Posted by: Sunset Rentals | March 1, 2013

Food, Wine & the Beach! A Great Hilton Head Combination

Hilton Head Island Wine & Food FestivalThe annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival is coming up yet again, giving locals and visitors a chance to experience the best the island has to offer in terms of food and wine. The festival runs March 4-9 and features a range of events from a bartenders’ race to a grape stomping competition!

The event kicks off Monday, March 4 with six days worth of Great Chefs of the South Wine dinners across the island. The events pair award-winning wines with meals prepared at local restaurants. Featured Hilton Head restaurants include Bomboras Grille, Ela’s Blu Water Grille, the Sommelier Smack Down at Charlie’s L’etoile Verte, Robert Irvine’s Eat!, Red Fish, Harbour Town Grill and many, many more. See the complete schedule.

On Friday evening, there will be the Grand Tasting & Silent Auction at Sea Pines Country Club to raise funds for students in the hospitality program of study at University South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry through the John T. and Valerie Curry Educational scholarship fund. At the event, guests can learn about, taste and purchase premium wines while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and bidding on a variety of silent auction items.

The main event is on Saturday, March 9 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. It runs from Noon- 3 p.m., and for $50/person ($45 in advance), you’ll enjoy free tastings from domestic and international wineries, vineyards, wine distributors and more. There will also be an artisan market with olive oils, cheeses and wine gift items; cooking demonstrations and tastings; a bartender’s challenge and waiter’s race; a grape stomping competition, celebrity authors and many other events!

If you consider yourself a foodie or an oenophile, this is the place to be in Hilton Head in March! Purchase your tickets online or at the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce office.

For help with where to stay on the island during the event, give Sunset Rentals a call at 800-276-8991 or visit our website at


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