Sip international wines and sample fresh coastal seafood and other culinary delights at the Tybee Wine Festival. Now in its 11th year, the Tybee Wine Festival will feature three uniquely different delightfully delicious wine and food experiences, combined with live musical performances – all taking place within the beautiful surroundings of Tybee Island, just a few miles east of Historic Savannah.
Wine & Dine at The Deck, Thursday, April 25, 6-9 pm
Where: The Deck Beach Bar
An exclusive multi-course wine-tasting dinner that pairs the perfect wines with each course, from appetizer through dessert at one of Tybee's newest and most scenic restaurants, The Deck Beach Bar and Kitchen. Nestled within the sand dunes, The Deck will provide the picture-perfect setting for a wine-tasting reception outdoors on the oceanfront deck. And as the sun begins to set, The Chefs from The Deck, The Collins Quarters and The Fitzroy have a scrumptious menu prepared with the freshest local ingredients. Our sommelier will guide you through the courses as he explains the dynamics of each culinary and wine selection and why they work together to make the most exquisite match. We'll also have a silent auction in which guests can bid on several very special items, from original local artwork to Cuban cigars and rare wines to Gold Savannah Film Festival passes. It's a wonderfully intimate evening of fine wining and dining at this fabulously popular Tybee restaurant.
Pickin' & Shuckin' With Beer & Bubbles, Friday, April 26, 6-8 pm
Where: Tybee Post Theater
A toast to island style in a sunset evening with roasted oysters and pig pickin' on the lawn in front of the beautifully restored Tybee Post Theater. Whether your style is standing at the oyster tables and shuckin the night away, or camping out under the big tent with a cocktail and a plate piled high with the best BBQ in the Coastal Empire, this event has something for everyone who loves good eatin' and drinkin' and fun company! We'll have a mountain of oysters from Ambos Seafood, a roasting pig on the spit under the watchful eye of grillmaster Gerald Schantz, and pulled pork and brisket with all the fixin's from Mike Hosti's Tybee Market under a big tent for this delightfully casual and fun event. You won't believe the raffle items you'll have a chance to win! And everyone takes home a souvenir oyster knife and commemorative 2019 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass.
The Grand Wine Tasting, Saturday, April 27, 3-6 pm
Where: Tybee Lighthouse
The Grand Wine Tasting is the Festival’s signature event featuring more than 100 international wines and samplings from the menus of our favorite Tybee restaurants. This beautiful spring afternoon event, set on the spacious grounds of the historic Tybee Island Light Station, also features a spectacular silent auction, and, as always, a commemorative 2019 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass to take home. The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love, the legendary rhythm & blues big band, will perform on the festival stage. So, bring your beach chair or blanket, relax on the Lighthouse lawn and enjoy this April afternoon of good food, fine wine and lots of fun! We'll also offer our VIP tent again this year, which features special hors d 'oeuvres and additional wines, not to mention tables in the shade!