Celebrate Mardi Gras 2018
in New Orleans with Fantesca

Mardi Gras is a holiday steeped in Creole and Catholic traditions that is synonymous with frolicking fun, masquerading and revelry. We are thrilled to announce that Fantesca will be returning to celebrate Mardi Gras in style for 2018 a year after Duane and Susan Hoff were honored as King and Queen of the Krewe of Mid-City, serving as his and her royal majesties. The Hoff’s have celebrated Mardi Gras with the Krewe of Mid-City since 2001 and are delighted to invite our collectors of Fantesca Estate & Winery to be part of the royal festivities in 2018.

This year also marks the 300th Anniversary of the city of New Orleans.

Join Us at Our Events

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Spend Thursday evening with their Majesties King & Queen LXXXIV of the Krewe of Mid-City to kick off your weekend of revelry in New Orleans. The Hoff’s will host you for a traditional four-course Crescent City dinner and wine pairing at the historic restaurant, Galatoire’s. We’ll have the opportunity to toss beads from the famed balcony to the merrymakers on Bourbon Street below. In keeping with NOLA’s rich, historical tradition, we’ll assemble an escorted second line (walking parade) complete with a dixieland band out after dinner. Cocktail dresses for women, jackets and collared shirts for men are required. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Price: $175

Purchase Tickets Online

To purchase tickets by phone, please call the winery at 707.968.9229.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Join their majesties King & Queen LXXXIV of the Krewe of Mid-City for the not to miss party of Mardi Gras. The royal court is presented in a performance that takes you through a fairytale experience during the times of kings and queens, bringing the Mardi Gras theme to life. The Krewe of Mid-City is one of the few older krewes that still holds a traditional Supper Dance. It’s an opportunity to celebrate with each other and retain the social quality that Mardi Gras has meant for the South. Despite the name Supper and Dance, all forms of chivalry abide and it is a formal event. Ladies are expected to wear long ball gowns and gloves covering their elbows, and gentlemen attire is equality exquisite in tuxedos or military dress uniforms.

Price: $200

Purchase Tickets Online

To purchase tickets by phone, please call the winery at 707.968.9229.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fantesca is excited to partner with InterContinental New Orleans for the Krewe of Mid-City Parade & Lunch. Enjoy a seated champagne lunch hosted by Queen LXXXIV Susan Hoff and her Royal Court of Maids before the parade passes the Krewe’s official stands. This event takes place on Sunday and just like in the days of old, suits and dresses are required attire. Women are encouraged to wear a fabulous hat. Tickets grant you a seat at lunch, a place in the stands, and access to restrooms and other amenities.

Price: $125

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Krewe of Mid-City Parade Route