We hope you will join us for the
2016 Tybee Wine Festival!
The 8th Annual Tybee Wine Festival is an annual springtime celebration of wine and coastal cuisine set on postcard-perfect Tybee Island, the laid-back paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah. Presented by the Tybee Post Theater, this year’s event, April 20-24, features five days of international wines, fine food, and, of course, live music set in multiple venues across the island.
The Tybee Wine Festival is one of the Tybee Post Theater’s major fundraising events. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at one or more of our 2016 Tybee Wine Festival events!
2016 Tybee Wine Festival Event Schedule
A Celebration of Earth and Vine – Wednesday, April 20,
A Celebration of Earth and Vine pays homage to the 46th anniversary of Earth Week with an elegant five-course wine dinner prepared by five celebrity chefs from Tybee and Savannah. Each of the dishes and the accompanying wines will be inspired by the bounty of the earth and presented personally by each of the chefs. A wine-tasting reception precedes the dinner in one of Tybee’s most beautiful event spaces.
Grand Ballroom of the Tybee Wedding Chapel, 1114 1st Street. 6-9 pm
$90, plus $5 tax and handling. Members price, $81, plus $5 tax and handling. ($47.50 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
The Art of Pairing – Thursday, April 21,
The Art of Pairing is an intimate five-course wine-tasting dinner that pairs the perfect wines with each course, from appetizer through dessert. A sommelier guides guests through the courses as he explains the dynamics of each culinary and wine selection. It’s a wonderfully intimate evening of fine wining and dining at this wildly popular Tybee restaurant.
The Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Avenue. 7-9 pm
$80, plus $5 tax and handling. Members price, $72, plus $5 tax and handling. ($45 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
An Evening of Oysters and Wine – Friday, April 22,
An Evening of Oysters and Wine takes you beachside to celebrate the coast’s bountiful and beloved oyster. At this popular al fresco event, we’ll offer oysters served six ways – Grilled, On the half shell, Confetti Oysters, Oysters Rockafannie, Tiger Oysters and Marinated Oysters. Sample them all and toast the setting sun with perfectly matched wines from a dozen wineries. This casual evening combines the Tybee essentials – fun, live music, good food and wine in an outdoor oceanfront setting as the sun goes down.
Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill, 404 Butler Avenue. 6:30-8:30 pm
$55, plus $5 tax and handling. Members price, $49.50, plus $5 tax and handling. ($20 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
The Grand Wine Tasting – Saturday, April 23,
The Grand Wine Tasting is the Festival’s signature event featuring more than 100 international wines and samplings from the menus of our favorite Tybee restaurants and a few others nearby. This beautiful spring afternoon event set on the spacious grounds of the historic Tybee Light Station also features live music on our festival stage, a spectacular silent auction, and, as always, a commemorative 2016 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass to take home. So, bring your beach chair or blanket, relax on the Lighthouse lawn and enjoy this April afternoon of good food, fine wine and lots of fun!
Tybee Island Light Station, 30 Meddin Drive. 3-6 pm
$60, plus $5 tax and handling. Members price, $54, plus $5 tax and handling. ($40 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
Champagne Brunch – Sunday, April 24,
The Sunday Champagne Brunch closes out the Festival with a scrumptious buffet of Southern-flavored homemade delights, including scrambled eggs, deviled crab, shrimp, country ham, chipped pork sliders, a beef round carving station, Bahamian mac & cheese and so much more. Come hungry and save room for an assortment of mouth-watering fruit and chocolate desserts. You’ll listen to live music and toast your host, Tybee’s famous one-and-only Crab Shack, with sparkling wines from a variety of wineries.
The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Road. 12:30-2:30
$35, plus $4 tax and handling. Members price, $31.50, plus $4 tax and handling. ($15 of which is a tax-deductible donation.)