At the MV Wine Festival’s grand tasting event Saturday afternoon, Vineyard-based artists, restaurants and food vendors mingled with hundreds of wineries from around the world and proved compatible.

A silent auction benefitting the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club featured donations in the form of whiskey, oversized bottles of champagne, photography sessions, and an autographed hockey jersey, among other things. Artists including Althea Freeman-Miller, who designs bright and playful linoleum block prints of subjects like carrots, sunglasses, and tricycles, showcased their work around the Kelley House pool area in Edgartown.

Wine festival included a silent auction to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. — Megan Cerullo

The annual festival took place over four days in Edgartown, with events including cocktail competitions and brunches.

For the grand tasting, hundreds of wine enthusiasts gathered under a packed house behind the Kelley House to sample wine and other spirits. Matt Perry of Turkey Shore Distilleries in Ipswich was there to build relationships and interact with Island establishments. “We’re hoping local restaurants will start serving our rum,” he said. The Grey Barn, Harpoon Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, The Atlantic, The Newes From America, Détente, Chilmark Coffee Company, Island Creek Oysters and Isola were among those with a presence at the tasting.

The event also marked the Edgartown launch of an in-store pick up feature for Drync, a wine purchasing social media application and partner of the event.

Patrons lingered into the early evening, balancing out the wine tasting with Polar Seltzer. “We’re here to help everyone stay hydrated,” said a sales representative from the company.