Attend the 29th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival 2014
March 10th is the kickoff event to benefit the John & Valerie Curry Scholarship Fund Custom Audio Video in Sheridan Park, Bluffton 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Private screening of SOMM the Documentary with hors d’oeuvres catered by Redfish and award winning wines.
Here’s the scedule of events:
“The Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival began 28 years ago as part of an island wide promotion to bring visitors and stimulate the island’s food and beverage industry in the early spring shoulder season. At that time, Hilton Head Island was mostly known as a summer beach and golf destination. A group of fun-loving wine enthusiasts along with some great island culinary talents started the tradition of the annual Wine & Food Festival serving as the herald of spring. It was a coming out party of sorts, for residents and visitors alike who wanted to shake off winter. And with the help of many hands, the festival grew. From its origin as a one-day three-hour tasting, the festival has now blossomed into a full week of events: wine dinners, author receptions, movie screenings, wine knowledge sessions, a grand tasting and the public tasting. Our signature event, the original Public Tasting, is the largest outdoor tented public wine tasting on the East Coast!”
One of the unique characteristics of the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival is the festival’s cornerstone: the International Wine Competition. In late January, Certified Wine Educators and Advance Sommeliers spend 3 days judging over 850 different wines. Gold and silver medals are awarded and those wines are featured throughout the festival events along with other vintner’s choices. Wines are judged in various categories and at all price levels.
The Festival is an event produced by the non-profit corporation Hilton Head Wine & Food, Inc. The proceeds from the festival’s wine auction at the Grand and Public Tastings support the John & Valerie Curry Educational Scholarship Fund for college students pursuing degrees in the hospitality & tourism field. Scholarships are currently offered at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry.
Hilton Head Island is about 20 miles north of Savannah, Georgia and about 95 miles south of Charleston. The Festival provides wine lovers and gourmet foodies alike, an opportunity to sample outstanding domestic and international wines and some of the Lowcountry‘s best cuisine.
The The Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival and Silent Auction will be held from 12 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. The Wine & Food Festival’s Silent Auctions benefit educational opportunities for students in the Hospitality programs at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry though the John T. and Valerie Curry scholarship fund.
The Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival brings together wine, spirits and food lovers for a six-days of events. The Great Chefs of the South Wine Dinners took take place at various restaurants and locations on Hilton Head Island, between Monday March 5th and Friday, March 9th, 2012, The Wine & Food Festival Auction offered visitors an opportunity to bid on impressive lots of wine and is the most extensive wine auction on Hilton Head Island. The event was held on Friday, March 9th, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Conference Center.
For more information visit: www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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