The 6th Annual Tybee Wine Festival is an annual springtime celebration of wine and coastal cuisine set on postcard-perfect Tybee Island, the laid-back island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah.
Presented by the historic Tybee Post Theater, this year’s event, April 9-13, features five days of international wines, fine food, and, of course, live music at Savannah’s Beach.
From the intimate and elegant five-course wine dinner at the Tybee Island Social Club and the fun and casual Oysters and Wine celebration at Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill, to the Sunday Champagne Brunch at Tybee’s famous Crab Shack, there’s something for everyone this year. That something includes cooking and decorating demonstrations by some of the area’s top chefs and entertaining maven Holley Jaakkola, and the centerpiece event, as always, the popular Grand Wine Tasting on the beautiful grounds of the Tybee Island Light Station with more than 75 international wines and tastings from our favorite Tybee restaurants.
All proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater.
Information and tickets for all events are available online now at TybeeWineFestival.com or by calling 912-663-1099.
2014 TYBEE WINE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
WINING AND DINING
The Art of Pairing
Tybee Island Social Club
1311 Butler Ave., Tybee Island
The Tybee Island Social Club is your host for an intimate evening of fine wining and dining. A wine connoisseur will lead you through a specially prepared five-course meal, each course perfectly matched with a fine wine. Lofty descriptions of aroma and taste will suddenly make sense, and you too, will understand the art of pairing food and wine! Act fast; seating is limited to 60 people.
Tickets – $75 plus $5 tax and handling ($40 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Thursday, April 10 at 11 a.m.
LET’S DO LUNCH
The Art of Coastal Design and Cuisine
Tybee Lite Shrine Club
1 Meddin Avenue, Tybee Island
Having trouble picking a luncheon theme and decorating the table like a pro? Want some tips on cooking fish, making a smooth roux or giving your favorite dishes just the right kick of seasoning? “Let’s Do Lunch” has the answers you need! Learn how to set a fantastic table from writer/decorator/gardener Holley Jaakkola, and watch as three famous chefs prepare a scrumptious meal, from appetizers through dessert! A tasting luncheon featuring each of the foods demonstrated, select wines and copies of all of the recipes are included.
Tickets – $55 plus $4 tax and handling ($20 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Friday, April 11 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.
AN EVENING OF OYSTERS & WINE
Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill
404 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island
You love oysters. We love oysters! How about having them served to you six different ways! This casual evening combines the Tybee essentials … fun, live music, good food and perfectly matched wines in an oceanfront outdoor setting as the sun goes down.
Tickets – $45 plus $3 tax and handling ($30 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Saturday, April 12 from 3–6 p.m.
The GRAND WINE TASTING
Tybee Island Lighthouse
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island
Set on the beautiful grounds of the historic Tybee Light Station, this is the centerpiece of every Tybee Island Wine Festival. The Grand Wine Tasting features samplings of more than 75 international wines and delicious morsels from our favorite eateries on Tybee Island and nearby areas. We’ll have live music on the Lighthouse stage, and you won’t believe our silent and live auction items! Of course, you’ll want to take home your limited edition 2014 Tybee Wine Festival glass. Don’t miss all the fun!
Tickets – $55 plus $4 tax and handling ($30 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Sunday, April 13 from 12:30–2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Road, Tybee Island
What better way to close out a wine festival than with a Sunday champagne brunch? Ours is held at the famous Crab Shack on Tybee Island. It is a buffet of all the favorite Brunch treats plus some surprises. You will also find a whole table full of desserts. Oh, did we mention the Champagne?
Tickets – $35 plus $2.50 tax and handling ($15 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Friends of the Tybee Theater, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the transformation of the Tybee Post Theater into an operating performing arts and cultural center that will be an integral part of the island community, enhance the cultural experience, encourage and attract visitors, and improve the overall quality of life. For more information about the Tybee Post Theater, visit TybeePostTheater.org.