Village of Merrick Park, InterContinental Miami and Marlins Park,
April 15 – 18, 2015. All proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade’s work in education, financial stability and health. VeritageMiami tickets are now on sale at www.veritagemiami.com.

Allen Morris of The Allen Morris Company is this year’s VeritageMiami chair, dubbed the Marquis du Vin, alongside his wife, June Morris, the Marquessa du Vin. “Last year, we had our celebrity chefs dancing on tables, Tony and Emmy award-winning star Kristin Chenoweth singing her heart out on second base and attendees having the time of their lives,” said Mr. Morris. “And now, we are planning even bigger and better surprises for the 2015 VeritageMiami.”

To kick things off, Sunday, January 25 thru Monday January 26, some of South Florida’s premiere sommeliers and wine directors will participate in the Best in Glass Wine Challenge. The comprehensive, blind and rigorous wine competition will take place at Johnson & Wales University’s beverage lab. Gold and silver medal-winning wines will be showcased during VeritageMiami.

The four day culinary celebration begins with the Craft Beer Tasting on Wednesday, April 15, at Wynwood Walls. Set amidst world-renowned outdoor murals, the vibrant crowd will gather to sample favorites from local restaurants, paired with 100 craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations.

On Thursday, April 16, at Village of Merrick Park, the celebration continues with the walk-around Fine Wine Tasting, where more than 65 wine producers and importers will line San Lorenzo Avenue, displaying a collection of 300 wines from around the world, alongside Miami’s most celebrated restaurants and caterers.

On Friday, April 17, the ultimate good time for foodies, Interactive Dinner, will take place at the Intercontinental Miami. More than 600 energetic guests bravely sport cooking aprons and toques as they prepare a three-course meal, under the direction of top celebrity chefs and with the help of hundreds of talented Johnson & Wales University students serving as sous chefs.

On Saturday, April 18, VeritageMiami will culminate with an Auction and Wine Dinner at Marlins Park. The evening begins with a cocktail hour overlooking the downtown Miami skyline, followed by a dinner and a fabulous live auction on the diamond. Award-winning wines from the Best in Glass Wine Challenge will be poured, and amazing entertainment is expected.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements on VeritageMiami 2015 participating chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries and entertainment on www.facebook.com/VeritageMiami.

VeritageMiami is led by a group of community volunteers, better known as the Court of Jesters, which include: Ministers of Fundom of the First Knight: Matthew Bittel, Dustin Symes and Evelyn Torres; Ministers of Fundom of the Second Knight: Mark Trowbridge and Alex Villoch; Ministers of Fundom of the Third Knight: Melinda and Jorge Gonzalez and Minister of Fundom of the Fourth Knight, David Samson.

To date, joining City National Bank as sponsors of VeritageMiami are: American Airlines and Marlins Park at the Vinter level; Bank of America and Village of Merrick Park at the Cellar Master level; BB&T, Cherry Bekaert, Deloitte, Johnson & Wales University and Ryder System at the Cooper level; Covanta Dade Renewable Energy, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, JPMorgan Chase, LNR Property and Munilla Construction Management at the Sommelier level; and Response Publishing Group and The Miami Herald Media Company at the Scribe level. VeritageMiami trustees include: Jayne and Leonard Abess, Linda and Michael Bittel, Nelly and Miguel Farra, Jorge and Melinda Gonzalez, Jeffrey Miller, Ana Veiga Milton, June and Allen Morris, Armando Olivera, Sonia and Nestor Plana, Noryn and Oscar Suarez, Richard Yulman, Judy and John Zeder.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.veritagemiami.com. For sponsorship opportunities contact Mercedes Garcia at 305.646.7029 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About VeritageMiami

The annual VeritageMiami brings together wine, spirits, beer and food lovers for a four-day festival featuring, top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and winemakers, breweries and impressive auction lots, all to benefit the South Florida community. Celebrating its 20th year, VeritageMiami benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, supporting programs in our community that are focused on improving education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good life. For more information, visit www.VeritageMiami.com, www.facebook.com/VeritageMiami, www.Twitter.com/VeritageMiami and www.instagram.com/VeritageMiami.

About City National Bank

Headquartered in Miami, City National Bank (CNB) is the financial institution to which Floridians have turned for more than 65 years. With more than $5 billion in assets, CNB is one of the largest financial institutions based in the state. City National Bank is one of the most liquid and best capitalized banks in Florida and is rated 5 stars "Superior" by BauerFinancial. CNB was voted Best Community Bank, Best Business Bank, Best Bank for Commercial Real Estate, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans and a top private bank by the readers of the Daily Business Review. The South Florida Business Journal named it Business of the Year in 2013 and Community Bank of the Year in 2013 and 2011. CNB offers a diversified portfolio of financial products and services at 26 convenient banking centers from Miami-Dade County to the greater Orlando area.

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