April 14th, 2017 by Corey Edwards
Tybee Island’s celebration of the grape, the annual Tybee Wine Festival, drops May 4 -6 with events throughout the week. This beloved, springtime celebration offers endless opportunities to taste and learn more about fine wine and fresh coastal cuisine. You do not want to miss it!
As anyone who has spent any time in the Savannah area can tell you, the region’s reputation for delectable coastal cuisine is well-earned. Classic Southern cuisine and beyond, the Hostess City of the South knows how to put on a spread. Tybee Wine Festival celebrates this tradition with three days of fine wines, food, and live music in four special venues.
2017 Tybee Wine Festival Schedule
May 4 – The Art of Pairing at the Tybee Island Social Club – 7pm
This intimate, five-course wine-tasting dinner pairs the perfect wines with each course, from appetizers through dessert. A sommelier will guide you through the courses prepared by Tybee Island Social Club chef Kurtis Schumm, and explain the dynamics of each pairing.
May 5 – Viva I’Italia at the Tybee Post Theater – 7pm to 10 pm
Tour Italy by tongue via the country’s most famous wine regions, like Tuscany, Piedmont, and Marche. Enjoy light Italian hors d’oeuvres paired with the wines while listening to the internationally renowned vocal band, Poperazzi. Made up of tenors George DeMott and Cody Shawn Gay and soprano Janien Valentine, Poperazzi’s uplifting and energetic performances are groundbreaking in their originality.
May 6 – The Grand Wine Tasting at the Tybee Island Light Station – 3pm to 6pm
Bring your beach chair or blanket to the Grand Wine Tasting, Tybee Wine Festival’s signature event! he Grand Wine Tasting features over 100 international wines, samplings from favorite local restaurants, live music, and a silent auction. Perhaps best of all, it is held outdoors on the lovely and spacious grounds of historic Tybee Light Station. Plus you get to take a commemorative, 2017 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass home with you!
May 6 – Poperazzi encore performance at the Tybee Post Theater – 8pm
Here’s your second chance to catch Poperazzi! Poperazzi’s show, “Viva Italia,” celebrates the music of Italy and songs popularized by Italian Americans through a variety of musical styles. From opera to rock, these young and versatile entertainers are a real treat!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets online and get set to experience some of the best wines and local foods that the Lowcountry has to offer!
2017 Tybee Wine Festival
May 4-6, 2017
Tybee Island Lighthouse
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, GA
Tickets for these events sell FAST so be sure to get yours before they all sell out! Visit tybeeisland.com for more information and tickets or call the Tybee Post Theater at (912) 472-4790.
Tybee Wine Festival Lodging
McMillan Inn is less than 30 minutes away from Tybee Island and the perfect place to stay during your culinary Savannah getaway. Our 1888, Italianate Revival Inn has twelve rooms and a Carriage House just two blocks from Forsyth Park and other popular Savannah destinations. Experience the timeless beauty, rich culture, and fascinating history of a Savannah vacation while lodging in a classic Savannah Inn that embodies the same! For Victorian elegance combined with modern luxury, stay at historic McMillan Inn!