Savannah Food and Wine FestivalGrab your napkin and let your belt out a notch or two: the week-long, 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival is nearly upon us!

Savannah is not so much the example as the rule when it comes to Southern hospitality and, as we all know, a decent percentage of hospitality relies upon good food and drink.

The Savannah Food and Wine Festival is the city’s way of highlighting its know-how and enthusiasm for the kitchen and dining room with celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, and various cooking and serving competitions. Along with open-air events, favorite restaurants throughout Savannah are scheduled to host various events, dinners, and wine tastings.

The main event – Taste of Savannah, which was the seed for this, the far grander Savannah Food and Wine Festival – is being held in Ellis Square and will feature food and wine booths, live music, culinary demonstrations, as well as some exciting competitions for bartenders and wait staff.

Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Robert Mondavi Jr. is
featured winemaker for the event

Among other celebrities, vintner Robert Mondavi Jr., grandson of the Robert Mondavi who bears much of the responsibility for Napa Valley’s wine fame, will be onhand as the featured winemaker and is scheduled to host both a wine-tasting and silent auction.

Beyond the goal of promoting Savannah’s culinary prowess and providing a platform for the tasting of food and drink, the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is meant to be a reminder that food is fun and for everyone, not just the educated and affluent. In this spirit, many family-friendly features have been worked into the festival’s events so that parents won’t be scrambling for sitters the whole week.

Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 11-17
Tickets, and details at:

Lodging for the 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival?

If you need a place to stay during the festival, look no further than Savannah Villas. Privacy and luxury await you in our Savannah, GA rental houses. All three of our homes are located in the historic district of the city, giving you convenient access to the festivities as well as a taste of our city’s rich past.