March 8th begins the 26th Annual Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival at various locations throughout the Island. For locals and tourists alike the event is the unofficial kick off to the spring season. And the weather forecast for Saturday’s WineFest public tasting and auctions looks great. The forecast calls for sunny all day and temperatures in the upper 60′s. Of course, that means the temperature will probably reach the low 70′s. Either way, it looks like a great day to be outdoors.
Tickets for the Saturday event are $40 per person and the event features 400+ wines, entertainment, a live and silent auction, a Waiter’s Race, Bartenders Challenge, and Outdoor Gourmet Pavilion which features cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Food samplings from Island restaurants will be available for additional purchase.
Schedule of Events
Great Chefs of the South
March 8-11, 2011
Various locations on Hilton Head Island
Capturing the heart of food lovers is easy with the wine dinners scheduled during the 3rd Annual Great Chefs of the South! Island chefs are creating unique epicurean experiences to help celebrate this annual festival. Enjoy captivating food and wine pairings while dining with wine experts from across the country.
Grand Wine Tasting & Auction
Friday, March 11, 2011
5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Sea Pines Resort
This event showcases wines in a premium category to a select audience in a reception setting and provides the opportunity to order on site. Our wine auctions allow us to continue to support the John Foster Curry Educational Hospitality Scholarship.
WineFest (Public Tasting & Auction)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Noon – 4:00 pm
Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
Come enjoy the largest public outdoor wine tasting event on the East Coast! Admission includes 2011 tasting glass. Event features 400+ wines, entertainment, a live and silent auction, a Waiter’s Race, Bartenders Challenge, and Outdoor Gourmet Pavilion which features cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Food samplings from Island restaurants will be available for additional purchase. Event takes place rain or shine.
The Wine & Food Festival is presented by the Hilton Head Hospitality Association.
For more information please visit the official website.