A Day-by-Day Guide to the Tybee Wine Festival
By Chantel Baul
Taking place April 26 – 28, 2018 the annual Tybee Wine Festival is a grand celebration of international wine, fine food and alfresco fun. Raise a tasteful glass to good will on the island, and know that you’re contributing to the Tybee community; all funds raised will help to maintain the historic Tybee Post Theatre. In addition to select wines and coastal cuisine from the area’s best restaurants, you can look forward to live music, coastal cuisine and communion with fellow wine buffs. Here’s an event breakdown of the fest.
Thursday, April 26: Wine & Dine at the Shrine
Enjoy appetizers and cocktails while soaking in the sights of Tybee’s River and Ocean End view while steel drums serenade you under a veil of twinkle lights at the 2018 opening event. Wine & Dine at the Shrine will feature a three-course meal, farm-to-table wine pairings and an auction. Buy tickets here.
Friday, April 27: Tybee Post Pickin & Shuckin with Bubbles & Beer
Enjoy an evening of roasted oysters and pig pickin’ on the Tybee Post Theatre lawn on April 27! Local favorite Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp will be providing a pig, pulled pork and brisket while Ambos Seafoods will be providing a mountain of oysters for everyone’s enjoyment. After the feast, guests are invited into the theatre to enjoy a night of bluegrass music from Spec Hosti. All guests will receive a souvenir oyster knife and a commemorative 2018 Tybee Wine Festival Glass. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, April 28: The Grand Wine Tasting
Bring your beach chair or blanket and a large, floppy hat for a fun, sunny day on the Tybee Island Light Station lawn. Sample more than 100 select wines from around the world, and treat yourself to coastal fares from dozens of area restaurants during the Grand Wine Tasting. The Grand Wine Tasting will last from 3 to 6 pm, and in addition to the food and wine, look forward to live music on the festival stage, a thrilling silent auction and a 2018 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass that’s yours to take home. The tasting is the wine festival’s signature event, so you don’t want to miss it. Get tickets here.
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and a passion for food, fun and people. She recently received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving in the US Army Reserves as a Human Resources Officer. She loves NPR and is interested in food justice, sustainability, travel and international affairs.