Looking for a reason to sample fine international wines and fresh coastal seafood in a festive island setting? The annual return of the Tybee Wine Festival is just that: a springtime celebration of wine and coastal cuisine held on Georgia’s gorgeous Tybee Island, just a few miles east of Historic Savannah, GA.
Once again, the Tybee Wine Festival offers five unique and educational culinary experiences – one a day throughout the festival – with proceeds going towards the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater.
2016 Tybee Wine Festival Event Schedule
April 20 – A Celebration of Earth and Vine – 6-9pm
Grand Ballroom of the Tybee Wedding Chapel, 1114 1st Street
An elegant five-course wine dinner in honor of Earth Week, as prepared by five local, celebrity chefs. Each of the dishes and the accompanying wines will be presented personally by each of the chefs. A wine-tasting reception precedes the dinner.
April 21 – The Art of Pairing – 7-9pm
The Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Avenue
An intimate, five-course wine-tasting dinner with a sommelier guide explaining the dynamics of each perfectly paired course – appetizer through dessert – at this wildly popular Tybee restaurant.
April 22 – An Evening of Oysters and Wine – 6:30-8:30pm
Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill, 404 Butler Avenue
Go beachside for an al fresco celebration of the humble yet beloved oyster. Sample oysters six ways – grilled, marinated, on the half shell, Confetti oysters, Oysters Rockafannie, and Tiger oysters – with perfectly matched wines from a dozen wineries – plus live music and on the beach as the sun goes down.
April 23 – Grand Wine Tasting – 3-6pm
Tybee Island Light Station, 30 Meddin Drive
The Tybee Wine Festival’s signature event at the historic Tybee Light Station grounds features more than 100 international wines and samplings from the menus of the local area’s best restaurants, live music, and silent auction. Attendees receive a commemorative 2016 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass to take home.
April 24 – Champagne Brunch – 12:30-2:30pm
The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Road
Close out the festival with a buffet of Southern-flavored delights, including scrambled eggs, deviled crab, shrimp, country ham, chipped pork sliders, a beef round carving station, Bahamian mac and cheese – plus fruit, desserts, and sparkling wines from a variety of wineries.
Tybee Wine Festival 2016
April 20 – 24, 2016
Tickets sell fast, so get yours now: tybeewinefestival.com
Tybee Wine Festival Lodging
Savannah Villas’ luxurious vacation rentals are your home away from home during the 2016 Tybee Wine Festival. Our Savannah vacation rentals are less than 30 minutes away from Tybee Island, located in Savannah’s Landmark historic district. choose from 17 bedrooms in 6 rental units – all within walking distance of historic Forsyth Park. Fully experience the luxury and hospitality of our classic, Southern city with accommodations at Savannah Villas.