2016 Tybee Wine Festival Event Schedule
A Celebration of Earth and Vine – Wednesday, April 20,
A Celebration of Earth and Vine pays homage to the 46th anniversary of Earth Week with an elegant five-course wine dinner prepared by five celebrity chefs from Tybee and Savannah. Each of the dishes and the accompanying wines will be inspired by the bounty of the earth and presented personally by each of the chefs. A wine-tasting reception precedes the dinner in one of Tybee’s most beautiful event spaces.
Announcing the celebrity chefs for the Celebration of Earth and Vine dinner:
- Kurtis Schumm of Tybee Island Social Club and Tybee Island Fish Camp.
- Kyle Jacovino of The Florence,
- Keith Latture of Sandfly BBQ (and formerly Local 11Ten)
- Michael Perez of Charleston’s Indaco and Colletta
Grand Ballroom of the Tybee Wedding Chapel, 1114 1st Street. 6-9 pm. $90, plus $5 tax and handling. Members price, $81, plus $5 tax and handling. ($47.50 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
RECEPTION: Assorted Hors d’Oeuvres
WINE: Tormaresca Chardonnay, Tormaresca Neprica
1st Course :
Keith Latture – Sandfly BBQ, Sandfly & Savannah
Hamachi crudo with pickled fennel, coriander, chili and
Georgia olive oil
WINE: Villa Antinori Bianco
2nd Course :
Kyle Jacovino – The Florence, Savannah
Veal and pork bratwurst, foraged greens, wood-fired ramps,
bruleed mustard, romesco and crisp potato
WINE: Prunotto Fiulot Barbera D’Asti
3rd Course :
Michael Perez – Colletta and Indaco, Charleston & Atlanta
Saffron-infused creste de gallo, rock shrimp, uni butter
WINE: Santa Cristina Il Cipresseto Rosato
4th Course :
Kurtis Schumm – Tybee Island Social Club/Fish Camp,Tybee Island
Black bass panteleria en brodo, castelvetrano, caper,
heirloom potato & tomato, pine nuts and lemon
WINE: Villa Antinori Tuscan Red
Cole Tufts – Tybee Island Fish Camp, Tybee Island
Limoncello mousse with pistachio salambos
WINE: Col di Salici Prosecco
Special thanks to Tybee artists, Debbie Brady Robinson and Jim Marsh, and Savannah artist Stacie Jean Albano for their original artwork donated for the exclusive Silent Auction at this event..
(The boats are Jim Marsh, the twin small paintings are Stacie Jean Albino, the palm tree is Debbie Brady Robinson.)
The Art of Pairing – Thursday, April 21,
The Art of Pairing is an intimate five-course wine-tasting dinner that pairs the perfect wines with each course, from appetizer through dessert. A sommelier guides guests through the courses as he explains the dynamics of each culinary and wine selection. It’s a wonderfully intimate evening of fine wining and dining at this wildly popular Tybee restaurant.
The Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Avenue. 7-9 pm. $80, plus $5 tax and handling. Members price, $72, plus $5 tax and handling. ($45 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
Special thanks to Tybee artist, Beverly Lucas Waite; Wet Willie’s owner Bill Dickinson, and the Savannah Film Festival for their donations for the Silent Auction at this event.
An Evening of Oysters and Wine – Friday, April 22,
An Evening of Oysters and Wine takes you beachside to celebrate the coast’s bountiful and beloved oyster. At this popular al fresco event, we’ll offer oysters served six ways – Grilled, On the half shell, Confetti Oysters, Oysters Rockafannie, Tiger Oysters and Marinated Oysters. Sample them all and toast the setting sun with perfectly matched wines from a dozen wineries. This casual evening combines the Tybee essentials – fun, live music, good food and wine in an outdoor oceanfront setting as the sun goes down.
Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill, 404 Butler Avenue. 6:30-8:30 pm. $55, plus $5 tax and handling. Members price, $49.50, plus $5 tax and handling. ($20 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
Grand Wine Tasting – Saturday, April 23,
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 and a few others nearby. This beautiful spring afternoon event set on the spacious grounds of the historic Tybee Light Station also features live music on our festival stage, a spectacular silent auction, and, as always, a commemorative 2016 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass to take home. 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!
Tybee Island Light Station, 30 Meddin Drive. 3-6 pm. $60, plus $5 tax and handling. Members price, $54, plus $5 tax and handling. ($40 of which is a tax-deductible donation)
PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in the North Beach public parking lot, at the American Legion lot on Veterans Drive and the Tybee Island Public Safety Building lot on Polk Street. Island Hoppers shuttles will transport you to the Tybee Light Station event site. Follow the Tybee Wine Festival Parking signs. We encourage biking, walking and carpooling, if possible.
Sponsors may park in the parking lot at the Tybee Light Station by showing your Sponsor/VIP event tickets to the volunteer attendant.
Champagne Brunch – Sunday, April 24,
The Sunday Champagne Brunch closes out the Festival with a scrumptious buffet of Southern-flavored homemade delights, including scrambled eggs, deviled crab, shrimp, country ham, chipped pork sliders, a beef round carving station, Bahamian mac & cheese and so much more. Come hungry and save room for an assortment of mouth-watering fruit and chocolate desserts. You’ll listen to live music and toast your host, Tybee’s famous one-and-only Crab Shack, with sparkling wines from a variety of wineries.
The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Road. 12:30-2:30. $35, plus $4 tax and handling. Members price, $31.50, plus $4 tax and handling. ($15 of which is a tax-deductible donation.)