Savannah Food and Wine Festival Event Schedule
There are all kinds of great events at the 2018 Savannah Food and Wine Festival, November 5-11, so be sure to check out this schedule to help decide which ones to attend!
Grand Reserve Tasting
5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
Showcasing a masterful collection of premium wines, the Grand Reserve Tasting is not only an annual sell out, but also one of our most popular presentations. Each of our wineries offer their exclusive brands, many of which have a retail value exceeding $50. This is the patron’s opportunity to have the finest tasting experience, talk one on one with winemakers and their representatives.
Presented on the beautiful grounds of the Westin Savannah “harbor lawn”, with the the Savannah River and historic Savannah as your back drop, there is little wonder that the Grand Reserve Tasting is one of the “hottest” festival tickets year over year. Delicious small plate tastings prepared by the talented Westin culinary team..
Secret Savannah Speakeasy
8-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Georgia State Railroad Museum
Grab your best flapper fringe, zoot suit and Fedora for the Secret Savannah Speakeasy! Come ready to meet the taste makers of what Savannah eats and drinks with small-plate tastings and libations aplenty. Taste Savannah’s best hand-crafted cocktails and craft brews and enjoy a wide array of music and entertainment, reminiscent of Savannah’s prohibition heydays – and rub elbows with the who’s who in town for the festival!
Wear your best prohibition-era attire and enter to win a “2018 Savannah Food & Wine Festival Weekend Package for Two”. The Secret Savannah Speakeasy is presented by Eat It and Like It, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and Do Savannah. The event takes place at our “secret” location in the historic Georgia State Railroad Museum.
Each of the Bartenders Challenge finalists will be showcasing their signature drink…and you get to vote for your favorite with the People’s Choice award!
River Street Stroll
5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Rousakis plaza, River Street
River Street…where it all began in 1733. Today, it’s the place to be. That’s why we’re bringing the hottest event to the coolest part of town with the River Street Stroll. You’ll taste your way through hundreds of beverages – everything from hand-crafted cocktails to wines, spirits and beers from around the world! All this takes place riverfront, overlooking the majestic Savannah River.
After you get your tickets to this fun tasting event, be sure to get your tickets to Q-Masters, Chefs + Vets, our #1 ranked new event in 2016. This lively event takes you on a culinary tour of some of the best pit masters in the Southeast. The perfect Friday night pairing of beverage and BBQ.
The River Street Stroll sells out every year, so don’t wait to get your tickets!
The Taste of Savannah
1–5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Georgia State Railroad Museum
In 2015, the biggest event of the Savannah Food and Wine Festival, moved from Ellis and Johnson Squares to the Georgia State Railroad Museum. This signature festival event proved to be a huge hit at its new location. As you take in a piece of history, you’ll wander the grounds savoring hundreds of wines, spirits, craft beers and more. Your ticket will get you unlimited tastings in your souvenir leaded crystal wine glass.
Savannah’s best restaurants will be participating with culinary delights, which are available for purchase. You will receive five FREE food tokens with your ticket to the Taste of Savannah, to get your taste buds pointed in the right direction!
You will have unlimited access to a wide variety of cooking demonstrations, learning experiences and new venues.
Jazz and Bubbles Brunch
12:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Westin Savannah Harbor
Relax to the sounds of smooth jazz, great food and after brunch, enjoy a relaxing stroll of the Westin grounds, all the while enjoying the scenic views from the Westin promenade.
The best that a brunch can offer, live music to relax the soul, some of the best views available in Savannah, all accompanied with some great Champagne and cocktail offerings.
To buy tickets to any of these events, go to savannahfoodandwinefest.com.