Tybee Wine Festival

Posted By Charissa / February 14, 2015 / , , , , , , , , , / 0 Comments

Tickets to the 2015 Tybee Wine Festival are on sale now!

2015 Tybee Wine Festival The 2015 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 22-26, features five days of international wines, fine food, and, of course, live music set in five special venues across the island.

The festival, now in its seventh year, is bringing back some of its most popular events, including the intimate and elegant five-course wine-pairing dinner at the Tybee Island Social Club; the casual oysters and wine celebration beachside at Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill; and the Sunday champagne brunch at Tybee’s famous Crab Shack.

And this year, there’s something new. The festival kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, with an elegant “earth to table” dinner prepared and presented by four celebrity chefs in the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel’s Grand Ballroom. We’re calling it A Celebration of Earth and Vine, and it features four courses with perfectly matched wines preceded by a wine-tasting jazz reception.

And, as always, everyone will turn out for the centerpiece event, the Saturday afternoon Grand Wine Tasting on the beautiful grounds of the Tybee Island Light Station, for samplings of more than 100 international wines, tastings from our favorite Tybee restaurants, an enormous silent auction and live music on the festival stage.

The Tybee Wine Festival is the biggest annual fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater. A 1930s movie house built for the soldiers of Fort Screven on Tybee Island, the historic theater will reopen this spring as a non-profit performing arts and movie venue.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day online at www.tybeewinefestival.com or by phone at 912-663-1099.

2015 Tybee Wine Festival Events

 

A Celebration of Earth & Vine

View More: http://memoriesnmore.pass.us/teresaearnestphotographyWednesday, April 22, A Celebration of Earth and Vine pays homage to the 45th anniversary of Earth Day with an elegant four-course wine dinner prepared by four celebrity chefs from Tybee and Savannah. Each of the dishes and the accompanying wines will be inspired by Earth Day and presented personally by each of the chefs. A wine-tasting reception precedes the dinner at Tybee’s gorgeous new event space.

Grand Ballroom of the Tybee Wedding Chapel, 1114 1st Street. 7-9 pm


The Art of Pairing

_DSC6739Thursday, April 23, 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


An Evening of Oysters & Wine

_DSC7097Friday, April 24, 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


The Grand Wine Tasting

ss_0572-3050516230-OSaturday, April 25, 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 2015 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


Sunday Champagne Brunch

ss_0673-3050576462-OSunday, April 26, 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 champagnes from a variety of wineries.

The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Road. 12:30-2:30


Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day online at www.tybeewinefestival.com or by phone at 912-663-1099.

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