Wine lovers unite! Sip international wines and sample fresh coastal seafood and other culinary delights at the 5th Annual Tybee Wine Festival, April 10-14 on Tybee Island, a laid-back island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah.
Presented by the Tybee Post Theater, the 2013 Tybee Wine Festival will offer five high-energy events featuring international wines, gourmet cuisine and cooking demonstrations. Information and tickets for all events are available online at Tybee Wine Festival.com or by calling 912-663-1099.
All proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater. The Tybee Wine Festival is sponsored in part by Tybee Island Tourism Council, the Tybee Island Lighthouse, Critz and the City of Tybee Island.
2013 TYBEE WINE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, April 10 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 and Quality Wine & Spirits will host an intimate evening featuring expertly paired wine and gourmet cuisine. A wine connoisseur will lead attendees through a specially-prepared five-course meal, each course perfectly matched with an assortment of fine wines. Learn the dynamic of each culinary and wine flavor.
Tickets – $60 plus $5 tax and handling ($25 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Thursday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Seafood Treasures from the Golden Isles
Tybee Lite Shrine Club
1 Meddin Avenue, Tybee Island
Having trouble cooking fish, making a smooth roux or giving your favorite seafood dishes just the right kick of seasoning? Seafood School has the answers you need! Learn to prepare scrumptious seafood dishes from these fabulous chefs:
- Sallie Ann Robinson, author of Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way
- Damon Fowler, author of Classical Southern Cooking and The Savannah Cookbook
- Cindy Jacobs, Southern cuisine expert
- Bonnie Gaster, Tybee Island seafood master
- Plus a special surprise chef!
A tasting luncheon featuring each of the foods demonstrated, white wine and copies of all of the recipes are included.
Tickets – $55 plus $3 tax and handling ($20 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Friday, April 12 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
AN EVENING OF OYSTERS & WINE
Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill
404 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island
Legend has it that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, sprang forth from the sea on an oyster shell and promptly gave birth to Eros. Thus began the belief that oysters, harvested and consumed since Roman times, hold special aphrodisiacal powers. If you’re a romantic and a lover of the tastes of the sea, don’t miss an Evening of Oysters & Wine at Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill where the world will be your oyster! Enjoy perfectly matched wines – all designed to complement your oyster feast – plus live music.
Tickets – $40 plus $2 tax and handling ($25 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
This signature event features wine tastings and culinary samplings from the area’s favorite eateries, all set on the beautiful grounds of the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse. This event also includes a live and silent auction, live music and a limited edition 2013 Tybee Wine Festival glass. Don’t miss all the fun!
Tickets – $50 plus $2 tax and handling ($30 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Sunday, April 14 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Road, Tybee Island
Close out the Tybee Wine Festival with a delicious Sunday Brunch at The Crab Shack! Sip Champagne and feast on a scrumptious buffet of homemade delights, including scrambled eggs, grits, deviled crab bites, country ham, chipped pork sliders, a beef round carving station, Bahamian mac and cheese and more! Come hungry and be sure to save room for an assortment of decadent desserts!
Tickets – $35 plus $2.50 tax and handling ($10 of which is a tax deductible contribution)
Includes two glasses of Champagne, tax and gratuity.
Friends of the Tybee Theater, Inc., is a 501 (3) (c) 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.
ABOUT TYBEE ISLAND:
Tybee Island, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah, stands apart as one of America’s most authentic Southern beach towns. A laid-back year-round vacation destination, Tybee Island is home to fascinating forts, informative museums, a historic lighthouse complex and miles of sandy beaches. Rich in relaxed style, Tybee Island also features a blend of eclectic art galleries, charming shops and exceptional restaurants. For more information about Tybee Island, please visit www.TybeeVisit.com online or call 912.786.5444.
Tybee Island’s Most Recent Accolades:
- “Perfect Little Beach Town: The All-American Hamlet” – Southern Living
- “Best Family Beaches on the East Coast” – Fodor’s
- “Best Beaches for Families” – Parents Magazine
- Top 10 Vacation Rental Hotspots for 2010 – TripAdvisor
- Top 10 City Beaches in America – AOL
- #1 Healthiest Beach in America – Health Magazine
- “Readers’ Choice Best Beach” – Georgia Magazine
- “Best One Tank Trip” – Atlanta Journal Constitution
- “Best Beach Retreat” – Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Bicycle Friendly Community – League of American Bicyclists
- Best Day Trip and Most Fun Place to Take the Kids – Savannah Magazine